Amit Peled brings Pablo Casals’ legendary cello to Greenville where he joins festival mainstay Thomas Sauer and artistic director Ara Gregorian for this festive afternoon. Interactive discussion about the cello and how Peled has come to play this celebrated instrument will be book-ended by the artists joining together in thrilling performance. More Information
Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 3:00p.m. The Martinsborough Greenville, North Carolina
Invitation Only - All Donors
Thomas Sauer, piano Director of the Mannes Beethoven Institute, Sauer has performed at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society;the Marlboro, Seattle, Taos and Salt Bay festivals;and Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Palaix des Beaux Arts in Brussels. Recent appearances include concerto performances with the Quad-City and Tallahassee Symphonies and the Greenwich Village Orchestra. Tom is on the piano faculty at Vassar College and the Mannes College of Music. View Full Bio
Ara Gregorian, viola Founder and Artistic Director of the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, Gregorian made his New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and his debut as soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra. He has appeared in cities throughout the world including Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Vancouver, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tel Aviv and Helsinki, and performed at the Casals, Storioni, Bard and Vail festivals. He has recorded for the Bridge and Kleos labels and performed as a member of the Daedalus Quartet and Concertante. Gregorian is Distinguished Professor of Violin at East Carolina University. View Full Bio
Amit Peled, cello Israeli cellist Amit Peled is acclaimed as one of the most exciting instrumentalists on the concert stage today. As the recipient of the famous Goffriler cello of Pablo Casals, Mr. Peled's highlights with this cello include a 20 city US recital tour entitled "Homage to Pablo Casals", culminating in a performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington. Amit has performed as a soloist with many orchestras and in the world's major concert halls and is Professor at the Peabody Conservatory of Music at the Johns Hopkins University.
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