NEWS/ DARIO VERGASSOLA: COMEDY AND MUSIC FOR PIF2017 OPENING

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Dario Vergassola, one of the most famous Italian comedians and songwriters, opens PIF2017 with “The Anchovies Ballad”, a fun and melancholic story told by music and voice and set at Bar Pavone in the Italian province. To accompany Vergassola organetto and accordion by Danilo di Paolonicola, Giovanni Seneca (guitars), Francesco Savoretti (percussion) and Gabriele Pesaresi (double bass)

NEWS/ ARTISTIC DIRECTOR RIGANELLI: PIF2017 INTENSIVE EXCELLENCE

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“PIF2017? An event in multiple locations with and for the world and the Marche region.” This is confirmed by artistic director Christian Riganelli describing a 42nd edition of the International Accordion Award of Castelfidardo, which features an intense program of events at the most prestigious accordion accordion (VIDEO). PIF Castelfidardo’s vocation to quality scouting and promotion of the accordion is known:

NEWS/ PIF2017 PRESS CONFERENCE AT MARCHE REGION HEADQUARTER

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An “expanded” edition of the 42nd PIF Castelfidardo presented at the headquarters of the Marche Region during a press conference (VIDEO) jointly with the organizers of the 70th World Coup scheduled in Osimo from September 5 to 9. Moreno Pieroni, councilor for Tourism in the Region, illustrated the effects of the regional law designed to promote the accordion as an instrument-image of the cultural and tourist offer of the Marche.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WOW FOLK FESTIVAL by PIF

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After the Jazz Accordion Festival, from 11th to 14th May 2017 another card is added to the exciting and varied puzzle of the events promoted by PIF Castelfidardo to enhance the accordion. The first WOW Folk Festival (where wow is the acronym of World On World) collects the fruits of the popular tradition of which the diatonic accordion is the queen. A rich calendar of free admission events including storytellers, folklore performances, free folk dance lessons, concerts, pizzica and taranta from Salento. Preview on April 28th with the double concert of Orquestrina Trama.

“DIATESSARON”: THE MANDATORY PIECE OF PIF2017

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The mandatory piece of Premio category (DOWNLOAD THE SCORE , at bar 139 the right hand plays a natural Do)) is called Diatessaron and this is composed for PIF2017 by M° Angelo Biancamano (DOWNLOAD mp3 only orchestra, DOWNLOAD mp3 accordion and orchestra).
Maestro Bancamano was born in Camerano, the city just a few kilometers from Castelfidardo closely linked to the history of the accordion. He giving concerts and composing alongside teaching

Accordi[on]Stage Academy

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PIF2017 promotes research and study of chamber music for accordion with ACCORDI[on]STAGE Academy, reserved for classes of Accordion, Chamber Music and Music Together of the Conservatories. One or more students of the accordion class will