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PIF 2021

46th International "Città di Castelfidardo" Accordion Prize & Festival

22 – 26 SEPTEMBER 2021

Rules Coming Later

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 newly appointed, on 15 February 2021, PIF Artistic Director Antonio Spaccarotella.

Despite his relatively young age, Antonio Spaccarotella is undoubtedly one of the brilliant and multifaceted accordionists of the new generation.

PIF Castelfidardo 2021 will run from 22 to 26 September, and because of the choice of the Castelfidardo Mayor Roberto Ascani and the councilor Ruben Cittadini, the event will rely on the youngest Artistic Director ever.

Anotonio Spaccarotella, boasts a curriculum and an artistic career that is very important in the music scene. Holder of the chair of accordion at the Conservatory of Music of Catanzaro P.I. Tchaikovsky, production director of the Calabrian Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the most popular emerging orchestras on the international scene, and has also given concerts in 40 countries and advanced training courses in the most prestigious universities and conservatories in the world.

Antonio Spaccarotella has great respect and gratitude for the many editions that have forged and made PIF Castelfidardo what it is today. For this reason he has in mind to give an innovative imprint that is, at the same time, respectful of the traditional vision, convinced that the balance between the two souls of the accordion is essential for the relaunch of the instrument in the didactic, artistic and commercial context.


2021 PIF Artistic Director Antonio Spaccarotella.