A native of Oakland, CA, violinist Aaron Requiro has been an active performer and teacher around Northern California, as well as the Midwest. 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. He was most recently performing around the bay area with Symphony Silicon Valley, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and the Oakland East Bay Symphony, among others. 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. In addition to teaching privately, he has been a chamber music coach for summer programs and festivals including The Crowden Summer Chamber Music Program, Music@Menlo, The Innsbrook Music Festival and Institute, Killington Music Festival, Chamber Music of the Rockies and Summer Music Berkeley.
Aaron began his studies at the Crowden School, and studied with its founder, Anne Crowden. 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. He 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. As a member of the Kashii String Quartet, he served on faculty at the Innsbrook Music Festival, and in March 2006, the Quartet recorded Aaron Jay Kernis's quintet 100 Greatest Dance Hits, with guitarist David Tanenbaum.