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.
American cellist Meta Weiss (pronounced MAY-ta) made her international debut at the age of seven in Utrecht, Holland, and has established herself as one of the leading artists of her generation. An acclaimed soloist and chamber musician, her performances have taken her to venues throughout the US and internationally, including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Boston Symphony Hall, The Kimmel Center, Royal Albert Hall, The Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Recital Centre, and Teatro Britanico (Peru). 2018 concerto highlights include Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations with the Southern Cross Soloists, Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Melbourne Youth Orchestra, and Sollima Violoncelles Vibrez! with Camerata Chamber Orchestra. Read Meta's full bio here.