After more than 80 years, the precious instrument, restored by Castelfidardo artisans, will accompany singer Silvia Mezzanotte at the October 1st concert.

 Astor Piazzolla, the Argentinian composer of Italian origin who achieved international fame by revolutionizing tango, would be proud of it.

His second bandoneon, which he used as a child for his first compositions, comes back to life in Castelfidardo. Restored by Castelfidardo artisan Rodolfo Spadari, the instrument plays again at the Castelfidardo PIF festival after more than 80 years.

Just like its owner, the precious bandoneon will celebrate its hundredth anniversary with an absolute premiere. Entrusted for the occasion to the hands of Cesare Chiacchieretta, it will accompany extraordinary singer Silvia Mezzanotte on the Duettango concert on Friday October 1st, 9.30 pm, at the Astra Theatre.

This priceless instrument landed in Castelfidardo thanks to the generosity of Piazzolla’s widow Laura Escalada, who donated it to the Accademia di Musica Astor Piazzolla, the world’s first academy dedicated to the visionary Argentinian tango-icon composer.

The accurately refurbished bandoneon will be on display at the Astor Piazzolla Hall of the Museo della Fisarmonica di Castelfidardo as of mid-September.