ALISA WEILERSTEIN has been named artist-in-residence at the Cleveland Institute of Music; she will spend at least two days there each semester working with cello students. Internationally active as a cello soloist, the New York based Weilerstein, 27, is herself a graduate of the Young Artist Program at CIM, where she studied with Richard Weiss. She made her Boston Symphony Orchestra debut this past season performing Brahms’s Double Concerto with violinist Janine Jansen led by conductor Hans Graf. Weilerstein’s debut concerts with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra are scheduled for June 10-11, 2009, when she will perform Dvorák’s Cello Concerto under the direction of Mark Elder.

Posted April 24, 2009