Masterclass with Amit Peled (Cello)
Amit Peled (USA-Israel)
Israeli-American cellist, conductor, and pedagogue Amit Peled, a musician of profound artistry and charismatic stage presence, is acclaimed worldwide as one of the most exciting and virtuosic instrumentalists on the concert stage today. Highlights of Peled’s 2019-2020 season includes performances with the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional, Abilene Philharmonic, Bellingham Symphony, Lubbock Symphony, Auburn Symphony (CA), and Fargo-Moorhead Symphony; the premiere of Joshua Bornfield’s Concerto for Cello and Choir with the Händel Choir of Baltimore; a Beethoven cycle with Alon Goldstein in Mexico; and his debut conducting the Peabody Chamber Orchestra. Peled is founder of the Amit Peled Cello Gang, a touring group composed of students from his studio at the Peabody Institute, and conductor and artistic director of the Mount Vernon Virtuosi, a chamber orchestra dedicated to launching the careers of recently graduated students. He is a founding member of the Tempest Trio and Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio. Peled lives in Baltimore and performs on an 1800 Thomas Dodd cello. From 2012 to 2018, Peled performed on the Pablo Casals 1733 Goffriller cello. Amit is a longtime Keshet Eilon Faculty member.
Tsuf Kreiner (Israel)
Tsuf Kreiner was born in Israel, in 2003. He is a recipient of the Ronen Foundation scholarship for 2018 and a recipient of the AICF scholarship for cello since 2017. In 2019 a piece he composed was chosen to be performed at the Israeli Music Festival, by the Thelma Yellin Symphonic Orchestra, under the conduction of Pierre-Andre Valade.
In 2019 Tsuf was a member of a quartet that performed in a concert at the Jerusalem Music Center, which was recorded by Kol Hamusica radio station. Tsuf was also invited to perform in a live recording of a recital as part of a concert for outstanding students from the Givatayim Conservatory which was broadcast live from the Eden Tamir Music Center in Ein Kerem. In 2019 Tsuf played as part of the Spectrum Ensemble at the Brigham Young University
Annabel Hauk (Germany)
Annabel Hauk was born in 1999 in Frankfurt, Germany, and started playing the cello when she was 5 years old. From 2012-2017 she was taught by Prof. Istvan Vardai at the Kronberg Academy and since 2017 she is a student of Prof. Laurence Lesser at the New England Conservatory in Boston.
During her time in the US Annabel performed in the Neue Galerie in New York, in Jordan Hall in Boston and won a silver medal at the 4th Manhattan Music Competition. With her Tempest String Quartet, she joined the Perlman Music Program on Shelter Island and won the honors competition at NEC as well as the international Enkor competition.
Besides her passion for chamber music, Annabel played with various orchestras and at Festivals like the Rheingau Musik Festival, the Schleswig Holstein Musikfestival, and the Pyeong Chang Music Festival in South Korea.