Alisa Weilerstein in conversation with Paul Katz, 2015.

  • What are the many elements to consider as you begin the study of a new work.
  • Your conception of what you want, what the work means, evolves. Search, experiment, be patient, and the music will speak more and more deeply to you.
  • Communication is the goal, not perfection. To communicate, taking risk is necessary.
  • Marry technique and music.


If you want to know that nothing will go wrong, sit home and listen to a CD. Communication, not perfection, is the goal. Alisa Weilerstein

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