Amit Peled Featured on The Strad Podcast

Headshot of Amit Peled smiling and looking to the right while holding a cello

Amit Peled was featured in the The Strad Podcast, Episode #44 “Amit Peled on playing cello choirs.” Peled discusses various professional and educational experiences of being both a performer and instructor. In an accompanying video on The Strad website, Peled takes the solo cello part of Fauré’s Élégie, accompanied by cellists from the Mount Vernon […]

Amit Peled Releases Solus et una

Amit Peled released a new record titled Solus et una. Meaning “alone and together” in Latin, the album features J. S. Bach Suites 4 and 5 and a new arrangement of the Andante from Brahms Symphony No. 3 for cello ensemble, performed by Peled’s Mount Vernon Virtuosi. Solus et una is available on all major […]

Bergamot Quartet Releases In the Brink

Album cover of In the Brink

Bergamot Quartet, comprised of Ledah Finck (BM ’16, MM ‘18, Violin); Sarah Thomas (BM ’17, MM ’19 Violin); Amy Huimei Tan (GPD ’20, Viola); and Irène Han (MM ’18, Cello), released its first full length recording title In the Brink on May 6, 2022.

Benefit Concert for Ukraine

Headshots of Evanghelina Ciobanu, Nikolai Klotchkov, Ramilya Saubanova, and Denis Savelyev

Symphony orchestras have started adding the late Ukrainian composer Myroslav Skoryk’s Melody in A Minor to their concert programs to acknowledge the current humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. The short piece, which appeared as theme music in a 1980s Soviet film, became popularly known as the “spiritual hymn” of Ukraine over the ensuing decades. It’s the […]

Amit Peled Founds Every Child Deserves a Voice

Headshot of Amit Peled smiling and looking to the right while holding a cello

Cello Professor Amit Peled began the Every Child Deserves a Voice program through Mount Vernon Virtuosi with the goal to raise funds to purchase 1,000 string instruments to be distributed to schools in the Baltimore and Montgomery County school systems. The program recently received a donation of an 1850 German-made cello from Czechoslovakia from Holocaust […]

Stay Thirsty Magazine Interviews Amit Peled

Headshot of Amit Peled smiling and looking to the right while holding a cello

Amit Peled, professor of cello, was recently interviewed by Stay Thirsty Magazine in which he discusses Shoko, the nickname for his new cello, the difference of performing in difference spaces, and more.

Lavena Releases “in your hands”

in your hands

Lavena (MM ’13, Cello) released her debut album “in your hands” on March 26, 2021. The album includes world premiere recordings of works by Bryce Dessner, Gemma Peacocke, and Jessie Montgomery as well as works by Caroline Shaw, Ted Hearne, and Judah Adashi (MM ’02, DMA ’11, Composition) and features artists William Herzog and Jeff […]