Energy, vibrations, hopes and pathos. The 45th International Accordion Award reaches the finish line: it is time for verdicts, which for the first time in history will come remotely through the connections set up with the 36 countries of the globe in which the
selected artists and 45 members of the jury chaired by the master participate Friedrich Lips who under ‘normal’ conditions would have received honorary citizenship today.
The climax of the competition is inserted in the context of the gala evening conducted with refined elegance and competence by Lucia Santini at the Astra theater from 9.30 pm and will be lived in the spirit of this innovative edition, with a mix of ‘presence’ and live performances streaming.
Also adapted the formula for the three finalists of the prestigious concert section, required to perform the compulsory piece on an orchestral basis made available by maestro Gorka Hermosa, author of the composition that blends Mediterranean rhythms and Nordic tradition. But before arriving at the announcement of the winners of the various sections (Premio, Piazzolla, Classica, virtuoso, world, jazz and Gervasio Marcosignori) and the awarding of a prize pool of about € 17,000 in scholarships and special prizes, the day will offer many other notes and opportunities, visible in the oceanic live streaming broadcast on the official channels of the PIF and Étv Marche, which are collecting thousands of views.
At 2.00 pm it is in fact the turn of the auditions of the tango category, which enjoys the prestigious imprimatur of the Aldo Pagani musical editions – the closest collaborator of Astor Piazzolla – to whose memory a special prize will be awarded “with the joy of being able to continue the work done for many years together with the city of Castelfidardo and to give the world this wonderful music », as underlined by Alain Pagani.
The ten contestants will draw an authentic artistic globe from Argentina, Germany, Russia, China, France, the United States as well as Italy. At 5.00 pm, the intervention of the Russian maestro Viatcheslav Semionov, one of the greatest composers of all time for classical accordion, whose seminar will range from anecdotes, techniques and inspirations of life; at 18.00, the last test of the finalists of the “classic”.
At the same time, at the civic school of music “Soprani”, a new round of free lessons for children between 4 and 18 years: from 4 to 7 pm the masters Giaccaglia (piano), Pallotta (accordion), Quattrini (violin), Coppari ( guitar), Concu (electric guitar and singing), Rosselli (sax), Verzoli (cello). Reservations at 0717823305.
PIF is a production of the Municipality of Castelfidardo in collaboration with Pro Loco, Étv Marche, Owl Solutions, Marche Region, Chamber of Commerce, Music Marche Accordion Association and various sponsors.
Sunday 20 September, 9.30 pm
Final Grand Gala, Astra Theater “R.Gasparri”
Free admission, reservations required at the Pro Loco (0717822987) or on http://bit.ly/PIF_SERATA_FINALE)
(courtesy by Lucia Flauto, Press office Castelfidardo)