David Requiro in Concert: Virtuosic Masterworks for Cello and Piano

January 18, 2014

Prize-winning cellist performs works that celebrate the breadth and beauty of the cello

TACOMA, Wash. – David Requiro, a University of Puget Sound artist in residence with a string of prestigious cello performances and prizes to his name, will give a faculty recital in early February.

The concert, Virtuosic Masterworks for Cello and Piano, will take place at 2 p.m., on Sunday, Feb. 2, in Schneebeck Concert Hall. New York-based pianist and guest artist Solon Gordon will accompany him. Ticket information is below.

The afternoon performance will include Pierre Jalbert’s Sonata for Cello and Piano, Frédéric Chopin’s Sonata in g minor, Op. 65, and Zoltán Kodály’s Sonata for Cello and Piano Op. 4.

David Requiro, the Cordelia Wikarski-Miedel Artist in Residence at Puget Sound, has emerged as one of today’s most promising young cellists. He has garnered first-prize awards at the Walter W. Naumburg International Violoncello Competition, and the Washington International and Irving M. Klein International string competitions, as well as a top prize at the Gaspar Cassado International Violoncello Competition in Japan. Requiro has made concerto appearances with major orchestras and has been a featured soloist at venues including Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center.

Among his many performances, Requiro has soloed with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, and Seattle Symphony Orchestra. His Carnegie Hall debut recital at Weill Hall was followed by a critically acclaimed San Francisco Performances recital at the Herbst Theatre. An interest in contemporary music has also inspired Requiro to collaborate with composers Krzysztof Penderecki and Bright Sheng. He performed the Dutch premiere of Pierre Jalbert's Sonata for Cello and Piano at the 2010 Amsterdam Cello Biennale.

Requiro has served as an artist faculty member at the Giverny Chamber Music Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Innsbrook Institute Summer Academy and Music Festival, Maui Classical Music Festival, Olympic Music Festival, and Center Stage Strings summer festival. He is also a member of the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players in New York City.

Solon Gordon, a talented pianist based in Manhattan, is a frequent guest artist for recitals at The Juilliard School, Mannes College the New School for Music, and Manhattan School of Music. Gordon earlier lived in San Francisco, where he served as a staff accompanist for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music's Preparatory Division and where he performed with members of the San Francisco Symphony and the chamber music collective Classical Revolution.

Gordon graduated from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music in 2007, with prizes in chamber music and accompaniment. He was active in the school’s Contemporary Music Ensemble and was a founding member of Echoi, a new music sextet. Gordon spent his undergraduate summers at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival in Blue Hill, Maine.

FOR TICKETS order online at tickets.pugetsound.edu or call Wheelock Information Center at 253.879.6013 to purchase with a credit card. Admission is $12.50 for the general public; $8.50 for seniors (55+), students, military, and Puget Sound faculty and staff members. The concert is free for current Puget Sound students. Group ticket rates are available for parties of 10 or more by calling 253.879.3555 in advance. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door.

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