PIF2018 HAS THE NEW AD: RENZO RUGGIERI

Change of the guard At PIF . The artistic direction goes to a polyhedric music master from Abruzzo.

Renzo Ruggieri (52), from Roseto degli Abruzzi, is the new artistic director of PIF2018, 43rd edition of the International Accordion Award “Città di Castelfidardo”, (from 10 to 16 September). The news arrives while preparations are underway for next Christmas, which this year will be to the rhythm of jazz.

 

Renzo was born in Roseto degli Abruzzi (TE, Italy) and studied standard accordion with M° Aldo Rampa and free bass accordion with M°Vittorio Pomante. until graduation in jazz piano at the CPM in Milan under the great pianist Franco D’Andrea. Specializations: “Jazz Accordion” with Frank Marocco 1995, Adriano Mazzoletti 1996, Richard Galliano 2000 & Umbero Fiorentino 2002. Course of “Arrangement and composition for big band jazz” with Mario Raja 2001 and “Music for Film” with M ° Ennio Morricone 1991.

He is the leader of projects ranging from “solo to the symphonic orchestra”, with which he has played over 2000 concerts all over the world (Russia, USA, UK, China, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Spain, Mexico, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland, Scotland, Slovakia, Canada, Ireland, Iceland, England, Holland, Belgium, France, Lithuania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania, Ukraine, Belarus). He has performed on prestigious stages such as the Arena di Verona, Shanghai Grand Theater, Ariston Theatre in Sanremo, Gnessin Hall in Moscow, Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, White Hall in St. Petersburg, Rome Opera Theatre, etc.

The first to realize a completely improvised CD with his second solo album “Solo Accordion Project”. He was artistic director of festivals such as Pineto Accordion Jazz Festival, Dolci Romori Jazz Festival, Gold Accordion Fest and currently the Accordion Art Festival of which he is also the creator. In 2009, at the International Accordion Festival of Castelfidardo, he was awarded the “Voce d’Oro”, previously assigned to other famous musicians including: Richard Galliano, Gorni Kramer, Astor Piazzolla, Art Van Damme, etc. In 2013 he was awarded the “Silver Disk” from the prestigious Gnessin Academy of Moscow. His CDs “Inni d’Italia” and “Collection” won the prestigious Orpheus Award for Best Accordion Jazz CD of the year. He has participated in over one hundred productions publications CDs, DVDs, compositions and educational texts. He has also written music for theatrical works including “Il Ratto di Proserpina” by R. San Secondo (Greek- Roman Theatre in Taormina, 1997), “La leggenda del fiore di lino” Stipo/Del Giudice (Theatre Rome Opera, 2001) and “Van Gogh and Tutankhamen” Marco Goldin (Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, 2013) and many other works.

Renzo is the first accordionist in Europe to publish and create a modern education for jazz accordion. He has an intense teaching activity with an original work philosophy used by Club Voglia d’Arte, which he founded and which is followed by several schools in Italy. He taught at the conservatories of Cosenza, Teramo, Castelfranco Veneto, Nocera Terinese, L’Aquila and held many seminars (from Canada, Russia, USA, China, etc.). His students have won major international competitions (CIA, CMA, Castelfidardo, Ikaalinen, Italia Award) and many are already engaged in educational activities, concerts and recordings. Renzo teaches advanced courses in modern and jazz accordion in his Music Academy that includes a recording studio and record label “Voglia d’Arte Production”.

He has collaborated with Ellade Bandini, Fabrizio Bosso, Antonio Calenda, Sergio Caputo, Gianni Cazzola, Franco Cerri, Stefano Cocco Cantini, Gabriele Cirilli, Roberto Colombo, Gianni Coscia, Simone Cristicchi, Paolo Damiani, Bruno De Filippi, Mauro De Federicis, Tullio De Piscopo, Piera Degli Esposti, Paolo Di Sabatino, Dolcenera, Umberto Fabi, Fiorello, Roberto Gatto, Marco Goldin, Tonino Guerra, Monica Guerritore, Mark Harris, David Haughton, Roberto Herlitzka, Flavio Insinna, Linda, Judith Malina, Massimo Manzi, Frank Marocco, Germano Mazzocchetti, Piero Mazzocchetti, Ron, Morgan, Massimo Moriconi, Gino Paoli, Lino Patruno, PFM, Nicola Piovani, Peppino Principe, Enrico Rava, Danilo Rea, Davide Riondino, Antonella Ruggiero, Michael Supnick, Ares Tavolazzi, Art Van Damme, Ernesto Vitolo, Marco Zurzolo.

www.renzoruggieri.com

www.facebook.com/renzo.ruggieri

www.youtube.com/user/renzoruggieri

 

CD leader

2016 – LIVE IMPROVISATIONS – Solo Accordion Project (VAP109)

2015 – CANTO DI NATALE – Renzo Ruggieri (VAP108)

2015 – VALENTINO È TANGO – Renzo Ruggieri (VAP107)

2012 – INNI D’ITALIA – Renzo Ruggieri, Paolo Di Sabatino DUO (VAP106)

2011 – OPERA? – Renzo Ruggieri Orchestra (VAP105)

2010 – KRAMER PROJECT- Renzo Ruggieri Orchestra (VAP104)

2009 – COLLECTION – Renzo Ruggieri (VAP103)

2008 – TERRE – Renzo Ruggieri e Mauro De Federicis (VAP102)

2005 – STORIE DI FISARMONICA VISSUTA – Solo Accordion Project (VAP101)

2005 – BENDS – Renzo Ruggieri Group (WIDE SOUND WD145)

2002 – SPAGHETTI TIME – Renzo Ruggieri Group (WIDESOUND WD117)

2000 – ACCORDION VOYAGE – Renzo Ruggieri Group (WIDESOUND WD103)

1998 – IMPROVVISAZIONI GUIDATE – Solo Accordion Project (VAP100)

1994 – TOURNÈE, Renzo Ruggieri (G&L0004)

1989 – DUO, Giovanni Finizii, Renzo Ruggieri (Sanremo Hit n.SH90007)

1988 – RESPIRO DI JAZZ, Renzo Ruggieri, (G&L0002)

CD/DVD sideman

2017 – CANTO DOLENTE D’AMORE, Marco Goldin (Linea d’Ombra)

2017 – VAN GOGH STORIA DI UNA VITA, Marco Goldin (Linea d’Ombra)

2017 – LIBERTANGO, Igor Zavadsky (IZ01)

2017 – ACCORDION PUZZLE, Valerio Russo (VR01)

2016 – STORIE DELL’IMPRESSIONISMO, Marco Goldin (Linea d’Ombra)

2016 – ACCORDION COLOURS, Andrea Di Giacomo (ADG01)

2015 – LETTERA D’AMORE, i Luca Canonici (KService 01)

2015 – CARNEVALE – Viivi Maria Saarenkyla (VM01)

2014 – TUTANKHAMON CARAVAGGIO VAN GOGH di Marco Goldin (Linea d’Ombra)

2014 – L’IMPOSSIBILE E’ CERTO (CD) – Antonella Ruggiero (Libera)

2013 – VERSO MONET & CHRISTINA OLSON (VIDEO) – Marco Goldin (Linea D’Ombra)

2011 – VAN GOGH E IL VIAGGIO DI GAUGUIN (DVD) – Marco Goldin (Linea D’Ombra)

2010 – I REGALI DI NATALE (CD) – Antonella Ruggiero (Libera)

2010 – MEDITERRANEO (DVD) – Marco Goldin (Linea D’Ombra)

2010 – LE FORME DEL SUONO – Omar Algenii (Marte editrice)

2009 – MISTURA DE RAÇA – Tiziana De Angelis (I.C.B.I.E) guest Roberto R.Taufic, G.Silveira

2009 – CARNEVALE – Mario D’Amario (Associazione Promozione Arte APA102)

2007 – GLI ANNI DEL BUIO, Angelo Valori (ECAM, CD 1047)

2007 – GENOVA, LA SUPERBA, Antonella Ruggiero (Libera, distr. EDEL)

2007 – SOUVENIR D’ITALIE, Antonella Ruggiero e Renzo Ruggieri Group (Libera, 0179402LIB)

2006 – LA NOSTRA CECITA’, Uscita Nord (Widesound 164, 010206)

2006 – MYSTERIUM, Igor Zavadsky (Atlantic, K 937148)

2006 – THREE BROTHERS, Frederic Schlick e Piccola Orchestra Moderna (Soforest, 010206)

2005 – JAZZ MAGAZINE COMPILATION, Artisti vari (Emmek Ed. June 2005)

2003 – ANTONELLA RUGGIERO, Antonella Ruggiero (Libera, BMG, n.077-118-2)

2003 – WIDE CHRISTMAS, Artisti vari (Widesound, WD128)

2001 – NO MUSIC, Orchestra Contemporanea diretta da Toni Fidanza (IMPGBraga, 001)

2000 – L’AMO, Claudio Canzano (Widesound, WD101)

1999 – DIVERTITI DI PIù MA FALLO CON GESù, Padre Nike (Maurizio), (autoproduzione)

Book

2017 – LA VITA DELLE COSE (VAP1016)

2017 – ACCORDION KIDS (VAP1015)

2016 – GRANDE JO (VAP1013)

2016 – TANGO ITALIANO (VAP1012)

2016 – CARNEVALE (VAP1011)

2016 – ACQUARELLI ITALIANI (VAP1010)

2015 – L’ACCOMPAGNAMENTO NELLA POPULAR MUSIC (VAP1008)

2015 – VARIATIONS ON SAKKYJIARVEN POLKKA (VAP1009)

2014 – FIGARO (VAP1014)

2014 – SONG FOR S.B. (VAP1007)

2014 – CINEMA (VAP1006)

2014 – ROMA TANGO (VAP1005)

2013 – ESERCIZI RITMICI PER LA MUSICA MODERNA (Collana Didattica CVA, VAP1004)

2012 – VARIAZIONI E IMPROVVISAZIONI NELLA POPULAR MUSIC (Collana Didattica CVA, VAP1003)

2011 – DIECI APPROCCI ALL’IMPROVVISAZIONE (JAZZ) (Didattica Jazz, VAP1002)

2011 – TEN APPROACHES TO (JAZZ) IMPROVISATION (Didattica Jazz, VAP1002E)

2011 – INTROD.ALL’ARMONIA E COMPOSIZIONE NELLA POPULAR MUSIC (CVA, VAP1001)

2011 – INTROD.ALLA MUSICA D’INTRATTENIMENTO (CVA VAP1000)

2005 – EMOZIONI ELETTRONICHE 3 (songs for electronics instruments, BERBEN 5320)

2004 – QUADERNO PRATICO DI MUSICA JAZZ Ruggieri/Di Sabatino (SINFONICA JAZZ SJ-9)

2004 – TECNICA PER TASTIERA ELETTRONICA (intermediary course, BERBEN 5170)

2000 – TECNICA PER TASTIERA ELETTRONICA (basic course, BERBEN 4548)

1998 – ELEMENTI DI MUSICA JAZZ (Method Jazz accordion, BERBEN n.4190)

1998 – EMOZIONI ELETTRONICHE 2 (songs for electronics instruments, BERBEN 4154)

1996 – TOURNÈE (songs for virtuoso music, BERBEN 3972)

1996 – PUZZLE (song for electroni accordion, BERBEN 3951)

1995 – EMOZIONI ELETTRONICHE 1 (songs for electronics instruments, BERBEN 3860)

Teatro e altro

2017 – CANTO DOLENTE D’AMORE, Marco Goldin (Linea d’Ombra)

2017 – VAN GOGH STORIA DI UNA VITA, Marco Goldin (Linea d’Ombra)

2016 – STORIE DELL’IMPRESSIONISMO di Marco Goldin, musiche R.Ruggieri, M.Martello (Linea d’Ombra)

2014 – TUTANKHAMON CARAVAGGIO VAN GOGH di Marco Goldin , musiche R.Ruggieri, P.Salvatori, M.Martello (Linea d’Ombra)

2013 – VERSO MONET, di Marco Goldin musiche Renzo Ruggieri, Piero Salvatori, Mauro Martello (Linea d’Ombra)

2012 – SE STIAMO INSIEME CI SARA’ UN PERCHE’, di: Paolo Perelli, musiche: Renzo Ruggieri (Essenza Teatro)

2012 – CHRISTINA OLSON, di Marco Goldin musiche Renzo Ruggieri, Piero Salvatori, Mauro Martello (Linea d’Ombra)

2011 – VAN GOGJ E IL VIAGGIO DI GAUGUIN, di Marco Goldin musiche R.Ruggieri, P.Salvatori, M.Martello (Linea d’Ombra)

2010 – MEDITERRANEO.di Marco Goldin musiche Renzo Ruggieri, Piero Salvatori (Linea d’Ombra)

2010 – L’AZZURRO E LA LUNA,di Marco Goldin musiche Renzo Ruggieri, Piero Salvatori (Linea d’Ombra)

2009 – L’UOMO NERO, di Sergio Rubini, partecipazione nella colonna sonora di Nicola Piovani (2009)

2009 – DI COROT E UN CIECO. DI MONET, di Marco Goldin musiche Renzo Ruggieri, Piero Salvatori (Linea d’Ombra)

2008 – IL POETA E LO SCIAMANO, di Giuseppe Bisogno, musiche R.Ruggieri (Compagnia OrazioCosta, La Maschera)

2004 – NOVECENTO di Alessandro Baricco, regia Paolo Perelli, musiche Renzo Ruggieri (Compagnia Scenari Paralleli)

2001 – LA LEGGENDA DEL FIORE DI LINO di R.Stipo, musiche A.Del Giudice, arr./orchestr.R.Ruggieri (Teatro dell’Opera di Roma)

2001 – M, di Woody Hallen, regia Paolo Perelli, musiche Renzo Ruggieri (La Scuola dei Buffoni)

2001 – IL VESTITO NUOVO DELL’IMPERATORE, di Handersen, regia P.Perelli, mus.R.Ruggieri (La Scuola dei Buffoni)

2000 – INTERNEpoeTs, di Alessandro Agostinelli, Calos Ansò, musiche Renzo Ruggieri, Giovanni Mayer

1999 – TRA MOGLIE E MARITO di Anonio Amurri, regia Paolo Perelli, musiche Renzo Ruggieri (Compagnia Scenari Paralleli)

1997 – LA SPADA DI FUOCO, di Pablo Neruda, regia e adattamento Paolo Perelli, musiche Renzo Ruggieri (Scenari Paralleli)

1997 – IL RATTO DI PROSERPINA di Rosso San Secondo, regia Federico Magnano San Lio, musiche Renzo Ruggieri (Retablo)

1996 – DISTRAZIONI FORZATE di Regoli/Zinna, regia Federico Magnano San Lio, musiche Renzo Ruggieri (Retablo)

1996 – DISTRAZIONI FORZATE di Regoli/Zinna, regia Federico Magnano San Lio, musiche Renzo Ruggieri (Retablo)

1993 – DOPPIO LEGAME, di Maria Piera Regoli, regia Federico Magnano San Lio, musiche Renzo Ruggieri (Retablo)

1993 – ACTO CULTURAL di Jose Antonio Cabrujas, regia Federico Magnano San Lio, musiche Renzo Ruggieri (Retablo)