North Palm middle schoolers get a visit from world-renowned cellist


A world-renowned cellist visited the classroom of local middle school students last week to give them a music lesson.

Amit Peled worked coached a masterclass for music students Feb. 23 at The Benjamin School in North Palm Beach. During that time, he worked with sixth grade student Eric Levine, a promising violin player, according to a news release.

Peled subsequently presented a lecture recital to middle school students for the school’s Career Day. He talked about his life as a professional musician and performed a piece he had rehearsed with Levine in the classroom.

Peled is a renowned Israeli cellist who was hosted by the Palm Beach Symphony. He’s performed as a soloist with many orchestras and in Carnegie Hall in New York, Salle Gaveau in Paris and Wigmore Hall in London, according to his bio.

The events at the school Thursday were part of the Palm Beach Symphony’s continued educational and community outreach in northern Palm Beach County. The symphony about three years ago started a campaign to collect instruments for schools that needed them. Top musicians started giving coaching sessions to young students.