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Cellist playing for concert association

Jan 29, 2013

Amit Peled, acclaimed as one of the most exciting instrumentalists on the concert stage today, comes to the stage of the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center’s Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 as part of the current concert series sponsored by the Fairfield Concert Association.

Admission is by membership only. Members of the reciprocating associations of Centerville, Ottumwa, Keokuk and Washington, Iowa, should bring their current membership cards with them.

Israeli cellist Amit Peled is a musician of profound artistry and charismatic stage presence, who has performed in the world’s major concert halls, such as Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York City, Salle Gaveau, Paris, Wigmore Hall, London, Konzerthaus, Berlin and Tel Aviv’s Mann Auditorium. He also is a frequent guest artist at summer music festivals. such as the Marlboro Music Festival, Newport Music Festival, Heifetz International Music Festival, Schleswig Holstein Festival in Germany, Gotland Festival in Sweden, the Violoncello Congress in Spain and the Kfar Blum Music Festival in Israel.

Peled has been featured on TV and radio throughout the world, including NPR’s “Performance Today,” WGBH Boston, WQZR New York, Deutschland Radio Berlin and Radio France.

He has recently released two critically acclaimed CDs: “The Jewish Soul” and “Cellobration” under Centaur Records Label.

Peled is a professor at the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University and plays a rare Andre Guarneri cello ca. 1689.

For further information about the classical concert, call 472-4347.

 

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