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Alisa Weilerstein has won the MacArthur Foundation "genius grant." Jamie Jung hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

Cellist Alisa Weilerstein Among MacArthur Grant Winners

Hear the young cellist discuss her new award and watch her play at the NPR offices.

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Violinist Livia Sohn, pianist Inon Barnatan, cellist Alisa Weilerstein and violist Barry Shiffman (not pictured) dig into the the Gypsy-influenced Piano Quartet, Op. 25 by Brahms on June 11 at the Spoleto Festival USA in Charlestown, S.C. William Struhs hide caption

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