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Master Classes

Our next master class will be with virtuoso cellist Amit Peled.  The master class will take place on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 4 p.m. in the Rhinehart Recital Hall on the IPFW campus.

The master class is free and open to the public.

Amit Peled will be the featured guest artist on the Philharmonic Masterworks concert, Bizet's Carmen, on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 8 p.m. at the Embassy Theatre.

From the United States to Europe to the Middle East and Asia, Israeli cellist Amit Peled - a musician of profound artistry and charismatic stage presence - is acclaimed as one of the most exciting instrumentalists on the concert stage today.  As a strong advocate of breaking boundaries between performers and the public, promoting and sharing classical music with wider audiences.

Mr. Peled has performed as a soloist with many orchestras and in the world's major concert halls such as: Carnegie Hall and Alic Tully Hall, New York; Salle Gaveau, Paris; Wigmore Hall, London; Konzerthaus, Berlin; and Tel Aviv's Mann Auditorium.

During the 2011/12 season, Mr. Peled embarked on an extensive concerto debut tour in the US and Germany with the Nordwest Philharmonie, performing both Shostakovich Concerto No. 1 and Victor Herbert's Cello Concerto, visiting nineteen different cities.  Moreover, Peled joined the legendary Krzysztof Penderecki for his cello concerto in Chicago's Millenium Park; performed the Elgar and Shostakovich concertos with Maestro Michael Stern and the IRIS Orchestra; performed Haydn's C Major Cello Concerto with Nicola Luisotti and the San Francisco Opera Orchestra; and, performed the Schumann Concerto with the Israel Chamber Orchestra.

As a recording artist, Mr. Peled released his third Centaur Records CD "Reflections" in 2012.  Mr. Peled's previous two CDs, "The Jewish Soul" and "Cellobration" (Centaur Records), are critically acclaimed.

Mr. Peled is also a frequent guest artist, performing and giving master classes at prestigious summer music festivals such as the Marlboro Music Festival, Newport Music Festival, Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Heifetz International Music Institute, Schleswig Holstein and Euro Arts Festivals in Germany, Gotland Festival in Sweden, Prussia Cove Festival in England, The Violincello Forum in Spain, and the Mizra Internaitonal Academy and Festival in Israel.

Amit Peled has been featured on television and radio stations throughout the world, including NPR's Performance Today, WGBH Boston, WQXR New York, WFMT Chicago, Deutschland Radio Berlin, Radio France, Swedish National Radio & TV, and Israeli National Radio & TV.

One of the most sought after cello pedagogues, Mr. Peled is a Professor at the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the John Hopkins University.