The Steinway Piano Series brings artists in the early stages of their career for a performance as part of the Sunday afternoon concert series. In addition to the solo recital, the artist works with USF students and often conduct master classes and coachings of chamber music.
In addition to the public performance, Sig. Tezza will conduct a master class with graduate and undergraduate School of Music students. The master class is open to all students and the public free of charge.
From press kit:
“The internationally acclaimed pianist and conductor Marco Tezza was born in Vicenza in 1964. He attended the Conservatory of Music in Vicenza, studying piano with Milde Mlinari, Carlo Mazzoli, and violin with Giovanni Guglielmo and Giuliana Padrin. He earned his diploma with distinction and honorable mention in piano in 1984. He further refined his knowledge in Italy (Iola Academy) with Jorg Demus, Gyorgy Sandor, and Bruno Canino, and in France with Aquiles Delle Vigne, attending the Ecole Normal “A. Cortot” of Paris, where he obtained the Diplome Superieur d’Execution. He hs won several international competitions in piano: Citta di Treviso (first prize), La Spezia (first prize), RAI (first prize), Moncalieri (European Prize for Chamber Music), Busoni, Viotti and Pretoria (Graduate). To these important prizes he adds a rich concert activity in prestigious venues in Europe, North and South America, Africa, and the Middle East….His concert commitments did not prevent him from concluding his studies in violin, which have proved to be extremely important for his subsequent career as a conductor.
His creative personality has led him to collaborate with important partners for chamber music, and he has founded the TrisTango, which plays Piazzola’s repertoire in a new version influenced by various musical genres. Over the years he has developed a successful artistic partnership with violinist Paolo Ghidoni. Apart form a very large number of performances they have given as a duo, the two artists recorded an album of the Sonatas for piano and violin by Johannes Brahms.
In 1994 he founded the Stravinskij Chamber Orchestra, which he still conducts, and which has been invited to important festivals and international competitions. He has collaborated with the Aterforum, presenting Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, and Piazzola’s Maria de Buenos Aires in the theatres of Ferrara, Modena, Parma, Tovigo, Bologna and Vicenza. He has recorded LPs and CDs for Labkanton, Klingsor, Velut Luna, On-Classical-AEVEA, and AS. He is Permanent Professor of Piano at the Conservatory Pedrollo in Vicenza.