Piano Trio-in-Residence; Chamber Music
The Weilerstein Trio, NEC’s trio-in-residence, consists of pianist Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, who established the Professional Piano Trio Training Program at NEC; her husband, violinist Donald Weilerstein, a founding member of the renowned Cleveland Quartet and the incumbent in NEC's Dorothy and Richard Starling Chair in Violin Studies; and their daughter, cellist Alisa Weilerstein, a recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and a MacArthur Fellowship, and the first cellist to be added to Decca's artist roster in more than 30 years.
The trio first performed together publicly at the Round Top Festival in Texas when Alisa was only six years old. Highlights of the trio's previous performances include concerts at Lincoln Center in New York City and at prominent venues in Washington, D.C., Cleveland, St. Louis, St. Paul, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Boston.
Donald and Vivian Weilerstein also perform as a violin-piano duo, and serve on NEC's violin, piano, and collaborative piano studio faculties.