Short Biography

Marco Tezza

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. 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.

He’s Permanent Professor of piano at the  “Conservatory Pedrollo” in Vicenza-Italy.

This page is available also in italian language.

Please read “Writing a curriculum“, a wonderful poem by Wislawa Szymborska.

EDVARD GRIEG // ​“AUS HOLBERGS ZEIT” SUITE for strings Op.40 (Live recording – Sofia, Bulgaria Hall)
  1. EDVARD GRIEG // ​“AUS HOLBERGS ZEIT” SUITE for strings Op.40 (Live recording – Sofia, Bulgaria Hall)
  2. JOHANNES BRAHMS // PIANO SONATA f-moll Op.5 (Studio recording)
  4. FRYDERYK CHOPIN // ETUDE c-moll Op.10 N°12 (Studio recording)
  5. JOHANNES BRAHMS // UNGARISCHER TANZ g-moll (Live recording – St. Wendel)
  6. ASTOR PIAZZOLLA // “ADIOS NONINO” – Arranged by TrisTango (Studio recording)
  7. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART // ADAGIO AND FUGUE for strings c-moll KV 546 (Live recording – Padova, Pollini Auditorium)
  8. PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY // SERENADE for strings C-Dur Op.48 (Live recording – Lebeanon TV)
  9. JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH / ALEXANDER SILOTI // PRELUDE h-moll (Live recording – Geneve, Château de Coppet)
  10. GIACOMO PUCCINI // “CRISANTEMI” for strings (Live recording – Belo Horizonte)