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The 2021 Masterclass Teacher is David Requiro renowned cellist and Assistant Professor at University of Colorado Boulder.


First Prize winner of the 2008 Naumburg International Violoncello Competition, DAVID REQUIRO (pronounced re-KEER-oh) is recognized 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 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.

Mr. Requiro 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, Mr. Requiro also completed the cycle of Beethoven’s Sonatas for Piano and Cello at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. He has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, and is a founding member of the Baumer String Quartet. The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center recently appointed Mr. Requiro to its prestigious Bowers Program (formerly CMS Two) beginning in the 2018-2019 season. In 2015, Mr. Requiro joined the faculty of the University of Colorado Boulder as Assistant Professor of Cello.


He has previously served as Artist-in-Residence at the University of Puget Sound and Guest Lecturer at the University of Michigan. His teachers have included Milly Rosner, Bonnie Hampton, Mark Churchill, Michel Strauss, and Richard Aaron.

Masterclass Registration

Masterclass Participation Information and Policies

  • All participants of the Colorado Cello Summit are eligible to submit an application.

  • Selected participants must be registered to attend the Colorado Cello Summit to be eligible to perform.

  • All Applications must be received on or before February 15, 2021

  • Completing the registration form does not guarantee participation in masterclass, as participation is determined by successful audition only.  At this time there is no additional fee to apply to participate in the masterclass.

  • Due to time constraints, a maximum of 3 participants will be selected to perform in the masterclass.

  • Selected participants must have a strong internet connection able to maintain a strong connection to a zoom meeting.

  • It is recommended that selected participants have a decent quality microphone to use for optimal sound capture over a zoom meeting.


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