PIF, the Russian Artem Malhasyan and organization audacity wins

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The future is now, in the audacity of an edition of the International Accordion Award that has not bowed to the restrictions imposed by the pandemic but has rather indicated the way forward, inventing a new digital format that can be taken as a reference in the entire panorama musical. The Russian school is confirmed at the top with Artem Malhasyan, born in 1995, a native of Goryachy Klyuch, a student of the St. Petersburg Conservatory and of maestro Vladimir Orlov, who already won last year in the classical ‘master’ category.

“I have been playing the accordion since I was a child and I can’t imagine myself without”: a talent that describes himself this way and that, albeit remotely, received the consecration in the prestigious concert section by the jury chaired by Friedrich Lips, playing a keyboard instrument, a rather unusual circumstance where the button one can be considered of choice.

#PIF2020 elects the winners of an innovative edition

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Energy, vibrations, hopes and pathos. The 45th International Accordion Award reaches the finish line: it is time for verdicts, which for the first time in history will come remotely through the connections set up with the 36 countries of the globe in which the
selected artists and 45 members of the jury chaired by the master participate Friedrich Lips who under ‘normal’ conditions would have received honorary citizenship today.

Raphael Gualazzi feat. Ruggieri, the accordion meets the pop art

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The promise to return to the stage soon is fulfilled at the Astra Theater in the context of the 45th International Accordion Award. In mid-July he had had to cancel some scheduled dates of the summer tour due to a minor surgery, today the wave of ‘likes’ on the official fb profile stimulated by the announcement of the concert at Castelfidardo testifies how much affection, esteem and interest arouse an artist like Raphael Gualazzi.

“Memories Fancelli” the PIF between tradition and innovation

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“If Castelfidardo with its prestigious festival is alive despite the pandemic, music and the accordion are also alive”: with this effective slogan coined by artistic director Renzo Ruggieri, the PIF leafs through the intense calendar of a day with multicolored jazz shades on Friday , combining the digital innovation of a ‘special edition’ and tradition.

Rea & Biondini, magic jazz at the Astra

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A concert of extraordinary depth, a day full of sounds, emotions and colors in which the PIF, the International Accordion Prize, is immersed in the fullness of its contents. Thursday evening is characterized by the performance of two big names in the music scene, especially jazz:

Follow with us all streaming PIF2020

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All the events of the PIF2020 will be made available in streaming, on the official channels of the PIF and of the television partners. Below are the links for live streaming events that you can follow from your devices (desktop, tablet, smartphone).

ATTENTION: CHANGE of the voting system IN THE YOUNG CATEGORY

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The special Live Streaming edition of this year, not being able to give space to more than 50 candidates, included a category for young people up to 18 years (cat. YOUNG) who wanted to represent a party. Not a real COMPETITION then but a chance to let the public listen to the many videos (over 50) arrived from
all over the world.

Farfisa day, showing excellence

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CASTELFIDARDO – “For years we have adopted Farfisa day as a preview of the PIF, the International Accordion Prize: an event within the event that recalls the memory of a prestigious company, offering to the community an exhibition full of historical instruments, many of which in working order that will become heritage of the city “. Thus the councilor for culture Ruben Cittadini announces