For the “Vivacissimo” cycle of concerts in Sydney the Italian Institute of Culture in Sydney hosted widely acclaimed Italian pianist and conductor Marco Tezza, who presented a programme with music from the great Romantic composers Frank Schubert, Frederic Chopin and Robert Schumann. Maestro Tezza, who has had a magnificent career and has won many prizes in piano competitions, is known among critics and the public to have a strong personality, who unrelentingly fathoms musical scores in search of a new key of interpretation and innovative forms of expression. He is the resident conductor and artistic director of the Stravinskij Chamber Orchestra and conducts in concert seasons and music festivals in Italy and in South America, performing in the most prestigious concert halls in the world. The 2016 “Vivacissimo” concert cycle opened with the “Italian Rhapsody” recital by pianist Alessandra Garosi, followed by the Andrea Vettoretti and Massimo Scattolin guitar duo. “Vivacissimo” will present concerts throughout the year, featuring internationally renowned Italian musicians as well as young talents, supported and encouraged by the Italian Institute of Culture.