MR ZOLTAN PITO
Date of Birth: 8th August 1974
1974 Born in Transylvania
1977 First Stage Performance (2 yrs old)
1984 Classical Guitar Training begins
1989 First support band for Nazareth concert
1989 Founder member of MacAnimal
– support for TOTO
– support for Manfred Mann’s Earthband
– support for Chris Jagger Band
– support for Steve Lukather Band
– support for Jon Lord (DEEP PURPLE)
1995 studied at Munich Guitar Institute – qualified with Diploma then gave guitar workshops in Austria and Germany.
Since 1995 Teacher of classical and electrical guitar and Youth Choir Leader at the Music School Neuhofen/Ybbs(Austria)
2004 attended the Vienna Conservatory and qualified with Distinction with a Diploma in Jazz Guitar and Jazz Song (key focus – educational theory), also qualified in half the time normally taken by students.
2003 – 2006 On tour throughout some of Austria’s High Schools with my project “MUSIC IS LIFE, LIFE IS MUSIC.
2009-2012 teacher of musical education, baroque flute and guitar at the BAKIP in Amstetten (Austria)
Since 2016 Director of the Ostarrichi music school in Neuhofen an der Ybbs
Influences – Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Satriani, Volker Kagerer…
References – International Studio Production, Advertising Backing Tracks, Own Music Production, Guitar Workshops,
Bands – MacAnimal, King Size, Big Band Project, Still Unplugged, Exdream, Zoltan Pito Bossa Nova Quintet, Asi Son featuring Gina Duenas from Cuba, Composer of Musicals, Chamber Music and Symphony Orchestras, “The Trade feat. Zoltan PITO”, Actual project: “Zoltan PITO and Band”