Sifare Classical is a division of the Rome-based recording label Sifare Publishing, founded by Francesco Digilio, composer, pianist, arranger.
We are responsible for music productions and worlwide marketing strategies, but we don’t only bring back great music from the past. We also support artists in creating and interpreting today’s music, with the awareness that looking back to history can make the difference for finding new and amazing prospects.
Ilio Barontini is the artistic director for Sifare Classical. He gives piano and harpsichord concerts since 1972, as a soloist or in various ensembles, in Italy and abroad. Professor of Piano and of Score Reading at the “Pietro Mascagni” Superior Institute of Musical Studies in Livorno (Italy) from 1972 to 2015, he is currently complementing his concerts with other activities, like composing and teaching. Recently, he has centred his chamber performances on playing in duo with his daughters Ilaria (flutist) and Caterina (pianist), at a single or at two pianos and he is regularly giving masterclasses for various Institutions and Musical Associations. He is often called to take part in judging some of the most important piano competitions too.