Susanna Stefani Caetani
Born in Florence, Susanna Stefani Caetani studied the piano from childhood with Antonio Beltrami, Clemente Terni and, for harmony, with Carlo Prosperi. She later studied with Tatyana Nikolaieva at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and with Maria Curcio in London.
She gave her first concert at the age of twelve, followed by a concert tour of Italy. In 1986 she had her debut at the London's Queen Elizabeth Hall and from 1987 to 1995 played in almost every concert season of Siena's Accademia Chigiana.
Her career brought many concerts with different orchestras amonge the others with Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonic, Taiwan National Orchestra, Orchestre de chambre de Lausanne, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Norwegian Radio Symphony Oslo, Robert Schumann Philharmonie, MDR Leipzig, Stuttgart Kammerorchester, Duisburger Philharmoniker , Jenaer Philharmonie, Weimar Staatskapelle, Essen Philharmonie, Philarmonique de Nice, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, Chamber Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, concert tour in Russia and has worked with conductors like Vladimir Fedosseyev, Arnold Katz, Sigfried Koehler, Fabio Luisi, Piero Bellugi, Eckehard Stier, Michael Hofstetter, Kiril Karabits, Oleg Caetani etc .
Her repertoire includes also Mosolov's Piano Concerto No. 1, which she has performed widely, Bartok's First Piano Concerto that she has performed a lot in Europe, Australia and New Zealand and both Schostakovitch's Piano Concertos.
Her recording of Pizzetti's Piano Concerto Canti della Stagione Alta for Marco Pola and Naxos is a world first and she has performed it with different orchestras throughout Europe.
A regular performer with different chamber ensembles in Europe and Australia, she played in 2005 with the Quartetto di Roma for the Italian President, a concert which was broadcast all over Europe.
She has been married to the conductor Oleg Caetani since 1999.
Since many years she has managed Oleg Caetani worldwide in both his roles as guest conductor and chief conductor, with several Opera Houses and Symphonic Orchestras, managing type of different contracts, renewals, webside projects and his professional general image.
During the years she has also realized different tv programmes about classical music and a tv series called Maggio Notes about the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, interviewing Wolfgang Sawallisch, Seiji Ozawa, Zubin Metha, Daniel Oren, James Conlon, Semyon Bychkov etc.