Dr. Catarina Domenici

Pianist & Composer

Brazilian pianist and composer Catarina Domenici is recognized as a leading performer of new music in Brazil. For over two decades she has collaborated with several composers in recordings and premieres at contemporary music festivals and concerts in Brazil, Europe, the USA, and Central America.

Her recordings have received prizes from the São Paulo Art Critics Association and she was twice the recipient of the Açorianos Prize for best instrumentalist. As a composer, she was recently featured in the Donne: Women in Music project. The first recordings of her songs in the CD Homage: Women composers from Brazil and Italy were enthusiastically received by one of the most prominent music critics in Brazil who wrote “both [the songs] are impactful”, and “[Catarina’s music] has the courage to commit to social change and demonstrates that contemporary music is able to speak to broader audiences”.

She holds a Master and a Doctoral degree in Music Performance from the Eastman School of Music, where she was awarded the prestigious Performer’s Certificate and the Lizzie Teege Mason Award. She was twice the recipient of a full scholarship from the Brazilian Government Agency CNPq, and was a post-doctoral fellow at the University at Buffalo. Domenici is a Full Professor at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, Brazil. In the US she has served on the faculty of the Chautauqua Music Festival, Eastman Community Music School, University at Buffalo, Nazareth College, and the Finger Lakes Community College.


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