David De Geest (°1984, Eeklo) is Choir professor at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussels. In 2007, David graduated at the Ghent Conservatory as Master in Music option Theory/Writing and Conducting, with great distinction. He specialized in conducting in Dresden, Nurnberg and Oxford. From 2008 till 2015, David was conductor of the Schola Cantorum Cantate Domino. He was guest conductor of the New College Choir Oxford, Dresdner Kreuzchor, Schola Cantorum Mexico, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Bulgaria and the Giovanile Arcantico Orchestra Milan. He conducted several Japanese choirs (Tokorozawa Youth Choir, Mozart Choral Ensemble Japan…). David conducted over 300 performances in BOZAR, St. Peter’s Basilica Rome, CENART Mexico, Tokyo Cathedral, KBS Hall and Seoul Arts Center, South Korea. He conducted and produced CDs with choral/orchestral music by Handel, Vivaldi, Mozart, Haydn and Vanhal. He conducted several times for the Belgian Royal Family. Since 2015, David is conductor of the symphonic orchestra Lumen Symphonicum, specialized in classical Viennese repertoire. He conducted Carmina Burana in KCB and arranged choral scores such as Brahms’ Liebeslieder. David worked with James Horner, Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard, for four European concert tours with performances in a.o. Queen Elisabeth Hall Antwerp, Salle Pleyel Paris and Concertgebouw Amsterdam.