Steve Staruch

Steve Staruch

Host, Classical Music
Minnesota Public Radio
sstaruch@mpr.org

Steve Staruch can be heard on Classical Minnesota Public Radio from 3:00-7:00 pm on weekdays (M-F), including hosting Thursday's Regional Spotlight and Friday Favorites. Steve presented a variety of radio programs on WCAL (Northfield MN) where he created the immensely popular call-in program, and WXXI (Rochester NY) prior to joining the staff of MPR in 2004. Steve also enjoys work as a freelance tenor and a violist. Steve and his wife, Naomi, enjoy traveling, gardening and hosting dinner parties.

Steve Staruch Feature Archive

Grant Johnson with his violin
A young violinist and budding environmental scientist. Grant Johnson is a passionate lover of classical music. (09/02/2014)
jasper quartet
All's right with the world when you can hear a Haydn string quartet sound like it's played just for you. The Jasper Quartet's performance of Haydn is in this week's Regional Spotlight. (08/28/2014)
Teresa Root
Teresa Root is a naturalist and a teacher. Her playlist is inspired by the natural world. Steve Staruch welcomes Teresa Root into the studio for Music with Minnesotans. (08/26/2014)
Two teenage pianists were featured at the Young Artist World Piano Festival last summer. Their "beyond their years" performances are in this week's Regional Spotlight. (08/21/2014)
Joe and Mary Keyes are owners of the Howard Street Booksellers in Hibbing, Minn. They love books, theater and Hibbing history. (08/19/2014)
There's champagne for the ear in this week's Regional Spotlight. Accordo performs a jaunty trio for strings by Jean Francaix. (08/14/2014)
Stanley Woolner is both a medical doctor and a creative artist. He balances both of his vocations with the greatest ease. (08/12/2014)
The choir from Normandale Lutheran Church in Edina, Minn., just got back from a tour of Ireland. Highlights from that choir tour are in this week's Regional Spotlight. (08/07/2014)
Classical MPR's Mike Pengra joins Steve Staruch in the studio to talk a bit more about the artists who are performing at the MPR booth at the Minnesota State Fair, and to play some samples of their music. (08/06/2014)
Katie Sisneros is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Minnesota. She is passionate about old English ballads. She'll make you passionate about them, too. (08/05/2014)
Meet the arts entrepreneurs who almost by accident founded the Lakes Area Music Festival in Brainerd, Minn. Scott Lykins and Taylor Ward talk to Classical MPR's Steve Staruch. (07/31/2014)
From the White Pine Music Festival in 2008, the Miro Quartet fan the flames of the f-minor string quartet by Felix Mendelssohn. (07/31/2014)
Writer Charlotte Sullivan is Steve Staruch's guest. Her playlist is eclectic and spirited and joyfully stretches the boundaries of classical music. (07/29/2014)
Adriana Zabala's joyful workload is on delicious display in the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio. She visits with Classical MPR's Steve Staruch between songs. (07/29/2014)
The Debussy Sonata for Cello and Piano from a Schubert Club Music in the Park series concert given last year is in this week's Regional Spotlight. (07/24/2014)