Great success at the VI masterclass held in Arpino (FR) between 20th to 26th July. A real boom of students coming from all over Italy (and not only…) attended this masterclass, which year after year reached a level of quality higher and higher. In this edition, besides the presence of Italian teachers, namely Massimiliano Pitocco (professor at the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome), Adriano Ranieri (professor at the Conservatory L. D’annunzio of Pescara ), Dario Flammini (professor at the Conservatory A. Casella of L’Aquila), Giuseppe Scigliano (professor at the Conservatory D. Cimarosa of Avellino) and Angelo Miele (professor at the Conservatory L. Perosi of Campobasso), there was Friedrich Lips (Professor of Accordion at the Gnessin Academy in Moscow) and Voijn Vasovic (Professor of Accordion at the University of Kragujevac).
Friedrich Lips, in particular, is considered a real pillar of the accordion, one of the pioneers that has the merit of having spread this instrument at the highest levels in the world, enjoying many recordings and arrangements.
Moreover, the course offered two great concerts: the first represented by three Italian students who won their categories at the International Competition of Castelfidardo in 2013, Alessandro Pagliari (Flammini’s student, Conservatory A. Casella in L’Aquila, category A) , Fausto Credidio (Scigliano’s student, Conservatory D. Cimarosa in Avellino, category B ) and Samuele Telari (Pitocco’s student, Conservatory Santa Cecilia in Rome, category Premio). The second concert saw at work “Trio Solotarev”, composed by Fernando Mangifesta, Lorenzo Scolletta and Alberto Vernarelli, all Flammini’s students, Conservatory A. Casella in L’Aquila.
In Arpino there was Walter Di Girolamo, who presented the ” Straps for accordion postures pro”, the new straps that he patented.
Finally, the course ended on July 26th with the performance of the students.
The satisfaction of this success is told by one of the teachers involved, Massimiliano Pitocco: “Every year is a great pleasure for me to organize this masterclass, in which we have the honour of hosting prominent personalities of the accordion world. In this edition, especially, was welcome in particular the presence of two excellent teachers, as Friedrich Lips and Voijn Vasovic. Lips has been and still is a point of reference for any accordionist, his curriculum is worth more than many other words. Vasovic is a musician commendable in addition to an extraordinary and professional person. Than last year was added a teacher as Angelo Miele, one of the best accordionists, which completes an already list of qualified teachers. Every year we notice an improvement in the level of the students, a sign that the Italian school lives today a good and prolific period; the accordionists, who were about sixty, included both young and adult, showing that this master class offers growth opportunities to all.”
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