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Peabody's Amit Peled to make Kennedy Center debut

Peabody's Amit Peled to make Kennedy Center debut

"It's definitely a milestone for me," said cellist Amit Peled about his debut at the Kennedy Center on Sunday, presented by the Washington Performing Arts Society. "When I saw who else was on the WPAS season brochure, I freaked out." WPAS President and CEO Neale Perl had no hesitation about adding the tall, long-haired, 37-year-old Peabody Institute faculty member to the organization's starry roster. "He reminds me of [Gregor] Piatigorsky," Perl said. "Amit has the same imposing physical stature and a tremendous stage presence. He has such a warmth and genuineness to his artistry. He plays directly from the heart." (Perl, an amateur cellist...

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