Cellist Amit Peled to become CityMusic Cleveland music director

Posted on: August 1, 2019

“CityMusic Cleveland has appointed Amit Peled, an Israeli-American cellist who made his debut with the professional chamber orchestra last spring, as its music director,” reads an unsigned Monday (7/29) article in The Strad. “Peled replaces composer-conductor Avner Dorman, who has stepped down to devote himself to his duties in and around Gettysburg College, where he serves on the faculty. Raised on a kibbutz in Israel, Peled began playing the cello at age 10— an interest that he cultivated alongside a love of basketball…. He studied with Bernard Greenhouse, a former student of Pablo Casals, before going on to perform as a soloist at venues all over the world…. In 2017, he published a children’s book entitled A Cello Named Pablo, which follows Peled’s journey from the basketball courts of rural Israel to the world’s great concert halls playing Casals’s cello. As a conductor, Peled is soon to make his debut with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra and is currently in his second season with the Mount Vernon Virtuosi, a group he founded with a mission similar to CityMusic Cleveland’s: to nurture emerging artists and present free concerts to the community.” Peled conducts his first concerts as the orchestra’s music director this October.

Posted August 1, 2019