PIANIST & ORGANIST
Thiago is a pianist praised for his innate musicality, impressive technique, and ability to improvise in a variety of styles. Born in Arlington, he was raised in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. His unique talents span classical piano technique, expressive musicality, "stride" jazz piano, improvisation, composition, and an amazing ability to seemlessly combine any melodic fragment into any other piece of music.
Belying his fluency of pianistic gymnastics, which might lead one to believe his first toy as a child was a grand piano, Mr. Nascimento in fact only began teaching himself how to play piano at the age of thirteen and began studying classical piano with a teacher at fifteen, an age when most child prodigies are already entering their mid-life crisis. Nonetheless, after a year of study, he was accepted into Dallas' Booker T. Washington arts magnet high school.
He began his college studies at Peabody Conservatory and continued them at Southern Methodist University, where he graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Music degree as a student of Alessio Bax.
Thiago currently works as a professional pianist in the DFW area, equally at home in the realms of classical, jazz, ballet, and musical theater.