It seemed difficult to have more subscribers than the generous 2018 but the reality denied us, this year we exceeded 250 candidates, an astronomical figure considering the internationality and the difficulty of the hearings. This result once again confirms the PIF as the greatest competition in the world, for the accordion and the world of free reed ..
For such an important event we could not miss a jury with specialists of all musical genres and extraordinarily prestigious. Also this year in fact the president of the most representative category of the PIF, the AWARD, will be the living legend Friederic Lips that honors us with his competence and impartiality. We have also involved new states like Vietnam, Kazakhstan without neglecting the historical juries from: Canada, Russia, Austria, China, Czech Republic, Ukraine, France, Finland, Macedonia, UK, Belgium, Croatia, Serbia, Portugal, Germany, Lithuania , Sweden, New Zealand.
The correct performance of a commission depends on the rules imposed on the juries. At the PIF, jurors cannot vote for their pupils or people with whom they have close relationships, the highest and lowest scores are canceled to avoid customizations. Jury members must communicate with each other as little as possible during the auditions. Each commission is also composed of at least 7 elements and never with more than 2 jurors per nation. The Prize category even has more than 10 members and no more than one per state. Each commission is constantly monitored by a trained secretary who facilitates the proper conduct of the hearings.
We remind you that all auditions will be FREE ENTRY and here are the audition times. But here is the list of jurors:
Chico Chagas (Brazil)
Roman Gomez (Argentina)
Patar Maric (Serbia)