Cellist Alisa Weilerstein Talks Travel and Her Repertoire

Alisa Weilerstein always knew that she wanted to be a cellist. For reasons she can’t explain, she was instantly attracted to the instrument as a small child. Her grandmother made her a series of instruments from cereal boxes when she had chicken pox; she was drawn to the Rice Krispies cello. She graduated to the real thing at the age of four.