Geek Of The Week: Alisa Weilerstein

Geek Of The Week: Alisa Weilerstein

Filling in for Ron this week…

Following suit from Yo Yo Ma as ourĀ last featured geek, this week’s GOTW is another amazing cellist. I had the opportunity to see her live in 2012 and I was blown away by the performance. Alisa Weilerstein in one talented music geek.

Weilerstein Geek Of The Week: Alisa Weilerstein

Born in New York, Weilerstein starting playing cello at age 4. Her music career started at age 13 when she was invited to play with the Cleveland Orchestra. Since then she’s traveled the world playing with many famous orchestras on several different continents. She was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2011 and has been featured on 12 studio albums (3 of which are solo albums). Needless to say, she is one accomplished music geek and we’ll see more great things from her in the future. Now, she can add GOTW to her long and distinguished resume. icon smile Geek Of The Week: Alisa Weilerstein

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avatar KALE: A geek who works in the IT Security field and lives in Dallas, TX. He is also a music geek who has played in several local bands. Previous to his IT career, Kale worked as a photojournalist. He brings technical advice and artistic counterpoint to the podcast.