Steve Staruch’s life revolves around music. He is the afternoon classical host at Classical MPR. As a freelance violist and singer he has performed with the Minnesota Beethoven Festival Chorale, Dale Warland Singers, Consortium Carissimi and his own ensembles, The Incidental Trio and the American Roots band, Belvidere Oasis. A graduate of Oberlin College and the Eastman School of Music, Steve’s interests include cooking, gardening and travel. He and his wife, Naomi, have hosted trips to India, Germany the Seattle Opera’s Ring Cycle, and most recently, with MPR, to Poland and the Czech Republic.