ABOUT ME


Christian Riganelli was born in Recanati and he began studying accordion under the guidance of M° P.Picchio. He graduated in classical accordion at the Conservatory "N. Piccinni" in Bari, under the guidance of Maestro M. Pitocco.

He also studied at the Conservatory "G.B.Pergolesi" in Fermo with M° R.Centazzo, where he earned a graduate degree in Music Education and Accordion Teaching. He attended many courses of musical interpretation in Italy and abroad, with famous musicians as C. Jacomucci, P. Soave, M. Hellegard and C. Rojac.

He performed in several international music festivals in France, Germany, Denmark, England, Czech Republic, Brazil, Argentina and Japan.

He has worked with Vinicio Capossela, Riccardo Tesi and David Riondino.

He has performed "The Function of the Centenary" written by Roberto De Simone, a Cantata for Tenor and Solo Accordion, double male choir and orchestra, during the 37th Edition of the Festival "Settembre al Borgo" in the Duomo di Casertavecchia.

He recorded the album "Livin God", collection of poetic readings and songs inspired by sacred music, in collaboration with Regione Marche.

He has been a featured performer and composer in many theatre shows inspired by F.G.Lorca, D. Buzzati, L. Pirandello, G. Leopardi.

He has worked with Piccolo Teatro in Milan in the show "The story of the abandoned doll" written by Brecht-Sastre and featured with the poet and writer Davide Swifts in the Recital dantesco "Love that moves the Sun and other stars."

He performed as a soloist with the Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana at the Teatro delle Muse, interpreting the music by B. Moretti for the ballet "Earth", which premiered in Italy.

He performed in duo with Gabriele Mirabassi playing the music by the famous brazilian composer A. Mehmari for solo accordion, clarinet soloist and Orchestra, which premiered at the Sala Jardel Filho in Sao Paulo and at the Italian Culture Institute in Tokyo.

He performed in Castelfidardo with Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, during the International Prize and Competition in 2013.

He wrote and performed his original soundtrack for the movie "Castelfidardo e l'Unità d'Italia", produced by Comune di Castelfidardo with Regione Marche.

He has an intense concert activity as a soloist and in chamber ensembles, exhibiting various repertoires ranging from classical to folk and French, from Klezmer to Chanson.

He teaches accordion at Civica Scuola di Musica "P.Soprani" in Castelfidardo and Liceo Musicale "Rinaldini" in Ancona.

Currently he serves as Director of the International Museum of Accordion in Castelfidardo.