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. After 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 finest musicians as Ashkenazy, Ughi, Hogwood, Brunello, Carmignola. After having completed also the study of the violin and orchestra conductor he began a new career leading very important ensembles in Europe, Asia, America and Africa, 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 masterclasses at very important institutes: Universitè de S. Esprit in 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 Florida and South Florida, Kansas State University, Pittsburg State University, University of Kentucky, Emporia State University, Southern Oregon University, University of Nebraska, Fort Hays State University, the UNEAC in La Habana, Universidade de São Paulo, Gumi Academy (Korea), Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy in Riga, Estonian Academy of Music in Tallin, DIT Conservatory in Dublin, the Edinburgh Napier University and the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa where he has given a series of televised concerts.
He’s permanent artistic director of the Stravinskij Chamber Orchestra and he conducts concert-series and musical festivals in Europe and in South America.
He has recorded for Velut Luna, AS-Disc, Balkanton, Klingsor and On-Classical / AEVEA – Naxos of America
Tezza is often invited to be part of juries of international competitions.