Meet David Amado

David Amado, Music DIrector

Now in his twelfth season as conductor and music director of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia native David Amado has been praised by audiences, fellow musicians, and the news media for his deep insight, visceral energy, and imaginative programming. Under his leadership, the DSO has become recognized  throughout the United States as a premier regional orchestra. Maestro Amado began his career with the Oregon Symphony, and then spent six years as the staff conductor of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. In 2003, Maestro Amado took leadership of the DSO, elevating its artistic standards and expanding its musical reach. In the last 10 years, in addition to his work with the DSO, Maestro Amado has conducted, or will be conducting, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Saint Louis Symphony, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Houston Symphony, New World Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony, the National Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Charleston (SC) Symphony, Naples (FL) Philharmonic, the Eugene (Oregon) Symphony, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. 

A pianist and graduate of The Juilliard School and Indiana University, Maestro Amado is descended from a long line of fine musicians, including his grandmother, violist Lillian Fuchs, and  great-uncle, violinist Joseph Fuchs. A prominent leader in the Delaware arts community, Maestro Amado lives in Wilmington with his wife, violinist Meredith Amado, and their three children.