Daily Reports: PIF Castelfidardo Festival and Competitions - Italy

The 2019 PIF Castelfidardo began on September 18th and will run through to September 22nd. Daily Reports, pictures, video and results are online now.

View at: 2019Castelfidardo

The City Council of Castelfidardo (Marche region, Italy), in collaboration with Castelfidardo Pro Loco Tourist Association, calls and organizes the PIF International Competition “Città di Castelfidardo” reserved for accordion soloists and groups, of classical music and other genres.

The Castelfidardo Municipal Administration is led by Mayor Roberto Ascani, the Castelfidardo Pro Loco headed by Ruben Cittadini, and event Artistic Director Renzo Ruggieri.


Armonica Mente Accordion Musical Opening Night, Castelfidardo - Italy

Armonica Mente posterThe opening night of the 2019 PIF Castelfidardo featured "Armonica Mente" Accordion Musical with a very professional group of dancers and singers with accordionists Antonio de Luca, Valentino Lorenzetti and Mirco Patarini. The Association of Culture Gervasio Marcosignori was a sponsor.

Video above is the start of the musical which was to honor the great Gervasio Marcosignori from Castelfidardo, who died in 2013. More video and pictures are at: 2019Castelfidardo.



Video: Final Round of Senior Virtuoso Category in Castelfidardo - Italy

Radu RatoiThe second round of the Senior Virtuoso Category in Castelfidardo was three finalists performing at the Teatro Astra. Above are the videos of Round II of the competition. Videos of Round I of the competition with lots of excellent music by the 10 contestants is online at:

Picture left: 1st place Radu Ratoi


Tango Revenge Composed by Antonio Spaccarotella Performed with Orchestra - Italy

Antonio SpaccarotellaAntonio Spaccarotella (picture right), international performer, composer and accordion teacher at the Conservatorio di Musica P.I. Tchaikovsky, Nocera Terinese, Italy composed the accordion solo Tango Revenge in 2018.

Grayson Masefield (picture below) has performed the solo version of Tango Revenge in China, Europe and North America in the last 12 months and on Sunday 15 September it was performed for the first time with symphony orchestra.


Grayson Masefield

Reports for Concerts, Masterclasses, Competitions, Festivals, etc.

New CD release - Cantares Mexicanos - International Year for Indigenous Languages in 2019

CD cover
A new CD entitled “Cantares Mexicanos” has just been released under the Mexican label Tempus Clasico, on the occasion of UNESCO's International Year of Indigenous Languages in 2019.

This recording contrasts Aztec poetry in the Nahuatl language with 7 accordion works by Mexican composers - Georgina Derbez, Victor Ibarra, Ana Lara, Alejandro Romero, Javier Torres Maldonado, Jorge Torres Saenz and Itzam Zapata.


New and Updated Sites

Newly Published Gary Daverne Works - New Zealand

Promotion of Accordion Music by Gary DaverneA number of works by Gary Daverne are now being published to make them available for performance by competitors in the "2020 International Video Competition & Promotion of Accordion Music Composed by Gary Daverne".

Those wishing to use these works for the 2020 Gary  Daverne music competition with a prize of two airfares, free trip to New Zealand for teacher of winner and student, can email for the music free of charge to: musicforacc.com@yahoo.com

Full information about the competition at: 2020GaryDaverneCompetition

ED0072 - Tango 130 (Solo)
ED0073 - Hokianga Hornpipe accordion solo part and piano accompaniment and accordion solo part only
ED0074 - The German Polka (Solo)

ED0076 - Song of the Far North for solo accordion and accordion ensemble
ED0077 - Song of the Far North for solo accordion and chamber orchestra
ED0075 - Song of the Far North for accordion and piano (Duet)

ED0081a - 2nd Rhapsody Score for accordion solo and symphony orchestra
ED0081b - 2nd Rhapsody Parts for accordion solo and symphony orchestra

ED0082a - 2nd Rhapsody Score for accordion solo and accordion orchestra
ED0082b - 2nd Rhapsody Parts for accordion solo and accordion orchestra


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