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Prieto comes 'Bach' to MIT

World-class cellist Carlos Prieto, who graduated in 1959 with degrees in metallurgy and economics, returns to MIT to present a lecture/demonstration on Bach's Unaccompanied Suites for Cello on Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 5-7pm in Killian Hall.

Although Mr. Prieto has been a musician since he began his cello studies at the age of four in his native Mexico City, he worked as a steel company executive in Mexico until he was 42. At that time he decided to devote his life to his career as a concert cellist. The New York Times review of his 1984 Carnegie Hall debut raved, "Prieto has no technical limitations and his musical instincts are impeccable."

In addition to his extensive and award-winning performing and recording career, Mr. Prieto has written three books: Russian Letters (1965), Around the World with the Cello (1987) and From the USSR to Russia (1993). In 1993, Mr. Prieto was appointed a member of the Music and Theater Arts Visiting Committee.

For more information, call x3-2906.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 17, 1997.

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