Accordi[ON]Stage Academy, the PIF2018 aces

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Talent and teaching are the PIF2018 essence. Accordi [ON] Stage Academy confirms the course marked by the artistic director Renzo Ruggeri: four prestigious appointments that range between performances and training.

In the quartet of proposals also a real gem: the great Friederich Lips on September 16th will premiere in Castelfidardo the master class “Russian accordion music of last decades”.

Opportunity not to be missed


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Published the calendar of the auditions of the 43rd PIF – Castelfidardo International Accordion Prize in which there are news as the times reserved for the Award category. In addition to the days dedicated to the first round (Thursday 13) and the second round (Friday 14), more time to the three finalists for the rehearsals with the orchestra. Double audition for the categories Virtuoso Senior, Jazz and World Ensemble which will have an exceptional stage: that of the Night of Music (AUDITIONS CALENDAR)


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Growth and exploration of new musical territories by the PIF world. It is the mood of the second edition of WOW Folk Festival in Castelfidardo from 10 to 14 May. Organized by the Department of Culture in partnership with the Pro Loco, it mixes genres and generations. “We thought of a path that goes from younger talents to international guests – explains the Councilor Ruben Cittadini – Stage dance, street food, flea market and buskers will make the square live with dances of communities capable of transmitting emotions and vibrations”. Top of the schedule on Monday 14 with the concert of the Scottish band Norman Mackay Ceilidh experience.


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PIF2018 setting the rules (REGULATION): more rewards, more opportunities, more organization for a cocktail of proposals for the entrants and the audience. The PIF2018 regulation are launched after an ilistening campaign by the artistic director Renzo Ruggeri.


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#PIF2018 have new category Composition. In order to encourage the creation of new repertoires, the composers are invited by the artistic Director Renzo Ruggieri (INTERVISTA) to present our score for the CLASSICAL CATEGORY COMPOSITION.
The special section was created to enhance the excellence also in the composition so as to produce literature for accordion. The entrants in third round of #PIF2018 Premio Category first performing the piece with orchestra.

PIF2018: between vision and amarcord

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PIF Castelfidardo between vision and amarcord. Quadrupla interview by AD Ruggeri, the multifaceted director of #PIF2018 to his predecessors: Paolo Picchio, musicologist and President of the Music Marche consortium; Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi, lecturer and concert artist; Roberto Lucanero, concert artist, teacher, ethnomusicologist, composer; Christian Riganelli, concert artist, lecturer…