The close communication with the international schools and the opening to all the musical genres of the 2018 edition, have been confirmed as winning arme. A large number of members and many appreciations, mean that the regulation is solid and effective. For the 2019 edition the basic plant will be held, with little optimizations, which aim to keep the PIF at the forefront of international accordion events.
The PIF is sensitive to culture and for this reason the category “CLASSICAL Composition” is confirmed, which this year will put a symphony orchestra at the disposal of the 3 finalists who will compete for the most prestigious category “PREMIUM” in the final gala. The winning composition will receive a rich prize money and will be studied by dozens of candidates who will then be the concert performers of the future. Also in the classic section are confirmed substantial scholarships and international award concerts that promote the careers of the candidates.
The VIRTUOSO section has had numerous members from all over the world and as such – even after qualified requests – it was decided for 2019 to expand to the categories for young people in the WORLD section. There is no lack of cash scholarships for all categories and prize concerts.
Reconfirmed the regulation of the JAZZ section for “Soloists” or “Groups” with the possibility of requesting a TRIO of professionals (guitar, drums, bass) made available free of charge by the organization to the first 5 applicants. Special prizes and concerts in true Jazz Festivals, make this category unique in the world.
The real news this year is a prize dedicated to the greatest electronic accordion concert of all time: “Gervasio Marcosignori Award”. Born in Castelfidardo, the “Accordion Poet” has brought his art everywhere. The PIF will pay him homage with this special title that wants to respect the tradition but look forward with a unique verification regulation, in fact all the currently existing models are included: VIRTUAL (voices), MIDI (acoustic with applied electronics) and ELECTRICAL (acoustic) with multi-effects digital microphones, looper, sequences).
The podiums of the main categories will be preserved in the evening concerts which brought the “passion” of the competition to the public. The closing date of the registrations remains fixed on August 31st, as is confirmation of the hospitality (overnight) for the first 100 candidates who will request it. Entrance fees (30 euros soloists and 50 ensembles) remain unchanged.
Candidates can therefore already register on the website www.pifcastelfidardo.it and can constantly check the F.A.Q. on our Facebook page with the clarifications of the artistic director on the regulation.
We are waiting for you from 18 to 22 September … in Castelfidardo.
Consult Regulation and awards here.
Composers are invited to send their composition to the following address https://www.pifcastelfidardo.it/classical-category-composition/?lang=en by April 30th 2019 in PDF format (score WITHOUT NOMITATION OF THE AUTHOR and score WITH NAMING, the parts detached will be requested later) and an MP3 audio demo performed live or using music software. If the song consists of several artists, the recording must be done in the name of the main composer, indicating in the score all the other names.