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BIO

Brazil-born Diego 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 was also able to study with Dr. Nadezhda Eysmont at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, in Russia.

Dr. Caetano performs widely as soloist and chamber musician and has appeared throughout the USA, Brazil, Chile, Europe, Asia and Africa, including performances at New York's Carnegie Hall, Yokohama's Philia Hall, Lisbon's Palacio da Foz, Rio's Sala Cecília Meireles and London's Royal Albert Hall. He has performed Villa- Lobos's Momoprecoce with Orquestra Sinfônica do Conservatório de Tatuí; Chopin's Second Piano Concerto with Orquestra Sinfônica de Goiânia, New York Concert Sinfonietta; Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto with  Boulder Philharmonic; Ronaldo Miranda's Concertino with Orquestra Sinfônica de Barra Mansa; Luigi Nono's Como una Ola de Fuerza y Luz with Orquestra Filarmônica de Goiás. He has worked with conductors such as Paul Hostetter, Neil Thomson, Rodrigo de Carvalho, Joaquim Jayme, Daniel Guedes, and others.  He has been featured in recitals and concerto appearances at the Grand Teton Music Festival, Belo Horizonte's PianoFest, Durango's Conservatory Music of the Mountains, Bangkok's Asia Pacific Saxophone Academy, and Brasília's International Music Festival. An advocate for contemporary music, Dr. Caetano has premiered works by composers Robert Spillman, Anne Guzzo, Marlos Nobre, and Roger Goeb.

Caetano is a member of Duo Lispector with Russian violinist Evgeny Zvonnikov, and a member of Resch-Caetano Duo with German tenor Richard Resch. 

The current season includes performances in the USA, Spain, UK, China, Taiwan, Romania, Portugal, Serbia, Russia, Brazil, and Switzerland.

Dr. Caetano received the top prizes in more than fifty national and international piano competitions, including: Bucharest Romania International Piano Competition (2018), London's Grand Prix Virtuoso (2016), "Shining Stars" International Concerto Competition (2014), Conservatory Music in the Mountains Concerto Competition (2013), Jefferson Symphony International Piano Competition (2013), Snowy Range Piano Competition (2012), MTNA - 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. His academic interests include research on famed Brazilian/French pianist Magda Tagliaferro, writing an annotated translation of excerpts from her book of memoirs written in Portuguese and French into English, and research on piano works of renowned Brazilian composer Marlos Nobre. 

He maintains an active schedule as an educator having taught courses at the University of Colorado Boulder, University of Wyoming, and Casper College. Currently, he is Associate Professor of Piano at Amarillo College, where he teaches piano and music literature. Caetano is a Shigeru Kawai Artist. 

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DIEGO CAETANO
 

Oct 31, 2020

Beethoven/Liszt - 9th Symphony for 2 pianos - Portugal

Diego Caetano, piano

Bernardo Santos, piano

Convento São Francisco

Portugal

Jul 22, 2020

Taiwan Tour - Diego Caetano

IPPEC Recitals and Adjudication 

July 22nd to August 26th

Various cities, Taiwan.

Jul 04, 2020

Europe Tour - II Avila International Music Festival

July 4-11

Avila, Spain

Jun 07, 2020

Europe Tour - Solo Recital

Diego Caetano, piano

Works by Beethoven and Villa-Lobos

Cathédrale Sainte-Croix de Paris des Arméniens

Paris, France

Jun 06, 2020

Europe Tour - Solo Recital - Diego Caetano

Diego Caetano, piano

Works by Beethoven and Villa-Lobos

Avila Auditorium

Avila, Spain

Jun 05, 2020

Europe Tour - Solo Recital - Diego Caetano

Diego Caetano, piano

Works by Beethoven and Villa-Lobos

Arevalo Auditorium

Arevalo, Spain

May 15, 2020

China Tour - Solo Recitals and Master Classes

Diego Caetano, piano

Works by Villa-Lobos 

Concerts in China 

Master-class at Beijing Central Conservatory.

China

May 05, 2020

Solo Recital - Amarillo College Piano Series - Beethoven Sonatas

Diego Caetano, piano

Sonatas Op.22, Op.31 No.3 and Op.57 "Appassionata"

Amarillo College Concert Hall Theatre

7:30 pm

May 02, 2020

Canada Tour - Piano Adjudication

Russian Music Festival

Vancouver, Canada

May 01, 2020

Canada Tour - Chamber Music Recital - Duo Lispector

Evgeny Zvonnikov, violin

Diego Caetano, piano

Works by Prokofiev, Beethoven and G. Bernstein

Vancouver, Canada

Apr 29, 2020

Brazil Tour - Solo Recital - BNDES Quartas Musicais

Diego Caetano, piano

Villa-Lobos: Prole do Bebê N.01, Prole do Bebê N.02 and Suite Floral

BNDES, Categoria "Destaque"

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

Apr 26, 2020

Brazil Tour - Solo Recital - Diego Caetano

Prole do Bebê No.1

Prole do Bebê No.2

MUBE

São Paulo, São Paulo

Apr 19, 2020

Solo Recital - Diego Caetano - Tribute to Villa-Lobos

Suite Floral

Prole do Bebê No.1

Prole do Bebê No.2

University of Wyoming

Laramie, Wyoming

Apr 13, 2020

Soloist - Rhapsody in Blue - Amarillo College Concert Band

G. Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue

Diego Caetano, piano

Kellie Bartley, conductor

AC Concert Band

Mar 05, 2020

Chamber Music Recital - Duo Lispector

Works by Beethoven, Bernstein and Prokofiev

Emporia, Kansas

Feb 22, 2020

Solo Recital - Diego Caetano - Beethoven Sonatas

Sonata Op.22

Sonata Op.31 n.3

Sonata Op.53

Sonata Op.57

Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, LA

Jan 11, 2020

Orchestra Soloist - Diego Caetano - Chamber Music Amarillo

Beethoven 4th Concerto 

Michael Palmer, Conductor

Diego Caetano, Piano

Amarillo Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra

7:30 pm

Dec 01, 2019

Brazil Tour - Orchestra Soloist - Orquestra Unirio - Sala Cecilia Meireles

Diego Caetano, piano

Guilherme Bernstein, conductor

Tchaikovsky 1st Piano Concerto

Sala Cecilia Meireles

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

Nov 19, 2019

Brazil Tour - Orchestra Soloist - Orquestra Sinfônica de Goiânia

Diego Caetano, piano

Eliel Ferriera, conductor

Beethoven 5th Piano Concerto, "The Emperor"

Goiânia, Brazil 

Oct 22, 2019

Asia Tour - Solo Recital - Diego Caetano - Thailand

Oct.22 - Master Class and Recital at SWU University, Bangkok

Oct.23 - Recital at Ramada Menham Riverside

Oct.24 - Recital at Siam Ratchada Auditorium

Oct.25 - Master Class and Recital at Assumption University 

Sep 16, 2019

Chamber Music Recital - Duo Lispector

Amarillo Opera

Diego Caetano, piano

Evgeny Zvonnikov, violin 

Works by Bernstein and Gershwin 

Amarillo, Texas

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REVIEWS

F. Schubert - Winterreise with Richard Resch, tenor 

F. Chopin - Etude Op.10 N.10

Kapustin - Jazz Etude Op.40 N.07

Mozart - Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major 

Liszt - Gnomenreigen

J.Brahms - Sonata in F minor, Op.5

“Diego Caetano gave an assertive and virile performance of Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto... He manifested a confident, fluent technique, maintaining momentum and bringing out inner voices...”

The Epoch Times

“Excellent performance...Powerful sound control, extreme clarity and rhythmic precision...evident virtuosity... ”

Marlos Nobre, composer

"Caetano played... with authority"

The Durango Herald

“Diego Caetano gave an assertive and virile performance of Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto... He manifested a confident, fluent technique, maintaining momentum and bringing out inner voices...”

The Epoch Times

"With the touch of his fingers, he brings the piano to life..."

Steven Kiggins

“Excellent performance...Powerful sound control, extreme clarity and rhythmic precision...evident virtuosity... ”

Marlos Nobre, composer

"Caetano played... with authority"

The Durango Herald

“Excellent performance...Powerful sound control, extreme clarity and rhythmic precision...evident virtuosity... ”

Marlos Nobre, composer

"Caetano played... with authority"

The Durango Herald

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