Maestro Carlos Prieto


Prieto will present his revised edition of The Adventures of a Cello* and perform Suite No. 1 in G. major. J. S. Bach; and Suite No. 3 in C. major. J. S. Bach

Consul General of Mexico in Austin, Rosaba Ojeda, and the Director of the Sarah and Ernest Butler Opera Center of the Butler School of Music in the College of Fine Arts, Robert DeSimone, in collaboration with Victoria E. Rodríguez, Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies, cordially invite you to attend an evening with Maestro Carlos Prieto.

A book signing will immediately follow. Books available for purchase from University of Texas Press.


Carlos Prieto, Mexican-born and MIT-educated, is one of the most respected cellists in the world, regularly premiering works composed especially for him by Latin American, North American and European composers.

Mr. Prieto began playing the cello at age four, studying with the Hungarian cellist Imre Hartman and later with Pierre Fournier in Geneva and Leonard Rose in New York.

In 1720, Antonio Stradivari crafted an exquisite work of art––a cello known as the Piatti. Over the next three centuries of its life, the Piatti cello left its birthplace of Cremona, Italy, and resided in Spain, Ireland, Italy, Germany, and the United States. In 1978, the Piatti became the musical soul mate of Mr. Prieto, with whom it has given concerts around the world.

In his book, “The Adventures of a Cello” (University of Texas Press), Mr. Prieto recounts the adventurous life of his beloved “Cello Prieto,” tracing its history through each of its previous owners from Stradivari in 1720 to himself.

Read more about Carlos Prieto at his Web site.

*The Adventures of a Cello, University of Texas Press

Details & RSVP

Saturday, October 15, 2011 | 7:30 p.m.

Jessen Auditorium in Homer Rainey Hall
21st & University Avenue
Austin, Texas
Parking Available in Dobie Parking Garage

RSVP by October 7
Christopher Villalobos
at (512) 232-3614

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