Brazilian-American pianist Diego Caetano was considered by the Italian newspaper La Stampa "a gifted pianist with a brilliant technique and musicality." He has been performing widely as soloist and chamber musician throughout the USA, Brazil, Chile, Europe, Asia, and Africa, including performances at New York's Carnegie Hall, Yokohama's Philia Hall, Lisbon's Palácio da Foz, Rio de Janeiro's Sala Cecília Meireles, and London's Royal Albert Hall.


He has worked with conductors such as Michael Palmer, Paul Hostetter, Neil Thomson, Rodrigo de Carvalho, Guilherme  Bernstein, Joaquim Jayme, Daniel Guedes, and others. He has been featured in recitals and concerto appearances at the Grand Teton Music Festival, Louisiana International Piano Series,  Durango's Conservatory Music of the Mountains, Bangkok's Asia Pacific Saxophone Academy, and Brasília's International Music Festival. An advocate for contemporary music, he has premiered works by composers Robert Spillman, Anne Guzzo, Marlos Nobre, Roger Goeb, and Guilherme Bernstein.


Diego Caetano maintains an active schedule as an educator. He has frequently served as a masterclass clinician and competition adjudicator in various universities and conservatories around the globe and has presented at various national and international conferences about pedagogical works by Brazilian composers, effective practicing techniques, and performance anxiety.  His students have received prizes at national and international piano competitions. He is a member of Duo Lispector with Russian violinist Evgeny Zvonnikov and a member of Resch - Caetano Duo with German tenor Richard Resch. He has recently released the CD “French Connection: Violin Sonatas of the 20th Century” with violinist Evgeny Zvonnikov for the Italian-Japanese label DaVinci Classics.

Dr. Caetano received the top prizes in more than fifty national and international piano competitions, including Città di Massa Concorso per Giovani Musicisti, Bonn Prize International Music Competition, Bucharest Pro Piano International Piano Competition, International Piano Competition HR Princess Lalla Meryem, MTNA Young Artist - Steinway & Sons, "Arnaldo Estrella" Piano Competition, and many more. He has also won special awards including Best Interpreter of Brazilian Composers, Best Interpreter of Spanish Composers, and Prix d'Excellence in Performance.

Dr. Caetano graduated with a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a Master of Music degree from the University of Wyoming, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Universidade Federal de Goiás (Brazil). Caetano has studied under the guidance of Dr. David Korevaar, Bob Spillman, Dr. Theresa Bogard, Dr. Maria Helena Jayme, and Lílian Carneiro de Mendonça. He also studied with Dr. Nadezhda Eismont at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, in Russia.


He is the co-founder and Artistic Director at Ávila International Music Festival in Ávila (Spain).He was the President of the World Piano Teachers Association - Texas Chapter from 2016 - 2021. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Piano at Sam Houston State University, and a Shigeru Kawai Artist. 

Diego Caetano


Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue

Wyoming Symphony Orchestra

May 13, 2023

Wyoming, USA

Poulenc Double Concerto

Sam Houston State University Symphony Orchestra
Diego Caetano, piano
ILonka Rus, piano
Kayoko Dan, conductor

February 18, 2023

SHSU GPAC Concert Hall

Prokofiev Concerto No. 3

Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra
Kayoko Dan, conductor

November 17, 2022

Chattanooga, TN

Solo Recital

University of Wyoming
Works by Poulenc, Chaminade and Villa-Lobos

August 29, 2022

Laramie, WY

Chamber Music Recital

Snake River Music Festival
Hammers, Reeds and Strings
Henrique Oswald - Piano Quintet
Carpe Diem String Quartet

August 26, 2022

Dillon, CO

Solo Recital

Works by Liszt, Poulenc, Chopin, Rachmaninov

July 20, 2022

Rome, Italy

Solo Recital

Ciclos da Lua Nova - Série Internacional de Recitais de Piano e Música de Câmara.
Works by Poulenc, Chopin, Francisco Mignone

July 1, 2022

Águeda, Portugal

Solo Recital

Akademia Muzyczna im. Krzysztofa Pendereckiego w Krakowie

June 25, 2022

Krakow, Poland

Solo Recital

Państwowa Szkoła Muzyczna im. Fryderyka Chopina.

June 23, 2022

Nowy Sacz, Poland

Solo Recital

Works by Chaminade, Poulenc, Chopin

June 18, 2022

Avila, Spain

Solo Recital

Casa da Música, POA

May 29, 2022

Porto Alegre, Brazil

Solo Recital

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

May 24, 2022

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Piano Masterclass


May 19, 2022

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Piano Masterclass

University of Campinas

May 18, 2022

Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

Guilherme Bernstein's Double Concerto (cancelled)

Guilherme Bernstein - Concerto for Piano, Violin and String Orchestra
Diego Caetano, piano
Evgeny Zvonnikov, violin
Eliel Ferreira, conductor
Moscow Chamber Orchestra

March 13, 2022

Moscow, Russia

Prokofiev Concerto No. 3

Texas Medical Center Orchestra
Libi Lebel, conductor

February 26, 2023

Houston, Texas

Moszkowski Piano Concerto

Orquestra Filarmônica de Goiás
Neil Thomson, conductor

December 15, 2022

Goiânia, Brazil

Brazil's Independence Day Concert

Works by Guarnieri, Villa-Lobos, Chiquinha Gonzaga, Marlos Nobre
featuring Caio Diniz, cello

September 7, 2022

Rice University, Houston, Texas

Schubert - The Trout

Snake River Music Festival
Schubert - Piano Quintet in A Major, "The Trout"

August 28, 2022

Dillon, CO

Chamber Music Recital

Imago Music Festival
Lana Kuscer, flute
Diego Caetano, piano

July 21, 2022

Ljubljana, Slovenia

III Avila International Music Festival

July 3rd to July 10th

July 3, 2022

Ávila, Spain

Solo Recital

World Piano Conference

Works by Chaminade

June 27, 2022

Novi Sad, Serbia

Piano Masterclass

PSM im. F. Chopina

June 23, 2022

Nowy Sącz, Poland

Solo Recital

Vienna International Pianists
Works by Chaminade, Guarnieri and Poulenc

June 21, 2022

Vienna, Austria

Saint- Saëns Concerto No. 2

Orquestra Sinfônica do Espírito Santo
Helder Trefzger, conductor

June 9, 2022

Vitória, Brazil

Solo Recital

Casa Thomas Jefferson

May 27, 2022

Brasília, Brazil


Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

May 23, 2022

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Solo Recital

UNICAMP - University of Campinas

May 18, 2022

Campinas, São Paulo

Solo Recital

Shigeru Kawai Piano Series
Works by Chaminade and Poulenc
Kawai Houston

May 15, 2022

Houston, Texas

Judge for MTNA - Houston

March 12, 2022

Houston, Texas