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Amit Peled
(Teaching language : English, Deutsch, Hebrew)
Recently hailed by the American Record Guide as "having the flair of the young Rostropovich" cellist Amit Peled is forging an international career of the highest caliber both as a soloist and as an enthusiastic teacher.

Mr. Peled has been featured guest artist in some of the world's major concert halls such as: Wigmore Hall, London, Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall, NY City, Salle Gaveau, Paris, National Auditorium in Barcelona, Konzerthaus Berlin and Tel Aviv's Man Auditorium.

Among the orchestras that he has collaborated with are the European Philharmonic Orchestra, Radio Symphony Orchestra Saarbrucken, Orquestra Simfonica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya, London Soloists, Jerusalem symphony, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Tel Aviv Soloists, Haifa symphony, Musica Vitae Chamber Orchestra, Velcea Philharmonic, Hartford Symphony, Nashua Symphony, String Orchestra of the Rockies to name few.

Highlights of the 2005/06 season include solo appearances with the Israel Chamber Orchestra on their US tour, the Ashland Symphony the Philharmonie Sudwestfalen, the Chautauqua Symphony and the Academia Ars Musica. Moreover, Peled is continuing his Beethoven Cycle in Israel, USA, Spain and Germany and will record the "Russian Evening" project on a DVD. As an advocate of Israeli music, Mr. Peled has just released the Cello Concerto by Mark Kopytman with the Tel Aviv Soloists under the JMC label and will later in the season premier a concerto dedicated to him by Israeli composer Erel Paz with conductor Ilan Volkov.

Being one of the youngest cello professors in the United States, Peled joined the distinguished faculty of the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore in September 2003 and will conduct intensive master classes this summer at the Euro Arts Festival, Germany, the Heifetz Institute in the US, in Toledo Spain and at the Gotland Festival in Sweden.

Mr. Peled is a frequent participant at prestigious festivals such as the Marlboro Music Festival, Newport Music Festival, Schleswig - Holstein Festival, Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Cape Cod Music Festival, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Moselfestwochen, where he played all six Bach Suites, Ludwigsburger Festspiele, playing to raving reviews Beethoven's Triple concerto and Brahms's Double concerto in one evening, Strings in the Mountains, Four Seasons, Bastad, Prussia Cove, Millstatt Musikwochen and Kfar Blum.

Peled performed with violinist Midori for the 1998 America Israel Cultural Foundation Gala at Lincoln Centre's Alice Tully Hall and has been featured guest on the 2005 Gala as well. He performed for the Marlboro 50th Anniversary concerts in Washington and NY and his recordings can be heard frequently on the Israeli National Classical Music Radio & TV, NPR, WGBH Boston, WFMT Chicago, WQXR NY, Saarlandischer Rundfunk, Deutschland Radio Berlin, Hessischer Rundfunk, Radio France and Swedish National Radio & TV. For more details visit Peled's website at:

Amit is playing a rare Andrea Guarneri Cello ca. 1689

Amit Peled gehort zu den herausragendsten und charismatischsten Cellisten dieser Tage. Als Solist trat er mit Orchester in den weltweit großten Konzertsalen auf: der Carnegie Hall und der Alice Tully Hall, New York, der Salle Gaveau, Paris, der Wigmore Hall, London, dem Konzerthaus, Berlin und in Tel Aviv's Mann Auditorium.

Amit Peled ist haufig zu Gast bei beruhmtem Musikfestivals wie dem Marlboro Music Festival, dem Newport Music Festival, dem Seattle Chamber Music Festival, beim Heifetz International Music Institute, dem Schleswig Holstein Musikfestival und dem Euro Music Festival in Deutschland, dem Gotland Festival in Schweden, dem Prussia Cove Festival in England, The Violoncello Congress in Spain, und dem Kfar Blum Music Festival in Israel. Bei Centaur Records erschien die Aufnahme ?The Jewish Soul“. Mit besonderer Hingabe widmet sich Amit Peled der Israelischen Musik. So nahm er die Violoncello-Konzerte von Mark Kopytman mit den Tel Aviv Soloists fur das Label JMC auf.

Das fur Amid Peled geschriebene Werk des israelischen Komponisten Erel Paz wurde unter der Leitung von Ilan Volkov von Fernseh- und Radioradiokanalen weltweit ubertragen. Amid Peled ist Professor am Peabody Conservatory of Music der Johns Hopkins University (USA) und spielt ein Andrea Guarneri Violioncello von ca. 1689.


"He has the flair of the young Rostropovich" American Record Guide Nov/Dec 2005

"Every movement was imbued with its own shade of resigned solemnity" Washington Post Dec 2004

"Peled gave an extremely intelligent performance" Strad Magazine Oct 2001

"Simply gorgeous in sound" The Baltimore Sun Apr 2004

"Peled succeeded (...) in what only a few artists are able to do: everything was reduced to the music" Trierischer Volksfreund Jul 2003

"The program was entertaining in the best way: it was story telling, lively, lyrical and moody" Badische Neueste Nachrichten Mar 2003

"His sensitivity and beautiful sound where unique in itself" Haaretz Apr 2004

"There were tears mixed with the applause when this concert ended" Palm Beach Daily News Mar 2002