Riccardo Tesi

Composer, instrumentalist, researcher, teacher, starting from his Tuscan tradition, he opens up to comparison with European traditions, and with jazz and songwriting.

Riccardo is an authentic poet of popular memory linked to the sound of the accordion, developing a very personal style and expanding the technical and expressive opportunities of an instrument that has long remained the exclusive heritage of tradition.

His collaborations are numerous and without geographical borders and musical frontiers, from the most representative exponents of ethnic music to those of ethno-jazz, rock, songwriting, and classical.

Riccardo composes for theater and cinema, collaborates with prestigious actors and directors, winning numerous awards for the dissemination and promotion of the accordion in the world, for his excellence as an accordion player, for the best recording proposals of the year.

He is the author, with Roberto Tombesi, of the first Italian accordion method entitled “L’Organetto Diatonico“.

Riccardo is a professor at the Traditional Music department of the P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Catanzaro. He regularly holds internships and masterclasses in Italy and abroad.

Riccardo returns to Mare e Miniere after a break of a few years.

Portoscuso, 25-30 June 2024

Seminars - the courses

of folk music, song and dance

Portoscuso, Tonnara su Pranu h 10:00/13:00 – 16:30/19:00


Luigi Lai

Choral singing

Alessandro Foresti

Popular drums and percussion

Andrea Ruggeri and Enza Pagliara

Diatonic accordion

Riccardo Tesi

Occitan popular and political songs

Manu Theron
Damien Toumi

Workshop Canto a Tenore e a Cuncordu

with Tenore e Cuncordu de Orosei

Mandola workshop

with Mauro Palmas

Workshop for children and adults "Musiche dal Mondo"

with Giulia Cavicchioni