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10.20.14
Alisa Weilerstein
MacArthur Fellow Alisa Weilerstein Follows U.S. Release of Solo with Dates at New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, and Dallas Symphony This Fall
07.01.14
Alisa Weilerstein
The Extraordinary Weilsterstein
BBC Music Magazine
06.28.14
Alisa Weilerstein
With Alisa Weilerstein, heart and cello are one.
The Listener
04.29.14
Alisa Weilerstein
Review: Dvorak – Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op.104; Alisa Weilerstein; Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Jiri Belohlavek
The Whole Note
04.22.14
Alisa Weilerstein
Album of the Weekend: Dvorak - Cello Concerto: Alisa Weilerstein
Classical FM
04.08.14
Alisa Weilerstein
ALISA WEILERSTEIN'S ELGAR/CARTER CELLO CONCERTOS CD IS BBC MUSIC'S "RECORDING OF THE YEAR 2013"
BBC Music Magazine
03.18.14
Alisa Weilerstein
Review: Dvorak Cello Concerto in B Minor & other works for cello & piano
Audiophile Audition
02.26.14
Alisa Weilerstein
Classical Playlist: Luiza Borac, Alisa Weilerstein, Cédric Tiberghien and More
The New York Times
12.17.13
Inon Barnatan & Alisa Weilerstein, Inon Barnatan, Alisa Weilerstein
A Memorable Recital by Alisa Weilerstein and Inon Barnatan
Seen and Heard International
12.09.13
Alisa Weilerstein
Album of the Year 2013
Sinfini Music
06.11.13
Alisa Weilerstein
Many strings to brilliant cellist's bow, including philanthropy
Sydney Morning Herald
05.20.13
Alisa Weilerstein
Review: Alisa Weilerstein's star turn with L.A. Chamber Orchestra
Los Angeles Times
04.21.13
Inon Barnatan & Alisa Weilerstein, Inon Barnatan, Alisa Weilerstein
Alisa Weilerstein and Inon Barnatan rule the realm of sonatas for cello and piano
bachtrack
04.12.13
Alisa Weilerstein
Guest artists shine with ASO
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
03.20.13
Inon Barnatan, Alisa Weilerstein, Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Review: With precision technique, Academy of St. Martin orchestra wows Kravis crowd
Palm Beach Daily News
03.20.13
Inon Barnatan, Alisa Weilerstein, Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Review - Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Winter Park/Maitland Observer
03.19.13
Inon Barnatan, Alisa Weilerstein, Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Two gifted young soloists and the Academy serve up one of the year’s finest concerts at the Broward Center
South Florida Classical Review
03.09.13
Inon Barnatan, Alisa Weilerstein, Academy of St Martin in the Fields
St. Martin orchestra presentation fresh, masterful
Worchester Telegram & Gazette
03.09.13
Alisa Weilerstein
Alisa Weilerstein: taking it to the bridge
The Independent (UK)
03.08.13
Inon Barnatan, Alisa Weilerstein, Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields wows in Ventura debut
Ventura County Star
03.04.13
Inon Barnatan, Alisa Weilerstein, Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Young soloists noteworthy in Academy's Soka visit
The OC Register
02.16.13
Alisa Weilerstein
Cellist's passion compared to Du Pre
BBC
02.01.13
Alisa Weilerstein
Review: Elgar Bruch Carter
Gramophone Magazine
02.01.13
Alisa Weilerstein
I'm a Believer
The Strad
02.01.13
Alisa Weilerstein
Album review: Alisa Weilerstein, Daniel Barenboim, Elgar, Carter: Cello Concertos (Decca)
The Independent
02.01.13
Alisa Weilerstein
Album review: Alisa Weilerstein, Daniel Barenboim, Elgar, Carter: Cello Concertos (Decca)
The Independent
01.26.13
Alisa Weilerstein
Elgar/Carter: Cello Concertos
Financial Times
01.14.13
Alisa Weilerstein
Norman Lebrecht Album of the Week 14 Jan
Sinfini Music
01.09.13
Inon Barnatan & Alisa Weilerstein, Alisa Weilerstein
Playing well with each other
Star Tribune
01.09.13
Inon Barnatan & Alisa Weilerstein, Alisa Weilerstein
Review: Cellist Alisa Weilerstein wows audience with Schubert Club debut
Pioneer Press
12.06.12
Jeremy Denk, Alisa Weilerstein, Brooklyn Rider , Maya Beiser
Top 10 Classical Albums of 2012
NPR
11.09.12
Alisa Weilerstein
A Maestro Returns With a Brahms Double Concerto and a Surprise Soloist
The New York Times
10.26.12
Alisa Weilerstein
ELGAR, CARTER: CELLO CONCERTOS
The New York Times
10.24.12
Alisa Weilerstein
OUTSTANDING ELGAR, EXTRAORDINARY DEBUT
DECCA
08.01.12
Alisa Weilerstein
No toying around: Alisa Weilerstein and the cello in Aspen
The Aspen Times
05.24.12
Alisa Weilerstein
Alisa Weilerstein steals TSO’s show
Toronto Star
05.03.12
Alisa Weilerstein
Cellist earns 'genius' label with her spectacular skill
Pioneer Press
04.10.12
Alisa Weilerstein
Cellist Alisa Weilerstein with the Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim, cond.
Strings Magazine
03.12.12
Alisa Weilerstein
David Zinman leads the New York Philharmonic in lively but aggressive Beethoven
Star-Ledger
01.01.12
Alisa Weilerstein
How Does a Cellist Spend a Half-Million-Dollar Grant?
Strings Magazine
12.05.11
Alisa Weilerstein
Concert Review: WA Symphony Orchestra
The West Australian
10.27.11
Alisa Weilerstein
A Bolt from the Blue
Symphony Now
10.02.11
Alisa Weilerstein
A Concert, Nearly Canceled, Keeps a Rising Star Afloat
The New York Times
10.01.11
Alisa Weilerstein
The James Naughtie Interview: Alisa Weilerstein
BBC Music Magazine
09.25.11
Marin Alsop, Alisa Weilerstein
Music review: Baltimore Symphony at Strathmore
The Washington Post
09.20.11
Alisa Weilerstein
Cellist Alisa Weilerstein Among MacArthur Grant Winners
NPR Music
09.20.11
Alisa Weilerstein
CELLIST ALISA WEILERSTEIN NAMED A 2011 MACARTHUR FELLOW
Shuman Associates
09.20.11
Alisa Weilerstein
Cellist Alisa Weilerstein wins 'Genius' award
Cleveland Plain Dealer
09.20.11
Alisa Weilerstein
MacArthur Genius Grants Awarded To Cellist, Conductor, WNYC Host
WQXR
09.20.11
Alisa Weilerstein
MacArthur 'genius' grants go to cellist, architect, jazz musician
Los Angeles Times
06.01.11
Alisa Weilerstein
Elgar, Wagner, Brahms
Classic FM
05.20.11
Alisa Weilerstein
Soloist Alisa Weilerstein, symphony up to the challenge
Houston Chronicle
04.19.11
Alisa Weilerstein
Café Concert: Alisa Weilerstein
WQXR
04.13.11
Alisa Weilerstein, St. Petersburg Philharmonic
Temirkanov’s appearance at Strathmore reminds Washington of what it’s missing
The Washington Post
03.23.11
Alisa Weilerstein, St. Petersburg Philharmonic
Music review: St. Petersburg Philharmonic begins U.S. tour with Alisa Weilerstein
Los Angeles Times
03.16.11
Alisa Weilerstein
Decca Classics Signs Exclusive Recording Contract with Alisa Weilerstein
02.03.11
Jeremy Denk, Chee-Yun , Alisa Weilerstein
Marek Janowski leads thrilling performance of Beethoven's Triple Concerto
Mercury News
01.27.11
Alisa Weilerstein
Decca label relaunches - as Decca Classics
Gramophone
12.18.10
Alisa Weilerstein
The ones to watch in 2011: Classical
The Times (UK)
12.15.10
Inon Barnatan & Alisa Weilerstein, Inon Barnatan, Alisa Weilerstein
Cellist Weilerstein is outstanding
The Philadelphia Inquirer
11.27.10
Alisa Weilerstein
Anticipating Alisa Weilerstein through video
San Francisco Examiner
11.12.10
Inon Barnatan & Alisa Weilerstein, Inon Barnatan, Alisa Weilerstein
Northern Lights to Be Heard, Not Seen
The New York Times
09.28.10
Alisa Weilerstein
THE BERLINER PHILHARMONIKER’S 2010 EUROPEAN CONCERT WITH DANIEL BARENBOIM AND CELLIST ALISA WEILERSTEIN RELEASED ON DVD SEPTEMBER 28
Naxos
08.28.10
Alisa Weilerstein, Minnesota Orchestra
Prom 56: Minnesota Orchestra / Vanska, Royal Albert Hall, London
The Independent (UK)
08.05.10
Alisa Weilerstein
GETTING TECHNICAL WITH… Alisa Weilerstein cellist
BBC Magazine
06.17.10
Alisa Weilerstein
Cellist Alisa Weilerstein at Sixth & I Synagogue
The Washington Post
06.13.10
Inon Barnatan & Alisa Weilerstein, Inon Barnatan, Alisa Weilerstein
Tears and Trembling at Dock Street
Charletston City Paper
05.14.10
Alisa Weilerstein
A Delayed Debut: Weilerstein Reunites With Dudamel at Disney Hall
The Huffington Post
05.06.10
Inon Barnatan & Alisa Weilerstein, Inon Barnatan, Alisa Weilerstein
Rising cellist, pianist blend for enjoyable show
Denver Post
05.05.10
Inon Barnatan & Alisa Weilerstein, Inon Barnatan, Alisa Weilerstein
Frequent-flying cellist sure doesn't sound tired
Omaha World-Herald
05.04.10
Alisa Weilerstein
Alisa Weilerstein’s debut with the Berlin Philharmonic on April 27 is now available on Medici.tv.
05.03.10
Alisa Weilerstein
An earthquake in C major: Daniel Barenboim and the Berliners
The Guardian
04.23.10
Alisa Weilerstein
ALISA WEILERSTEIN ON SOUNDCHECK TODAY AT 2PM
WNYC
04.16.10
Alisa Weilerstein
CSO, soloists captivate in Brahms
Cincinnati Enquirer
04.08.10
Alisa Weilerstein & Lera Auerbach , Alisa Weilerstein
Lera Auerbach, Alisa Weilerstein
San Francisco Chronicle
03.31.10
Alisa Weilerstein
A Cellist on the Verge
The New York Observer
02.01.10
Alisa Weilerstein
A Fearless Cellist: Hailed as 'the young old master,' soloist and chamber musician Alisa Weilerstein is dazzling audiences, critics, and colleagues alike
Strings Magazine
01.25.10
Inon Barnatan & Alisa Weilerstein, Inon Barnatan, Alisa Weilerstein
ALISA WEILERSTEIN & INON BARNATAN IN D.C.
11.20.09
Alisa Weilerstein, Cleveland Orchestra
Alisa Weilerstein reaches poetic heights with Dvorak and Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland Plain Dealer
11.07.09
Alisa Weilerstein
A galvanizing cellist with the orchestra
Philadelphia Inquirer
11.05.09
Alisa Weilerstein
Classical Music Takes Center Stage at the White House
New York Times
10.09.09
Inon Barnatan & Alisa Weilerstein, Inon Barnatan, Alisa Weilerstein
Alisa Weilerstein plays with fire and verve in her local debut
Ann Arbor.com
10.02.09
Alisa Weilerstein
Cellist Weilerstein is riveting on Shostakovich with Nashville Symphony
The Tennessean
10.01.09
Alisa Weilerstein
Cellist Alisa Weilerstein makes UMS debut with Thursday concert
AnnArbor.com
09.26.09
Alisa Weilerstein
From cellist Weilerstein, extraordinary depth and intensity in Shostakovich Concerto No. 1
Incident Light
08.01.09
Alisa Weilerstein
Classical season off to rousing start at Britt
Mail Tribune
07.28.09
Alisa Weilerstein
An Interview With Alisa Weilerstein
San Francisco Classical Voice
07.10.09
Alisa Weilerstein
Britten, Brahms, Chopin works prove Weilerstein's blossomed
Aspen Times
06.13.09
Alisa Weilerstein
Young cellist’s eloquent debut a high point at CSO’s Dvorak Festival
Chicago Tribune
06.13.09
Alisa Weilerstein
New CSO soloist finds Dvorak insights; Cellist Weilerstein takes daring approach
Chicago Sun-Times
06.11.09
Alisa Weilerstein
Dvorak Fest offers another impressive CSO debut and a magnificent Eighth Symphony
Chicago Classical Review
05.06.09
Alisa Weilerstein
In a Menu of Delights, Third Course Is the Charm
Washington Post
04.23.09
Alisa Weilerstein
CELLIST ALISA WEILERSTEIN APPOINTED ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE AT THE CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF MUSIC
04.17.09
Alisa Weilerstein
Alisa Weilerstein scores another hit with Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland Plain Dealer
04.12.09
Alisa Weilerstein
Cellist Weilerstein provides intense advocacy for Golijov
South Florida Classical Review
03.20.09
Alisa Weilerstein
Two debuts and some blazing Brahms
Boston Globe
03.15.09
Alisa Weilerstein
Wild (at heart); Cellist Alisa Weilerstein brings passion and intensity to her BSO debut
The Boston Globe
02.01.09
Alisa Weilerstein
Speaking Out
Strings
12.28.08
Daniel Barenboim, Jeremy Denk, Alisa Weilerstein
Jeremy Eichler's 10 Best of 2008
Boston Globe
12.19.08
Alisa Weilerstein
Young cellist impresses with delicate performance
South Florida Classical Review.com
12.14.08
Alisa Weilerstein
The Young Old Master; Alisa Weilerstein, at 26, is too big a talent to be pigeonholed.
New York Magazine
12.11.08
Inon Barnatan & Alisa Weilerstein, Inon Barnatan, Alisa Weilerstein
Double Impact
San Francisco Classical Voice
12.10.08
Inon Barnatan & Alisa Weilerstein, Alisa Weilerstein
A Passionate Young Cellist Engages the Ear and the Eye
The New York Times
12.08.08
Alisa Weilerstein
Weilerstein is in peak form as cellist
Philadelphia Inquirer
11.20.08
Alisa Weilerstein
All's Well, Cadenza's Well
ConcertoNet.com
11.19.08
Alisa Weilerstein
New York Philharmonic: Conversation - Maazel the Mentor
Playbill.com
11.14.08
Alisa Weilerstein
CELLIST ALISA WEILERSTEIN APPOINTED CELEBRITY ADVOCATE FOR JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION
09.27.08
Alisa Weilerstein
A star was born 26 years ago. Cellist Weilerstein steals show at symphony
Local News 5 A-J Entertainment
09.17.08
Yefim Bronfman, Christoph Eschenbach, Alisa Weilerstein, Philadelphia Orchestra , Chanticleer
A No-Show, a Young Star, and a Mercurial Russian Maestro
New York Sun
09.01.08
Alisa Weilerstein
Joining the Family Business: Alisa Weilerstein
New York Magazine
06.30.08
Alisa Weilerstein
Cellist steals the show at Davies Hall
InsideBayArea.com
06.27.08
Alisa Weilerstein
Music review: Symphony revisits Lutoslawski
San Francisco Chronicle
06.23.08
Jon Kimura Parker, Alisa Weilerstein
For One Night, a Feeling of Caramoor on the Seine
The New York Times
05.07.08
Alisa Weilerstein
A cellist with fervor, and maturity beyond her years
The Boston Globe
03.18.08
Alisa Weilerstein
ALISA WEILERSTEIN ONE OF TWO RECEIPIENTS OF LINCOLN CENTER’S 2008 MARTIN E. SEGAL AWARDS
03.08.08
Alisa Weilerstein
'Most promising' indeed
The Times-Picayune
01.29.08
Alisa Weilerstein
Guest cellist highlights Anchorage symphony program
Daily News
01.16.08
Chee-Yun , Alisa Weilerstein
Chee-Yun and Alisa Weilerstein at the Kravis Center
Palm Beach Post
12.17.07
Alisa Weilerstein
Alisa Weilerstein in New York Magazine's Best of 2007
New York Magazine
12.01.07
Alisa Weilerstein
World on a String
W Magazine
11.29.07
Alisa Weilerstein
Young string diva is breathtaking
Toronto Star
11.03.07
Alisa Weilerstein
Cellist Weilerstein impresses with interpretation of Haydn
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
10.29.07
Alisa Weilerstein
Cellist embraces Saint-Saens concerto
San Diego Union Tribune
“A young cellist whose emotionally resonant performances of both traditional and contemporary music have earned her international recognition, … Weilerstein is a consummate performer, combining technical precision with impassioned musicianship.” So stated the MacArthur Foundation when awarding Alisa Weilerstein a 2011 MacArthur “genius grant” Fellowship, prompting the New York Times to respond: “Any fellowship that recognizes the vibrancy of an idealistic musician like Ms. Weilerstein … deserves a salute from everyone in classical music.” In performances marked by intensity, sensitivity, and a wholehearted immersion in each of the works she interprets, the American cellist has long proven herself to be in possession of a distinctive musical voice. As the Los Angeles Times explains, “Weilerstein’s cello is her id. She doesn’t give the impression that making music involves will at all. She and the cello seem simply to be one and the same.” An exclusive recording artist for Decca Classics since 2010, Weilerstein is the first cellist to be signed by the prestigious label in more than 30 years. ... read full bio