The precious instrument, restored by the fidardensi artisans, will accompany the voice of Silvia Mezzanotte in the concert on October 1st. From 28 September five days of events, competitions and shows with the big names in music: opening with Eugenio Bennato and grand finale with Stefano Bollani

The second bandoneon by Astor Piazzolla comes back to life in Castelfidardo. Used by the genius of the tango while still a child for his first compositions, the instrument restored by the fidardense craftsman Rodolfo Spadari returns to play, after more than 80 years, on the stage of the PIF (International Accordion Prize), scheduled in Castelfidardo from 28 September to 2nd October.
An absolute first for the ancient and precious bandoneon, a century old, just like its owner whose centenary is celebrated, entrusted to the hands of Cesare Chiacchieretta, who, on Friday 1st October, at 9.30 pm, at the Astra Theater, will accompany in the Duettango concert the extraordinary voice of Silvia Mezzanotte.

To bring the priceless jewel to Castefidardo, received as a gift from Laura Escalada, widow of Piazzolla, Antonio Spaccarotella, artistic director of the PIF and of the first Academy of Music in the world dedicated to the visionary Argentine composer, icon of tango.

Refurbished through a careful restyling, the bandoneon will be exhibited from mid-September in the Astor Piazzolla room of the Castelfidardo Accordion Museum.
A further element of prestige for the PIF, the most prestigious accordion competition in the world, promoted by the Municipality and Pro Loco of Castelfidardo, with the patronage of the Marche Region, the Ancona Chamber of Commerce and SIAE, now in its 46th edition.
The event therefore promises to be intense and full of news. Alongside the big names on the national and international scene, including Eugenio Bennato at the opening and Stefano Bollani at the end, and the race, many events distributed throughout the five days of the event will enliven the city from morning to evening. On the notes of the accordion that will resound in every corner of the homeland of the magical instrument.
An unprecedented and innovative edition is looming which, after last year’s streaming mode, is back in attendance. The goal: to start again under the banner of great music, with the accordion as the absolute protagonist, to lead the event towards a new era.
The great concerts confirm the charm and high quality of the event: from Eugenio Bennato to Silvia Mezzanotte, passing through Ksenija Sidorova and Mestrinho, up to the duo Stefano Bollani – Antonello Salis.