Conservative idea and stimulus for the new generations, so I worked
for the 46th edition – says Antonio Spaccarotella, CEO of the PIF – for the drafting of the regulation itself.
In general – continues Spaccarotella – I moved in two directions; the first by codifying a perspective of practicality and above all to the recalibration of the level of such a prestigious Award, arranging the focus on the elite categories. I restored the original denominations, also thinking of those who participated and won in the past, who now do not find correspondence with the current denominations.
The following changes were made:
For the classic categories, the terms A, B, C, D return and, obviously, the Premio category in three rounds, one of which with orchestra.
While appreciating the composers, the category has been eliminated to emphasize that the PIF is a competition for the accordion, together with the desire to avoid any possible risk with the Prize category, which due to its importance and caliber cannot rely on a young composer who , even if he is a winner and talented, cannot guarantee the relevant composition and execution fees.
The third obligatory piece will then be commissioned to one of the best living composers of our instrument, the Ukrainian Volodymyr Runciak to compose and direct the philharmonic for the third round of the award.
eliminated the lower categories, the Junior, the Senior and the Student will remain for the little ones.
Classical / Jazz Ensemble
formations from a minimum of two to a maximum of twelve members will be admitted, with the participation of at least one bellows instrument.
For the solo categories there are the Junior, Senior and student sections. For groups the same rule applies to the Ensemble category, that is, formations from a minimum of two to a maximum of twelve members will be admitted, with the participation of at least one bellows instrument.
Gervasio Marcosignori Award
Dedicated to electronics, it remains unchanged.