Welcome to the cello studio at the University of Colorado Boulder College of Music!
An integral part of the College of Music, our studio comprises undergraduate and graduate cello students who intensively study 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 opportunities. Most of our cello studio memebrs are also active in the College of Music 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—coupled with the prize for the best performances of works by Cassadó—David Requiro (pronounced re-KEER-oh) has emerged as one of today’s finest American cellists. Requiro has made concerto appearances with the National Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Tokyo Philharmonic and several orchestras from California—including the Marin, Oakland East Bay, Peninsula, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa and Stockton symphonies. Prior to joining the University of Colorado Boulder in 2015, Requiro served as artist-in-residence at the University of Puget Sound and 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. MORE