The new regulation of the “City of Castelfidardo” is officially published (https://www.pifcastelfidardo.it/rules-2020/?lang=en) with all the news of 2020 and the new jackpot that this year will reach 30,000.00 EURO.
A distinctive element of the PIF2020 will be the Special Prizes: prize concerts and scholarships offered thanks to the contributions of our sponsors. This year the winner of the AWARD category will have 5 + 1 concerts in the most important festivals in the world (Lithuania, Belgium, Serbia, Portugal and the CMA World Trophy) with the addition of a concert with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Calabria. An unrepeatable opportunity to consecrate the talent of young musicians by performing in the best “official squares” of the accordion.
Further studies and professional growth opportunities have been included in the most important categories, with some rarities, such as the Composition section where one of the finalists will sign a recording contract (professional recording and distribution of the artistic project). The theme of the festival, “All the Colors of the World”, will be the basis of the “Classical Composition” category with an original orchestral formation that will perform the World Premiere of the winning song, on the final evening at the Astra Theater in Castelfidardo. We invite you to visit the special prizes section on our website (https://www.pifcastelfidardo.it/pif2020-special-prizes/?lang=en).
The “ASTOR PIAZZOLLA Award” category debuts this year. It is the real novelty of the year established with the direct approval of the wife of the great argentine Master and the prestigious Pagani Music Editions, important historical identities that confirm the PIF of Castelfidardo as the most important event for the accordion world.
Reconfirmed the regulation for the both JAZZ section, “Soloists” and “Groups”, with the possibility of playing with a TRIO of professionals (guitar, drums, bass) that the organization of the Award will make available to the first 5 applicants free of charge.
The section for electronic /digital accordions or the “GERVASIO MARCOSIGNORI Award” is welcome back. The VIRTUOSO and WORLD sections retain the categories for the youngest (Student12 and Student15) as well as those of the professionals (Junior and Senior) and for ensembles. The final evening in the theater will continue to thrill the generous international audience and offer a prestigious springboard to the “accordionists of the future”.
The closing date for registrations is fixed at 31 AUGUST (30 APRIL for the classic composition), as well as the hospitality (overnight stay) for the first 100 candidates who will request it, is confirmed.
Entrance fees (30 euros for soloists and 50 for ensembles) remain unchanged.
Registrations are open on the website https://www.pifcastelfidardo.it/?lang=en.
Castelfidardo 16-20 September 2020.
Auditions, concerts, prestigious events, all with free admission.
A unique opportunity for every accordionist.