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 (Boheme, Vascello Fantasma,
Maria de Buenos Aires etc ...) and giving a great deal of attention to the music of Piazzolla.
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 (Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne; University of San
Paolo, Brasile; Conservatory in Sofia; University of S.Esprit in Beirut; University of South Florida; UNEAC in La Habana; Jazeps Vitols
Latvian Academy in Riga etc.).
He is the permanent artistic director of the Stravinskij Chamber Orchestra (SCO) and he conducts concert seasons and musical festivals in
Europe and in South America.
He has recorded for AS disc, Balkanton, Klingsor and OnClassical.
Tezza is often invited to be part of juries of international competitions.
He is a member of the Accademia Veneta of Arts and Science.
Marco Tezza (photo by Alessandro Simonetto, ©2010)
I could rarely listen to a Schumann's piece played in such a profond and authentic way by a so young pianist.
Tezza posesses an extraordinary technical preparation which enables him to achieve the perfect sound which is a feat so rarely
found in young italian pianists. For one so young he also posesses a dramatic vision of music giving it the sensation of a cosmic
tragedy in the fight between good and evil.
Piero Rattalino “Piano Time”
I consider Marco Tezza one of the most brilliant young Italian pianists of our times. His talent is manifested in his capacity
to make a music so profound illustrating a rich life and a search for perfection so intense.
Aquiles delle Vigne