CMS Two Member

David Requiro


David Requiro Photo credit: Brian Hatton

First Prize winner of the 2008 Naumburg International Violoncello Competition, David Requiro has emerged as one of today’s finest American cellists. After winning first prize in both the Washington International and Irving M. Klein International String Competitions, he captured a top prize at the Gaspar Cassadó International Violoncello Competition in Hachioji, Japan, coupled with the prize for the best performances of works by Cassadó. He has appeared as soloist with the Tokyo Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, and numerous orchestras across North America. His Carnegie Hall debut recital at Weill Hall was followed by a critically acclaimed San Francisco Performances recital at the Herbst Theatre. Soon after making his Kennedy Center debut, he completed the cycle of Beethoven’s sonatas for piano and cello at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. He has recently been appointed assistant professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. He 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. He is also a member of the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players Series in New York City and a founding member of the Baumer String Quartet.