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Editor's Note: World Accordion Day

Rob HowardWorld Accordion DaySince 2009, at the initiative of the Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA), May 6th each year has been celebrated as World Accordion Day, and many of you will have planned events.

It was on May 6th 1829 that Cyrillius Demien (Cyril Damian) patented his first accordion design in Vienna, Austria, sparking off what rapidly became a global craze for this instrument.

It is amazing to see how the accordion has adapted so well to a large number of musical genres and sub-genres around the world. It is played by young and old alike in every inhabited continent, and its repertoire continues to expand delight audiences everywhere. Long may this continue to be the case.

Rob Howard


Coupe Mondiale Online Entry System Opens - Finland

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Coupe Mondiale Poster, Kimmo MattilaAn exciting 68th Coupe Mondiale and 134th CIA International General Assembly of Delegates Congress in Turku, Finland is set to go, from 6th to 11th October.

The entry system for competitors for the 68th Coupe Mondiale is now online. Entries must be received by 31st August 2015. All details at: Coupe Mondiale


Musikmesse 2015 Frankfurt - Germany

2015 Musikmesse posterReport of the 2015 Frankfurt Musikmesse – Hands on Music at:
Frankfurt_Musikmesse_2015_Accordion_Live_Report - with impressions from the exhibition.


NAO UK Championships 2015, Liverpool - UK

Ken Farran Presentation
Brian Laurie PresentationPicture above, Ken Farran Presentation on his 80th Birthday celebration with his wife: Wendy Farran, daughters Charlotte far left) and Alisia (far right), with Anna and Raymond Bodell.

What a great weekend atmosphere, friendly, and full of wonderful music from the entrants who competed in this 70th year of National Competitions!


Bell Trophy Presentation

Full Report: 2015 China Youth Accordion Year Opening Ceremony - China

2015 China Youth Accordion Year
The Opening Ceremony of the 2015 China Youth Accordion Year and the Symposium of Accordion Education's Development and Innovation took place on the 6th April at the Beijing Childrens Palace.

Full report including pictures and 7 videos: 2015ChinaYouth


Chinese Accordion Orchestra

Sergey Osokin and Alexander Kolomiytsev in Concert, Rostov-on-Don - Russia

Sergey OsokinOn 29th April, Sergey Osokin (picture left) and Alexander Kolomiytsev (picture below) will be performing a concert in Rostov on Don. The concert will be part of the International Competition Anatoli Kusiakov which is traditionaly held in the southern Russian accordion capital of Rostov-on-Don.


Alexander Kolomiytsev

2015 Australian International Accordion Championships and Festival - Australia

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Entry closing date is 1st May for the 2015 Australian International Accordion Championships and Festival, taking place on June 6th and 7th at the Club Marconi, Sydney, New South Wales. This year’s special guest is Aleksandar Kolovski (picture left) from Macedonia.


New and Updated Sites

Updated Site: Franco Cambareri New Work Island Dreamer

Island DreamerFranco Cambareri has released a new work:
Catalog No: cfranco103 - Island Dreamer (solo)
as an eSheet, able to be purchased online with credit card and sent to you by email.

Island Dreamer is a Romantic Hawaiian Ballad.


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