Welcome to the CU-Boulder cello studio! An integral component of the College of Music, we are a studio of undergraduate and graduate cello students intensively studying the art of cello performance and pedagogy. The focus of the studio is primarily on private lessons, studio classes and technique classes, as well as outreach projects and cello ensemble. The majority of the cello studio are also active members of the CU chamber music program. All performance majors are members of the University Symphony Orchestra.
First Prize Winner of the 2008 Naumburg International Violoncello Competition, the Washington International and Irving M. Klein International String Competitions and the Gaspar Cassadó International Violoncello Competition in Hachioji, Japan, David Requiro (pronounced Re-keer-oh) has emerged as one of today’s finest American cellists. Mr. Requiro has made concerto appearances with the National Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Tokyo Philharmonic and with several orchestras from California including the Marin, Oakland East Bay, Peninsula, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa and Stockton Symphonies.
Prior to coming to the University of Colorado Boulder, Mr. Requiro previously served as Artist-in-Residence at the University of Puget Sound as well as a Guest Lecturer at the University of Michigan. His artist faculty appointments include the Bowdoin International Music Festival, Seattle Chamber Music Society Summer Festival, Giverny Chamber Music Festival, Innsbrook Music Festival and Institute, Maui Classical Music Festival and Olympic Music Festival. As a member of the Baumer String Quartet, he co-founded the annual Monterey Chamber Music Workshop. Read David's full bio.