Amit Peled

CityMusic Cleveland today announced the appointment of Music Director Amit Peled, effective with the 2019-2020 season. In 2019-20, the Israeli-American cellist, conductor, and pedagogue will conduct two five-concert series. Avner Dorman will continue to work with CityMusic in the position of Music Director Emeritus.

Of his appointment, Peled says on Twitter: « This new post will joyfully be added to my artistic journey as a cello soloist, along w/ teaching at Peabody Conservatory & Artistic Director of the Mount Vernon Virtuosi.

6’5″ tall, Peled started life as a basketball player and was called “larger than life” and “Jacqueline du Pré in a farmer’s body” when he enveloped his cello. Peled won conducting competitions while studying at Yale University and at New England Conservatory, planting a seed in Peled’s heart for what has become a combined love of sharing music with the public from the conducting podium as well as from the soloist riser.

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