PIF 2016 has a new AD: Christian Riganelli

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“A natural choice as a sign of continuity and quality.” So Mayor Mirco Soprani announces the new artistic direction of the 41st International Award Accordion to Christian Riganelli” [watch the video] he said,  “a musician, estimated teacher, expert about environment and local communities. An important responsibility, that the M° Riganelli assumes the aftermath of one of the perhaps the brightest and participated issues at all”.

“Given the many commitments around the world, Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi had offered an annual availability and at him goes all our gratitude for giving impetus to a great renewal, a change of gear tangible in every respect enjoyed by all – explains mayor -; Pietrodarchi was the creator of a masterpiece and the seeds that will be thrown, because he assured full cooperation and friendship in the future. ” The master Riganelli – former director of the Museum of the accordion and teacher at the civic school of music P. Soprani – is the trait of ideal, the guarantee of a high professional commitment that will hold high the bar, in tune with the job and set the evolution of a Pif that has always known how to interpret trends and enhance the role of the reed instrument.

M° Riganelli immediately is going to work to trace the program and the rules of the Award that will take place in September 2016, whose guidelines will be presented Saturday, December 12th at On Stage club, via Soprani.


Who’s Christian Riganelli?

He was born in Recanati and began studying accordion with Maestro Paolo Picchio (+ info about M°Riganelli?).

He graduated with honors in classical accordion at the Conservatory “Piccinni” in Bari, under the guidance of M°Pitocco. He continued his studies at the Conservatory “GB Pergolesi” of Fermo, where he graduated in Music Teaching and the Postgraduate Diploma level to address interpretation-composition with Maestro Centazzo. He attended master classes and musical interpretation in Italy and abroad, with Maestros Jacomucci, Soave, and Ellegard Rojac.

He has performed in France, Germany, Denmark, England, Czech Republic, Brazil, Argentina and Japan at major international festivals. He has worked with Vinicio Capossela, Riccardo Tesi and David Rion. It premiered “The function of the centenary” Roberto De Simone, cantata for tenor and meta-historical solo accordion, double male choir and band, during the 37th edition of “Settembre al Borgo” in the cathedral of Casertavecchia.

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