Short Biography

Marco Tezza

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Short Biography

It is a very difficult task to give an accurate idea of the rich and multifaceted musical personality of  MARCO TEZZA in just a few lines. An excellent academic preparation (top marks, honours and mentions of honor in Italy and “Diplome Superieur d ‘Execution ” at the Ecole Normale “A.Cortot ” in Paris) he has received awards from the most prestigious piano competitions (Washington, Pretoria, Busoni, Viotti, etc …).

Tezza ‘s intense concert activities have lead him to play in the most famous concert halls and to collaborate with the finest musicians Ashkenazy,Ughi, Hogwood ….After  having completed the study of  the violin and orchestra conductor he began a new career leading very important ensembles in Europe, Asia, America, and often doubling his role as conductor and soloist. Tezza, the conductor, presents a vast repertoire, from baroque to contemporary music passing through opera (Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale”, Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman” and Piazzolla’s “Maria de Buenos Aires”..).

Over the years, he has developed a successful artistic partnership with violinist Paolo Ghidoni. Apart from a very large number of performances they have given as a duo, the two artists recorded together the first album with the Sonatas for piano and violin by J.Brahms (On Classical-AEVEA).

He is well-known to the public and critics as an artist with a strong personality who never stops looking through scores to find unique ways of interpreting them, for new expressive logics, new sonorities.
He has been invited to hold Master Classes at very important institutes: “Universitè de S. Esprit” of Beirut (where he obtained a chair as “Professeur invitè”), the Conservatory and NBU in Sofia, the “Victorian College of the Arts” of Melbourne and Hamilton Waikato University in Australia and NewZealand, the University of South Florida, Kansas State University, Pittsburg State University, University of Kentucky, Emporia State University, Southern Oregon University, the UNEAC in La Habana, Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy in Riga, Estonian Academy of Music in Tallin and the DIT Conservatory in Dublin where he has given Master Classes and a series of televised concerts.

He is the permanent artistic director of the Stravinskij Chamber Orchestra and he conducts concert seasons and musical festivals in Europe and in South America.

He has recorded for Velut Luna, AS disc, Balkanton, Klingsor and On-Classical.

Tezza is often invited to be part of juries of international competitions.

He is a member of the Accademia Veneta of Arts and Science. He is Permanent Professor of piano at the  “Conservatory Pedrollo” in Vicenza.

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