Cello Virtuoso Alisa Weilerstein to Perform in Shriver
Hall This Week
American cellist Alisa Weilerstein will perform on
Sunday, Feb. 29, as part of the Shriver Hall Concert Series
in on the Homewood campus. The concert begins at 5:30 in
Shriver Hall Auditorium and will be preceded by a lecture
by Paul Matthews of the Peabody Institute, to be held at
4:30 p.m. in Shriver's Clipper Room.
Hailed in her teens as a prodigy, the 22-year-old
virtuoso has won increasing recognition and critical
acclaim. The recipient in 2000 of an Avery Fisher Career
Grant, she was selected for the prestigious European
Concert Hall Organization's "Rising Stars" recital series
and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's Chamber
Music Society Two. She is currently a senior at Columbia
Of her 2001 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra debut in
Haydn's D major Cello Concerto, The Sun's Tim Smith wrote,
"Weilerstein is already on the career fast track, thanks to
a sure technique and a very strong musical personality.
There wasn't a note in the cellist's performance that
didn't have color and interpretive intent ... consistently
warm and lyrical."
Born in 1982, Weilerstein began playing the cello at
age 4 and performed her first public concert six months
later. She made her Cleveland Orchestra debut in 1995 at
age 13 playing the Tchaikovsky "Rococo" Variations and her
Carnegie Hall debut in 1997. She often performs with her
parents, Donald and Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, as the
Weilerstein Trio. Weilerstein's Shriver Hall Concert Series
program with pianist Adam Neiman includes Beethoven's Seven
Variations on a theme from Mozart's The Magic Flute,
Brahms' Sonata in F major, De Falla's Suite Populaire
Espagnole and Prokofiev's Sonata in C Major.
Tickets are $33, $17 for students; student rush
tickets at 4:30 p.m. are $8. For more information, call
410-516-7164 or go to
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