David Requiro (pronounced Re-keer-oh) has emerged as one of today’s most promising young cellists. Only 25, David added First Prize in the 2008 Naumburg International Violoncello Competition to his growing string of awards, which includes First Prize in both the  Irving M. Klein and Washington International String Competitions. He also 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.

A native of Oakland, California, David began cello studies at age six and his teachers have included Milly Rosner, Bonnie Hampton, Mark Churchill, and Richard Aaron. He resides in New York City where he is a member of the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players. 


David has made concerto appearances with the Tokyo Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, and with several orchestras from California including the Marin, Peninsula, Santa Cruz, Fremont, Diablo and Santa Rosa Symphonies. He has also been featured as soloist with the Santa Fe, Pine Bluff, and Quincy Symphony Orchestras as well as with Symphony ProMusica in Boston. David’s 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, David also completed the cycle of Beethoven’s Sonatas for Piano and Cello at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.

Actively involved in contemporary music, David has collaborated with composers Krzysztof Penderecki and Bright Sheng, as well as with members of the Aspen Percussion Ensemble, giving the Aspen Music Festival premiere of Tan Dun’s Elegy: Snow in June, for cello and percussion. He has also performed the European premieres of Lou Harrison’s Suite for Cello and Orchestra on tour in Italy with the Crowden School Orchestra.

David’s artist faculty appointments include the Giverny Chamber Music Festival, the Innsbrook Music Festival and Institute, the Maui Classical Music Festival, and the Strings in the Mountains Music Festival. He has recently been appointed Artist in Residence at the University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, WA). 

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