|Since 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.
|Picture 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!
Full Report: 2015 China Youth Accordion Year Opening Ceremony - Chinaby Harley Jones
|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
Sergey Osokin and Alexander Komelkov in Concert, Rostov-on-Don - Russiaby Harley Jones
|On 26th April, Sergey Osokin (picture left) and Alexander Komelkov (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.|
2015 Australian International Accordion Championships and Festival - Australiaby Harley Jones
|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.|
|Franco 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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