2022 Coupe Mondiale Online Entry System Now Open - Finland/Switzerland

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2022 Coupe Mondiale posterMirco Patarini, Kimmo MattilaCIA Secretary General Kimmo Mattila announces that the 2022 Coupe Mondiale online entry system is now open for entries to the 75th Coupe Mondiale from the 2022 General Competition Rules page: 2022CM-Rules

CIA President Mirco Patarini invites all (45) CIA members to register delegates to the 148th International Congress of Delegates which meets twice in Zofingen, Switzerland. President Patarini also invites competitors from all nations to please lodge their entries well before the closing date to assist the organisers for what will certainly be a great Coupe Mondiale.


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Marco Lo Russo Performs at 58th Pontino Music Festival 2022 - Italy

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Marco Lo RussoVideo: Marco Lo Russo live concert “Made in Italy” Linguistic Variations at the Mutua Theater, Carloforte and Diocesan Arborense Museum, Oristano, Sardinia, Italy.

Marco Lo Russo will perform at the 58th Pontino Music Festival 2022 held at the Gardens of the Municipality in Latina, Italy from July 2nd to 31st, 2022 and organised by the International Music Campus.


Deutscher Harmonika-Verband e.V (DHV) New Home - Germany

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DHV logoThe Deutscher Harmonika-Verband e.V (DHV), one of the larger accordion associations in the world, has a new home office in Trossingen.

On June 19th, 2022, the new Kompetenzzentrum für Amateurmusik Trossingen (Competence Center for Amateur Music Trossingen) was ceremoniously opened after one and a half years of construction.

The new building (photo above by Ralf Pfründer) is a strong signal for cultural education in rural areas and houses the office of the DHV, the Bundesmusikverband Chor & Orchester (BMCO) and the Landes-Hackbrett-Bund Baden-Württemberg.


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Alfred Melichar Performs with Vienna Philharmonic at Summer Night Concert Schönbrunn 2022 - Austria

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Alfred MelicharOn 16th June 2022, the Vienna Philharmonic's Summer Night Concert took place in Schönbrunn Palace Park in Vienna, Austria. Around 65,000 visitors listened to the open-air concert, which was conducted for the first time by Andris Nelson.

Their program included works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Mykola Lysenko, Arturs Maskats, Camille Saint-Saëns, Gioacchino Rossini, George Enescu, Bedrich Smetana, Antonin Dvorák and Johann Strauß.


18th Angus Accordion and Fiddle Festival – Scotland

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The 2022 18th Angus Accordion and Fiddle Festival will be held at a variety of venues in Angus, Scotland from July 1st to 3rd, 2022.

The festival will include a variety of Pub Sessions, Dance evenings, concerts and a Ceilidh.

For details email: aaandff@btinternet.com


New and Updated Sites

Renzo Ruggieri Releases New Arrangement, Birdland by Zawinul - Italy

Renzo RuggieriRenzo Ruggieri (picture right) has now released a new solo arrangement of the famous song Birdland composed by Joe Zawinul (group Wheater Report).

Also, earlier this month, Renzo Ruggieri updated his popular rrenzo502 - Volo Degli Angeli Solo arrangement. The is a famous melody composed by Carmen Carozza. "I made this arrangement especially for international competitions and with this arrangement, my students won many competitions."



Updated Site: Gary Daverne Discography and Video Clips - New Zealand

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Gary Daverne awardGary Daverne Discography list now online. https://www.garydaverne.gen.nz/orch_rec.htm
Video clips list now online: https://www.garydaverne.gen.nz/videos.htm

Amalia Hall (violinist), recipient of the inaugural, ‘Gary Daverne Classical Music Award’,
with sponsor, Gary Daverne, at the Variety Artists Club Awards evening, Sunday12 June 2022.


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