The famous conductor and composer will be one of the protagonists of the international accordion festival. The event will take place between the 28th of September and the 2nd of October. Music defeats the war.

A song composed for the capital of Accordions, Castelfidardo, that warmly welcomed him last year. Notes of hope destined to become a hymn dedicated to peace. These notes are laid on the staff by Volodymyr Runchack, Ukrainian, accordion player and conductor of worldwide fame, who will return as a protagonist at Castelfidardo’s PIF, the most important accordion festival in the entire world that has reached it’s forty-seventh edition.

An accordion and string orchestra concert named “Meeting Point – Castelfidardo!”, which will be performed on the occasion of the last concert of the Award Ceremony by the “Filarmonica della Calabria”, directed by the Ukraine maestro. “I’ll be once again with this magnificent orchestra – he says – and with so many young and talented contestants from all over the world. They are the future of our instrument. For me it’s truly an honor to continue this collaboration with the PIF and I wish for Castelfidardo to remain a peaceful place where the best musicians of the world can meet each other. An event that represents a space where we can share our music with each other without barriers. I’m grateful to the director Spaccarotella for involving me yet again and I hope that many more creative projects will await me”.

The song is a tribute to the places where the author lived during 2021, who completed the score on the 24th of February, the same day when his homeland was invaded by the enemy tanks, prior to taking refuge in Poland after an attack that involved the neighborhood where he lived. A “meeting point”, a symbol of fraternity and union between people and a testament to music’s unyielding perseverance against war’s logic.

This song has been commissioned to the maestro by Antonio Spaccarotella, artistic director of the festival, authorized by Castelfidardo’s city hall, to celebrate our solid professional relationship and mutual respect. A contribution to the enrichment of the musical literature of accordions: through brand new songs – played by an orchestra to boot – which will be performed for the very first time in Castelfidardo, Spaccarotella has found a way to increase the instrument’s fame and to make it more popular around the new generations