Collaborative pianist Deloise Chagas Lima was born in Curitiba, Brazil. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Piano, Organ, and Music Education at the School of Music and Fine Arts of Parana.
A sought-after accompanist and chamber musician, she has performed extensively throughout Brazil with many recognized singers and instrumentalists. She was also the pianist of the Minas Gerais Symphony for two seasons, and was a soloist with that orchestra and the Curitiba Chamber Orchestra. Her performances as a collaborative pianist have taken her to Europe, the United States, and South America.
She has a Performance Certificate in piano from Trinity College of Music, London, and is also an Associate of the Royal College of Music in organ performance. She received her Master of Music degree in piano performance and Literature at the University of Notre Dame, and the Doctor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the Florida State University College of Music.
Dr. Lima was on the faculty of the School of Music and Fine Arts of Parana (Brazil) for over twenty years. She has been on the faculty at Florida State University since 2005 and was appointed principal keyboard with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra in 2015. She is also the music director for the Evening of Music and Dance, a yearly event in collaboration with the Tallahassee Ballet and the College of Music at Florida State University. Lima has been a member of the artist faculty at the Brevard Music Center since the summer of 2008, and in 2013 she implemented the new collaborative piano program at this summer festival to great acclaim. At Florida State University Deloise Lima is in constant demand for collaborative recitals with guest artists and faculty.