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“Peled has an extraordinary technique, a broad and effortless versatility, with great depth of beauty and meaning in his interpretations. He created such magic that at the end of the Rachmaninov there was a stunned silence in the hall for at least six seconds, followed by the entire audience erupting into a standing ovation, generating several curtain calls. Patrons have been expressing their delight ever since. Mr. Peled also gave a lively and informative children’s concert this morning, handling with great warmth and effectiveness nearly 1,300 elementary schoolchildren, no mean feat.”

Karen Pellón, Executive Director, Tuesday Evening Concert Series, Virginia

 

“Your performance was outstanding! I am also so pleased for the review and the audience feedback has been full of superlatives. We will keep in touch, and if you would like me to be a reference for you with other presenters, don’t hesitate to ask.”
Ruth Felt, Founder & President Emeritus, San Francisco Performances

 

“Amit Peled is a cellist and musician of the highest order. It is rare to find an artist who can express the essence of the music in such an effortless and natural manner. Amit's tonal palette on his magnificent 17th century Guarneri cello is a joy to hear!”

Neale Perl, Former President, Washington Performing Arts, and Former President and CEO, Scottsdale Arts


“It was such a pleasure to meet you and to hear this concert. It made me understand that music is so much more accessible and understandable with a few words. Even more if they carry some great sense of humor.

Christoph Schreiber, Piano Salon Christophori, Berlin

 

“Cellist Amit Peled’s Elgar Concerto is in the highest ranks of performances”
Günther Herbig, conductor


“Our audience was small, but they were spellbound by your magnificent playing. Thank you so very much for an absolutely stunning concert. Several times the music brought tears to my eyes – it was so exquisitely played. And the passion and depth of feeling brought to each work was thrilling and memorable. There could not have been a finer way to end our season!”

Nany Mato, Executive Vice President, Society of the Four Arts, Florida

 

“I invited cellist Amit Peled to solo with the Radio Orchestra Saarbruecken and was overwhelmed by his unusual warm sound, great musicality and remarkable stage presence. Every concert with him was an event in itself!”
Dr. Sabine Tomek, Executive Director, Radio Orchestra Saarbruecken, Germany


“Amit Peled is destined for a major international career”
Bernard Greenhouse, Cellist and Founding Member of the Beaux Arts Trio

 

“I find Mr. Peled an outstanding musician with all the characteristics needed for a major solo career. He has a real mastery of the instrument, a performer of true musicality and deep conviction and he is a person of high intelligence and ideal professionalism.”
Laurence Lesser, Cellist and President Emeritus, New England Conservatory

 

Acclaim by the National and International Press

“A glowing tone, a seductive timbre and an emotionally pointed approach to phrasing that made you want to hear him again”

New York Times

“Fiery and intelligent, Peled really shone in a bold and dramatically conceived interpretation”

Strad Magazine, London 

 

“Simply gorgeous sound”

The Baltimore Sun 

 

 “The penultimate concert of the Casals Festival was a revelation. In the years I have been in music, I have never heard an interpretation of Brahms so clearly." 

El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico

 

 “Overwhelmed us with waves of emotion”

Ha’aretz, Israel

 

“How can anything be better than this?”

Pitea-Tidningen, Sweden

 

“He has the flair of the young Rostropovich”

American Record Guide 

 

“Every movement was imbued with its own shade of resigned solemnity”

Washington Post 

 

“Peled’s playing is sweepingly temperamental with a rich sound, and he is unreservedly immersed in the music”

Jerusalem Post, Israel

 

“There were tears mixed with the applause when this concert ended”

Palm Beach Daily News

 

“Peled gave one of the most sensitive and emotional performances I have ever heard”

Classical Voice of North Carolina

 

“His sensitivity and beautiful sound were unique”

Ha’aretz, Israel

 

His beautiful sound expressed a depth of feeling which evoked a rousing applause from the audience”

La Vanguardia, Barcelona