Los Pitutos is a Chilean-Colombian band, founded in Berlin in 2015, which specialises in adaptations of popular Boleros, Cumbias, Joropos and valses and mixes them with own compositions – leading to a unique mixture which captivates its audience and brings it to Latin America on a one way ticket. Founded by four classically trained young Chilean musicians and one Colombian musician, who all came to Germany to study and to work.
Los Pitutos manages to resurrect a bygone world, a world full of longing, warm Latin – American nights and charm of the slower century.
After very successful concerts at Sinnesfreude (Berlin), Not Only Jazz Café (Berlin), Oui, Madame (Berlin) and at the Secrets Festival 2015, Los Pitutos could be heard in the Berlin Philharmonic, where they played as the supporting act to Munich based band Blechschaden. The same constellation could be experienced at the Prinzregententheater in Munich, accomapanied by the band´s appearance at the Bavarian National Radio station (Bayerischer Rundfunk) for the show Z´am rocken. In 2016 the band gave two exciting concerts at the Kunstfabrik Schlot, one of Berlin´s leading Jazz places, where they were part of a festival called Lieben Sie Tango? (Do you love Tango?).
Los Pitutos performed also at the Theater im Fraunhofer in Munich, alongside the wind section of the Munich Philharmonic, at the Welthaus Bielefeld and at the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival.
Alvaro Zambrano (piano, vocals, guitar) – is a classically trained opera singer (tenor) with a long experience as a soloist of the ensemble of the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Matías Piñeira (horn, trumpet, vocal, composition) – was the youngest horn player at the Symphonic Orchestra of Chile, academist of the Staatskapelle Berlin and is currently First Horn at the Munich Philharmonic.
Gonzalo Celis (guitar, cuatro, vocals) – after studies of music in Chile, he has been member of the guitar quartet Bicentenario de Chile and has recently graduated from the University of the Arts Berlin.
Tomás Peralta (double bass, vocals) – works as a freelance double bass player and composer in Berlin, after studies in Argentina, at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and the Music Conservatory in Freiburg.
Cristian Betancourt (percussion, vocals) – from Bogotá (Colombia), initiated his studies in classical percussion and Latin- American drums in Venezuela and Colombia. Since 2013 he has been a student at the University of the Arts in Berlin and also pursues the career of a freelance percussionist.