Colorado Cello Quartet
Colorado Cello Quartet
First Prize winner of the 2008 Naumburg International Cello Competition, David Requiro — “The recital amounted to an exciting catalog of Requiro’s musical gifts. Chief among these is the beauty of hi string tone, a light-footed but resonant sound that seems to leap from the instrument.” – The San Francisco Chronicle
“Magnetic” – Arts Journal. “Luminous” – Sydney Arts Guide… All terms used to describe award-winning, musical ambassador (American Music Abroad Program) Meta Weiss
Newly appointed to CSU’s music faculty and warmly hailed for her sensitive musicianship, and expressive nuance, Alice Yoo, has an extensive performing career with major artists, festivals, and concert halls throughout the country.
Matthew Zalkind — Praised for “impressive refinement, eloquent phrasing, and singing tone,” by The New York Times
These four powerhouse cellists are the Colorado Cello Quartet
Please join them in sonorous exuberance as Off the Hook Arts presents a holiday concert to remember. Set in the winter wonderland that is Jack and Ginger Graham’s Two Trees Horse Farm, this festive concert also allows you to take in their beautiful holiday light display. Wine and hot drinks will be served with a possible holiday treat or two!
Reception with open bar, hot drinks, and holiday treats starting at 6 pm
The concert will run 7-9 pm
Tickets can be bought in a pack of 2 ($95) and a single ($55)
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. Having won 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 currently performs with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center as a Bowers Program Artist and serves as Assistant Professor of Cello at the University of Colorado Boulder
Meta Weiss (pronounced MAY-ta) made her international debut at the age of seven in Holland, and has established herself as one of the leading cellists of her generation. Her performances have taken her to venues worldwide, including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Boston Symphony Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, and Melbourne Recital Centre. Top prize-winner in numerous competitions, she has been hailed as “magnetic” (ArtsJournal) and “luminous” (Sydney Arts Guide). A graduate of Rice University (BM) and The Juilliard School (MM, DMA), she is a Chamber Music Coordinator and Senior Instructor for the College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder and Artistic Director of the Boulder Cello Festival
Cellist Alice Yoo has warmly been hailed for her sensitive musicianship, expressive nuance, and passionate commitment to chamber music and teaching.
Yoo is the Co-founder and Co-Artistic director of the Denver Chamber Music Festival, a new destination for world-class chamber music in Colorado. Yoo regularly performs in numerous chamber music festivals, including Marlboro/Musicians from Marlboro Tours, Ravinia, Yellow Barn, Olympic, and Moab Music Festivals. Yoo has collaborated with artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Mitsuko Uchida, Pamela Frank, Kim Kashkashian, Midori Goto, Miriam Fried, Jonathan Biss, and members of the Cleveland, Guarneri, Takács, and Juilliard Quartets. Passionate for new music, she has worked closely with esteemed composers Sophia Gubaidulina, Jennifer Hidgon, Andy Akiho, Paul Wiankco, Samuel Carl Adams, and John Harbison. Yoo has garnered top prizes at the Holland-America Music Society, Schadt, and Klein International String Competitions. Solo appearances with orchestras include the Cleveland Philharmonic, New York Classical Players, Bozeman Symphony, and other North American Orchestras.
Yoo currently holds teaching posts at Colorado State University and the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music. Past teaching positions have included the cello faculty at Bard Conservatory’s preparatory division and guest cello professor at CU-Boulder College of Music. Yoo holds degrees from the New England Conservatory, Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England, and USC’s Thornton School of Music. She was a member of Ensemble Connect, a program of Carnegie Hall, Juilliard, and the NYC Department of Education. She currently resides in Denver, Colorado with her husband, cellist Matthew Zalkind, and plays on a cello made for her in 2018 by Ryan Soltis. More information can be found at aliceyoocello.com and denverchambermusicfestival.org.
Praised for his “impressive refinement, eloquent phrasing, and singing tone” by The New York Times, cellist Matthew Zalkind performs internationally as a recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician. A former member of the Harlem String Quartet, Mr. Zalkind toured to Japan, England, Ethiopia, and every region of the United States with the ensemble. He garnered top prizes in many international solo competitions including the Washington International Competition, Isang Yun International Competition, and the Beijing International Competition. With his partner Alice Yoo, Zalkind is the co-artistic director of the brand-new Denver Chamber Music Festival, a destination for world-class chamber music in Colorado. Zalkind serves as an Assistant Professor of Cello at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music.