Julio Alejandro Pincheira Cubillos
Stage name: 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 Viña 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 consevatorium of Viña 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 expierence that will never end.
At 24 he headed to Havana Cuba for ten years where he had the opportunity to study, work and meet the greatest cuban pianist such as Hilario Duran, Ernan Lopez Nussa, Ruben Gonzales, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Chucho Valdes, Frank Emilio etc His abilities were such 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..
He came to the San Francisco Bay Area in mid 2002 gracing the Cuban Salsa and Jazz scene. Coto is playing with the most respected musicians in Bay Area and around, as well as promiting his latest Latin Jazz CD release "Coto Pincheira & The Sonido Moderno Project"