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)
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.
A great success: this is the output of the new PIF2018 Classical Composition category. The winner is Andrea Di Giacomo with the composition “Chiaroscuro”, that will be the mandatory piece for the PIF2018 Premio category. [DOWNLOAD THE SCORE]
Prestige and balance at #PIF2018 for the jury of the Classical Composition Category. The president is Paolo Picchio (READ), musicologist and for a long time artistic director of the PIF. At his side a set of composers, 3 concert performers and 3 conductors.
The world of music mourns maestro Peppino Principe, the honorary citizen and ambassador of the Castelfidardo accordion (VIDEO). He was one of the pioneers of italian jazz and he has sold more than 20 million records worldwide.
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.
#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.
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…
#PIF2018 waiting for you in Castelfidardo September 9th-16th but now this is a very, very special #MerryChristmas and #HappyNewYear by The mayor of Castelfidardo Roberto Ascani and the Department of Culture councilor Ruben Jc Cittadini and the new artistic director m° Renzo Ruggieri. #HappyPIF
Change of the guard At PIF . The artistic direction goes to a polyhedric music master from Abruzzo.
Renzo Ruggieri, class of ’65, from Roseto degli Abruzzi, is the new artistic director of PIF2018, 43rd edition of the International Accordion Award “Città di Castelfidardo”, (from 10 to 16 September). The news arrives while preparations are underway for next Christmas, which this year will be to the rhythm of jazz.