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Coto Pincheira

Chilean-born pianist Coto Pincheira is an internationally experienced pianist and musical leader with over 20 years of education and experience, playing a variety of musical styles which include but are not limited to; Classical, Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Cuban Salsa, to Pop music.

Coto started his studies of music at the early age of nine, studying Organ at the Yamaha Academy in Vina Del Mar with Leonardo Barrientos, at the Conservatorium of the Catholic University of Valparaiso with Professor Anibal Correa, Chile most renowned classical pianist. Coto also studied classical music in several conservatoriums of Vina del mar and Santiago. In 1990 Coto studied at the Modern School of Music in Santiago Chile's most prestigious institution. The best school of all “La Calle” (The Streets), where there is an infinite to learn and to experience that will never end.

At 24 he headed to Havana Cuba for ten years, meeting, studying and getting to work with Cuban most renowned pianist, and artists such as Hilario Duran, Ernan Lopez Nussa, and influenced by Ruben Gonzales, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Chucho Valdes, Frank Emilio etc... His abilities were so unique and admirable that he performed for two years in the world famous Tropicana Cabaret—the first and only foreign pianist to accomplish the honor of playing with the big band (36 musicians ) for 2 years: Playing for Artists such as Omara Portuondo, Oscar Valdes, Amaury Perez Los Papines, Bamboleo, Diakara, etc..

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The long awaited debut album by Bay Area pianist/keyboardist, Coto Pincheira, is a marvel of synthesized electric jazz fusion blended with Afro-Cuban percussion and rhythm. From Chile originally, Coto moved as a teen to Cuba to study music. His journey led him to a variety of gigs including a steady job playing at the Tropicana. It was a time in Cuba around the late 1970s when Chucho Valdes and Emiliano Salvador were integrating synthesizers into the Cuban mix. It served as a profound influence for Coto as this album shows. With some of the SF Bay's best, Coto delivers intriguing music with high caliber musicality

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San Francisco

Willing to teach

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The Sonido Moderno...

Self Produced


Suite 301

From: Coto Pincheira & The Sonido...
By Coto Pincheira

Tribute To A Generation

From: Coto Pincheira & The Sonido...
By Coto Pincheira



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