First Prize Winner of the 2008 Naumburg International Violoncello Competition, DAVID REQUIRO (pronounced Re-keer-oh) 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 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 recently been appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. He has 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.