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Amit Peled, Noreen Polera

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Amit Peled and Noreen Polera
play Beethoven

Online Concert and Live Zoom Chat with Amit Peled following the performance. December 27 at 5:30pm

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About the Artists

Amit Peled - Kit Neustadter, Redwood Arts founder, introduced the Israeli born cellist to our series 14 years ago when he was a young, upcoming cellist.  The love affair between him and our audiences was immediate and has continued over the years. This is the sixth time that Mr. Peled has appeared in our concert series and we planning to present him again with Ms Polera in a live concert in the fall of 2021.   Visit to see this incredible musician as a performer and teacher. 

From the United States to Europe to the Middle East and Asia, Amit Peled, is a musician of profound artistry and charismatic stage presence, 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. Amit often surprises audiences with the ways he breaks down barriers between performers and the public, making classical music more accessible to wider audiences. Mr. Peled is a Professor at the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University. He plays Pablo Casals’ historic cello, a Gofffriler ca. 1733, presented to him by the widow of Maestro Casals. 
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Noreen Polera - Pianist Noreen Cassidy-Polera ranks among the most highly-regarded and diverse chamber artists performing today, and maintains a career that has taken her to every major American music center and abroad to Europe, Russia, and Asian centers. Winner of the Accompanying Prize at the Eighth International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Ms. Cassidy-Polera regularly collaborates with laureates of the Queen Elisabeth, Tchaikovsky and Naumburg international competitions. She has collaborated with leading soloists including David Shifrin, Matt Haimovitz, Carter Brey, Antonio Menesis, Aurora-Natalie Ginastera, Yo-Yo Ma and Leonard Rose. Her mastery and affection for the complete standard cello-piano repertory is well-known, as is her attention and dedication to the works of living composers.