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Cellist moves audiences with talent, feeling

“There were tears mixed with the applause when this concert ended” – Palm Beach News

The buzz is building. The cellist who is performing a concert Sunday has been acclaimed as one of the most exciting cellists on the concert stage today. Amit Peled, 33, has been hailed by the American Record Guide as “having the flair of the young (Mstislav) Rostropovich,” who was considered to be one of the greatest cellists of the 20th century.

Words such as warm and lyrical, rich, deep, smooth, sensual, brilliant, powerful, mournful and passionate describe this concert, says Twin Cities Concert Association Artistic Director Ken Hardin.



“This is going to be an excellent program, and he is phenomenal,” Hardin said.

The program includes H. Eccles’ Sonata for cello and piano; Ligeti’s Sonata for cello solo; Schumann’s Fünf Stücke im Volkston, op. 102; Shostakovich’s Sonata for cello and piano, op. 40; and Stutschewsky’s Hassidic Suite.




Performing with pianist Dr. Eli Kalman, who has an impressive resume of his own, Peled plays on an exceptional instrument, a rare Andrea Guarneri Cello ca. 1689. In their book, “The Violin Makers of the Guarneri Family,” William E. Hill and Sons reported that they knew of only 14 violoncellos from the hand of Andreas Guarneri.

Peled has performed as a soloist with the orchestra and in the world’s major concert halls. He is a frequent guest artist, performing and teaching master classes at prestigious summer music festivals, such as the Marlboro Music Festival and the Newport Music Festival. He is a professor at the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University.

For more information, log onto http://www.cello.org/Newsletter/Articles/peled/peled.htm for an interview.

Meet the two artists at a reception following the concert.

WHAT: Twin Cities Concert Association concert: Amit Peled, cello.

WHEN: Sunday at 2 p.m. The pre-concert forum with Dr. Aileen James begins at 1:15 p.m.; a beverage reception follows the concert

WHERE: Seventh Day Adventist Church, 12889 Osborne Hill Drive, Grass Valley (off Hwy. 174)

ADMISSION: Tickets for $16 are available online at http://www.tcca.net or at the door. Children ages 5-17 admitted free with an adult.

INFORMATION: Visit http://www.tcca.net or call 530-470-9454.


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