Music makes people more free and welcoming. The famous musician Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi convincingly speaks of this. And not only speaks, but also confirms his thoughts with bright performances on stage in different cities and countries.
Classical musical groups use an appropriate set of instruments to perform a variety of works. A large symphony orchestra has several dozen instruments, and three or five are enough for chamber music. In this context, it is interesting to note that new instruments regularly appear in the musical environment. Master-inventors continue their activities, and musicians master new models. Mario Pietrodarchi mastered the technique of playing the accordion at the conservatory. But one day I saw an amazing instrument called a bandoneon.
The future virtuoso performer with a refined musical taste was born on December 26, 1980 in the small Italian town of Atessa on the Adriatic coast. The parents worked at a local school. By that time, my sister was growing up in the house. On weekends, Mario would visit his grandparents. One day, quite by accident, he saw an accordion in their closet. And then he was eager to master this amazingly beautiful instrument. From the age of nine, the boy began to study with a music teacher. He showed perfect pitch and a rare ability to use an instrument.
On the creative path
At the age of sixteen, Mario entered the Santa Cecilia Conservatory, which is located in Rome. Within the walls of this institution, he first picked up a bandoneon. Critics and experts note that recently, interest in this unique musical instrument has increased significantly. The history of the bandoneon is interesting in itself. The first copy of the instrument, in fact a kind of harmonica, was invented and created by a master from Germany Heinrich Band back in the 40s of the nineteenth century. Initially, the bandoneon was used to perform sacred music in churches. After the First World War, this "accordion" came to Argentina and began to perform tango on it.
Argentine musician and composer Astor Piazzola made a great contribution to the popularization of the bandoneon. The instrument began to sound not only in dance halls, but also in concert halls. Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi from a young age is distinguished by a unique ability to perceive new trends in music. Despite the fact that today no composer writes works for bandoneon, he continues to tour the world, performing works adapted for the instrument.
Recognition and privacy
Today many composers create musical compositions specially “for Mario Pietrodarchi”. This fact does not surprise any of the critics. Each next performance of the musician is different from the previous one. Spectators fill the hall to be saturated with the magic of the instrument's sound and the energy of the performer. For more than ten years, Mario has been regularly touring in Armenia. They love him here and are always welcome.
Little is known about the maestro's personal life. At home, he lives with his parents. Until the musician got a wife. Mario admitted that he would like to find his beloved woman in Armenia. He still has time to search.