Amit Peled, Artistic Director


Grammy-nominated conductor, cellist, and pedagogue Amit Peled enjoys a busy and dynamic career performing for audiences across the globe. The Baltimore Sun recently proclaimed, “Peled’s amiable and inviting personality is exactly the type everyone says we'll need more of if classical music is to survive!”

Founder and Artistic Director of the Mount Vernon Virtuosi, Mr. Peled combines a growing conducting schedule, a thriving solo career performing on the historic 1733 Gofriller Pablo Casals cello, and his appointment as a professor at The Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University. 

In his continued quest to make classical music more accessible, Mr. Peled recently published a children’s book A Cello Named Pablo and released a new cello technique method book The First Hour. He looks forward to presenting The Mount Vernon Virtuosi's exciting, out-of-the-box 2018-2019 concert season, while nurturing the careers of each selected member of this unique orchestra.