The Duo has performed to enthusiastic response at Alice Tully Hall and the 92nd Street Y in New York City, and in many of the major American cities. Their discography includes the complete works of Ernest Bloch for violin and piano, and the Janacek, Dohnanyi, and Enescu Sonatas for Arabesque, as well as the complete Schumann Sonatas for Azica Records.
The Boston Musical-Intelligencer praised the Duo’s performance last January at Groton’s Kalliroscope Gallery, saying: “Listeners were rewarded with a warm and energetic, even passionate performance by Donald and Vivian Hornick Weilerstein, violin and piano. Both Ravel’s Second Sonata in G Major and Enescu’s Sonata No. 3 in A minor required the utmost of skill and alertness from the Weilersteins; the finales of each constitute tests of concentration and dexterity that they passed with unflagging and emphatic direction.”
Donald Weilerstein has concertized extensively as soloist and chamber musician throughout the world. For twenty years (1969-1989) Mr. Weilerstein 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 nominations and won Best of the Year awards from Time and Stereo Review.
He was a member of the Young Concert Artists and a participant in the Marlboro Music Festival, performing on several "Music from Marlboro" Tours. In 1968 he won the Munich International Competition for violin and piano duo.
Mr. Weilerstein has taught and performed at such major American and European music festivals as Tanglewood, Caramoor, Aspen, Ravinia, Marlboro, Mostly Mozart, Salzburg, Luzern, Verbier, Ishikawa, Keshet Eilon,
Chamber Music Encounters" sponsored by La Cité de la Musique and the Paris Conservatory, and many more. He regulary particpates in the Yellow Barn Music Festival, the Banff Centre, and the Perlman Music Program. He has taught and perfromed in Shanghai, China as part of the Morningside Music Bridge and in Venezuela as part of El Sistema.
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 New England Conservatory of Music. His students have been prize winners in major national and international competitions, including first prizes in the Indianapolis, Naumburg and Hanover competitions and second prize in the Queen Elizabeth Competition. His students can be heard in many of today's leading orchestras and chamber ensembles. Mr. Weilerstein is also a faculty member at the Juilliard School.
Vivian Hornik Weilerstein has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the world and is a frequent collaborator with many of today’s most eminent artists and ensembles.
She has recently been a soloist with the Kansas City Symphony and the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale di Torino, and has toured throughout Europe and Japan.
Critics and audiences have welcomed Ms. Weilerstein’s performances as part of the Weilerstein Duo, with violinist Donald Weilerstein. Among their many recitals across the country, the duo has performed at Alice Tully Hall and the 92nd Street Y in New York City and the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C. Their discography includes the complete works of Ernest Bloch for violin and piano and the sonatas of Janácek, Dohnanyi, and Enescu for Arabesque Records and the complete Schumann sonatas for Azica RecordsMs. Weilerstein has participated in the major American music festivals, including the Marlboro, Aspen, Chamber Music West, Norfolk, Sarasota, Roundtop, and La Jolla festivals. She regularly participates in the Yellow Barn Music Fesitival, the Banff Centre, and the Perlman Music Program, and has been a guest artist at Kneisal Hall, the Young Musicians Festival in Israel, the Daniel Days in Holland, and the Verbier Festival in Switzerland. She has taught in Shanghai,China as part of the Morningside Music Bridge and in Venezuela as part of El Sistema.