THE iCLASSICAL ACADEMY TEACHERS (click on the names for detailed careers)
AMIT PELED One of the most sought-after cello pedagogues, Professor at the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University. Peled was chosen among "Musical America's 30 Professionals of the Year 2015 and performed for many years on Pablo Casals’s own cello, a 1733 Matteo Gofriller.
PETER SZABO Principal cellist of the Budapest Festival Orchestra and solo cellist of the World Orchestra for Peace, founded by Sir George Solti, Holder of the UNESCO Artist for the peace prize. Szabó studied at the Ferenc Liszt Academy in Budapest with Ferenc Rados, György Kurtág and László Mező.
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EVANGELINE BENEDETTI Expected in October 2020 Evangeline Benedetti's Cello Musical Jewel: "Cello, Bow and You", a video collection of Benedetti's over 40 years of precious cello experiences. Benedetti served for 20 years on the faculty of Manhattan School of Music and over 40 years she was cellist of the New York Philharmonic.
MISHA MAISKY has the distinction of being the only cellist in the world to have studied with both Mstislav Rostropovich and Gregor Piatigorsky. As an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist for more than 30 years he made well over 35 recordings with great orchestras and renowned conductors. Maisky’s masterclasses are part of the Partner Naxos/Dakapp Collections, online available from October 2020.
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NADIA DAVID Classical cellist and Feldenkrais specialized teacher. Born in Bucharest, Romania, Nadia David began her studies at a young age, continued in Israel at the prestigious Rubin Academy in Tel Aviv with Professor Uzi Wiesel. After moving to the Netherlands, she graduated with the Highest Honours at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam. Ms David was awarded the "Prix d'Exellence", the highest award granted to artists by the Dutch Government. Her course is about less effort in cello playing.
URI VARDI Professor of cello at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Uri Vardi has specialized in the Feldenkrais Method, for which he received the UW-Madison Arts Institute Faculty Development Award in 1999. A vital influencer teacher to him was Janos Starker. Other teachers included Aldo Parisot, Eva Janzer, and Uzi Wiesel. "Uri Vardi's Cello Fundamentals course" will be vailable online from October 2020.