All the big at PIF2020, on stage with Danilo Rea and Raphael Gualazzi

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The courage to dare and the pushed use of technology translates the PIF, International Accordion Prize, under the banner of novelties and big names. The staff coordinated by the Municipal administration of Castelfidardo and the artistic director Renzo Ruggieri has in fact overturned the traditional schedule by organizing an edition that respects the guidelines on safety while maintaining a very high quality level.

Thus, the Astra theater is transformed into a professional television studio with the shooting of Étv Marche, streaming on social channels and on the large screen in Piazza della Repubblica, making possible to spread every phase of the event extensively and the auditions on digital platforms, ensuring live transmissions and the participation of artists from 36 countries and 45 jurors connected from all over the world. A “global” PIF with thrilling “local” concerts: a remarkable offer is concentrated with the gala events open to the public up to the extent of 150 spectators, the top of which is the first time of Raphael Gualazzi in the home of accordion.

The program of the Astra evenings begins on Wednesday (9.30pm, free admission) with the show “All the colors of the world” inspired by the PIF theme, a meeting of arts and talents featuring “La Compagnia degli Istanti” composed by Roberto Lori (direction and choreography), Daniele Di Bonaventura (bandoneon, piano), Angelo Miele (accordion), Fabio Bacaloni (actor, dancer), Roberta Conti (visual artist), Michela Paoloni (dancer), Filippo Ruggieri (filmmaker).

Thursday, the bright star of a great and multifaceted pianist like Danilo Rea combines with the excellence of one of the most important jazz accordionists, Luciano Biondini, an exclusive concert that will not overlook a tribute to Ennio Morricone (tickets at € 20, pre-sales in Pro Loco and online

The classic Friday “Memories” evening (free admission) is instead dedicated to a figure of particular significance, the master Luciano Fancelli who in just 25 years of life has left immortal pages reinterpreted by the Virtuosity Duo (Andrea Di Giacomo, Valerio Russo) and from the Italian Accordion Quintet (Romano Benetello, Gianfranco De Lazzari, Omar Francescato, Roberto Rusalen, Roberto Salvalai.

Saturday, closing with fireworks: the concert by Raphael Gualazzi, a pop icon who, featuring M° Renzo Ruggieri, will give life to a fusion of styles and excellence in a unique show. Tickets for € 20, pre-sales in Pro Loco and online at

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(courtesy by Lucia Flauto, Ufficio stampa Comune Castelfidardo)

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