Christian Riganelli graduated with honors in ClassicalAaccordion from the "N. Piccinni" Conservatory in Bari. He continued his studies at the "G.B. Pergolesi" Conservatory in Fermo, where he obtained a second Degree in Music Education and a third Degree in Accordion Performance.


He has performed in France, Germany, Denmark, England, the Czech Republic, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, the United States, Argentina, and Japan at several important international festivals and events.

He has collaborated with Vinicio Capossela, Riccardo Tesi, Franco De Gemini, Sergio Rubini, and David Riondino. He has participated as a performer and composer in theatrical productions inspired by F.G. Lorca, D. Buzzati, L. Pirandello, and G. Leopardi.

He performed in duo with M° Gabriele Mirabassi, playing the music of André Mehmari for solo accordion, solo clarinet, and string orchestra, premiering at Sala Jardel Filho in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and at the Italian Cultural Institute in Tokyo.

Recently, he performed as a soloist at the International Festival of Castelfidardo, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Accordion Industry, accompanied by the Marchigiana Philharmonic Orchestra.


In 2017, under the direction of M° Marcello Rota, accompanied by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra of Prague, he performed as a soloist in the concert "Il Canto della terra" by Maestro Andrea Bocelli at the Teatro del Silenzio in Lajatico, Pisa.


He composed and performed the original music for the project "Castelfidardo and the Unification of Italy".

In 2014, he was appointed Director of the International Accordion Museum of Castelfidardo, a role he held until 2022. In 2016 and 2017, he served as Artistic Director of the International Accordion Prize "City of Castelfidardo".


He has developed several educational projects and music workshop in Primary and Middle schools.

From 2013 to 2019, he taught Accordion Lessons at the "Rinaldini" Music High School in Ancona.

Currently, he teaches Music Education at the Comprehensive School "B. Gigli" in Recanati.