PIF AROUND, the accordion in Loreto with the Folkantina shows on friday 7th

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The PIF AROUND path continues, approaching the salient week in which the 43rd edition of the International Accordion Prize, scheduled in Castelfidardo, the home of the accordion from September 9th to the 16th. Friday 7th to Loreto at 21.30 in Sisto V street, an outdoor concert completely free of the “Folkantina” (in case of bad weather: inside the municipal theater of Loreto), a group of young people from Ancona area that share a common passion for folk music, irish and singer-songwriter draws for a brilliant repertoire that makes you smile, jump and dance…


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PIF2018 travels by music across all continents: from Italy to Spain, from Germany to Brazil, from France to Albania, from Korea to Russia, to Persia. The next September 13rd to accompany him on this tour in a thousand notes will be the Folksongs Duo aka Francesco Palazzo (accordion) and Tiziana Portoghese (vocals). The proposal that is the result of research among the most relevant and beautiful music written on popular texts from around the world.


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Peppino Principe 2018: as the artist dies so a myth is born of the last great of the Italian Accordion. The PIF2018, in partnership with the companies of Castelfidardo, pays tribute to the Prince of the Accordion with an original performance focused on the artist and his very particular style that has made him a musician loved by everyone.

#PIFSOTTERRANEO: the Castelfidardo’s accordion plays around the Marche region and will do it for two weekends

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PIF SotterraneoThe path to approach the key event in mid-September – the 43rd edition of the International Accordion Prize scheduled from 9 to 16 – passes through the five dates of the “PIF Sotterraneo”, articulated by the Municipality of Castelfidardo in synergy with the Municipality of Fermo and the Frasassi Consortium.


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Friedrich Lips

PIF2018 drops the ace for the jury of the Premio category: maestro Friedrich Lips, immense artist of the modern classical accordion. (CURRICULUM) His concerts around the world are innumerable, many records that combines great books and arrangements that have entered permanently in the repertoires of professionals. PIF2018 could not miss the opportunity to schedule a seminar by the maestro Lips: “Russian accordion music of last decades” is scheduled for September 16 at 9:30 am at the Auditorium Binci in Castelfidardo (free admission)


“S-Confini”, PIF2018 for the classical accordion

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Orchestra Sinfonica del Teatro Tosti di OrtonaPIF represents the panorama of the complex family of reeds and the classical accordion section is the spearhead. A diamond that returns to shine by a PIF production at the Teatro Astra, the “sacred” stage on which every accordionist would like to play: S-Confini represents the different souls of the accordion in the mixed culture of our day. S-Confini, scheduled thanks to the partenership with the companies of Castelfidardo, puts in the middle of the stage the accordion and the string orchestra by a new trend of tonal compositions, more aggressive experimentation and the contamination with other musical genres.

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.