Cellist Amit Peled performs in Washington, DC with pianist Alon Goldstein

Amit Peled

Washington, D.C., Feb 20, 2013 (Washington Bangla Radio): Praised by the Washington Post for his warm and ripe tone,” as well as his ability to “knock off the considerable technical challenges” in a work, cellist Amit Peled returns to the Terrace Theater to perform works by Beethoven, Brahms and Chopin on March 24 at 2 p.m.

In the 2011-12 season, Peled performed ten different concertos worldwide.  Highlights included performances of both Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 and Victor Herbert’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in 19 different cities (including locally) on a tour of the United States and Germany with the Nordwest Philharmonie. Said the Washington Post, “He and Herbert might have been soul mates… Peled, with a bow arm that produced both machine-gun speed, power and clarity in the fiendish spiccato chords of the last movement and a sense of heartfelt melodrama in the Andante movement, read Herbert’s intent splendidly.” Last season, Peled also performed the Britten Symphony for Cello and Orchestra with conductor Michael Stern, the Elgar Cello Concerto in Chicago, the Schumann Cello Concerto with the Israel Chamber Orchestra and the Boccherini Concerto in B-flat Major with Nicola Luisotti and the San Francisco Opera Orchestra.

Who: Amit Peled, cello; Alon Goldstein, piano
When: Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 2 p.m.
Where: Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Program: Beethoven Variations in E-flat Major, Op. 44 Brahms Sonata in F Major, Op. 99 Chopin Sonata in G minor, Op. 65
Tickets, priced $35, available at www.wpas.org or 202-785-9727

Peled has released two critically acclaimed CDs, The Jewish Soul and Cellobration, under the Centaur Records Label. Said Fanfare Magazine, “By all evidence, Amit Peled is a superb cellist. His technical prowess in the Davidoff and Ligeti vouchsafe that; and his tone gleams with a glint of gold in the slow, lyrical numbers.”

Peled is also a frequent guest artist, performing and giving master classes at leading summer music festivals such as the Marlboro Music Festival, Newport Music Festival, Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Heifetz International Music Institute, Schleswig Holstein Festival and Euro Arts Festival in Germany, Gotland Festival in Sweden, Prussia Cove Festival in England, the Violoncello Forum in Spain and the Mizra International Academy and Festival in Israel.

Amit Peled has been featured on television and radio stations throughout the world, including NPR’s Performance Today, WGBH Boston, WQXR New York, WFMT Chicago, Deutschland Radio Berlin, Radio France, Swedish National Radio and TV, and Israeli National Radio and TV.

Peled is a Professor at the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University and plays a rare Andrea Guarneri cello from 1689.

Pianist Alon Goldstein considered to be among the most original and sensitive pianists of his generation, admired for his musical intelligence, dynamic personality, artistic vision and innovative programming. His orchestral debut took place at age 18 with the Israel Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta. He returned in 2008 to perform with Herbert Blomstedt. Since then, Goldstein has performed in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Baltimore, St. Louis, Houston, Vancouver and Kansas City. He has also collaborated with orchestras in Paris, Russia, Romania and Bulgaria.

During his 2012-13 season, Goldstein tours Central and South America with the Israel Chamber Orchestra, makes his debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and performs with the Tokyo Quartet in its final season of concerts. At the Klavier-Festival Ruhr, under maestro Leon Fleisher’s baton, Goldstein performs Britten’s Diversions. Goldstein’s 2012-13 schedule also includes nation-wide solo recitals and performances with the Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio.

Alon Goldstein’s most recent debuts include his Carnegie Hall appearance in the Mozart Triple Concerto with Joseph Kalichstein and Shai Wosner, a successful performance with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski, and a performance with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, conducted by Leon Fleisher.  Recital and chamber music concerts in Beijing, Guatemala City, Kent (U.K.), Chicago, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv were also highly acclaimed.