We are finally at the starting line of the 40th edition of the Premio Internazionale della Fisarmonica (PIF). There was a real boom of registrations for what is one of the best events in the accordion world. The competition will be staged on September 17 to 20 and includes 12 categories according to age and musical genre.
The main novelty of this edition is the category ACCORDION [ on] STRING, a special section of the competition reserved for students of accordion and composition classes. Five compositions that will have the honor to be proposed in the first performance with the string quartet of the London Royal Academy of Music in collaboration between PIF 2015 and Maestro Owen Murray.
Another new feature is the addition of the third round in the Category Premio, which consists of the performance of “The forest music” (by Roberto Molinelli) with the string orchestra of the Conservatory of Pescara.
Castelfidardo will offer concerts and international importance events, the most important: Thursday 17th at 18:00 Yuri Shishkin concert, at the “Salone degli stemmi”; Friday 18th at 19:00 will stage the “Accordion [on] String”: first performance of unpublished for accordion and strings, composed by students of the Italian Conservatories and executed by the String Quartet of the London Royal Academy of Music. Saturday 19th at 18:00 there will be PIFonstage: world premiere of songs composed and performed by the London Royal Academy Quartet , at the “Salone degli stemmi”. In addition to these there will be a concert of M°Ivano Battiston together with soprano Liana Maeran, “Concerti Aperitivo”, a duo Paris Moscou concert, free lessons for children up to 18 years and more.
Like every year Castelfidardo will be the capital of the accordion, with artists and competitors from all over the world. The art direction is by M° Mariostefano Pietrodarchi.
M° Lucanero had given us his availability for only one year – said Mayor Mirco Soprani, however, accepting the commitment to work together for world music section. We want to give a strong signal in the preparation for the 40th Anniversary of PIF, giving continuity to the undertaken renewal. Here it is the strong signal: the artistic director of PIF2015 is Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi “a young emerging high level musician whose enthusiasm will help to take another shot upward”.
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