David Requiro is an internationally acclaimed cellist who has performed as both soloist and chamber musician with orchestras worldwide. Additionally, he founded the Baumer String Quartet.
He has won multiple awards, such as first place at both the Naumburg International Violoncello Competition in New York and Washington International String Competition. Additionally, he serves as Artist-in-Residence at University of Puget Sound.
Early Life and Education
David Requiro is one of the United States’s finest young cellists. As both soloist and chamber musician, he has won international competitions such as Klein International Competition in Washington and Naumburg Competition in New York City.
He regularly performs with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, Baumer String Quartet and is an original founding member. Additionally he serves as faculty at University of Colorado Boulder Bowdoin International Music Festival Giverny Chamber Music Festival Innsbrook Music Institute.
Mr. Denton regularly performs with the Takacs and Alexander string quartets, the San Francisco Performances series and Aspen Music Festival. To further his passion for new and expanded repertoire for cello quartet, he founded the Colorado Cello Quartet which currently resides between Denver and Boulder.
David Requiro (pronounced Re-KEER-oh) has become one of the premier American cellists. He has earned multiple international competition victories – winning First Prize at the Naumburg International Violoncello Competition (2008) as an example.
Honens’ recent CD releases of Scarlatti, Webern, Messiaen and Debussy for Honens have garnered positive reviews in Gramophone and The New York Times. He has performed with such notable organizations as Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Seattle Chamber Music Society Concertante Chamber Players as well as Baumer String Quartet.
At University of Colorado Boulder he taught as faculty, while serving as Artist-in-Residence at University of Puget Sound and teaching privately and through summer music programs across the country.
Achievement and Honors
David Requiro stands out as an exceptional young artist on the American scene, having won first prize at both the Washington International String Competition and Naumburg Cello Competition and performing as soloist with numerous orchestras in both America and Japan.
As a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder, he won both Louis and Harold Price Foundation Scholarships and Herbert T. Clark Foundation Scholarships as well as earning a Master’s degree from Cleveland Institute of Music.
His solo performances include National Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Tokyo Philharmonic and several California orchestras such as Marin Symphonies; Oakland East Bay Symphonies; Peninsula, Santa Cruz Santa Rosa Stockton Symphonies. In addition, he has appeared as guest artist with Northwest Sinfonietta Naples Philharmonic and Phillips Collection Washington DC.
David Requiro was raised in an environment rich in music by both of his parents – Filipino father and Eastern-European American mother – which fostered an abundance of creativity. It paved his path to winning every top cello competition in America – such as Naumburg International Violoncello Competition and Washington International String Competitions.
Requiro was a member of the Baumer String Quartet before joining the faculty at University of Colorado Boulder in 2015. Since then he has appeared with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Takacs String Quartet and was one of the founders of ECCO (East Coast Chamber Orchestra).
Requiro is an active contemporary musician who has collaborated with composers Krzysztof Penderecki and Bright Sheng. At his recital for 2010 Amsterdam Cello Biennale he performed Pierre Jalbert’s Sonata for cello and piano for the Dutch premiere performance at Amsterdam Cello Biennale. Additionally he founded Colorado Cello Quartet with duo partners Meta Weiss and Alice Yoo which performs works that span 300 years of cello quartet literature.
David Requiro is one of today’s foremost American cellists and winner of the 2008 Naumburg International Cello Competition. His accomplishments include first place wins at Klein International Competition (Chicago), Washington International Competition (Washington DC), Gaspar Cassado competition in Mexico City, concerto appearances with orchestras across California and the U.S. as well as teaching numerous summer festivals across Colorado as a faculty member at University of Colorado as well as giving master classes around the country including Carnegie Hall performances!
Requiro’s intuitive musicality enables him to effortlessly perform any concerto from Mozart or Brahms, including their respective concerti.