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. At 6’5″ tall, Peled started life as a basketball player and was called “larger than life” when he enveloped his cello and “Jacqueline du Pré in a farmer’s body.”Peled often surprises audiences with the ways he breaks down barriers between performers and the public, making classical music more accessible to wider audiences. Continue reading

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Amit Peled plays Casals’s historical cello, a Matteo Goffriler dated 1733 approximately. The instrument was personally given to him by the Master’s widow: Marta Casals Istomin. During the 2014/15 season Peled will continue sharing with the world public the sound of the historical Pau Casals’s cello.


Casals’s cello is played again by Amit Peled exactly one century after the Master toured the United States.

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) Sonata No. 1 in sol minor

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Suite no. 3 BWV 1009 for cello solo


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Variations in E-flat over Mozarts’s Magic Flute theme  “Bei Männern welche Liebe fühlen”

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)




Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Aria from the Pastorale’s organ in F-major

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) Allegro Appassionato


Amit Peled in live performance of Prayer (from Jewish Life) by Ernest Bloch

J.S. Bach – Aria from Pastorale in F major, BWV 590[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=»yes» overflow=»visible»][fusion_builder_row][/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]