Vivian Hornik Weilerstein

Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, piano (Brookline, MA), has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the world and is a frequent collaborator with many of today’s most eminent artists and ensembles. She has appeared as a soloist with the Kansas City Symphony and the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale di Torino, and has toured throughout Europe, China, and Japan. She has been featured in More Magazine and on the Jane Pauley Show in stories about professional mother/daughter teams. 

Vivian is an active member of the highly acclaimed Weilerstein Trio, which is in residence at the New England Conservatory. Highlights of current and past seasons include concerts at Lincoln Center and Weill Hall in New York City and at prominent venues in Washington, D.C., Cleveland, St. Louis, St. Paul, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Boston. The trio’s highly acclaimed CD, featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered”, features music of Dvorak on the Koch label. Their second release on the Koch label features music of Schumann and Janacek. Symphony Magazine highlighted the Weilerstein family in their fall 2010 issue.

Critics and audiences have welcomed Vivians’s performances as part of the Weilerstein Duo, with violinist Donald Weilerstein. Among their many recitals across the country, the duo has performed at Alice Tully Hall and the 92nd Street Y in New York City and the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C. Their discography includes the complete works of Ernest Bloch for violin and piano and the sonatas of Janácek, Dohnanyi, and Enescu for Arabesque Records and the complete Schumann sonatas for Azica Records. Fanfare declared the Bloch recordings a “must” on the journal’s annual “Want List,” and American Record Guide lauded both the Bloch and Janácek recordings. The Duo recently premiered Joseph Hallman’s concerto for violin and piano with the NYCP orchestra in NYC. Vivian has also recorded for the EMI Debut Series.

In addition to performing at major American and International Festivals such as Marlboro, Aspen, The Banff Centre, Music Academy of the West, Verbier, and the Mendelssohn Summer School in Hamburg, Vivian returns regularly to Yellow Barn, and the Perlman Music Program. She has also taught and performed throughout China and in Venezuela as part of El Sistema, as well as at Femusc in Brazil. She has performed and given masterclasses at Guildhall in London, the Hannover Hochschule,  and at the Lubeck Conservatory. In October 2018, Vivian taught and performed at the inaugural season of Transatlantic Encounters in Aldeburgh, England, of which she is a founding member.

Widely sought after for masterclasses, Vivian is the director of the Professional Piano Trio Training Program at the New England Conservatory, where she serves on the piano, collaborative piano, and chamber music faculties. She is also on the chamber music faculty of the Juilliard School. Previous Yellow Barn musician (since 2001)