Cello? Check. Music? Check. Dressed for a concert performance? Check. Insulin pump snug in its thigh holster? Check.
This is an example of a simple checklist Alisa Weilerstein probably does before heading on stage to perform as a much-lauded and sought after soloist and recitalist. At 26, diabetes does not slow her down nor stop her from achieving her dream, which she began at age four by learning to play the cello. She has lived with type 1 diabetes since the age of nine and now uses both an insulin pump and a continuous glucose monitor. New York magazine described her as Yo-Yo Ma’s heir apparent to the American cello, and she is performing soon at a performance hall near you (especially if you live in San Francisco or New York or Boston!)
In a recital with Inon Barnatan at Herbst Theatre, Alisa Weilerstein will be performing Beethoven Sonata No. 5 in D Major, Kodaly Sonata Opus 8, Golijov Omaramor, and Chopin Sonata in G Minor on December 11. If you live in the Bay Area and love music, call us at diaTribe (415 241 9500) – we’d love to get a big group together! Check here for more information and more on her schedule in other cities.