Alisa Weilerstein, cellist with ties to NEC, awarded MacArthur Grant
- She’s just 29, but Alisa Weilerstein is officially a genius. Well, the cellist is one of the recipients of a MacArthur Foundation Grant. Weilerstein is closely aligned with New England Conservatory, where she and her parents - faculty members of NEC - form the Weilerstein Trio. Recipients of the grant are awarded $500,000 over five years. (Photo by Hilary Scott)

Alisa Weilerstein, cellist with ties to NEC, awarded MacArthur Grant

- She’s just 29, but Alisa Weilerstein is officially a genius. Well, the cellist is one of the recipients of a MacArthur Foundation Grant. Weilerstein is closely aligned with New England Conservatory, where she and her parents - faculty members of NEC - form the Weilerstein Trio. Recipients of the grant are awarded $500,000 over five years. (Photo by Hilary Scott)