Dmitri Atapine
Dmitri Atapine

Dmitri Atapine
Claudio Bohórquez

J. Castro-Balbi
Jesús Castro-Balbi

German Gutierrez
Germán Gutiérrez

German Gutierrez
Gary Hardie

Patrick Jee
Patrick Jee

Patrick Jee
Thomas Landschoot

Patrick Jee
Mikko Lehtola

E. Osadchy
Thomas Loewenheim


2013 TCU Cellofest

Carlos Prieto

Carlos Prieto

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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.

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.

He has played with orchestras from all over the world, and has been invited to many of the world’s most prestigious halls.

Remarkable is Carlos Prieto’s contribution to the cello repertoire. Since 1980 he has played and recorded the world premieres of close to 100 compositions, most of which were written for him by the main composers from Mexico, Latin America, Spain and other countries. 

Prieto has written seven books.  His book “The Adventures of a Cello” has appeared in Spanish, English, Portuguese and Russian. He was appointed in 2011 a Member of the Academy of the Spanish Language

Mr. Prieto’s unusual background includes degrees from in Engineering and in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology which appointed him in 1993 member of its Department of Music and Theater Arts Visiting Committee.
He is a Member of the Fine Arts Advisory Council of the University of Texas at Austin.
He is since 1995 Chairman of the Foundation of the Conservatory of Las Rosas, the oldest conservatory of the Americas and Mexico’s most ambitious music education project.

He has received many awards, such the French Order of the Arts and Letters; the Order of Civil Merit from the King of Spain; the National Prize for the Arts from the President of Mexico; the Pushkin Medal from the President of Russia; the Eva Janzer Award entitled “Chevalier du Violoncelle” from Indiana University; a Cultural Leadership Citation from Yale University; and a Commendation for Distinguished Leadership in the Arts from TCU.

Website: www.carlosprieto.com

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Andrew Mark

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Namula

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Eugene Osadchy

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Aldo Parisot

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Dennis Parker

Carlos Prieto
Carlos Prieto

Rhonda Rider
Rhonda Rider

Rhonda Rider
Nikola Ruzevic

Bion Tsang
Bion Tsang

Hai Zheng
Hai Zheng

 
 
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