Amit Peled

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Amit Peled, Cellist

Amit Peled (born 1973) is an Israeli-American cellist and virtuoso. He plays Pablo Casals's 1733 Matteo Gofriller cello.[1] Prior to Casals's cello, Peled played a 1689 Andrea Guarneri cello.

Amit Peled's two critically acclaimed[citation needed] CDs “The Jewish Soul” and “Cellobration” were released under the Centaur Records label.[2] His third CD with Centaur Records "Reflections" was released in September 2012.[3]

At 6'5" tall, Peled started life as a basketball player[4] and was called "larger than life" when he enveloped his Guarneri cello [5] and "Jacqueline du Pré in a farmer's body."[6] Peled often surprises audiences with the ways he breaks down barriers between performers and the public, making classical music more accessible to wider audiences through explanations, jokes,[7] and even with a basketball game challenge.[8]

Peled was a student of Bernard Greenhouse and is now a sought-after pedagogue of cello at Peabody Institute[9] and when hired, was the youngest professor at a top musical institution.

Amit Peled is Online Master Teacher at iClassical Academy with whom he has recorded several online Masterclasses.[10]

Peled also collaborates with pianist Alon Goldstein and clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein in the Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio[11] as well as with pianist Alon Goldstein and violinist Ilya Kaler in the Tempest Trio.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "How I came to play Pablo Casals's 1733 Gofriller cello - 18 September 2014". The Strad. Archived from the original on 14 September 2015. Retrieved 2016-01-18.
  2. ^ PM (2010-10-19). "Peabody Academic Affairs: Amit Peled at Carnegie Hall 11/6". Peabodyacademics.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2012-09-30.
  3. ^ Alvaro Zuniga - www.zunitek.com. "Classical Record Label". Centaur Records. Retrieved 2012-09-30.
  4. ^ Sauro, Tony (2010-10-14). "All the right moves". Recordnet.com. Retrieved 2012-09-30.
  5. ^ Reinthaler, Joan (2012-03-06). "Amit Peled delivers on Herbert's Cello Concerto No. 2". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2012-09-30.
  6. ^ "Print Article". Jpost. 2011-12-06. Retrieved 2012-09-30.
  7. ^ "Clef Notes and Drama Queens: Up close with cellist Amit Peled in Frederick, courtesy of piano store - Classical music and theater in Baltimore: Critic Tim Smith writes about classical music, opera, theater, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Centerstage, and more - baltimoresun.com". Weblogs.baltimoresun.com. 2010-06-21. Retrieved 2012-09-30.
  8. ^ "Beethoven, basketball share center court at Albright". Readingeagle.com. 2011-09-17. Retrieved 2012-09-30.
  9. ^ "Peabody Institute - Amit Peled: Amit Peled". Peabody.jhu.edu. Archived from the original on 2012-08-06. Retrieved 2012-09-30.
  10. ^ Foundation, iClassical. "Amit Peled". iClassical Academy. Retrieved 2019-08-29.
  11. ^ Kozinn, Allan (2009-12-21). "Cello, Clarinet and Piano Pass Around the Spotlight". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-09-30.
  12. ^ "Clef Notes and Drama Queens: WPAS presents Amit Peled in impressive Kennedy Center recital debut - Classical music and theater in Baltimore: Critic Tim Smith writes about classical music, opera, theater, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Centerstage, and more - baltimoresun.com". Weblogs.baltimoresun.com. 2011-01-24. Retrieved 2012-09-30.