This fall, the University of Colorado Boulder College of Music welcomes two new string faculty, both renowned for their mastery of their respective instruments. Violinist Harumi Rhodes and cellist David Requiro join the department as assistant professors.
Harumi Rhodes has served as assistant professor of violin and string area coordinator at Syracuse University as well as assistant violin faculty at The Juilliard School. She calls joining the CU-Boulder family a dream come true.
“I feel honored to be joining such a distinguished team of artists and faculty at CU-Boulder,” says Rhodes. “The collegial atmosphere and breathtaking beautiful landscape on campus is the ideal environment for creative thinking and growth.”
Artist Member of the Boston Chamber Music Society and founding member of the Naumburg Award-winning ensemble Trio Cavatina, Rhodes is one of the most sought after performers of her generation.
An avid supporter of contemporary music, Rhodes is a frequent guest artist with Music From Copland House and has recorded Milton Babbitt’s Sixth String Quartet on John Zorn’s Tzadik label. She has also collaborated with composers such as Leon Kirchner, Richard Danielpour, Benjamin Lees, William Bolcom, Paul Moravec, David Ludwig, Gabriela Lena Frank and Lisa Bielawa.
Rhodes has participated in many Musicians from Marlboro tours and is also a member of East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO), a conductor-less chamber orchestra made up of world-class chamber musicians and soloists.
David Requiro, who joins the college from the University of Puget Sound, has been playing cello since age 6. He is currently the Cordelia Wikarski-Miedel Artist in Residence in cello and chamber music at Puget Sound.
The Oakland native earned accolades at the Naumburg International Violoncello Competition and the Washington International and Irving M. Klein International String Competitions.
Requiro has also performed with the Tokyo Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra and several other orchestras in venues like Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. Actively involved in contemporary music, he was a guest artist at the 2010 Amsterdam Cello Biennale and has collaborated with the composers Krzysztof Penderecki and Bright Sheng, as well as with members of the Aspen Percussion Ensemble.
Like Rhodes, Requiro has toured with the ECCO.