BIO

Brazil-born Diego Caetano was considered by the Italian newspaper La Stampa "a gifted pianist with a brilliant technique and musicality."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 Concerti 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 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, 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, he has premiered works by composers Robert Spillman, Anne Guzzo, Marlos Nobre, and Roger Goeb. 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 Pro Piano 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.

 

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.  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 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 Avila 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.

 

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

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Pianist

DIEGO CAETANO
 

Nov 27, 2021

Solo Recital - Brazil

Solo Recital

Casa Thomas Jefferson

Brasília, Brasil

Jul 15, 2021

Chopin International Piano Competition 2021 - Jury member

Bangkok, Thailand 

Jul 03, 2021

III Avila International Music Festival - Avila Spain

Dates: July 3 -11, 2021

Avila, Spain 

Feb 06, 2021

Europe Tour - Duo Resch-Caetano

Berlin, WABE

Germany 

Feb 04, 2021

Europe Tour - Duo Resch-Caetano

Eichstätt. Residenz

Germany 

Feb 03, 2021

Europe Tour - Duo Resch-Caetano

Memmingen, Kreuzrittersaal

Germany 

Jan 30, 2021

Europe Tour - Duo Resch-Caetano

Ciclo de Conciertos

Asociación Filarmonia Ávila

Ávila, Spain 

Nov 24, 2020

Solo Recital - Piano em Foco (postponed)

Works by Beethoven, Granados and Villa-Lobos

Piano em Foco

Londrina, Paraná, Brazil 

Nov 20, 2020

Bethoven2020@SHSU - Chamber Works of Beethoven

Program:

Sonata No.5 for cello and piano 

Diego Caetano, piano

Daniel Saenz, cello

GPAC Concert Hall

Sam Houston State University 

Nov 21, 2020

Piano Concerto No.04, Fantasia Op.77 and Choral Fantasy (postponed)

Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.04

Fantasia Op.77 for solo piano

Choral Fantasy Op.80

Diego Caetano, piano

Neil Thomson, conductor

Orquestra Filarmônica de Goiás

Nov 14, 2020

Solo Recital - Beethoven 250 - WPTA Missouri

WPTA Missouri

Online Recital

Program:

Sonatas Op.26, Op.81a, Op.22 and Op.31 No.3

Nov 10, 2020

Solo Recital - UNIRIO Concert Series

Program: Beethoven and Chopin

University of Rio de Janeiro

Brazil 

Oct 27, 2020

Guest Lecture - Piano Pedagogy

Guest Lecture - Piano Pedagogy

Kansas State University

 

Oct 23, 2020

Beethoven2020@SHSU

Sonata in Bb Major,  Op. 22 (solo)

6 Variations on Ich denke dein WoO74 for 4-hands piano (with pianist ILonka Rus)

GPAC Concert Hall

Sam Houston State University 

 

Oct 17, 2020

Orchestra Soloist - Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor (postponed to next year due to COVID-19)

Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor 

Diego Caetano, piano

Fagner Rocha, conductor

Angelo State University

San Angelo, Texas

 

Oct 10, 2020

Debussy - Sonata for Violin and Piano

J. Turina - Sonata No.2  for Violin and Piano "Espagnole"

H. Villa-Lobos - Sonata- Fantasia for Violin and Piano N.01 (Desesperance)

J. Corigliano - Sonata for Violin and Piano 

Chamber Music Amarillo

Amarillo, Texas 

Oct 07, 2020

Stay Home International Piano Competition - Group 3

Aug 20, 2020

Chopin - Ballade No. 4, Op. 52

Centro Cultural UFG

Goiânia, Brazil 

Aug 10, 2020

Jury member 

Piano em Foco Piano E-Competition 

Brazil 

Jul 22, 2020

Taiwan Tour - Diego Caetano (postponed due to COVID-19)

IPPEC Recitals and Adjudication 

July 22nd to August 26th

Various cities, Taiwan.

Jul 11, 2020

Europe Tour - Chamber Music Recital (postponed due to COVID-19)

Piano Trios by Mendelssohn, Haydn, Rachmaninov. 

Evgeny Zvonnikov, violin

Lidia Teruel-Sanchez, cello

Diego Caetano, piano 

El olivar del castillejo (8pm)

Madrid, Spain

Jul 04, 2020

Europe Tour - II Avila International Music Festival (postponed due to COVID-19)

July 4-12

Avila, Spain

Jul 01, 2020

Jun 20, 2020

Music without borders

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China

Jun 09, 2020

CD Recording - Schubert's Winterreise (postponed due to COVID-19)

Richard Resch, tenor

Stuttgart, Germany 

Jun 07, 2020

Europe Tour - Solo Recital (postponed due to COVID-19)

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 (postponed due to COVID-19)

Diego Caetano, piano

Avila Auditorium

Avila, Spain

Jun 05, 2020

Europe Tour - Solo Recital - Diego Caetano (postponed due to COVID-19)

Diego Caetano, piano

 

Casa de Cultural de Mieres

Asturias, Spain

Jun 03, 2020

Europe Tour - Solo Recital - Diego Caetano (postponed due to COVID-19)

Diego Caetano, piano

Works by Beethoven and Villa-Lobos

Shigeru Kawai Hall

Madrid, Spain 

May 15, 2020

China Tour - Solo Recitals and Master Classes (Postponed due to the COVID 19)

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 (Postponed due to the COVID 19)

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 (Postponed due to the COVID 19)

Russian Music Festival

Vancouver, Canada

May 01, 2020

Canada Tour - Chamber Music Recital - Duo Lispector (Postponed due to the COVID 19)

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 (Postponed due to the COVID 19)

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 (Postponed due to the COVID 19)

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 (Postponed due to the COVID 19)

Suite Floral

Prole do Bebê No.1

Prole do Bebê No.2

University of Wyoming

Laramie, Wyoming

Apr 05, 2020

Online - Encontro International de Pianistas Crescendo -Masterclass Portugal

Ravel - Miroirs

Debussy - Arabesque

Beethoven - Sonata Op.2 No.1 

Lisbon, Portugal 

Mar 14, 2020

Solo Recital - Diego Caetano - Tribute to Brazilian Music (Postponed due to the COVID 19)

Sponsored by Consulate-General of Brazil in Houston.

Shigeru Kawai Hall 7:00pm

Dallas, Texas

Mar 13, 2020

Solo Recital - Diego Caetano - Tribute to Brazilian Music (Postponed due to the COVID 19)

Sponsored by Consulate-General of Brazil in Houston.

Shigeru Kawai Hall 7:00pm

Houston, Texas

Mar 06, 2020

TMTA Adjudication

University of Houston

TMTA

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 "Waldstein"

Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, LA

Feb 19, 2020

Solo Recital - Diego Caetano

Sonata Op.53 "Waldstein" - Beethoven

Prole do Bebe No.2  - Villa-Lobos

Floral Suite - Villa-Lobos

Chamber Music Amarillo - 7:30 pm

Amarillo, Texas 

Feb 17, 2020

Pedagogical Workshop: "To the ResCUE: Performance Cues for Memorization"

West Texas A&M University - 4pm

Canyon, Texas 

Feb 09, 2020

Faculty Recital - Amarillo College

Brahms Quintet

Villa-Lobos Floral Suite

Amarillo College Concert Hall Theater

6pm

Jan 25, 2020

Chamber Music Recital - Duo Lispector

Works by Beethoven, Ysaye, Richter, Gershwin

Chamber Music Amarillo 

Jan 11, 2020

Orchestra Soloist - Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 in G major

Beethoven 4th Concerto 

Michael Palmer, Conductor

Diego Caetano, Piano

Amarillo Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra

7:30 pm

Dec 01, 2019

Brazil Tour - Orchestra Soloist - Tchaikovsky 1st Piano Concerto - 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 - Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5

Diego Caetano, piano

Eliel Ferriera, conductor

Beethoven 5th Piano Concerto, "The Emperor"

Goiânia, Brazil 

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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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