Carlo Alfredo Piatti (1822 – 1901). italian cellist, composer. Made concert debut at 15. Was invited by Frans Liszt to play at a recital. Whereupon Liszt gifted the young Piatti a new cello.
Besides the 12 Caprices for cello solo, Piatti composed two cello concertos, one cello concertino, six cello sonatas, lieder for voice & cello accompaniment, as well as a cello method.