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Recently, we have received many requests for further informations about the new regulation. We are aware that streaming auditions are a novelty and for this reason we have decided to postpone ENTRY CLOSURE TO AUGUST,31th and to publish the ANSWERS to the most frequently asked questions.

PIF 2020: also this year rich jackpots for all the winners!

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Almost 17,000.00 EURO in scholarships. This year the PIF is making a generous prize pool available to the winners of the various categories. The inevitable cancellation of many music festivals / competitions does not allow the assignment of international prize concerts but almost all the SPECIAL AWARDS announced at the beginning of the year remain.

Here are the SCHOLARSHIPS of the OFFICIAL categories:

  • CLASSIC AWARD category (1st € 3000.00, 2nd € 1000.00, 3rd € 500.00)
  • CLASSIC COMPOSITION category (1st € 1000.00, 2nd € 500.00, 3rd € 250.00)
  • JAZZ category (1st € 1000.00, 2nd € 500.00, 3rd € 250.00)
  • PIAZZOLLA AWARD category (1st € 1000.00, 2nd € 500.00, 3rd € 250.00)
  • WORLD category (1st € 1000.00, 2nd € 500.00, 3rd € 250.00)
  • VIRTUOSO category (1st € 500.00, 2nd € 250.00, 3rd € 150.00)
  • MARCOSIGNORI AWARD category (1st € 300.00, 2nd € 200.00, 3rd € 100.00)

To the YOUNG category goes:

  • an accordion of Castelfidardo to the most voted video.
  • A prize awarded to a candidate of the Municipal Administration of Castelfidardo, of € 300.00.
  • A.M.M.A. Award to the younger musician, of € 200.00.

There are many other SPECIAL AWARDS (more details here) in scholarships / purchase vouchers to have an accordionfrom our sponsors: Accordions Worldwide, Luma-Suite, Ars Spoletium, Pasco Italia, Dino Baffetti, Master-Midi, Bugari Armando, Proloco, Pagani Editore. 

Also,  prize-concerts in: Accordion International Festival of San Vincenzo La Costa (Cosenza, Italy), Ascolipicenofestival (Ascoli Piceno, Italy), Jazz Accordion Festival (Castelfidardo, Italy).

We take this opportunity to remind you about the deadline of August, 20th,  for sending videos for SELECTIONS. Here are some tips:

  • the video must contain the whole figure of the accordionist / group;
  • the video must have been made in 2020;
  • the video can consist of recordings made on different days;
  • the selection program can be repeated in the final;
  • the selection jury is the same as in the final phase;
  • there are no scores at this stage but only preferences;
  • the video made must be put online (Youtube, Facebook, etc.) and its complete address (Internet Link) inserted in the registration form.

Complete regulations are here.

PIF Academy 2020 (3 Seminars & Book)

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In these difficult days, we feel the greater need to offer cultural opportunities to the world of accordion. This year PIF Academy confirms the realization of the announced BOOK on the future of the accordion and adds three SEMINARS (Classical, Jazz and World) with artists who have made the history of the accordion in the world.


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A different but no less special edition, faithful to a prestigious tradition and innovation challenges, in line with the slogan coined in unsuspected times. By virtue of an already well-launched organizational machine capable of grasping and transforming the needs of this historical period into opportunities, the 45th PIF will paint all the colors of the world (16/20th September).

A theme that could not be more appropriate: the music and the notes of

PIF2020: a special edition

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We needed many meetings to evaluate a safe and innovative PIF Edition in this difficult year. The COVID-19 pandemic, still ongoing worldwide, does not allow to foresee what will happen in the upcoming months. Each country applies different restrictions that make all decisions approximate. In order to guarantee regularity and equality of conditions among the candidates, there will be a

The accordion of the future in a book

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The “City of Castelfidardo” Prize has in its DNA the aggregation of multiple areas and international backgrounds and as such it cannot escape from stimulating the development and improvement of the “accordion” instrument.

This year #PIF2020 will promote the edition with a