Executive Director and Senior Manager for Artists, Tours and Projects
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 among 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, Ofunam Orchestra Mexico, 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’ Piano Concertos.
Her recording of Pizzetti Piano Concerto Canti della Stagione Alta for Marco Polo and Naxos is a world first and infact 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 since 1999 with the conductor Oleg Caetani.
Since many years she has managed Oleg Caetani worldwide in both his roles as guest conductor and chief conductor, in Opera Houses and Symphonic Orchestras, managing different type of contracts, renewals, website projects and his professional profile.
Susanna has also realized different TV programmes about classical music and a TV series called Maggio Notes about the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, interviewing among many artists Wolfgang Sawallisch, Seiji Ozawa, Zubin Metha, Daniel Oren, James Conlon, Semyon Bychkov etc.
In September 2014 Susanna has created ONLY MAESTROS a very innovative management company that catered only conductors that since February 2017 has been merged in her new management company ONLY STAGE a wide hybrid reality in the music business.