David Stratkauskas is a native of Vancouver, Canada, and began his studies of music with the organ at age 7. His studies eventually led to an MA in music theory from the University of British Columbia, studying with Dr William Benjamin. In Vancouver, David worked as an accompanist, a conductor, and as organist and choirmaster of St Paul’s church in the West End. He has also played at Vancouver’s Anglican cathedral and has given recitals at many of the main churches in the city. David moved to London, England in 2003 where he was Director of Music at St. Michael’s Church, Wandsworth Common until 2007, and then of St Mary’s, Stoke Newington. In London he also worked as a jazz pianist, a teacher of theory and musicianship at the North London Colourstrings Centre, and conductor or accompanist of several choirs.
David moved to Victoria in January 2010 to take up the post of Music Director at St. John the Divine. He also works with the Victoria Children's Choir, conducting their Recital Choir division, and he is married to Soile Stratkauskas, a baroque flute player and Artistic Director of the Victoria Baroque.