Pianist Diego Caetano will present a concert at Northwestern State University on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The 2:30 p.m. concert is for Northwestern State students. Admission is free to students with a current I.D. The 5:30 p.m. concert is for the general public and will be livestreamed at capa.nsula.edu. Tickets are $15. Admission is limited to 72 at each performance.
Brazil-born Diego Caetano was considered by the Italian newspaper La Stampa “a gifted pianist with a brilliant technique and musicality.” He performs widely as soloist and chamber musician and has appeared throughout the U.S., 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 under the baton of 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 U.S., Spain, UK, China, Taiwan, Romania, Portugal, Serbia, Russia, Brazil and Switzerland.
Caetano received the top prizes in more than 50 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.
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.
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). He was recently appointed Assistant Professor of Piano at Sam Houston State University.
The program will include works by Beethoven, Enrique Granados and Nobre.