Daily Reports: 47th International "PIF Citta di Castelfidardo" Accordion Prize & Festival - Italy

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Daily Reports from 28 September online at: 2022Castelfidardo

The City Council of Castelfidardo (Marche region, Italy), in collaboration with Castelfidardo Pro Loco Tourist Association, calls and organizes the PIF International Competition “Città di Castelfidardo” reserved for accordion soloists and groups, of classical music and other genres and a music festival featuring accordion.

The Castelfidardo Municipal Administration is led by Mayor Roberto Ascani, the Castelfidardo Pro Loco headed by Ruben Cittadini, and 2022 PIF Artistic Director Antonio Spaccarotella. At the press conference yesterday they spoke happily about the level of entries, and the positive future with many different styles of music being performed in competitions and concerts.


Reuben Cittadini, Mayor Roberto Ascani, Antonio Spaccarotella

8th International Philharmonika Peace Festival 2022 – Germany

Chamber Philharmonic Hall of Berlin"Peace Concerts" in the Berlin Philharmonic and at the Brandenburg Gate.

Picture above left to right: Volodymyr Kashuta, Dmitri Pavlov, organizers Herbert Scheibenreif & Waldemar Fleischhauer, Yuri Shishkin, Eduard Akhanov. Picture report: 2022Peace


Pietro Roffi Performs with Brazilian Symphony Orchestra - Brazil

Pietro RoffiAccordionist Pietro Roffi (picture right) will perform with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra (Orquestra Sinfonica Brasileira – picture above) at the City of Arts Chamber Theatre in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on September 25th, 2022, at 11am.

Their program will include the 8 Seasons of Vivaldi/Piazzolla and some of Roffi’s own compositions.


Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival – Scotland

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The 33rd Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival will be held at the Islesburgh Community Centre in Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland from October 6th to 9th, 2022, organised by the Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Club.

Over 60 invited visiting musicians, including Full Scottish Dance Bands, smaller groups and solo musicians as well as countless local musicians, bands and groups form the basis of the festival. The festival is also attended by various Scottish traditional dance groups, enthusiasts and tourists from all over the country.


Jérôme Richard Performs at Accordion Week in Maurs La Jolie – France

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Accordionist Jérôme Richard will perform at the Accordion Week event, held in the Village de la Chataigneraie in Maurs La Jolie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France from October 2nd to 8th, 2022.


Stas Venglevski Performs for WMAS – USA

Stas Venglevskiwmas logoStas Venglevski (USA) will perform as a guest artist for the Washington Metropolitan Accordion Society (WMAS) in Washington, USA on September 25th, 2022.

His program will include classical and folk music, as well as American favorites and his own compositions.


Aotango Quintet Presents “A Century of Tango” Concert Series – New Zealand

Video: Aotango Quintet performing Escualo - Astor Piazzolla.

The Aotango Quintet will present “A Century of Tango” concert series in November and December 2022 in New Zealand. Download poster: TangoCentury.pdf


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

AMMA Donates Coupe Mondiale Prizemoney - Switzerland

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Mirco SopraniThe Association Music Marche Accordions (AMMA) is offering the sum of 500 euros to add to the prize of the Coupe Mondiale Winner!

The prizemoney has been approved by the CIA Executive committee who hope AAMA President Mirco Soprani (former Mayor of Castelfidardo, picture right) will travel to Zofingen to award the prize.


New and Updated Sites

2022 CIA Video Archive and Education Project, Zofingen - Switzerland

Scandalli sponsor Video Archive and Education Project
Coupe Mondiale logoThe Scandalli Accordion Factory is the sponsor of the 2022 Video Archive and Education Project, 2022 Coupe Mondiale, 4-9 October, Switzerland.

The "Video Archive Education Project" is a project initiated in 2010 by the Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) with assistance from sponsors and Accordions Worldwide.


Scandalli sponsor Video Archive and Education Project

Updated Expanded Article, AAA Commissioned Concert Works - USA

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Robert Young McMahanIt gives me great pleasure to announce that I have completed the expansion of yet another of my 22 original articles on the AAA commissioned concert works each of which appeared annually in the AAA Festival Journal between 1997 and 2019.

This article examines the Adagio and Rondo Concertante, for two accordions & orchestra, by Paul Pisk, and Sonatina, for solo accordion, by David Diamond. http://www.ameraccord.com/aaacommissions8.php


New Website for Accordion Method Books by Ricardo Llanos - Spain

Accordion bookPun bookRicardo Llanos is the new distributor of his two accordion method books: “Acordeón Divertido” (for free bass button accordion - picture above left) and “Pun Txan Txan” (for standard or Stradella button accordion - picture above right).


Wanted: Volunteers, 2022 Coupe Mondiale, Zofringen - Switzerland

2022 Coupe Mondiale posterVolunteers are being asked to help with the video filming of competitions and concerts at the 2022 Coupe Mondiale, Zofringen, 4-9 October 2022.

You are volunteering to help the CIA Video Archive and Education Project provide a free service of videos of all the 2022 Coupe Mondiale competitors and concerts to accordionists and teachers around the world.


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