“Amit Peled’s cello truly dazzled, thanks to his sovereign musicality and charisma. In Ernest Bloch’s Prayer (from Jewish Life) and Glazunov’s Minstrel’s Song, he captivated the audience with a depth and opulent sound, able to span an extremely wide range without compromising style or technique. Nevertheless, it was in Sulkhan Tsintsadze’s Five Pieces on Folk Themes that the Israeli cellist, seconded by Radiushina’s requisite fierceness, delivered the high point of the evening, displaying truly exceptional, yet always restrained, musical resources. Peled, who is a star returning to the local scene for the third time, should come back soon. A performance of Bach’s Suites on the cello Pablo Casals left him could well make history.” Read more.