Anne Cole (my former teacher/maker of my La Sirena cello) was recently featured on PBS. Anne has been a luthier since age 11, when she first took her school cello apart and put it back together again. See if you can spot La Sirena’s cameo.
Oswaldo Golijov’s incredibly rich compositions are a perfect match for Alisa Weilerstein’s relationship to the cello. From a pedagogy perspective, Alisa has reached a point in her artistry that transcends traditional ideas of “ideal” technique. I find it fascinating when tone quality, intonation, and musicality are no longer intimately connected to the exact shape of the bow hold […]