Select Concertos and Short Pieces
(Full list available upon request)
Britten Cello Symphony, op. 68
Bruch Kol Nidrei (grouped with Haydn)
Dvorak Concerto in b minor
Elgar Concerto in e minor
Fauré Elegy (grouped with Haydn or Boccherini)
Haydn Concerto in C Major
Haydn Concerto in D Major
Herbert Concerto no. 2 in e minor
Hindemith Concerto in G (1940)
Kopytman Kaddish for Cello and Strings
Lalo Concerto in d minor
Penderecki Concerto no. 2
Popper Hungarian Rhapsody (grouped with Kol Nidrei)
Prokofiev Symphony Concertante in e minor
Saint-Saëns Concerto no. 1 in a minor
Saint-Saëns Concerto no. 2 in d minor
Schumann Concerto in a minor
Shostakovich Concerto no. 1 in E-flat
Shostakovich Concerto no. 2 in G
Strauss Don Quixote
Concerto Playlist on Youtube
CELLO AND PIANO PROGRAMS
A Beethoven Celebration
To commemorate Beethoven’s 250th birth year in 2020, Amit Peled presents a monumental program of all five Beethoven sonatas for cello and piano in tribute to one of Western music’s most influential and timeless composers.
The Journey With My Jewishness
Through storytelling and performance of several works for cello and piano, Amit Peled presents his very personal voyage as a musician and human being, from growing up in a small kibbutz in Israel to becoming a world traveler and performing artist. By combining Jewish themes and the human-like voice of the cello, Amit shares his unique story of how he found his true identity and love of sharing music with audiences around the world. Featuring works by Zehavi, Bach, Bruch, Bloch, Tchaikovsky, and Popper.
An Embarrassment of Riches
Two rarely programmed sonatas coupled with one of Beethoven’s most beloved works for cello and piano delivers a program filled with romanticism and virtuosity. Featuring sonatas by Cassado, Strauss, and Beethoven.
To Brahms With Love
From the critically acclaimed album of the same name, this program explores two of the most celebrated sonatas in the cello and piano duo repertoire – Sonata no. 1 in e minor, and Sonata no. 2 in F Major.
A Russian Evening
The vast beautiful landscape and bountiful culture of Russia is unveiled through three monumental sonatas for cello and piano (Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich) and a 2015 commission from Lera Auerbach. Originally commissioned by Washington Performing Arts, Auerbach’s “La Suite dels Ocells” was dedicated to Amit Peled.
Homage to Pablo Casals
After playing the historic Goffriller cello of Pablo Casals personally handed to him by Marta Casals Istomin, Amit Peled offers a recital program celebrating six fulfilling years of performing and recording on that special instrument. The audience will be offered a unique window into the Casals history and legacy through music and stories shared by the performer from the stage. Works include Bach Suite no. 3, Beethoven Seven Variations from Mozart’s “Magic Flute” and Saint-Saëns Allegro Appassionato, and others.
SOLO CELLO PROGRAM
When Bach Met Bloch
In this intimate program, Amit Peled juxtaposes Bach Suites 4, 5, and 6 against three short pieces from Ernest Bloch’s “From Jewish Life.”
Select Performances on Youtube
The Amit Peled Cello Gang
Around The World In Seven Cellos
Featuring Amit Peled and top students from his studio at the Peabody Conservatory, “Around the World in Seven Cellos” is a program rich in variety and depth. This unique ensemble has performed at the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival, the Society of Four Arts in Palm Beach, with the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, as a resident ensemble in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and all across Maryland, the gang’s home state. Featuring works by Boccherini, Bach, Penderecki, Bruch, Haydn, Popper, Piazzolla, Leonard Cohen, and Freddie Mercury.