Volpi Adamo (1911 - 1980)
Adamo Volpi was born in Castelverde, Italy, on 23rd of September 1911.
He got the first music lessons from his father. Later he moved to Rome to study piano at the conservatory of St. Cecilia, where he graduated. He studied organ composition and holy composition at the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music, the school of Masters: Boccaccini, Refice, Casimiri.
In May 1937 he became organist of St. Clara's in Loreto, a job he did till 1976. In 1966 he was nominated teacher for organ composition at the Conservatory N. Piccini in Bari. The last period of his life, he was teacher at the Conservatory of Pesaro.
In the early sixties, together with his brother Remo, he founded the "Rassegna Internazionale di Capelle Musicali, an important happening in sacred music. Later the ministry of education gave him the nomination of Honory - Inspector for protection of musical instruments. He also became president of ANIF, the
National Association of Accordeon Teachers. Volpi received several awards, not only in Italy, but also in France and the pope appointed him Knight in the "Ordine de San Silvestro"
As a composer Volpi is known for his sacred music and choral works, but especially for his works for accordeon and as being an organ virtuoso, he developed a refined style, rooted in tradition.
His "Allegro da Concerto" was the chosen piece for the centenary of the accordeon CMA World Championship in Ancona.
Adamo Volpi died in Loreto on 30th of December 1980.
The accordeon Volpi played on, is shown at the museum in Castelfidardo, Italy.
Works for accordeon
1948: Perpetual Motion
1949: Prelude, Op. 31
1951: Fantasy Festival (theme and variations)
1952: Waltz in A major, Op. 32
1954: Concerto in D minor
1954: Pinocchio Suite
1958: Pastorale suite
1959: I Bimbi Danzano
1960: Study in B minor
1963: Allegro da Concerto
Gavotta (rev. A. Mugnoz)
Tempo di valzer (rev. A. Mugnoz)
Mazurka brillante (rev. A. Mugnoz)