David Eben was born in Prague in 1965. After graduation from clarinet studies at Prague’s conservatory, he took up musicology at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague. Already during his studies, he specialized in medieval music, mainly in Gregorian chant. In 1991 he graduated from Paris conservatory (Conservatoire Nationale Superieur de Musique de Paris) the program Conducting of Gregorian chant, and in the following year he worked as a conductor of the ensemble Choeur gregorien de Paris.
Besides his scholarly work, David Eben is concentrating on the interpretation of Gregorian chant. Since 1993 he works at the Institute of Musicology of Charles University where he lectures on topics related to Gregorian chant and liturgy (neumatic and staff notation, introduction to Gregorian chant studies, seminar on medieval monody etc.). From 2008 to 2013 he worked as professor of Gregorian chant at the University of Lucerne (Switzerland). He regularly tutors in summer courses on theory and practice of Gregorian chant in France, Switzerland and Belgium. On a long term basis he has been co-operating with the Czech Radio in creating programs on Gregorian chant (55-part cycle „Liturgical Year in Gregorian Chant“).