Alisa Weilerstein

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Birthday
14, 1982
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
14, 1982 (age 36)
Birthplace
New York

About

A MacArthur Genius Grant-winning classical cellist, she is notable for her Leonard Bernstein Prize-winning performance at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, as well as for her Caramoor International Music Festival performance of composer Lera Auerbach's 24 Preludes for Cello and Piano.

Before Fame

She began training as a cellist when she was just four years old and made her debut with the Cleveland Orchestra at the age of thirteen.

Trivia

She earned an undergraduate degree in Russian history from New York City's Columbia University.

Family Life

She is the daughter of pianist Vivian Hornik Weilerstein and Cleveland Quartet violinist Donald Weilerstein and the sister of conductor and violinist Joshua Weilerstein. She and her parents formed the Boston-based Weilerstein Trio.

Associated With

She champions and frequently performs the work of Grammy-winning contemporary classical composer Osvaldo Golijov.

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