Cellist and conductor announce they’re expecting a baby

Cellist and conductor announce they’re expecting a baby


norman lebrecht

November 05, 2015

From Alisa Weilerstein:

My husband Rafael Payare‬ and I want to share some very exciting news: we’re expecting a baby next spring! We couldn’t be more thrilled about starting a family together. In the meantime, I’m keeping very active and healthy and am feeling wonderful. My schedule is as full as always, and I’m enjoying performing and recording as never before!


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Our warmest good wishes to them both.


  • Nan Di says:

    Who gives a shit ? Dignity please, dignity !

  • Prewartreasure says:

    I promise you, Alisa, the novelty soon wears off!

  • Holger H. says:

    Keep it private. And let’s hope the man in this picture is a better than than most of his conductor colleagues in their playboy years, where screwing around with the always available harem backstage groupies is more the norm than the exception.

  • Leo says:

    I recently seen this couple perform together and they were fantastic. It’s great news that they are having a baby and I wish them all the best for the future.