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Violin Masterclass: Alisa Weilerstein
Wednesday, February 1, 7:30PM
Free and open to the public
El Montecito Presbyterian Church
1455 East Valley Road, Santa Barbara, CA

featuring: Santa Barbara Strings musicians: 

Noah Girdler, age 18, Herbert Concerto #2, 1st movement

Aidan Woodruff, age 17, Dvorak Concerto, 1st movement

sponsored by UCSB Arts & Lectures
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Alisa Weilerstein is one of the foremost cellists of our time. Known for her consummate artistry, emotional investment and rare interpretive depth, she was recognized with a MacArthur “genius grant” Fellowship in 2011. Today her career is truly global in scope, taking her to the most prestigious international venues for solo recitals, chamber concerts, and concerto collaborations with all the preeminent conductors and orchestras worldwide. “Weilerstein is a throwback to an earlier age of classical performers: not content merely to serve as a vessel for the composer’s wishes, she inhabits a piece fully and turns it to her own ends,” marvels the New York Times. “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,” agrees the Los Angeles Times. As the UK’s Telegraph put it, “Weilerstein is truly a phenomenon.”

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