Bio

CURRICULUM VITAE

ZOLTAN PITO

First performance in 1976

Support for Jon Lord (DEEP PURPLE) in 2011

Date of Birth: 8th August 1974
1974 Born in Transylvania
1977 First Stage Performance (2 yrs old)
1984 Classical Guitar Training begins (in Transylvania) 1989 Founder member of MacAnimal (Austria)
1991 First support band for Nazareth concert (No Jive Tour 1991) 1997 Member of King Size
– support for TOTO
– support for Manfred Mann’s Earthband
– support for Steve Lukather Band Since 1999 Solo artist – support for Chris Jagger Band – support for Nazareth concert (Road Trip Tour 2009)
– support for Jon Lord (DEEP PURPLE) – Joh Lord Blues Project Tour 2011

1995 studied at Munich Guitar Institute (Germany) – qualified with Diploma then gave guitar workshops in Austria and Germany Since 1995 Teacher of classical and electrical guitar, ukulele 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 (Austria)

2019 first book release “LET´S HAVE FUN!” (Songs and musical theory for ukulele)

Influences – Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Satriani, Volker Kagerer, Yngwie Malmsteen…

References – International Studio Production, Advertising Backing Tracks (dm – drogerie markt), 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”