SUBJECT OF THE COURSE: free choice repertoire COURSE DURATION: 20.07 – 27.07.2015 AUDITION: 20.07.2015 at 10.00 a.m.
Pietro Adragna was born in Erice (TP) in 1988. The young musician began studying the accordion at the young age of just five and a half, From 2009 he continued his studies on accordion (Variété) with the world renowned master Frederic Deschamps. In 2010, under the guidance of Maestro Ivano Battiston, he graduated in Classical Accordion with honors at the Conservatory of Music “Luigi Cherubini” in Florence. Pietro Adragna is the winner of numerous national and international competitions. In September 2009 Adragna became World Champion Accordion at the 59th Trophee Mondial (CMA), which was held in Albufeira (Portugal). In July 2010 he gained representing Italy 1st Prize, the Trophy and Scholarship at the “6th Primus Ikaalinen 2010” . In May 2011 he won the 1st Prize, Trophy and Scholarship the48th Internationaler Akkordeon-wettbewerb Klingenthal 2011. In June 2011 he won the 1st prize at the 5th Roland V-Accordion Festival (National) and was also the winner of the 1st prize, sect. Accordion Electronic 5th Accordion Art Festival thus receiving the trophy “Italy Award”. In August 2011 he won the 1st prize in the “Tools & Music Prize 2011” in Spoleto. It was in October of 2011 that Adragna became for the second time World Champion at the 64th Accordion Coupe Mondiale World Accordion Championships (CIA), held in Shanghai – China where he was the winner of the Senior Virtuoso Entertainment Competition and category Digital Accordion Competition. In the same October 2011 at the Parco della Musica in Rome, Adragna won the – Roland V-Accordion International Festival. He has collaborated with renowned artists such as Irene Grandi, in concert at the Teatro Puccini in Florence. As an Accordionist he has also appeared on CHANNEL 5 and RAI 2 at the event “The satire of gold.” Currently he tours both as a soloist and with various groups and on various projects founded by him, including the “Pietro Adragna Ensemble”, the “Gitania Quartet” and the ‘’ F & F Duo “ throughout Italy internationally. In September 2012 yet another extraordinary musical performance of “Peter Adragna Ensemble”. The band led by the two-time world champion Pietro Adragna is performed in Lourdes, where, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the “Salus” bought by UNITALSI, the ensemble performed inside the Cathedral Pius X in front of a audience of over 10.000 people. Pietro Adragna is Professor of Accordion at the State High School “Vito Fazio Allmayer” in Alcamo and the Comprehensive School “Luigi Pirandello” in Mazara del Vallo. He has performed on stages around the world: Germany, France, England, Finland, Russia, Lithuania, Tunisia, Netherlands Portugal as well as a tour of China and Canada. His upcoming tour will see Adragna perform in France, Portugal, Canada, China, Australia, United States, Argentina and Brazil.