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. From 2012 to 2018, he performed on the Pablo Casals 1733 Goffriller cello. Peled served as Music Director for City Music Cleveland for the 2019-2020 season.
Peled’s discography includes acclaimed CDs on the Naxos, Centaur, CAP, CTM Classics, and Delos labels. Upcoming album releases include a Cassado recording for Naxos and the second installment of the Bach Suites for CTM Classics. In 2017, Peled published a children’s book, A Cello Named Pablo.
One of the most sought after cello teachers in the world, Peled has instructed students who have gone on to Garner top prizes and finalist spots at prestigious international competitions such as the Carlos Prieto International Competition in Mexico, the Schoenefeld International competition in China, and Young Concert Artist Guild in New York. Peled is founder of the Amit Peled Cello Gang, a touring group composed of students from his studio at the Peabody Institute, where he has taught since 2003 and was one of the youngest professors ever hired by a major conservatory. He is also conductor and artistic director of the Mount Vernon Virtuosi, a chamber orchestra dedicated to launching the careers of recently graduated students. Peled is a founding member of the Tempest Trio with pianist Alon Goldstein and violinist Ilya Kaler.
Peled lives in Baltimore, Maryland and plays a cello made by the Italian master Giovanni Grancino, ca. 1695, on generous loan from the Roux Family Foundation. For more information, visit www.amitpeled.com.