Amit Peled smiling and holding cello.

Saturday, October 27, 2018
2:00 PM

Antonello Hall, MacPhail Minneapolis Campus


Free admission.

Auditions: Sunday, October 14, 2018, at 12:30 p.m. in Room 124. Please apply at MacPhail Student
Services. Application deadline: Saturday, September 30.

Grammy-nominated cellist, conductor, and pedagogue Amit Peled enjoys a busy and dynamic career performing for audiences across the globe. The Baltimore Sun recently proclaimed, “Peled’s amiable and inviting personality is exactly the type everyone says we’ll need more of if classical music is to survive!”

Founder and Artistic Director of the Mount Vernon Virtuosi, Mr. Peled combines a growing conducting schedule, while continuing a thriving solo career performing on the historic 1733 Gofriller Pablo Casals cello
personally handed to him by Marta Casals Istomin, and his professorship at the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University.

In his continued quest to make classical music more accessible, Mr. Peled recently published a children’s book A Cello Named Pablo and released a new cello technique method book The First Hour.

Some of the upcoming highlights include Bach Suite cycles in the USA, Europe and Israel, a new Naxos
installment with the Tempest Trio, a debut collaboration with Maestra Marin Alsop, performing the
Shostakovich Concerto, Penderecki’s Second Cello Concerto conducted by the legendary composer himself, a release of the Brahms Cello Sonatas, Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata recorded on the Casals cello, and a musical celebration of Beethoven’s cello/piano sonatas around the world to commemorate his 250th anniversary.

Following his enthusiastically received Alice Tully Hall concerto debut playing the Hindemith cello concerto, the New York Times stated: “Glowing tone, a seductive timbre and an emotionally pointed approach to phrasing that made you want to hear him again.”

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