Outstandingly talented American cellist who made her concert debut at the age of 13.
'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' (Los Angeles Times)
'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' (The MacArthur Foundation)
'The performance is superb: totally secure in technique, rich in sonority, compellingly idiomatic in its rhapsodising, and exhilarating in the passages representing an entire band of village musicians' (BBC Music Magazine)
'Weilerstein is truly a phenomenon. It's rare to hear an orchestra dominated by a soloist with such apparent ease... These moments can seem febrile, but
Weilerstein's technique was so rock-solid and her tone so magisterial they sounded epic' (The Daily Telegraph)
'It takes an exceptionally responsive cellist to make sense of (such complex music) and Alisa Weilerstein proved herself to be one of the few who can (The Guardian).
Official website alisaweilerstein.com