From the United States to Europe to the Middle East and Asia, Israeli cellist Amit Peled – a musician of profound artistry and charismatic stage presence – is acclaimed as one of the most exciting instrumentalists on the concert stage today. At 6’5″ tall, Peled started life as a basketball player and was called “larger than life” and “Jacqueline du Pré in a farmer’s body”when he enveloped his cello.
Peled often surprises audiences with the ways he breaks down barriers between performers and the public, making classical music more accessible to wider audiences. Tim Smith of the Baltimore Sun reflected on a recent performance: “Peled did a lot of joking in remarks to the audience. His amiable and inviting personality is exactly the type everyone says we’ll need more of if classical music is to survive.”
Peled is a busy soloist, and has performed with many orchestras and in the world’s major concert halls such as Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall, New York; Salle Gaveau, Paris; Wigmore Hall, London; Konzerthaus, Berlin; and Tel Aviv’s Mann Auditorium. Amit Peled teaches at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University. He is a sought-after Masterclass Professor and inspires other musicians all over the world.
Peled plays the historic cello of Pablo Casals. The instrument, a Goffriller ca. 1733, was personally handed to him by the Maestro’s widow, Mrs Marta Casals Istomin. In October 2017 his book “A Cello Named Pablo” was published. It’s been called, “A story to inspire children and adults about his journey with the cello and legacy of the great Pablo Casals.”
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The cost of the evening is:
- $18 general admission
- $36 preferred seating
- $54 preferred seating and dessert reception with Amit Peled