A native of Oakland, CA, violinist Aaron Requiro has been an active performer and teacher around Northern California, as well as the Midwest. He is currently a member of the Phoenix Symphony. Mr. Requiro is former assistant principal second violin of the Elgin symphony, and has performed with the Grant Park Festival Orchestra, as well as Citymusic Cleveland, and the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. As a chamber musician, he was a member of the Vinca Quartet as well as the Kashii String Quartet and has concertized around the U.S. and Europe, as well as winning silver medal at the Fischoff Chamber Music competition with the Kashii SQ and 2nd prize at Chamber Music Yellowsprings competition as a member of both quartets. Aaron is currently in the Baumer String Quartet and is Co-Director of the Monterey Chamber Music Workshop. He received his M.M. in violin performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he was a student of David Updegraff, and worked extensively with Peter Salaff and the Cavani String Quartet. Mr. Requiro received his B.M. in violin performance from the University of California, Santa Cruz, as a student of Roy Malan, where he was an Eltinge Family scholar, a Dean’s Award recipient, and a member of the resident string quartet. As a DAAD scholar, he studied with the Vogler Quartet in Germany at the Hochschule fur Musik in Stuttgart and as a member of the Kashii String Quartet, he served on faculty at the Innsbrook Music Festival. In March 2006, the Quartet recorded Aaron Jay Kernis's quintet 100 Greatest Dance Hits, with guitarist David Tanenbaum.