With his accordion on his shoulder, Pietro Roffi has traveled the world. From Valmontone, small town near Rome, where he grew up and lives, he arrived in Beijing, London, Buenos Aires, Bucharest, Melbourne and many other cities. Born in 1992, he began playing the accordion at the age of six and graduated with full marks and honourable mention at the Conservatory “S. Cecilia” in Rome under the guidance of the Professor Massimiliano Pitocco. During his musical training he also had the opportunity to study with some of the most authoritative masters of his instrument, such as O. Murray (UK), Y. Shishkin (Russia), M. Rantanen (Finland), S. Hussong (Germany), C. X. Qing (China), I. Alberdi (Spain), A. Melichar (Austria).
“Pietro has never played ostentatiously placing himself in the foreground, but he let his extraordinary talent shine, creating a shared feeling as a true component of the orchestra
– Kreiszeitung (Germany), October 2017
“Pietro gave one of the most memorable recitals we have had for years. Wonderful colors flowed continuously from his black accordion, and the hall was filled with the warmth of his music and his personality. We were privileged to have this remarkable young man spend time with us”
– John Marsden (Australian writer), June 2016
“A technique that was stylistically and technically brilliant and demonstrated a complete mastery of this complex instrument”
– The Times of Malta, May 2016
“The Italian accordionist showed his great talent, his intense study […]. He dealt with a various repertoire that was, both technically and stylistically, extremely difficult and that showed all his interpretative skills”
– Ziauru Faclia (Romania), May 2015
“The young and talented accordionist manages, as only the elected ones can do, to transform his accordion in various instruments”
– Puntual (Argentina), June 2014
available from the end of February 2018
A project entirely dedicated to the Nuevo Tango of Astor Piazzolla.
Some of the most famous and favorite songs of one of the most innovative and original figures of today's music proposed in the version for accordion and piano, to underline the intention and the spirit that are at the base of Piazzolla's music: to bridge the “popular” and the “classical” world, communicativeness and structure, passion and intellect.