FACHWERK 50 from Sofia Gubaidulina

with Geir Draugsvoll – Accordion

and Orchestra Filarmonica della Calabria directed by Luigi Alfredo Cornacchia 

September 15th, 2023 – 7,30 pm

Castelfidardo, Auditorium San Francesco

For more information, write to info@pifcastelfidardo.it or call 071 7822987.


First performed in 2009, at PIF 2023 we will have the honor of attending the 50th replica of the great GEIR DRAUGSVOLL of the work FACHWERK BY SOFIA GUBAIDULINA, the piece dedicated to the accordion by the Russian composer. A magical work towards sound and texture, a wonderful dream in which we will see the director ALFREDO LUIGI CORNACCHIA AND THE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA OF CALABRIA accompany Maestro Draugsvoll on the accordion. Nominated three times for the Recording Academy Grammy Awards, Gubaidulina is considered, together with Schnittke and Denisov, one of the greatest composers after Shostakovich.

Accordionist Geir Draugsvoll has made a remarkable career over the last few decades, both as a soloist and chamber musician, but perhaps most importantly by promoting the accordion as a soloist with symphony orchestras. Through collaborations with numerous composers such as Sofia Gubaidulina, Anatolijus Senderovas, Geir Draugsvoll is characterized as one of the pioneers of the accordion, and has premiered a large number of works. This includes Sofia Gubaidulina’s “Fachwerk”, which is dedicated to Geir Draugsvoll, and today widely acclaimed as one of his most important works. He has performed as a soloist worldwide in festivals and concert arenas Concertgebouw (Netherlands), Alte Oper Frankfurt (Germany), Barbican Hall (London), Mariinsky Hall (St. Petersburg), Gasteig (Munich), Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory (Russia), Philharmonie Luxembourg, Lockenhaus Festival (Austria), Edinburgh Festival (Scotland), Rheingau Festival (Germany), Mittelfest (Italy), Konzerthaus (Berlin), Musikhalle (Hamburg), Bergen International Festival, (Norway), CCB (Lisbon), NGA (Washington), Zellerbach Hall (Berkeley) and many others. As a soloist with orchestra, he has performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, Münchener Philharmonic, Mariinsky Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden, Russian National Orchestra, Maggio Musicale Firenze, Norwegian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Kremerata Baltica, Moscow Soloists, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Trondheim Soloists, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Münchener Kammerorchester and frequently collaborates with conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Donald Runnicles, Vasily Petrenko, Andres Mustonen, Eva Ollikainen, Clemens Schuldt, David Geringas, Joana Carneiro, Marc Soustrot, Alexander Mayer, Yuri Basmet and many others. In addition, he has released around 25 CDs on major labels such as EMI, BIS, Naxos, Simax and many more. Geir Draugsvoll is Norwegian but now lives in Copenhagen, Denmark where he is a Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Music.