Alisa Weilerstein (cello) is one of the foremost cellists of our time. Known for her consummate artistry, emotional investment and rare interpretive depth, she performs at the most prestigious international venues, such as Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall and Philharmonie Berlin, in partnership with the world’s preeminent conductors and orchestras.

Next season she premieres three new concertos: Thomas Larcher’s with the New York Philharmonic and Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Richard Blackford’s with the Czech Philharmonic, and Gabriela Ortiz’s with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel, with whom she then tours to Carnegie Hall and South America. Other 2024–25 highlights include two solo Carnegie Hall appearances in her Fragments series, which combines Bach’s Cello Suites with 27 new commissions in a production directed by Elkhanah Pulitzer, and return engagements with the Berlin Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus and Royal Concertgebouw orchestras. Her many accolades include a MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellowship. She records exclusively for Pentatone.