Which US cellist has won a MacArthur 'genius' Grant? (+ video)

Well, it’s not Yo Yo Ma, so who does that leave?

Alisa Weilerstein, that’s who.

Hear her play here.

Genius grants also to choral composer Francisco Nunez and Jazz composer Dafnis Prieto.

 

The award is $500,000 in no-strings-attached support over the next five years. I guess they can take some time off now.

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