The victory in the composition competition category for Accordion and Symphony Orchestra goes to Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the podium completed by Italy and France. Reversing the forecasts, as many as 17 compositions also came from Russia, France, Poland, Portugal and the Czech Republic.
Today the world of accordion literature is richer and once again the PIF of Castelfidardo is confirmed in the middle of the accordion’s world.
“I am very satisfied for the work of esteemed colleagues and the level of work received. I am sure that…a good number of these works – I believe even greater than last year – deserve to remain in the repertoire of accordion concert performers.
In the end he won a composition with a great balance and good quality that overall had an appreciation (with high scores) from all the members of the jury.”
These are the words of the president of the jury Paolo Picchio (Italy) who presided over an extraordinary commission, which expressed itself not without difficulty, given the quality of the compositions, to draw up the definitive classification of the Classical Composition category.
A jury composed of undisputed leaders in the compositional and concert fields, each with an enviable curriculum: Friederic Lips (Russia), Ivan Fedele (Italy), Gorka Hermosa (Spain), Bete Ilin (Macedonia), Volodymyr Runchak (Ukraine), Massimiliano Pitocco (Italy), Peter Soave (USA), Antonio Cericola (Italy), Livio Bollani (Italy).
With a score of 18.33 / 20 the winner was Dražan Kosorić from Bosnia and Herzegovina with the song “Baš-Čelik” (here the score), of which we publish the performance with accordion (MP3 format) and without (MP3 format). Here what will serve to the competitors of the Prize category, the solo accordion score.
Maestro Kosorić (1976) studied at the “State Music Academy” A. V. Nezhdanova “(Odessa, Ukraine) with” Master “at the” Music Academy of the University of East Sarajevo “and is not new to great results in fact his works have already been performed in Ukraine, Russia, Italy, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Bulgaria and has won numerous awards in Ukraine, Serbia, Austria, Bulgaria. The piece that we propose is inspired by an ancient Serbian fairy tale, very similar to the more famous “The Crystal Ball” by the Brothers Grimm.
Second place went to the Italian Giuseppe Di Falco, composer from the Crossover / Jazz line-up with the song “Black Forest Suite” detached by only 2 cents (18.31 / 20). In third place (18.00 / 20) Hervé Esquis from France, accordionist, bandoneoist, composer and conductor currently teaching in the conservatory Puy-en-Velay (France) with the song “Anouk et la Cité de Nacre”.
We are proud to know – as it can be seen from the titles of the works – that the composers have interpreted in a personal and creative way the theme assigned by the PIF (“Once upon a time …”) and how the technical level of the orchestral scores reached levels of great enthusiasm for the future of the accordion.
Recalling that the winning song will be the mandatory test of the Prize category of the # PIF2019 International Accordion Award of Castelfidardo, the next event in question is for the awarding of the podium of the participants, which will take place on Sunday 22th September at the gala concert held in the Astra Theater Castelfidardo.