Donald Weilerstein

Donald Weilerstein, violin (Brookline, MA), has concertized extensively throughout the world as soloist and chamber musician. For twenty years (1969–1989) Don was the first violinist of the renowned Cleveland Quartet, with whom he toured the world. His recordings with the quartet can be heard on the RCA, Telarc, CBS, Phillips, and Pro Arte labels. These recordings have earned seven Grammy Award nominations and won Best of the Year awards from Time and Stereo Review. In addition to his distinguished performance career, Don is one of the world’s foremost violin pedagogues. Recently featured in The Strad, he was formerly a professor of violin and chamber music at the Eastman School and the Cleveland Institute of Music. He is currently on the faculty of the Juilliard School and New England Conservatory, where he occupies a teaching chair endowed in 2004 by the Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation, with matching funds from the Nicholas Family Challenge. In addition to being a longtime Yellow Barn faculty member, he has taught and performed at Caramoor, Tanglewood, Aspen, Marlboro, Mostly Mozart, Salzburg, Luzern, Verbier, Ishikawa, Keshet Eilon, “Chamber Music Encounters” sponsored by La Cite de la Musique and the Paris Conservatory. He regularly teaches and performs at the Steans Institute in Ravinia and at the Perlman Music Program. Don also performs as a duo recitalist with pianist Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, and is a member of the Weilerstein Trio, currently in residence at New England Conservatory. Previous Yellow Barn musician (since 2001)