Steve Staruch is a seasoned music host at YourClassicalMPR. He presents classics from the ancient to the modern weekdays from 3 to 7 pm. In addition to his radio work Staruch is a violist and singer. He was a member of the Minnesota Beethoven Festival Chorale, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Chorale and was a frequent soloist with the Dale Warland Singers. He also freelances as a violist in the region, and frequently performs with his American Roots Music ensemble, Belvidere Oasis.
He and his wife Naomi have hosted tours to European classical music festivals, having also travelled several times to India. A trained yoga instructor, he holds yoga classes for his MPR colleagues. His garden and his kitchen are some of his favorite places to be.