The Cellist’s first recording for Decca will include the Elgar Cello Concerto with Daniel Barenboim conducting
Decca Classics has signed an exclusive recording contract with cellist Alisa Weilerstein, whose natural virtuosic command, technical precision and impassioned musicianship led New York magazine to describe her as “arguably Yo-Yo Ma’s heiress apparent”.
Paul Moseley, Managing Director of Decca Classics, says: “We are delighted to welcome Alisa as our first cellist signing in over 30 years. She shows astonishing maturity, virtuosity and passionate commitment in a wide range of repertoire, coupled with a distinctive musical voice which marks out only the greatest players. We look forward to many exciting projects, both in concerto and recital, with this exceptional young artist.”
Alisa Weilerstein (29) says: “I am honored and excited to be joining Decca Classics. As an artist, it is always your goal to share your music with as many people as possible and joining this prestigious, international label provides me with an exciting opportunity to showcase the cello repertoire to audiences outside of the concert hall.”
In April 2010, Alisa made her Berliner Philharmoniker debut with conductor Daniel Barenboim, a concert televised live around the world and repeated in Oxford the following month when the Guardian wrote: “Alisa Weilerstein gave the most technically complete and emotionally devastating performance of Elgar’s Cello Concerto that I have ever heard live.”