American cellist Alisa Weilerstein has appeared with the Baltimore Symphony, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Saint Louis Symphony, Bournemouth Symphony, Gulbenkian Orchestra Lisbon, HalléÌ Orchestra, NDR Hamburg, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre National de Lyon, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich and others.
Conductors she has worked with include Sir Andrew Davis, Christoph Eschenbach, Lawrence Foster, Paavo JäÌrvi, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Ludovic Morlot, Itzhak Perlman and David Robertson.
In addition to her performances as a soloist, Alisa Weilerstein performs regularly as a chamber musician. She is part of a core group of musicians that performs at the Spoleto Festival USA each year and she also performs with her parents, Donald and Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, as the Weilerstein Trio, which is the Trio-in-Residence at the New England Conservatory in Boston.
Alisa Weilerstein began playing the cello at the age of four and made her Cleveland Orchestra debut in October 1995, at age 13. She is a graduate of the Young Artist Program at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Richard Weiss. In 2004, she graduated from Columbia University in New York with a degree in Russian History.
This is her first appearance with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.