About This Event
Minimum Age:All Ages
Doors Open:6:30 PM
Show Time:7:30 PM
Donald Weilerstein, violin
Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, piano
Janáček: Piano Trio (Kreutzer Sonata)
Dvořák: Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor (“Dumky”)
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The highly acclaimed Weilerstein Trio, the trio-in-residence at the New England Conservatory of Music, has established itself as one of the most dynamic and electric piano trios on the concert stage today.
In the words of the Boston Globe, “passion is the hallmark of the Weilersteins’ playing.” Since their first public concert at the Round Top Festival Institute when cellist Alisa was six years old, the Trio has gained a wide following among diverse audiences. Hailed for its “luminous vibrancy” (Washington Post), the Trio as performed throughout the USA including at Lincoln Center, Weill Hall, and Bargemusic in New York City and at prominent venues in Washington, D.C., Cleveland, St. Louis, St. Paul, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, and more. The Trio made their London debut in 2004 at the Royal Academy of Music. They have been guests on National Public Radio’s Performance Today and St. Paul Sunday, in addition to a live performance by Alisa and Vivian on NBC and a feature article in More Magazine. The Trio’s 2006 CD for Koch Records featuring trios of Dvorak has received rave reviews in both Strings and Fanfare magazines and was featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” They have recorded the Janacek/Coxe Kreutzer Sonata and the Schumann g minor trio for Koch as well. Recently, the trio was featured in Symphony Magazine in its article on musical families. Outside of their invigorating explorations of the trio repertoire, the members maintain thriving careers at soloists, duo artists, and teachers–Donald and Vivian as faculty members at the New England Conservatory and the Juilliard School, Alisa as one of the most sought-after soloists of her generation.
American cellist Alisa Weilerstein has attracted widespread attention worldwide for playing that combines a natural virtuosic command and technical precision with impassioned musicianship. The intensity of her playing has regularly been lauded, as has the spontaneity and sensitivity of her interpretations. In September 2011 she was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow, and in 2010 she became an exclusive recording artist for Decca Classics, the first cellist to be signed by the prestigious label in over 30 years. Her debut album, set for release in November 2012, will feature the Elliott Carter Concerto and her performance of the Elgar Cello Concerto with Daniel Barenboim and the Berlin Staatskapelle.
She has appeared with all of the major orchestras throughout the United States and Europe with conductors including Marin Alsop, Daniel Barenboim, Paul Daniel, Sir Andrew Davis, Gustavo Dudamel, Sir Mark Elder, Christoph Eschenbach, Manfred Honeck, Marek Janowski, Paavo Järvi, Jeffrey Kahane, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Ludovic Morlot, Tadaaki Otaka, Peter Oundjian, Matthias Pintscher, Yuri Temirkanov, Juraj Valchau, Osmo Vänskä, Simone Young and David Zinman. She has also appeared at major music festivals throughout the world as a soloist, recitalist and as a chamber musician.
Ms. Weilerstein’s 2012-13 season includes engagements with the Chicago Symphony and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and a United States tour with pianist Inon Barnatan and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. In September she will return to Germany to perform the Elliott Carter Cello Concerto with Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin. She will then appear with conductor Gianandrea Noseda and the Philadelphia Orchestra (Elgar Cello Concerto), conductor Alexander Shelley and the Pacific Symphony (Dvorak Cello Concerto), and conductor Lionel Bringuier and the Atlanta Symphony (Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1). Ms. Weilerstein will also feature Alejandro Golijov’s Azul with Rossen Milanov and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra following a tour with the National Symphony Orchestra in May 2013.
In 2009, Ms. Weilerstein was one of four artists invited by the First Lady, Michelle Obama, to participate in a widely-applauded and high profile classical music event at the White House that included student workshops hosted by the First Lady, and playing for guests including President Obama and the First Family.
In 2008 Ms. Weilerstein was awarded Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal prize for exceptional achievement and she was named the winner of the 2006 Leonard Bernstein Award. She received an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2000 and was selected for two prestigious young artists programs in 2000-01; the ECHO (European Concert Hall Organization) “Rising Stars” recital series and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society Two.
Alisa Weilerstein, who was born in 1982, made her Cleveland Orchestra debut at age 13, playing the Tchaikovsky “Rococo” Variations. She made her Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Youth Symphony in March 1997. Ms. Weilerstein is a graduate of the Young Artist Program at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Richard Weiss. In May 2004, she graduated from Columbia University in New York with a degree in Russian History. In November 2008 Ms. Weilerstein became a Celebrity Advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. For more information on Ms. Weilerstein, please visit her fan page on Facebook.
Donald Weilerstein has concertized extensively as soloist and chamber musician throughout the world. For twenty years (1969-1989) Mr. Weilerstein was the first violinist of the renowned Cleveland Quartet with whom he toured the world.
His recordings with the quartet can be heard on the RCA, Telarc, CBS, Phillips, and Pro Arte labels. These recordings have earned seven Grammy nominations and won Best of the Year awards from Time and Stereo Review.
He was a member of the Young Concert Artists and a participant in the Marlboro Music Festival, performing on several “Music from Marlboro” Tours. In 1968 he won the Munich International Competition for violin and piano duo.
Mr. Weilerstein has taught and performed at such major American and European music festivals as Tanglewood, Caramoor, Aspen, Ravinia, Marlboro, Mostly Mozart, Salzburg, Luzern, Verbier, Ishikawa, Keshet Eilon,”Chamber Music Encounters” sponsored by La Cité de la Musique and the Paris Conservatory, and many more. He regulary particpates in the Yellow Barn Music Festival, the Banff Centre, and the Perlman Music Program. He has taught and perfromed in Shanghai, China as part of the Morningside Music Bridge and in Venezuela as part of El Sistema.
Formerly a professor of violin and chamber music at the Eastman School and the Cleveland Institute of Music, he is currently on the faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music. His students have been prize winners in major national and international competitions, including first prizes in the Indianapolis, Naumburg and Hanover competitions and second prize in the Queen Elizabeth Competition. His students can be heard in many of today’s leading orchestras and chamber ensembles. Mr. Weilerstein is also a faculty member at the Juilliard School.
Vivian Hornik Weilerstein has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the world and is a frequent collaborator with many of today’s most eminent artists and ensembles.
She has recently been a soloist with the Kansas City Symphony and the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale di Torino, and has toured throughout Europe and Japan.
Critics and audiences have welcomed Ms. Weilerstein’s performances as part of the Weilerstein Duo, with violinist Donald Weilerstein. Among their many recitals across the country, the duo has performed at Alice Tully Hall and the 92nd Street Y in New York City and the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C. Their discography includes the complete works of Ernest Bloch for violin and piano and the sonatas of Janácek, Dohnanyi, and Enescu for Arabesque Records and the complete Schumann sonatas for Azica Records.
Fanfare declared the Bloch recordings a “must” on the journal’s annual “Want List,” and American Record Guide lauded both the Bloch and Janácek recordings. In addition to the duo recordings, Ms. Weilerstein has recorded for the EMI Debut Series with cellist Alisa Weilerstein.
Ms. Weilerstein has participated in the major American music festivals, including the Marlboro, Aspen, Chamber Music West, Norfolk, Sarasota, Roundtop, and La Jolla festivals. She regularly participates in the Yellow Barn Music Fesitival, the Banff Centre, and the Perlman Music Program, and has been a guest artist at Kneisal Hall, the Young Musicians Festival in Israel, the Daniel Days in Holland, and the Verbier Festival in Switzerland. She has taught in Shanghai,China as part of the Morningside Music Bridge and in Venezuela as part of El Sistema.
Formerly a faculty member of the Cleveland Institute of Music, Ms. Weilerstein is the director of the Professional Piano Trio Training Program at the New England Conservatory, where she also serves on the piano and chamber music faculties. She is on the chamber music faculty of the Juilliard School. Ms Weilerstein is in demand for master classes and residencies around the world.