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Alisa Weilerstein performs Bach Cello Suite

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Cellist Alisa Weilerstein has been performing with the world’s major orchestras since she made her debut with the Cleveland Orchestra at the age of 13. Now 27, she’s got a BA in Russian history from Columbia and a packed concert schedule. 

This season she’s played at the White House for President Obama, and next month will perform Elgar’s Cello Concerto with the Berlin Philharmonic and Daniel Barenboim.

Alisa joined John Schaefer on WNYC's Soundcheck on Friday, April 23rd. Listen to the interview above or watch her performance of Bach's Cello Suite No. 3, Prelude, below.