“The young and talented accordionist manages, as only the elected ones can do, to transform his accordion in various instruments”

(Puntual, Argentina)

“As Einstein said «everybody knows that something is impossible to achieve, until some naive person who doesn’t know this comes along and invents it». The «naïve person», after a tour that brought him everywhere, became a world famous star. Let’s not have low self-esteem. We are still the Italians we used to be”

(Tosca, Italian singer)

“A technique that was stylistically and technically brilliant and demonstrated a complete mastery of this complex instrument”

(The Times of Malta)

“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)

“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)

“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)

Pietro Roffi is a young accordion concert artist. He was born in 1992 near Rome; he started studying music when he was six years old and he graduated with full marks, honours and honourable mention at the Conservatory “S. Cecilia” in Rome under the direction of the Professor Massimiliano Pitocco. He is considered one of the best talented artists of his generation and he won more than fifteen national and international competitions in the modern genre, among which the third prize at the Accordion World Trophy (Spain, Vigo 2010) and the first prize at the International competition of Castefidardo (Italy, 2010). During his music education, which is completely devoted now to classical, baroque and contemporary music, he attended seminars with O. Murray (United Kingdom), C. Jacomucci (Italy), Y. Shishkin (Russia), F. Angelis (France), M. Rantanen (Finland), S.Hussong (Germany), C.X. Cing (China), R. Sviackevicius (Lithuania), I. Alberdi (Spain), A. Melichar (Austria). He is currently studying with Dario Flammini at the Conservatory “A. Casella” in L’Aquila.  Pietro carries out an intense concert activity and he performed in more than one hundred concerts all over the world. In Italy he performed, among others, at the Theatre of Villa Torlonia, at the Eliseo Theatre, at the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary art, for EXPO Milan 2015, for Summer Nights in Castel S. Angelo, for Nuova Consonanza’s Festival and for Narnia Festival. He went on tour in England where he performed at the Royal Academy of Music in London and at Peterborough Cathedral near Cambridge; he also performed in Malta (for the  Bir Miftuħ International Music Festival), in Croatia, in Spain, in Romania where he performed in Cluj-Napoca (at the Academia de Muzica “Gh.Dima and at the Auditorium Maximum) and in Bucharest (at the National University of Music where he also gave two master classes) and he recorded a live concert for Romanian national television and radio. He went on tour in China (both in 2013 and 2014) in Beijing, Tianjing and Nanjing (at the Nianjing University of Arts), for the Italian Cultural Institutes of Beijing and Shanghai and in Argentina, where he performed in thirteen cities, meeting great acclaim by the audience and by the critics. In June 2016 he performed in Australia, in Melbourne (at the Italian Cultural Institute) and for the Woodend Winter Arts Festival (Victoria State) and at the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest where he held a concert as soloist with the Romanian Youth Orchestra (directed by Gabriel Bebeselea). In June 2017 he knew Dario Marianelli (Oscar Prize for the Best Original Music in 2008) and played as soloist his “Anna Karenina” Suite at the Teatro Palladium in Rome and Teatro Verdi in Pordenone (under the baton of Luciano Acocella). In the last August he made the debut in Lithuania playing the Goldberg Variations by Johann Sebastian Bach and in October he played the “Fairy Tales” Concerto for accordion and orchestra in Germany with the Internationalen Jugendsinfonieorchesters at the Die Glocke Concert Hall in Bremen. Very soon he will go to South-Africa where, among the scheduled concerts, stands out that at the Linder Auditorium in Johannesburg with the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra (directed by the renowned Richard Cock). Pietro is invited every year to take part as jury member of the most important national and international competitions for accordion (like the International Prize “Città di Castelfidardo”). He plays a Bugari Armando Prime.