Marco Rivoltini has graduated in pianoforte at the conservatory “A.Boito” of Parma, Italy and in chamber music at the Academy of Florence, Italy. He has followed postgraduate courses in pianoforte performing with Prof. Eli Perrotta, Prof. C.A. Pastorelli and Prof. Pier Narciso Masi. He has also graduated at the International School of Chamber Music held by the Trio of Trieste. Marco Rivoltini has graduated with a DAMS degree from the University of Bologna.
As a soloist he has won competitions of Sesto San Giovanni, Stresa, Macugnaga, Tagliolo Monferrato in Italy. In the formation of piano duet he has won the international competitions of San Bartolomeo, “Mascia Masin” in San Gemini and in the Competition of Asti.
He has given recitals in various musical manifestations in Milano, the “Gipico” of Arese, “Il Tempietto” of Rome, the “Comune” of Alassio, the Conservatory of Novara, in Lucca (Italy), in Bretagne (France), in Damascus (Syria), in England, in Switzerland and New York (Lincoln Center). He has performed in Malta at the Tchaikovsky Hall (Russian Cultural Centre), at the Sala Isuoard and at the Manoel Theatre. He has recorded for the international label Rugginenti and original contemporary Maltese works by Joseph Vella.
In the piano duo formation Chircop-Rivoltini he has been frequently invited to perform on special occasions such as the opening of the Opera Festival at the Manoel Theatre, private concerts at the President of Malta’s Residence, opening of the Victoria Arts Festival in 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, world premiere of J Vella’s Concerto for Two Pianos at the Conservatory of Marseilles and a repetition of this work at the Lincoln Centre, New York in 2001. Performances with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra include Poulenc “Concerto for Two Pianos”, Arnold “Concerto for Piano Duet and Strings”, Saint-Saens “Carnival of the Animals”, Bruch “Concerto for Two Pianos”, Mendelssohn “Concerto for Two Pianos”, Tansman “Suite for Two Pianos” and McDonald “Concerto for two pianos” (first performance in Malta for the last four works). Recitals for pianoforte duet have been given at the Manoel Theatre, Valletta, and during the Victoria Arts Festival in Gozo, Malta. He is a member of the Janascharco Trio (flute, violin and piano), with whom he has recorded a CD. He has been teaching piano at the Johann Strauss School of Music since 1998.