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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…

PIF2018 has the new AD: Renzo Ruggieri

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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.

JAF 2017 – No compromises accordioning Jazz

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Second edition of JAF – Jazz Accordion Festival organized by the Castelfidardo Cultural Department in collaboration with Zerosette, Pigini, Bugari, Ottavianelli, Vittoria, Tiranti, Guerrini, Lomar and Scandalli.

From Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th December four concerts with free admission in as many locations in the historic center of the City of Music. A young festival, but with clear ideas, born just a year ago from a rib of the PIF – International Accordion Award of Castelfidardo. JAF maintains his quality marks, but with the right potential to grow and carve out its own significant space. ” This is the progress of the work of promotion and enhancement of the accordion – explains the councilor for culture Ruben Cittadini – a growing instrument that opens up uncompromising jazz sounds.The case of the accordionist’s name accompanied by the type of training: I would like to focus the spotlight on these young artists the name of…