Brazilian 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.


Caetano 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. 


Dr. Caetano received the top prizes in more than fifty national and international piano competitions, including Bonn Prize International Music Competition (2020), Bucharest Pro Piano International Piano Competition (2018), London's Grand Prix Virtuoso (2016), Carnegie Hall Debut International Concerto Competition (2014), MTNA Young Artist - Steinway & Sons (2011), "Spartacco Rossi" Piano Competition (2010), "Arnaldo Estrella" Piano Competition (2008), 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. Dr. Caetano also studied with Dr. Nadezhda Eysmont at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, in Russia.


Diego Caetano maintains an active schedule as an educator. He was the founder and the Artistic Director of Amarillo College Piano Series from 2016 -2020. He is the co-founder and the Director of Keyboard Studies at Ávila International Music Festival in Ávila (Spain) and is the President of the World Piano Teacher's Association - Texas Chapter.   He has held faculty positions at Casper College and Amarillo College. 


Dr. Caetano is an Assistant Professor of Piano at Sam Houston State University, and a Shigeru Kawai Artist. 

Diego Caetano


Moszkowski Piano Concerto

Orquestra Filarmônica de Goiás
Neil Thomson, conductor

December 1, 2022

Goiânia, Brazil

III Avila International Music Festival

July 3rd to July 9th

July 3, 2022

Ávila, Spain

Solo Recital

Works by Chaminade, Poulenc, Chopin

June 4, 2022

Avila, Spain

Chamber Music Recital

April 8, 2022

Columbus, Ohio

Schumann - Piano Concerto

Diego Caetano, piano
Eliel Ferreira, conductor

March 1, 2022

Goiânia, Brazil

Duo Resch - Caetano

Richard Resch, tenor
Diego Caetano, piano
Ciclo de Camara de la Asociación Filarmonia Avila

January 15, 2022

Avila, Spain

Duo Resch - Caetano

Schubert - Winterreise
Richard Resch, tenor
Diego Caetano, piano
Kreuzritter Saal

November 17, 2021

Memmingen, Germany

Jury Member - Parnassus de la Música International Piano Competition

November 9, 2021


Duo Lispector - Carnegie Hall

Winner's Concert
C. Franck - Sonata for violin and piano

October 31, 2021

New York City, NY

Masterclass - UNIRIO

Masterclass for the piano students at University of Rio de Janeiro

September 15, 2021

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3

Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra
Kayoko Dan, conductor

November 17, 2022

Chattanooga, TN

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

Chamber Music Recital

Works by Ravel, Still, Poulenc.
Wichita State University

April 16, 2022

Wichita, Kansas

Guilherme Bernstein's Double Concerto

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

Solo Recital

Works by Chaminade, Poulenc, and Chopin

February 12, 2022

The University of Virginia's College at Wise

Jury Member - Chopin International Piano Competition

Jury member

December 1, 2021

Bangkok, Thailand

Duo Resch - Caetano

F. Schubert - Winterreise
Richard Resch, tenor
Diego Caetano, piano

November 13, 2021

Berlin, Germany

Chausson Concerto for Piano, Violin and String Quartet

Matt Lammers, violin
Carpe Diem String Quartet

November 8, 2021

Houston, Texas

Chamber Music Concert

L. Gallet - Romances
Ravel - Violin Sonata
Chopin - Nocturne, Op. 27 No.2 / Ballade No.3, Op.47
Schumann - Piano Quartet

with Nina Knight, viola and Daniel Saenz, cello

October 12, 2021

Sam Houston State University

6th Talenti Summer Course & Festival

September 13, 2021

Brescia, Italy