• Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi
  • Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi
  • Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi
  • Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi

Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi

Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi was born in Atessa on December 26th 1980. He began studying the accordion at the age of nine and, later on, he took on the bandoneon. From 1993 to 2001 he studied at the “F. Fenaroli” Civic Music school in Lanciano (CH, Italy) with M° C. Calista and with M° Cesare Chiacchiaretta.

In 2007 he graduated with a first-class degree at the “S.Cecilia” Academy of Music in Rome, Italy. He has attended specialization courses in Italy and abroad with J. Mornet, W. Zubitsky, A. L. Castaño, C. Rossi, Y. Shishkin, M. Pitocco.

Brilliant performer with refined musicality, he has won many national and international competitions such as:

  • 1st Prize at the National Competition “Città di Latina" (1996, 1997)
  • 1st Prize at the National Competition “Città di Montese” (MO) (1997)
  • 1st Prize at the International Competition “S. Bizzarri di Morro D'Oro” (TE) cat. Junior (1997)
  • 1st Prize at the National Competition “Città di Rieti” (1999)
  • 1st Prize "Adamo Volpi" at the Competition “Città di Loreto” (AN) (2000)

Besides performing in Italy, he has been taking concerts in England, France, Belgium, Croatia, Serbia, Germany, the U.S.A., Poland, Portugal, Finland, Switzerland, Hungary, Canada, Armenia, Russia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Turkia, Libano, Belarus and China.

Within Euterpe Project Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi conducted a masterclass on April 21st in "Kosta Manojlović" School of Music in Zemun (Serbia).
The masterclass involved nr. 10 students of accordion.