Donald Weilerstein

College Division

College Division: 

  • Violin

Pre-College Division

Pre-College Division: 

  • Violin

Contact Information

Contact Information

Born in Washington, D.C.

Winner, Young Concert Artists, Munich International Competition for violin/piano duo. Founding first violinist, Cleveland Quartet, 1969-89. Recordings on RCA, Telarc, CBS, Phillips, Pro Arte; had seven Grammy nominations, won Best of Year awards from Time, Stereo Review. Festivals: Aspen, Ravinia, Marlboro, Mostly Mozart, Berlin, Israel, Salzburg, Luzern, among others. Violinist, Weilerstein Trio; duo recitalist with pianist Vivian Hornik Weilerstein. Recorded complete Bloch violin/piano works, Dohnanyi, Janacek, Enescu sonatas (Arabesque), three Schumann sonatas (Azica), Bach solo sonatas and partitas (2001, Azica). Students have won prizes in major international competitions, are in leading ensembles, orchestras. Faculty, Cleveland Institute, since 1989.

Degrees and Studies

B.M., M.S., The Juilliard School; first recipient, Fritz Kreisler Memorial Scholarship; studies with Ivan Galamian, Dorothy DeLay, members of Juilliard String Quartet.

The Juilliard School

Faculty since 2001; Pre-College since 2010.