2019 Harmonika World Championships - Austria

Harmonika Festival
Gottfried HubmannThe 2019 Harmonika World Championships will be held at St. Peter-Freienstein, Steiermark (Styria), Austria from May 30th to June 2nd organised by Gottfried Hubmann (picture left).

Approximately 400 players from all over Europe, Norway, Ukraine and Slovakia will attend this major event to show their skills at the Harmonika World Championships and the Austrian State Championships.


Philharmonika Festival 2019 - Germany

Philharmonika Festival 2019
The 2019 Philharmonika Festival gala concert was held on May 19th at the Kammermusiksaal of the Berlin Philharmonic organised by Pantonale eV. This is the 5th time the festival has been held and this year’s event marked the 25th anniversary of the link between Berlin and Buenos Aires, Argentina. The event was supported by the Embassy of the Argentine Republic and the Berlin Senator for Culture and Europe, Dr. Klaus Lederer.


Hainaut Belles Bretelles Festival – France

Belles Festival
The 2019 Hainaut Belles Bretelles Festival will be held from June 8th to 10th in Place de la République, Hergnies, 59199, France organised by the Club Léo Lagrange d’Hergnies.

The festival will include three days of music and celebrations (with over 30 acts) to the sound of all accordion styles from musette to rock'n'roll, klezmer, cajun, classical and folk.


2019 South Pacific Accordion Championships & Festival – New Zealand

NZAA Banner
South Pacific Accordion Championships & Festival posterThe 2019 NZAA South Pacific Accordion Championships & Festival will be held at the Raye Freedman Arts Centre on June 1st and 2nd, and will celebrate the “10th Anniversary of the 2009 Coupe Mondiale” which the NZAA hosted in Takapuna, New Zealand.

As part of the celebrations, the NZAA has invited three of the 2009 Coupe Mondiale winners as guest artists. They are Grayson Masefield (NZ) winner of 2009 Coupe Mondiale and winner of 2009 Virtuoso Entertainment, Tian Jianan (China) winner of 2009 Junior Virtuoso Entertainment and Cory Pesaturo (USA) winner of 2009 Digital category.


NZAA poster

New and Updated Sites

AAA 2019 Flier Updated Online

AAA Flier
The 2019 flier for the AAA Festival in July is updated on the site: American Accordionists' Association (AAA)


Updated Site: Yehuda Oppenheimer (1925 - 2012), MusicForAccordion.com

Yehuda OppenheimerUpdated Site of Yehuda Oppenheimer has had added an obituary and generally updated site in preparation for some additional works that are being published shortly. View his works at: Yehuda Oppenheimer


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