The Monterey Institute of International Studies will host world-renowned cellist, author and raconteur Carlos Prieto for a special public lecture on Friday, September 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Irvine Auditorium.

In addition to performing with many of the world’s most widely known and respected classical musicians and orchestras, Prieto has written seven books: Russian Letters, Around the World With the Cello, From the USSR to Russia, The Adventures of a Cello (translated into English, Russian and Portuguese), Paths and Images of Music, 5000 Years of Words, and Throughout China With the Cello. His extraordinarily diverse background includes degrees in engineering and economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as a long-standing interest in and affinity for Russian culture and language. In January 1998, Strings magazine declared Prieto a “Renaissance Man” and extolled “his astoundingly rich life as a performer, author, globe-trotter and tireless promoter of Latin composers.”

Prieto’s appearance at the Institute will feature a lecture addressing his experiences as a self-identified “citizen of the world,” a question and answer session, and a brief musical performance.


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