Entries closed for the composition contest dedicated to the very young on the theme: “Once upon a time … the accordion and the world of fairy tales”. Initiative created to intrigue and attract new generations to the accordion. The design had to be realized on the fantastic theme of the festival including at least one image of the accordion.
About 150 drawings have arrived from all over the world: the Czech Republic, Lithuania, China, Canada, the United Kingdom, Slovakia and of course from Italy, and some of these have been selected for the final phase of online voting by a prestigious jury composed of from:
Roberto Ascani (Mayor of Castelfidardo).
From 2016 Mayor of the city of the accordion, Castelfidardo. Roberto Ascani chairs the PIF 2019 drawing competition with the theme “Once upon a time … the accordion and the world of fairy tales” representing the entire municipal administration.
Aurelio Alabardi (painter, sculptor)
Born and lives in Castelfidardo. He studied with the great film poster artist Rodolfo Gasparri and then attended the Academy of Fine Arts of Macerata with the famous sculptor Valeriano Trubbiani. He founded the “Zeta Studio d’Arte” which produces paintings and sculptures that are appreciated all over the world. His paintings by great accordion artists are extraordinary
Mario Lunetti (photographer)
In over 20 years of collaboration with Umbria Jazz, his photos have become covers of extraordinary artists like Roy Hargrove as well as counting important collaborations with the Conservatorio S. Cecilia in Rome and the Rome Film Festival.
Renzo Romagnoli (sculptor, painter).
Renzo Romagnoli of Castelfidardo learns the rudiments of drawing from the master Antonio Gasparri that will evolve into sculptural and pictorial works that will embrace religious, landscape and large-scale themes such as the monument of the Alpini in Castelfidardo. His collaboration with the PIF is by now consolidated, in fact, all the trophies for the winners of the PIF are his.
Renee Lei XU (accordionist, cultural worker, China).
Renee XuLei, accordionist and bandoneoist, is the founder of “QingTianXi Studio” in Shanghai that focuses on enhancing the accordion in China through live concerts and artistic activities. For our competition it has organized a special event with a huge turnout that will surely bring great visibility to the PIF.
On this page you can view and vote on your favorite design until September 10th.
At the end of the public vote there will be the announcement of the winner who will receive a wonderful accordion offered by the company Paolo Soprani of Castelfidardo, which will be delivered during the festival.