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You May Qualify? Assistance for International Entries for Shenzhen - China

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Hotel ShenzhenInternational entries can qualify for assistance of:
- no entry fee,
- free food,
- free accommodation,
and the prizes are really good.

So urgently Email: Shenzhenaccordion@163.com to check if you qualify for this assistance.

Though the entry deadline is very close, email quickly and you will be helped to finalise your entry. Airfare prices are excellent so its a great opportunity to visit and compete in China with very good prizes.

Download the rules for the 2017 China Shenzhen International Accordion Competition at: 2017 Shenzhen

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Baffetti Accordions "Know the People" Interview, Castelfidardo - Italy

Know the People Baffetti Interview
"Know the People" Interview: with:
Genuino Baffetti (picture left)
Cinzia Baffetti (picture middle)
Milena Baffetti (picture right)
of Baffetti Accordions

Editor: Holda Paoletti-Kampl

"Know the People" interview about the people who have made this small city in Italy so famous around the world for their quality accordion products.

Interview at: 2017Baffetti

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Genuino Baffetti, Cinzia Baffetti, Milena Baffettim.

NEW "AWW App" for Android of the Accordions Weekly News in English

New Android App for the Accordion Weekly News in English. This is designed for Android phones, download free at the Google Play Store. Search for "AWW Accordions" to find. Put it on your phone now.

Direct link to get English Weekly News app:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.accordions.aww&hl=en
App for iPhone users to follow soon.

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American Accordionists' Association (AAA) Festival, 12-16 July, NJ - USA

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AAA logoThe American Accordionists' Association (AAA) Competition and Festival is being held in Princeton, New Jersey from 12 -16 July at the Westin Hotel, Princeton, New Jersey (NJ).

Download Registration, posters, guest artists & workshop leaders, schedule, competition rules & information at: 2017AAAinfo.pdf

The AAA Festival features an exciting line up of presenters and performers. The luncheon concert includes: Rachel Quirbach, Will Comer, Mitch Guido, Cody McSherry, Antony and Joseph Klettner.

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International Competition “Bruno Serri” for Accordion Composition - Italy

International Competition “Bruno Serri” for Accordion Composition
The second International Competition “Bruno Serri” for Accordion and Accordion Composition takes place in Serramazzoni, Modena, Italy, from July 13th to 16th.

This competition is organised by Sabrina Gasparini in memory of the important accordionist and musician Bruno Serri. The competition is supported by the Salotto Culturale Aggazzotti a.p.s in collaboration with S.A.I University for Philosophy and Science of Music.

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‘Accordions Around the World’, Bryant Park, New York – USA

‘Accordions Around the World’
Bryant ParkThis all happens from June 28th to July 21st. There will be ‘Accordion Picnics’ each Wednesday between June 28th and July 19th, 6pm to 8pm, spotlighting 24 musicians at each performance, and the series culminates on Friday July 21st, 5pm to 10pm, with an ‘Accordion Festival’.

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Grayson Masefield & Chamber Orchestra of Lausanne - Switzerland

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Grayson MasefieldOn June 6th, Grayson Masefield performed the second concerto 'Viva Voce' by the Russian composer Efrem Podgaits to conclude his Masters Soloist degree, a specialised degree that is limited to eight soloists each year from HEMU (University of Music Lausanne).

The concert was held at the BCV Concert Hall in Lausanne with the esteemed Chamber Orchestra of Lausanne conducted Nicolas Chalvin.

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Grayson Masefield

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

Fleadh Cheoil 2017 Advance Program Released - Ireland

2017 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann EnnisThe advance program from the 2017 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Ennis in Ireland has been released.

The Fleadh Cheoil is a huge competition and festival of Irish music, song and dance, with approximately 10,000 competitors and performers, including sections involving large numbers of accordionists, melodeon, concertina and harmonica players, as well as many ceili bands, accordion and marching bands.

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New and Updated Sites

Just Released: New German Language Book by Friedrich Lips - Germany

Die Kunst der Bearbeitung klassischer Musik für AkkordeonFriedrich Lips
Die Kunst der Bearbeitung klassischer Musik für Akkordeon (The Art of Editing Classical Music for Accordion) Catalog No: kslips02

Available in German language: Subscription Offer
Exclusive special offer
25% price advantage on pre-orders
Now 29.50 euros instead of later 39.50 euros
(plus shipping and handling)

Purchase at Catalog No: kslips02

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Updated Site: Franco Cambareri Two New Compositions Released - Australia

Franco CambareriFranco Cambareri has released two new compositions:

cfranco226 - Guitar Romanca
Guitar Romantica is a Pleasant Sweet Samba.
Sound sample .mp3 file and sheet music sample online.

cfranco227 - For Little Chiara
For Little Chiara is a sweet melody written for my new grand daughter.
Sound sample .mp3 file and sheet music sample online.

These works are eSheet (pdf file, able to be emailed to you) and can be purchased online with secure server credit card.

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Updated site: Karthause-Schmülling - Germany

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Updated site: Karthause-Schmülling site has been updated with new contact details and new publications.

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Updated Site: New Zealand Accordion Association (NZAA) - New Zealand

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The New Zealand Accordion Association (NZAA) has made substantial site updates.
- 2017 South Pacific Accordion Championship winners listed.
- Announcing the dates of the 2018 South Pacific Accordion Championships and Festival, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June 2018. The 2018 Prospectus with rules and entry information to be released 1st December 2017.
- Roll of Honour page listing Life Members and other honoured members.
- Information about NZAA Life Members Frank Vilich and Dorothy Taylor who recently passed away.
- Information about new Life Member Maurice Arnold Jones

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