Nathália Kato received her degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in Collaborative Piano from the University of Colorado Boulder, studying with Margaret McDonald and Alexandra Nguyen. From 2015 to 2020, she held a teaching assistantship through which she served as a rehearsal and orchestra pianist, harpsichordist, and coach for the Eklund Opera Program working with maestro Nicholas Carthy. Additionally, she earned music degrees in her home country of Brazil.
Dr. Kato has extensive experience in orchestral, operatic, and chamber music activities, having performed in Brazil, the United States, Portugal, and Spain. Alongside her husband violinist Andrew Giordano, they form the Duo Pragma and often perform rarely-heard repertoire by both well-known and marginalized composers.
Dr. Kato served as the staff collaborative pianist at the University of Wyoming between 2020 and 2022. She is now based in Pittsburgh, PA where she collaborates with the vocal ensembles, opera workshop, and vocalists and instrumentalists at Duquesne University.