What Are You Doing For World Accordion Day? - International

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World Accordion Day logoWith all the turmoil of Covid-19 internationally, many World Accordion Day (WAD) events are prevented by regulations from proceeding. The World Accordion Day site will still report those events that are able to happen.

Planned is a live WAD video broadcast on May 6th hosted by Kevin Friedrich & Grayson Masefield of 2 hours with a focus on childhood accordion education.

For groups and individuals around the world: What are you doing for World Accordion Day to promote the accordion in your country? World Accordion day is on May 6th, which is the day the accordion was patented in 1829.


V District Competition & Festival "Yamal Cup", Novosibirsk - Russia

Russia13Russia14The 5th District Competition & Festival for performers on bayan and accordion, the “Yamal Cup” will be held from April 11th to 15th, 2021, in Novosibirsk, Russia on the basis of V.A. Koch DMSH N2.

This year 50 young musicians from different parts of Yamal will take part in the competition and festival.



Online: Absolute Premiere Streaming 9 May 18:30 - Italy

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The Associazione Promotion Arte led by Renzo Ruggieri organizes "Absolute Premiere", a novelty in the field of concert organization, as an conline concert welcoming artists from the world of the accordion who will present their productions in preview.

Mini concerts with repertoires performed for the first time that are a prelude to the forthcoming concerts/ productions. The event will be streaming on accordions.com and on Facebook and Youtube on 9 May 2021 at 18:30 hours.


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Online: 11th Akordeon Art Plus 2021 Festival - Bosnia and Herzegovina

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The 11th Akordeon Art Plus 2021 International Competition and Festival will be held online this year from May 31st to June 3rd, organised by the Academy of Music, University of East Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), head of Department of Accordion, Prof. Danijela Gazdic.


Online: International Accordion Competition "Concord of Sounds 2021" - Latvia

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The International Accordion Competition "Concord of Sounds", scheduled from May 16th to 20th, 2021, is organized by the Marupe Music and Art School in collaboration with the accordion class of the Latvian Academy of Music Jazeps Vitols and the Association of International Schools of Music "Con Anima".


Online: William Schimmel Performs with the Orchestra of St. Luke's - USA

William SchimmelDr. William Schimmel (picture left) will perform an hour long symphony with The Orchestra of St. Luke's (New York) on April 14th, 2021 in a chamber version which features the accordion throughout. Tito Muñoz will be the conductor.

The event is entitled “The Lark and the Titan” and features “The Lark Ascending” by Ralph Vaughan Williams (arr. Gerigk) and Symphony No. 1 in D Major, "Titan" by Gustav Mahler (arr. Simon).


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Reports for Concerts, Masterclasses, Competitions, Festivals, etc.

Passed Away 5th April: Vincenzo Borsini - A Life for the Accordion - Italy

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Picture above: Brothers Vincenzo and Giancarlo Borsini of the family Borsini who manufactured Borsini Accordions for decades from 02 January 1922 until the company ceased operation in 2015.

Giancarlo Borsini passed away on July 22, 2019. Vincenzo passed away 5th April 2021.

Information about Vincenzo from the Borsini Accordion Site.


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New and Updated Sites

Updated Site: About "Play the Accordion Without Pain" by John Bonica - USA

John Bonica bookbook coverUpdated Site: John Bonica , PT CMP NZRP (New Zealand and USA), author of the book "Play the Accordion Without Pain" site updated to include new information.

The book was written just prior to his unexpected passing in March 2018.


Updated Site: Heather Gladstone QSM, Christchurch - New Zealand

Heather GladstoneAn updated site for known performer Heather Gladstone QSM, honored by the New Zealand Government for her services to music. Pictures of her investiture and also being admitted as a Bard of the Gorsedh in Cornwall, UK.


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