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Online: 2021 CIA Winter Congress, Basel - Switzerland

Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA)
Ruedi MartyDue to the ongoing restrictions and circumstances pertaining to the Global Covid-19 pandemic, the CIA 145th General Assembly of Delegates which was scheduled to be held in Switzerland, hosted by Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) Premiere Voting Member accordeon.ch, has been adapted to an online meeting, enabling maximum international participation.

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Kokkola Winter Accordion Festival - Finland

Kokkola Winter Accordion Festival
Raimo VertainenKokkola Winter Accordion FestivalThe Kokkola Winter Accordion Festival will be held from February 6th to 14th, 2021 in Kokkola, Finland.

The festival week program is planned and the festival will be carried out according to Covid-19 current restrictions, therefore the concerts have been restricted and will now be online.

Right is the list of performers and concerts and you can come to this page or the Kokkola Winter Accordion Festival Facebook or youtube to view the concerts.

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John Kirkpatrick Awarded MBE - UK

John KirkpatrickAccordions Worldwide sends congratulations to John Kirkpatrick (accordion, melodeon & concertina player) who was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2021 New Year’s Honours List (UK) for services to folk music.

The MBE is awarded for an outstanding achievement or service to the community. This will have had a long-term, significant impact and stand out as an example to others.

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Online: 1st Accordion Star International Competition 2021 - USA

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Sergei TeleshevAll accordionists are invited to participate in the 1st online Accordion Star International Competition 2021 will be held from April 16th to 25th, 2021. This is an opportunity for young and talented accordionists from all over the world to showcase their art to a wide audience of music lovers and professional musicians. President of the festival is performer Sergei Teleshev (USA).

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85th Anniversary of British College of Accordionists - UK

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The British College of Accordionists will celebrate their 85th anniversary in 2021 with an Online International Anniversary Festival and National Graded Solo Competition which is open to all UK accordionists.

The British College of Accordionists aims to promote, encourage and support accordionists in becoming:
Technically competent
Quality musicians
Fluent communicators
Future leaders and ambassadors of the instrument.

The BCA Administration Board includes Principal Raymond Bodell, Graham Laurie, Alistair Gillespie and Anna Bodell with BCA Governing Council members Robert Fletcher, Patrick Hay, Harry Hinchcliffe, Mahir Kilic, Pauline Noon, Ken Farran and Wendy Farran.

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New and Updated Sites

Updated Site: New Zealand Accordion Association Site - New Zealand

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The New Zealand Accordion Association (NZAA) 2021 NZAA South Pacific Accordion Championships & Festival will be held in Auckland, June 5th and 6th, 2021.

The event, due to Covid travel restrictions, will be open to only New Zealand residents or NZ passport holders. A variety of age group classes for soloists, duos, trios, ensembles and orchestras will be available. Covid restrictions mean that non NZ residents and non NZ passport holders are not allowed to come to New Zealand.

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Newly Available Sheet Music "Poetic Rhapsody" by Stas Venglevski

Stas VThe newly available sheet music of "Poetic Rhapsody" Catalog: vstas064 is online.

Other eSheet Individual Compositions by Stas Venglevski.

Catalog: vstas051 Meg Tango (solo) with music page sample and sound sample.
Catalog: vstas052 Maurisa (solo) with music page sample and sound sample.
Catalog: vstas053 A Song (solo) with music page sample and sound sample.
Catalog: vstas054 Stas' Tune (solo) with music page sample and sound sample.
Catalog: vstas055 Octobler Rondo (solo) with music page sample and sound sample.
Catalog: vstas056 Summer Sunshine (solo) with music page sample and sound sample.
Catalog: vstas057 Sunshine Return, accordion (solo )with music page sample and sound sample.
Catalog: vstas058 In the Garden, accordion (solo) with music page sample and sound sample.
Catalog: vstas059 Butterfly Swing, accordion (duet) with music page sample.
Catalog: vstas060 K's Musette, accordion (solo) with music page sample.
Catalog: vstas061 Shaking Waltz, accordion (solo) with music page sample.
Catalog: vstas062 Ice Meadow, accordion (solo) with music page sample.
Catalog: vstas063 Twelve Hot Tango Compositions For Accordion (solo)
Catalog: vstas064 Poetic Rhapsody for accordion (solo)

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Updated Site: Andrew Glover (Andy) Free Download - New Zealand

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Andrew GloverIn memory of Auckland accordionist Andrew Glover (Andy), former member of the North Shore Musicale Accordion Orchestra who passed away suddenly, yet peacefully (non Covid) in December 2020, his composition Tender Tango (Solo) is available as a free download to AWW readers.

Andy was a well-known competitor at the New Zealand Accordion Association annual Championships and Festival, usually entering the “Accordion with self vocal” classes as well as a performing in the Musicale Orchestra. He also set up Singing Telegrams in New Zealand.

"Tender Tango" was selected as a test piece for an age category of the 2016 New Zealand Accordion Championships. Download Tender Tango (Solo): mfa8051

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