PIF Academy 2019

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PIF Academy

Among the novelties of this year’s PIF ACADEMY we will have four extraordinary international seminars held by very high-level instrument specialists every morning, from 19 to 22 September at 9:30 am in the Salone degli Stemmi in Castelfidardo: Petri Makkonen (Finland), Gerlando Gatto (Italy ), Raynald Ouellet (Canada), Ivano Paterno (Italy).

  • Petri Makkonen (Finland),
    Contemporary Classical Accordion Seminar,
    September 19 h9: 30-11: 30, Salone degli Stemmi
    Petri Makkonen is one of the most performed contemporary composers in international competitions. After studying classical accordion and composition at the Sibelius Academy of Helsinky, he synthesized his poetry between classical tradition and new contemporary languages, which made him famous. The seminar starts with his own compositions to tell his story. In the second part the composer will answer the questions of the participants, a rare occasion to delve into the interpretative nuances of the Finnish master’s production.
  • Raynald Ouellet (Canada)
    World Accordion Seminar,
    September 20 h9: 30-11: 30, Salone degli Stemmi
    Raynald Ouellet is a volcano of extraordinary ideas and projects. Founder and artistic director of the “Carrefour Mondial du l’Accordeon” a festival with thousands of annual presences, he is active in Montmagny (Canada) where he founded an Accordion Museum and an International Music School. As an artist he has turned his energies to the Canadian World Music and the influences it has with Europe. A seminar with an incredible character for a mix of information that cannot be missed by professionals and fans of World Music.
  • Gerlando Gatto
    Jazz Accordion Seminar,
    21 September h9: 30-11: 30, Salone degli Stemmi
    Acclaimed journalist and music critic, Gerlando Gatto has been dealing with Jazz since the 60s. He conceived and conducted programs for national TV (RAI) but above all he wrote for the most prestigious specialized magazines. He is currently the director of a much followed online magazine “A Proposito di Jazz” and is the “Orpheus Award”, the artistic director of the only musical journalism prize dedicated to the accordion. The seminar intends to highlight, with the help of music, the evolution that has followed this instrument in the field of jazz music. An in-depth analysis of the history of accordion in jazz that cannot be missed by fans of this instrument.
  • Ivano Paterno
    Classical Accordion Seminar (Baroque),
    22 September h9: 30-11: 30, Salone degli Stemmi
    M ° Ivano Paterno has been dealing with the production of Frescobaldi for over 30 years, defining: “A formidable means available to the teacher and the performer to stimulate invention and interpretative imagination”. On the very first edition of the first book of the Toccatas, a decalogue of “warnings” of the Master appears, which are the most extraordinary written on a topic of which “one cannot write”. The Baroque is a fundamental part of the repertoire of classical accordionists and this is an absolutely unmissable opportunity for professionals and concert performers of the future.

The collaboration with the Nuovo CDMI – the most successful national accordion association with Patrizia Angeloni as president – was reconfirmed for some important presentations that will take place on September 21st at 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm at the Conference Hall.

  • NCDMI ACCORDION DATABASE: an online archive of “musicological / pedagogical theses” and “didactic repertoire” with the patronage of the Municipality of Castelfidardo.
  • TWO PUBLICATIONS that cross repertoire, musical identity, concertism and didactics: Cortes: “The inevitable meeting” (repertoire and teaching in the artistic dimension of the accordion), AA.VV .: “The streets of the interpreter” (the accordion from the study to the concertismo ).

From September 19 to 22 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Binci Auditorium, once again the collaboration with the “Paolo Soprani Civic Music School” is consolidated for the

FREE MULTISTRUMENTAL LESSONS (for children aged 4 to 18).

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