ABOUT

 

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

EVENTS

III Avila International Music Festival

July 3rd to July 9th

July 3, 2022

Ávila, Spain

Casa Thomas Jefferson

Solo Recital

November 27, 2021

Brasília, Brazil

Duo Resch - Caetano

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

November 13, 2021

Berlin, Germany

6th Talenti Summer Course & Festival

September 13, 2021

Verona, Italy

Focus Brazil - São Paulo

Guest Artist

July 8, 2021

São Paulo, Brazil

Shostakovich - Piano Concerto No.1

Shostakovich - Piano Concerto No.1
Diego Caetano, piano
Eliel Ferreira, conductor
Orchestra Sinfônica Jovem de Goiás

May 20, 2021

Goiânia, Brazil

Shostakovich - Piano Concerto No.1

Shostakovich - Piano Concerto No.1
Diego Caetano, piano
Joshua Gersen, conductor
Amarillo Symphony

May 8, 2021

Amarillo, Texas

Mozart - Piano Concerto K.414

Mario Aschauer, conductor
Diego Caetano, piano

Sam Houston State University Orchestra
GPAC Concert Hall

May 2, 2021

Huntsville, Texas

Duo Lispector

Works by Debussy, Turina, Villa-Lobos, Ginastera, and Guilherme Bernstein
Victoria College

April 21, 2021

Victoria, Texas

Solo Performance - Chopin Scherzo

WPTA Missouri
Chopin - Scherzo

April 18, 2021

Missouri

Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 2

Diego Caetano, piano
Eliel Ferreira, conductor
TBA

November 30, 2021

Goiânia, Brazil

Duo Resch - Caetano

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

November 17, 2021

Memmingen, Germany

Chopin International Piano Competition 2021

Jury member

October 23, 2021

Bangkok, Thailand

Bonn Prize Winner Concert

Duo Lispector
Evgeny Zvonnikov, violin
Diego Caetano, piano
Beethoven - Haus

August 19, 2021

Bonn, Germany

Jury Member - WPTA International Piano Competition - Portugal

WPTA International Piano Competition - Portugal

July 2, 2021

Coimbra, Portugal

Shostakovich - Piano Concerto No. 1

Shostakovich - Piano Concerto No.1
Diego Caetano, piano
Joshua Gerser, conductor
Amarillo Symphony

May 9, 2021

Amarillo, Texas

Jury member - Texas A&M University - Commerce City

Sonatas and Sonatinas Festival

May 2, 2021

Commerce City, TX

Jury member - Piano Teachers Congress of New York

Adjudication

April 25, 2021

New York, NY

Duo Lispector

Works by Debussy, Turina, Villa-Lobos, Ginastera, and Guilherme Bernstein
Faculty Recital
Sam Houston State University

April 21, 2021

Huntsville, Texas

Solo Performance - Chopin Ballade

WPTA - Missouri
Chopin - Ballade

April 11, 2021

Missouri

 

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