Les Luthiers is a group of Argentine musicians, actors and comedians who are extremely popular in Spain and Latin America. They met over 50 years ago in one of the choirs at the University of Buenos Aires and their name comes from the French word ‘luthier’, which is also used in Spanish for the craftsman who makes or repairs musical instruments. The name ‘Les Luthiers’ is due to the fact that they play instruments they’ve made themselves.
Their shows combine parodies of classic and popular musical genres with side-splitting theatre scenes. They have picked up numerous prizes over the years including the Princess of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities in 2017.