Biography 

CABERNET celebrates their 10th anniversary on stage by introducing ¡BOMBO!, their fourth CD, which this time covers Latin-American and Argentine music. A spin around the roots of our folklore through zambas, vidalas, huaynos, cuecas, valsecitos and more, with art production by Lucho González, and having recently obtained the National Fund for Arts and Cultural Equality award. Plus, the songs, the humor and the excellence of the best contemporary Argentine vocal ensemble.

 

CABERNET masterfully articulates diverse vocal, musical and theatrical resources in order to create an integral performance, which is not only a high artistic level show but also a very entertaining one, opposite to the usual solemnity associated to vocal bands. Applause, surprise and gratitude are the common response people give to CABERNET, a musical offer for all cultures and ages.

Cabernet members, Marcos Lozano, Patricio Witis, Ale Dolina, Diego Pietropaolo and Pol Gonzalez, are professional singers and qualified musicians. Most of the songs have been arranged or composed by them, who also sometimes play instruments on stage.

The band has toured around Argentina, Brasil and Uruguay and participated in numerous music festivals and gatherings, with excellent response from both critic and audience. Also, they have played together with artists such as Alejandro Dolina, Guillermo Fernández, Chango Farías Gómez, Marcela Morelo, Jorge Fandermole, Antigua Jazz Band, Gillespi, BR6, The House Jacks, among others. Cabernet has also taken part in other musicians records, such as Tangoloco – Daniel García Quinteto, Raffo, Roxana Carabajal, and “Muchas Gracias Mastropiero”, the tribute album for Les Luthiers’ 40 years in music.

All along the journey, in the sometimes-hard task of bringing forth a musical project of this sort, we have found several friendly voices that encouraged us to carry on:

Dear Cabernet,  ¿How could I not remember you, your intelligence to choose the proper counterpoints, the one and a thousand subtleties of your vocal assembly? ¿How could I ignore that you have already become a part of the vocal world avant-garde, an honorable frontline that is sometimes undermined by the lack of opportunities and an embarrassing mercantilism?  Ever since I’ve known you I am done with Pinot Noire, Carmenere and Merlot. Warmest regards

Silvio Rodriguez, Cuba

Cabernet is a purebred of hot rhythms and heavenly harmonies, in the best tradition of Manhattan Transfer and Vocal Sampling, however with a more Southern identity. They bring us collector’s songs for mind and heart, and they are a must in every digital player of us music lovers.

Eva Ayllón, Perú

I listen to Cabernet with pleasure! It’s so good! Really high artistic level! It´s inevitable for me to compare you to Take 6, of which I’m also a fan, but it’s truly wonderful to know that right here next to us, in our dear South America, we can have a band of equal quality to that of the North

Jaques Morelenbaum, Brasil

Listening to Cabernet’s ¡Bombo! gave me a long-lasting feeling of joy. An Ibero-american repertoire that includes diverse places and times, amazing performances created by the chemistry of their voices together, plus the emotion of each individual voice, that I now take with me. Makes me want to sing!

Jorge Fandermole, Argentina

Excellent Cabernet, my warmest congratulations to you. I really enjoyed the album, the arrangements are a true wonder.

Leo Masliah, Uruguay

I must say that, all the way through the long musical road I have travelled and I am still travelling, I’ve enjoyed some ‘sublime’ occasions, and this is no doubt one of them. Members of Cabernet: THANK YOU, for your musicality, your kindness, your discipline, your surrender and your taste, in the name of all of us who love good music around the world and within our dear Latin America

Lucho González, Argentina

This is an impeccable, perfect and beautiful CD, it’s musical to the extreme!!!!!!

Lito Vitale

Cabernet Dearest: I loved it. The album is sheer beauty.

Daniel Rabinovich, Les luthiers, Argentina

Members

Ale Dolina

(Tenor) – Essay director and one of Cabernet’s music arrangers. He is also in charge of the beatboxing, keyboards and loops when required by the song.

He has a degree on composition (UCA – Universidad Católica Argentina). He took piano lessons with Guillermo Romero, Federico Wiman and Xavier Mendizábal, music arrangements lessons with Juan “Pollo” Raffo, singing lessons with Fernando Moruja and Roxana Valente, and bass guitar lessons with Norberto Córdoba. He improved his skills on composition with Federico Wilman.

Outside the group, he works as a composer of original music for audiovisual media (films, TV, advertising, etc.) and theatre. He was also a co-scriptwriter for the mini-show “Recordando el show de Alejandro Molina”. He is a member of El Trío Sin Nombre in the radio show “La Venganza Será Terrible” (Radio del Plata), where he works as a singer and bass guitarist since 2008.

Ale Dolina

(Tenor) – Essay director and one of Cabernet’s music arrangers. He is also in charge of the beatboxing, keyboards and loops when required by the song.

He has a degree on composition (UCA – Universidad Católica Argentina). He took piano lessons with Guillermo Romero, Federico Wiman and Xavier Mendizábal, music arrangements lessons with Juan “Pollo” Raffo, singing lessons with Fernando Moruja and Roxana Valente, and bass guitar lessons with Norberto Córdoba. He improved his skills on composition with Federico Wilman.

Outside the group, he works as a composer of original music for audiovisual media (films, TV, advertising, etc.) and theatre. He was also a co-scriptwriter for the mini-show “Recordando el show de Alejandro Molina”. He is a member of El Trío Sin Nombre in the radio show “La Venganza Será Terrible” (Radio del Plata), where he works as a singer and bass guitarist since 2008.

Pol Gonzalez

is the bass in Cabernet.

He studied at the Instituto Superior de Arte of the Teatro Colón, where he improved his skills with Ricardo Ortale (vocal techniques) and Ricardo Donati (repertoire). He has sang as a soloist at some of the most relevant theatres in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Spain, France, Netherlands, Luxemburg, Mexico and Uruguay, such as the Teatro Colón, Argentino de la Plata, the Opéra National de Paris (Bastille), the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, the Royal theatre in The Hague, the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, the Grand Theatre of Copenhagen, among others.

He played leading roles in the operas Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, La Vie Parisienne, The Tales of Hoffmann, The Pearl Fishers, Dido & Eneas, La Bohème, Lohengrin, etc. He also played leading roles in the national premieres of the modern operas Cachafaz, Richter, El Matadero, Historia de Mujeres Intensas, Jackob Lenz, La Libertad Total, and O Perigo da Arte among others.

He worked as a singer and actor in Alejandro Dolina’s TV show, in his light opera Lo que me Costó el Amor de Laura and in his theatre show Bar del Infierno (Argentina, Montevideo, Madrid, Seville at the “Cumbre Mundial del Tango”, and Granada’s “VI Festival del Tango”).

He is a member of the Estudio Coral de Buenos Aires, led by Carlos López Puccio. He regularly takes part in the modern music concerts season at the Teatro General San Martín. He has recorded over 30 CD records, many of them as an interpreter and producer, together with mayor artists of pop and classical music.

In 1999 he was distinguished by the President of the country and the National Secretary of Culture with the grant “Presidencia de la Nación a la Excelencia Cultural” [National Presidency Grant for Cultural Excellence]. He is a singing teacher, a chorus vocal coach, and has acted as a jury member in several auditions.

Pol Gonzalez

is the bass in Cabernet.

He studied at the Instituto Superior de Arte of the Teatro Colón, where he improved his skills with Ricardo Ortale (vocal techniques) and Ricardo Donati (repertoire). He has sang as a soloist at some of the most relevant theatres in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Spain, France, Netherlands, Luxemburg, Mexico and Uruguay, such as the Teatro Colón, Argentino de la Plata, the Opéra National de Paris (Bastille), the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, the Royal theatre in The Hague, the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, the Grand Theatre of Copenhagen, among others.

He played leading roles in the operas Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, La Vie Parisienne, The Tales of Hoffmann, The Pearl Fishers, Dido & Eneas, La Bohème, Lohengrin, etc. He also played leading roles in the national premieres of the modern operas Cachafaz, Richter, El Matadero, Historia de Mujeres Intensas, Jackob Lenz, La Libertad Total, and O Perigo da Arte among others.

He worked as a singer and actor in Alejandro Dolina’s TV show, in his light opera Lo que me Costó el Amor de Laura and in his theatre show Bar del Infierno (Argentina, Montevideo, Madrid, Seville at the “Cumbre Mundial del Tango”, and Granada’s “VI Festival del Tango”).

He is a member of the Estudio Coral de Buenos Aires, led by Carlos López Puccio. He regularly takes part in the modern music concerts season at the Teatro General San Martín. He has recorded over 30 CD records, many of them as an interpreter and producer, together with mayor artists of pop and classical music.

In 1999 he was distinguished by the President of the country and the National Secretary of Culture with the grant “Presidencia de la Nación a la Excelencia Cultural” [National Presidency Grant for Cultural Excellence]. He is a singing teacher, a chorus vocal coach, and has acted as a jury member in several auditions.

Marcos Lozano

is a composer, singer-songwriter, and music arranger.

Outside Cabernet, Marcos has other projects:

Marcos Lozano Grupo:
It is a quartet formed by Guillermo Paulucci in the piano, Alejandro De Marinis in the percussion, Joel Hossein in the bass guitar, and Marcos Lozano in the guitar, voice and compositions. The group’s first album, “Mi ojo izquierdo” includes the artistic production of the distinguished bass player Willy Gonzalez.
For further information visit:  www.marcoslozano.com.ar
Videos: www.youtube.com/marcoslozanomusico
Download the album in iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mi-ojo-izquierdo/id677020672

Duet Paulucci-Lozano:
Marcos Lozano in the guitar and voice and Guillermo Paulucci in the piano perform different interpretations of the modern and traditional Latin America’s folk music repertoire.
Videos: www.youtube.com/duopauluccilozano

Marcos Lozano graduated at the “Escuela de Música Contemporánea” (Berklee International Network), specializing in harmonies, composition and Jazz arrangements. He is a guitar teacher and occasionally works as a recording technician.

He took singing lessons with the countertenor Pablo Travaglino and with the soprano Noemí De Luca. He takes guitar and music lessons since 1993 with different private teachers. Lately he took lessons with the guitarists Pepe Luna. He approached Latin American and folklore music while studying with Willy Gonzalez and Mario Gusso. With the latter he also took percussion lessons. His music arrangements techniques were mastered owing to his lessons with Juan “Pollo” Raffo.

Marcos Lozano

is a composer, singer-songwriter, and music arranger.

Outside Cabernet, Marcos has other projects:

Marcos Lozano Grupo:
It is a quartet formed by Guillermo Paulucci in the piano, Alejandro De Marinis in the percussion, Joel Hossein in the bass guitar, and Marcos Lozano in the guitar, voice and compositions. The group’s first album, “Mi ojo izquierdo” includes the artistic production of the distinguished bass player Willy Gonzalez.
For further information visit:  www.marcoslozano.com.ar
Videos: www.youtube.com/marcoslozanomusico
Download the album in iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mi-ojo-izquierdo/id677020672

Duet Paulucci-Lozano:
Marcos Lozano in the guitar and voice and Guillermo Paulucci in the piano perform different interpretations of the modern and traditional Latin America’s folk music repertoire.
Videos: www.youtube.com/duopauluccilozano

Marcos Lozano graduated at the “Escuela de Música Contemporánea” (Berklee International Network), specializing in harmonies, composition and Jazz arrangements. He is a guitar teacher and occasionally works as a recording technician.

He took singing lessons with the countertenor Pablo Travaglino and with the soprano Noemí De Luca. He takes guitar and music lessons since 1993 with different private teachers. Lately he took lessons with the guitarists Pepe Luna. He approached Latin American and folklore music while studying with Willy Gonzalez and Mario Gusso. With the latter he also took percussion lessons. His music arrangements techniques were mastered owing to his lessons with Juan “Pollo” Raffo.

Diego Pietropaolo

He graduated from the Conservatorio Nacional “Carlos López Buchardo”. He took singing lessons with the teacher Carmen Favre and later he improved his skills with Omar Carrión.

He taught at Escuela Normal nº 16, at the Escuela de Música de Morón and at the Chorus of the Universidad del Salvador.

He was part of “Orfeón Carlos Vilo”, engaged in the broadcast of Carlos Guastavino’s music. He has an extensive background in the opera world and participated as a soloist in the chorus of the “Asociación Wagneriana”, Bach’s Magnificat within the framework of the Batch festival, La Misa Palatina, G. Faure’s Requiem, Madame Butterfly, and La Traviata. He was also part of the steady cast of Juventus Lyrica, Buenos Aires Lyrica and Fundación Konex. He was directed by the masters: A. Balsanelli, A. Russo, C. Vieu, M. Moruja, C. Calleja, P. Calderón, D. Ranieri, and G. Brizzio among others.

He was a member of the chamber chorus and contemporary music chorus “GVD” (Grupo Vocal de Difusión). In addition, he has provided his voice for advertisements and Argentine films. For a few months, he acted as a forest ranger in a quiz show at the Televisión Pública.

He had a part in the world premiere of the suite Libaciones, and of the symphonic poem Los Tiempos del Agua by the Argentine composer Guillermo Zarba with the Orquesta Sinfónica del Río de la Plata. In 2009 he was a special guest at the 9th Certamen Internacional de Canto Coral de Barcelona.

He is the baritone of Cabernet and of Estudio Coral Buenos Aires, directed by Carlos López Puccio (That’s right, the one from Les Luthiers).

Diego Pietropaolo

He graduated from the Conservatorio Nacional “Carlos López Buchardo”. He took singing lessons with the teacher Carmen Favre and later he improved his skills with Omar Carrión.

He taught at Escuela Normal nº 16, at the Escuela de Música de Morón and at the Chorus of the Universidad del Salvador.

He was part of “Orfeón Carlos Vilo”, engaged in the broadcast of Carlos Guastavino’s music. He has an extensive background in the opera world and participated as a soloist in the chorus of the “Asociación Wagneriana”, Bach’s Magnificat within the framework of the Batch festival, La Misa Palatina, G. Faure’s Requiem, Madame Butterfly, and La Traviata. He was also part of the steady cast of Juventus Lyrica, Buenos Aires Lyrica and Fundación Konex. He was directed by the masters: A. Balsanelli, A. Russo, C. Vieu, M. Moruja, C. Calleja, P. Calderón, D. Ranieri, and G. Brizzio among others.

He was a member of the chamber chorus and contemporary music chorus “GVD” (Grupo Vocal de Difusión). In addition, he has provided his voice for advertisements and Argentine films. For a few months, he acted as a forest ranger in a quiz show at the Televisión Pública.

He had a part in the world premiere of the suite Libaciones, and of the symphonic poem Los Tiempos del Agua by the Argentine composer Guillermo Zarba with the Orquesta Sinfónica del Río de la Plata. In 2009 he was a special guest at the 9th Certamen Internacional de Canto Coral de Barcelona.

He is the baritone of Cabernet and of Estudio Coral Buenos Aires, directed by Carlos López Puccio (That’s right, the one from Les Luthiers).

Patricio Witis

is Cabernet’s tenor.

He studied at Conservatorio Nacional de Arte Dramático in his home town, Buenos Aires, and recently completed the three year’s course at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York. In 2011 he was chosen to be a part of the Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab in NY.

His theatre career includes his participation in Moonchildren, Temple of the Souls, The Judas Tree, Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie, Gossip, and Life is a Dream, which got him invited to participate in the Festival de Teatro Clásico in Almagro, Spain.

As a singer he worked with Natalie Douglas in the Birdland Jazz, and Nightlife Awards at the Town Hall Theatre in Broadway.

He founded the theatre company G.R.O.U.P.NYC where he directed David Rabe’s Hurlyburly with an international cast made of great talents. For the NY Fringe, he assisted on William and the Tradesmen in 2010 and Rollerblading in Gaza in 2011.

In Buenos Aires he was part of the cast of Hair as Claude, of Rocky Horror Show as Brad Majors, and of JesusChrist Superstar as Jesus, he worked for Disney in Latin America and recorded several jingles for TV (Volkswagen and Banco Macro among others).

He founded Punto de Fuga Compañía Teatral with advanced students of the IUNA (Instituto Universitario Nacional de Arte), directed Javier Daule’s Martha Stutz, which was performed at Teatro IFT and M.O.R Perfo-Poéticas de Anticipación at the Espacio Cultural Mi Casa.

Currently, he is working in Casi Normales as a replacement of Dan’s part and Dr. Madden.

He was on a tour through Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, China, South Africa and Spain with different vocal artists and in several theatre festivals.

Patricio Witis

is Cabernet’s tenor.

He studied at Conservatorio Nacional de Arte Dramático in his home town, Buenos Aires, and recently completed the three year’s course at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York. In 2011 he was chosen to be a part of the Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab in NY.

His theatre career includes his participation in Moonchildren, Temple of the Souls, The Judas Tree, Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie, Gossip, and Life is a Dream, which got him invited to participate in the Festival de Teatro Clásico in Almagro, Spain.

As a singer he worked with Natalie Douglas in the Birdland Jazz, and Nightlife Awards at the Town Hall Theatre in Broadway.

He founded the theatre company G.R.O.U.P.NYC where he directed David Rabe’s Hurlyburly with an international cast made of great talents. For the NY Fringe, he assisted on William and the Tradesmen in 2010 and Rollerblading in Gaza in 2011.

In Buenos Aires he was part of the cast of Hair as Claude, of Rocky Horror Show as Brad Majors, and of JesusChrist Superstar as Jesus, he worked for Disney in Latin America and recorded several jingles for TV (Volkswagen and Banco Macro among others).

He founded Punto de Fuga Compañía Teatral with advanced students of the IUNA (Instituto Universitario Nacional de Arte), directed Javier Daule’s Martha Stutz, which was performed at Teatro IFT and M.O.R Perfo-Poéticas de Anticipación at the Espacio Cultural Mi Casa.

Currently, he is working in Casi Normales as a replacement of Dan’s part and Dr. Madden.

He was on a tour through Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, China, South Africa and Spain with different vocal artists and in several theatre festivals.

Manuel Moreira

is a tenor, composer and another music arranger of Cabernet.

He studied music composition at the UCA, took harmony lessons with Magdalena García Robson, guitar lessons with Fernando Goin for ten years and later with Juan Lorenzo, singing lessons with Fernando Moruja and Roxana Valente, and composition and jazz arrangements with Juan “Pollo” Raffo. In 2011 he participated in the master class delivered by Bobby Mc Ferrin, and was invited to the singing workshop by Darmon Meader within the framework of the Buenos Aires Jazz 2013.

He was awarded for his soloist work “Niño” by the commission of Cafés Notables of the City of Buenos Aires. For seven years he has been singing in the musical section of the radio show “La Venganza Será Terrible” and in 2013 he received a special recognition from the City Council when the show was declared Worthy of Cultural Interest. He has been working with Alejandro Dolina for fourteen years: he was part of the theatrical cast of the Creole light-opera “Lo que me Costó el Amor de Laura”; he was a singer in his TV show “Bar del Infierno”, also in the equally named theatre show performed all over Argentina, in Montevideo, Seville, Madrid and Granada, and in the mini-show “Recordando el Show de Alejandro Molina”, directed by Juan José Campanella. In addition, he sang in the albums “Radiocine” and “Tangos del Bar del Infierno”.

With an extensive career in music, he was the main voice and the composer of all the songs of La Cuesta, the finalist group in the Aguante Buenos Aires ’02 competition, organized by the Directorate General of Music of the City of Buenos Aires. He was a member of the renowned Grupo Vocal de Difusión, an association dedicated to the modern choral repertoire, led by Mariano Moruja. He was section leader and vocal coach of the chorus of the Universidad del Salvador and has provided his voice for national and international animation productions. He is a singing teacher at the EMBA (Escuela de Música de Buenas Aires) and this year he will be the main character of Una Lágrima en la Garganta, a musical about Gardel in which he will be playing the part of the “zorzal criollo”.

Manuel Moreira

is a tenor, composer and another music arranger of Cabernet.

He studied music composition at the UCA, took harmony lessons with Magdalena García Robson, guitar lessons with Fernando Goin for ten years and later with Juan Lorenzo, singing lessons with Fernando Moruja and Roxana Valente, and composition and jazz arrangements with Juan “Pollo” Raffo. In 2011 he participated in the master class delivered by Bobby Mc Ferrin, and was invited to the singing workshop by Darmon Meader within the framework of the Buenos Aires Jazz 2013.

He was awarded for his soloist work “Niño” by the commission of Cafés Notables of the City of Buenos Aires. For seven years he has been singing in the musical section of the radio show “La Venganza Será Terrible” and in 2013 he received a special recognition from the City Council when the show was declared Worthy of Cultural Interest. He has been working with Alejandro Dolina for fourteen years: he was part of the theatrical cast of the Creole light-opera “Lo que me Costó el Amor de Laura”; he was a singer in his TV show “Bar del Infierno”, also in the equally named theatre show performed all over Argentina, in Montevideo, Seville, Madrid and Granada, and in the mini-show “Recordando el Show de Alejandro Molina”, directed by Juan José Campanella. In addition, he sang in the albums “Radiocine” and “Tangos del Bar del Infierno”.

With an extensive career in music, he was the main voice and the composer of all the songs of La Cuesta, the finalist group in the Aguante Buenos Aires ’02 competition, organized by the Directorate General of Music of the City of Buenos Aires. He was a member of the renowned Grupo Vocal de Difusión, an association dedicated to the modern choral repertoire, led by Mariano Moruja. He was section leader and vocal coach of the chorus of the Universidad del Salvador and has provided his voice for national and international animation productions. He is a singing teacher at the EMBA (Escuela de Música de Buenas Aires) and this year he will be the main character of Una Lágrima en la Garganta, a musical about Gardel in which he will be playing the part of the “zorzal criollo”.