Carlos Prieto (born 1937) is a Mexican cellist and writer. He plays a Stradivarius cello named the "Piatti" after Carlo Alfredo Piatti, affectionatelly nicknamed "Chelo Prieto" by the current owner. He is a promoter of contemporary, original classical instrument music by Latin American composers. The Carlos Prieto International Cello Competition is held every two years in Mexico.
The Baryton is a bowed string instrument which shares some characteristics with instruments of the viol family, distinguished by an extra set of plucked strings. It was in regular use in Europe up until the end of the 18th century. - Baryton by Ferdinand Wilhelm Jaura, 1934 after Simon Schodler, 1782