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Weekly News from Around the World - 29-Sep-2017
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"Lernen Sie kennen" Giemme Bälge aus Castelfidardo - Italien
Hotel f.d. Las Vegas International Accordion Convention fast ausgebucht - USA
Deutscher Harmonika-Verband e.V. (DHV) Vorstandswahlen - Deutschland
Neues Buch ‘Stockport Accordion Club Through the Years’, Cheshire – UK
Guardia Nueva Herbst-Tour - Finland
Renzo Ruggieri veröffentlich "Accordion Kids (10 Stk) eBook" - Italien

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

Video: Coupe Mondiale Category Winners, Round I - Italy
Video: Paolo Miles Demonstrates the MusicTech Digital Accordion at Coupe Mondiale - Italy
Video: Coupe Mondiale Virtuoso Entertainment Winners - Italy
Video: “Tutto a Dio” Win PIF Castelfidardo Category F - Italy
Video: Ksenija Sidorova Performs Fantasie on Astor Piazzolla's Chiquilin de Bachin

Future events

Karen Tweed’s October Dates – Irish Republic, UK
Sharon Shannon’s Concert Tour Dates – UK, Irish Republic
Marc Perrone Concert, Paris – France
Royal Academy of Music Events, London – UK
Zoltan Orosz Concert, Budapest - Hungary
Frank Gavigan Memorial Concert, Westmeath – Irish Republic
Ferran Martinez Concert, Barcelona – Spain

New and Updated Sites

Gary Dahl Releases El Choclo Tango Arrangement - USA
Franco Cambareri Composition Tristesse Available Online - Australia

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"Lernen Sie kennen" Giemme Bälge aus Castelfidardo - Italien

Know the People Giemme Interview
Giemme Bellows logo"Kennen Sie die Leute kennen" Interview mit: 2017Giemme
mit: Giemme Bellows, Gianfranco Marincioni (Besitzer) und Sabrina Alba (Besitzer).
Redaktion: Holda Paoletti-Kampl

"Leute kennenlernen" von Castelfidardo, die diese kleine Stadt mit ihren hochqualitativen Akkordeon Produkten in aller Welt so berühmt gemacht haben.
Interview: 2017Giemme

Bild unten: Gianfranco Marincioni und Sabrina Alba.
Gianfranco Marincioni (Owner) Sabrina Alba (Owner)

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Hotel f.d. Las Vegas International Accordion Convention fast ausgebucht - USA

Las Vegas International Convention Header
Prof. Joan SommersLas Vegas International Accordion Convention (LVAC) Veranstalter Paul Pasquali schreibt: "In diesem Jahr ist das Hotel tatsächlich ausverkauft - allerdings habe ich noch einige Zimmer auf meinen Namen resevieren können, die Sie direkt #ber mich bestellen können.

Die begrenzte Anzahl der Zimmer mit einer Kongressrate von $ 39 / $ 47 - Deluxe / Premium Zimmer buchen ist noch verfügbar, um diese zu bestellen kontaktieren Sie mich so schnell als möglich entweder per Telefon
1-800-472-1695 (+01 486-1695) oder paul@accordionstars.com

Es wird ein "Tribute to Dick Contino" geben - nachlesen kann man darüber: www.accordionusa.com/#art3111 so wie über die "drei Sterne" Grayson Masefield, Stas Venglevski und Cory Pesaturo. Auch sie sind ein Teil dieses spannenden Tributes von Joan Sommers (Bild rechts) die das Finale der 2017 Convention arrangiert.

Die Stars, die im Banner oben angeführt sind: Gordon Kohl, der den Ehrenmitgliedspreis 2017 erhalten wird. Er schließt sich in diesem exklusiven Club, Art Van Damme, Dick Contino, Myron Floren, Gina Brannelli, Joan Sommers, Peter Soave, Iona Reed Pukara, Walter Ostanek, Carl Fortina, Pete Barbutti, Frank Marocco, Angelo Di, ein Pippo, Jeff Lisenby, Joey Miskulin, Stas Venglevski, Mary Tokarski und Mario Pedone, an.

Für weitere Informationen über die Las Vegas International Accordion Convention, besuchen Sie bitte: www.accordionstars.com "
Cory Pesaturo, Grayson Masefield, Stas Venglevski

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Deutscher Harmonika-Verband e.V. (DHV) Vorstandswahlen - Deutschland

Hedy Stark Fussnegger, Corinna Probst, Jochen Haußmann
DHV logoCoupe Mondiale logoDer Deutsche Harmonika-Verband e.V. (DHV), einer der größten Akkordeonverbände der Welt, hatte am vergangenen Samstag, den 23. September seine Generalversammlung in Trossingen.

Der Vorstand des DHV wurde gewählt und Jochen Haußmann wurde als Präsidenten des DHV für die nächsten 4 Jahre bestätigt. Hedy Stark-Fussnegger wurde zur Vizepräsidenten gewählt und ihre CEO-Position wurde mit 1. März 2017 an Corinna Probst übertragen.

DHV - Vorstandsmitglieder
Präsident: Jochen Haußmann
1. Vizepräsident: Hedy Stark-Fussnegger
Vizepräsident: Manfred Kappler
Vizepräsident: Ingolf Schneider
Vizepräsident: Volker Gerlich
Schatzmeister: Heike Braun-Staufenberger
Nationaler Vorsitzender der Dirigenten: Stefan Hippe
Bundesjugendführer: Susanne App
Vorstandsmitglied: Dietmar Fink
Vorstandsmitglied: Georg Hettmann
Vorstandsmitglied: Matthias Hennecke
Vorstandsmitglied: Manfred Baudisch
Vorsitzender des Musikbeirats: Hans-Günther Kölz
Sprecher der Dirigenten: Johannes Baumann
Sprecher der Dirigenten: Silke D'Inka

CEO seit 1. März 2017: Corinna Probst

Heiderose Riefler und Isolde Alka wurden zu Ehrenmitglieder der Organisation ernannt.

Der DHV ist das deutsche Mitglied der Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) und wurde 1935 Gründungsmitglied der CIA. Der DHV wird im Jahr 2021 die 74. Coupe Mondiale Internationalen Akkordeon Wettbewerbe in Deutschland veranstalten.

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Neues Buch ‘Stockport Accordion Club Through the Years’, Cheshire – UK

Book Cover: Stockport Accordion Club Through the Years"Stockport Accordion Club im Laufe der Jahre" ist ein einzigartiges Buch von Autor und Musiker Rob Howard (Bild unten), das die Geschichte eines Akkordeonclubs im Nordwesten Englands, dessen Geschichte auf ihrem Weg zurück bis Oktober 1937 geht, als der Akkordeon-Lehrer Jack Ridings den ersten Verein bildete.

Während des 2. Weltkriegs wurde der Verein in den Jahren 1948, 1956, 1987 und 1994 wiederbelebt. Viele internationale Akkordeonisten sind im derzeitigen Stockport Akkordeonclub, darunter Jörgen Sundeqvist, Gervasio Marcosignori, Mario Conway, Pearl Fawcett-Adriano, Roberto, aufgeführt Enzo, Janusz Zukowski, Danielle Pauly, Dermot O'Brien, Barbara Ann Martindale, Jack Emblow, Vladimir Ushakov, Oleg Sharov, Alexander Korbakov, Mauro Carra, Oivind Farmen, Zhang Guoping, Jean Dauvin, etc aufgetreten.

Diese limitierte Auflage des Buches, in hoher Auflösung ähnlich einer A4-Größe Hardcover, enthält viele aussagende und oft humorvolle Artikel aus Gegenwart und Vergangenheit der Mitglieder, die das Buch als sehr unterhaltsam gestalten. 200 Fotos, darunter mehrere Akkordeon-Band-Line-Up-Fotos von den 1950er bis 2017 komplettieren das Buch.

Veröffentlicht als fast A4-Größe Hardback, kostet es £ 15 + £ 3p / p (UK) von Rob Howard, 42 Avondale Rd, Edgeley, Stockport, Cheshire, UK SK3 9NY. Übersee: EU 27 Euro, $ 37 US, beide enthalten Porto. Paypal akzeptiert

Für weitere Informationen email: robaccord5@hotmail.com
Rob Howard

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Guardia Nueva Herbst-Tour - Finland

Guardia Nueva
Raimo VertainenDas von Raimo Vertainen geleitet Guardia Nueva Tango-Orchester (Bild links) startet seine Herbsttour.

30. September, Brahe Classica Serie 18:00 Uhr, Raahe Konzerthalle. Solist Teemu Roivainen

14. Oktober 2017 Unterhaltungskonzert in Kangasala Hall, 19:00 Uhr

15. Oktober 2017 Musical und Tango, Vaasa Stadttheater 18:00 Uhr

Alle Konzerte feiern das Finnland 100 Jahre Thema, mit deinem Programm der denkwürdigsten finnischen immergrünen Stücke speziell für Guardia Nueva arrangiert.

Solisten in diesen Konzerten sind Teemu Roivainen (Vocals), Heidi Kumpula (Violine) und Raimo Vertainen mit Vibrandoneon.

CD's zum Verkauf online unter: Guardia Nueva
Weitere Konzertinformationen unter: www.guardianueva.net

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Renzo Ruggieri veröffentlich "Accordion Kids (10 Stk) eBook" - Italien

Accordion KidsRenzo RuggieriDer renommierte Akkordeonist, Lehrer und Komponist Renzo Ruggieri hat gerade ein neues eBook (.pdf-Datei veröffentlicht, das Ihnen per E-Mail zugeschickt werden kann): Titel Accordion Kids Catalog rrenzo512

Renzo Ruggieri schreibt: "Akkordeon Kids bietet progressive Lieder für junge Akkordeonstudenten, von ersten Notizen bis hin zu kleinen Nachahmungen von Tieren, zu singulären Genres wie Disco, Barock und Blues. Die Verwendung der linken Hand verliert Regelmäßigkeit in der Begleitung (März / Walzer / Tango), um den jungen Spieler näher an die neuen Rhythmen der Gegenwart zu bringen. "

Der Preis ist nur 10 Euro (oder USD $ Äquivalent) für diese aufregenden jungen Kinderkompositionen, die ein "Must Have" sind, für jeden Lehrer von kleinen Kindern. Online erhältlich bei Katalog: rrenzo512

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Video: Coupe Mondiale Category Winners, Round I - Italy

Video Archive Education Project sponsored by Scandalli
1st Vladimir Stupnikov (Russia) Round I

2nd Ma Qi (China) Round I

3rd Alexey Murza (Ukraine) Round I
The 2017 Coupe Mondiale category results were:
1st Vladimir Stupnikov (Russia)
2nd Ma Qi (China)
3rd Alexey Murza (Ukraine)

This competition was in three rounds. Above is video of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed players.
You can view all the Coupe Mondiale contestants videos at:
Round I: 2017CoupeRI
Round II: 2017CoupeRII
Round III: 2017CoupeRIII

The Scandalli Accordion Factory is the sponsor of the 2017 Video Archive and Education Project.

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Video: Paolo Miles Demonstrates the MusicTech Digital Accordion at Coupe Mondiale - Italy

Video: Paolo Miles Performance at Coupe Mondiale Digital Accordion Concert.

On the last Sunday of the Coupe Mondiale in Osimo, manufacturers of digital accordions had been invited by the Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) to contribute a performer for a concert of "expert and high level digital accordion performance".

MusicTech Owners Claudio Sabbattini and Maria Rita Bartomeoli had announced that Paolo Miles would perform with the MusicTech Digital Accordion.

Paolo Miles graduated in Classical Accordion at the Niccolò Piccinni Conservatory of Bari (Italy), under the guidance of Prof. Francesco Palazzo. He has an intensive performance schedule as a soloist and also as part of various chamber music and orchestral formations, both as an accordionist and bandoneonist, with successful results.

"Know the People" Interview Claudio Sabbattini and Maria Rita Bartomeoli at: 2017MusicTech
Musictech Claudio Sabbattini and Maria Rita Bartomeoli

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Video: Coupe Mondiale Virtuoso Entertainment Winners - Italy

Video Archive Education Project sponsored by Scandalli
1st Andrea Di Giacomo (Italy) Round I

2nd Gustavo Aliandre De Almeida (Brazil) Round I

3rd= Egle Bartkeviciute (Lithuania) Round I

3rd= Nikolay Ovchinnikov (Russia) Round I
The 2017 Coupe Mondiale Virtuoso Entertainment category results were:
1st Andrea Di Giacomo (Italy)
2nd Gustavo Aliandre De Almeida (Brazil)
3rd= Egle Bartkeviciute (Lithuania)
3rd= Nikolay Ovchinnikov (Russia)

This competition was in two rounds. Above is video of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed players Round I performance. You can view all the Coupe Mondiale Virtuoso Entertainment contestants videos at:
Round I: 2017VirtuosoRI
Round II: 2017VirtuosoRII

The Scandalli Accordion Factory is the sponsor of the 2017 Video Archive and Education Project.
Video Archive Education Project sponsored by Scandalli

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Video: “Tutto a Dio” Win PIF Castelfidardo Category F - Italy

Video: Castelfidardo PIF Category F Chamber Music winners were “Tutto a Dio”: Augustinas Rakauskas (accordion) and Greta Staponkute (viola) from Lithuania. This was their performance at the Prize Giving Concert.

The regulations for Category F require a chamber music group with accordion and other instruments – no age limit (from a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 12 participants). Entrants must present a program of their choice with a maximum length of 20 minutes.

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Video: Ksenija Sidorova Performs Fantasie on Astor Piazzolla's Chiquilin de Bachin

International accordionist Ksenija Sidorova performs Franck Angelis Fantasie on Astor Piazzolla's theme Chiquilin de Bachin. This new composition for ensemble of a favorite solo piece for accordionists, is sure to be popular too.

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Karen Tweed’s October Dates – Irish Republic, UK

Accordionist Karen Tweed performs during October, as follows:

Monday October 2nd - teaching at Newcastle University Folk Degree Course
Saturday October 7th - Karen Tweed & Tom McElvogue, Strokestown, County Roscommon, Irish Republic; CD launch: 'Luckpenny' (4pm  - 6pm) and also appearing as part of the Tribute to Frank Kelly Concert (8pm).
Monday October 16th to Thursday 19th – teaching at Jennifer and Hazel Wrigley's Fiddle and Guitar School and Festival 2017 Orkney Isles, UK

Karen Tweed, born in England but now resident in Ireland, is steeped in Irish traditional music and has recorded and performed in this genre for many years. She also performs in other genres, and has featured on over 30 CDs. She won 5 All Ireland titles on piano accordion and melodica in the late 1970s/early 80s, performed with the Poozies, and is the main piano accordion tutor at the World Music Centre, University of Limerick, and a regular tutor for the Bmus Degree in folk and traditional music at Newcastle University and at The Sage, Gateshead.

For further information email: info@karentweed.com

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Sharon Shannon’s Concert Tour Dates – UK, Irish Republic

Sharon Shannon CD, ‘Sacred Earth’Irish diatonic accordionist Sharon Shannon and her band perform as follows during October:

October 3rd, 8pm – Irish World Heritage Centre, Manchester, England
October 4th – Birmingham Irish Centre
October 5th – Colchester Arts Centre
October 6th – The Cube, Corby
October 7th – London Irish Centre
October 15th, 7pm – Spiegeltent, Paisley, Scotland
October 28th, 8pm - Hawkswell Theatre, Sligo, Irish Republic

Sharon Shannon’s latest CD, ‘Sacred Earth’, is an eclectic recording of arrangements of traditional Irish tunes and Irish-influenced compositions, mixed in with styles from around the world, including Blues, North and West African music and reggae. On this recording she works with various other musicians such as Finbarr Furey, six Shetland fiddlers, and kora player Seckou Keita.

Sharon Shannon, from County Clare but now living in Galway, plays the diatonic 2 row button accordion, melodeon, fiddle, and tin whistle. Originally a competitive show jumper, she switched to playing music professionally in the mid-1980s, and has since enjoyed a very successful international career. She was briefly a member of The Waterboys, but plays mainly as a soloist with her own backing musicians. Sharon Shannon is especially popular with younger audiences, and is well-known as an innovator who incorporates other styles such as French-Canadian, Portuguese, Cajun, and Reggae into Irish traditional music.

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Marc Perrone Concert, Paris – France

Marc PerroneAccordionist Marc Perrone performs in concert on Wednesday October 4th, 7.30pm-10.30pm, at La Generale Nord-Est, 14 Avenue Parmentier, 75011 Paris.

Marc Perrone was born in 1951 in Villejuif, France. In addition to being a musette accordionist and recording artist, he is a composer and actor, known for appearing in the French-made movies ‘La trace’, ‘Le stelle inquiete’ and ‘Un dimanche à la campagne’.

For further information email: contact@lagenerale.fr

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Royal Academy of Music Events, London – UK

Royal Academy of Music logoOwen MurrayThursday October 5th - Accordion Department Open Day – free admission, no tickets required.

There will be a lunchtime concert by students in the David Josefowitz Recital Hall at 1.05pm followed by a talk by Owen Murray on the work on the Accordion Department.

At 3.30pm to 5pm there will be an opportunity for young accordionists to play and receive advice on further development. Anyone wishing to play should contact the Accordion Department administrator Karen Ingram (k.ingram@ram.ac.uk) giving details of age, some examples of pieces in your repertoire, and the title of a composition to play in the session. 
 
Friday October 13th, 10am until 1pm – master class with Peter Katina

The Royal Academy of Music is situated at 100 Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5HT. Founded in founded in 1822 and receiving its Royal Charter in 1830, the RAM is one of the leading conservatoires in the world, coming top of the Complete University Guide for 2018 and Guardian University Guide for 2018.

Famous Academy alumni include Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Sir Elton John and Annie Lennox. The Accordion Department was founded in 1986, and its graduates include James Crabb, Neil Varley, Ian Watson, Murray Grainger, Martynas Levickis, Ksenija Sidorova, Milos Milivojevic, Rafal Luc, and many more.

For further information email: K.INGRAM@ram.ac.uk

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Zoltan Orosz Concert, Budapest - Hungary

Zoltan OroszAccordionist Zoltan Orosz performs a solo concert on Thursday October 5th, 7pm, at Obudai Tarsaskor, Budapest. The programme includes French musettes, Balkan music, American music, and Argentinean tangos.

Zoltan Orosz studied the accordion and the organ at the Bela Bartok Conservatory in Budapest and at the Franz Liszt College, Budapest. He performs internationally, and has made several recordings.

For further information email: mks.nesvady@post.sk

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Frank Gavigan Memorial Concert, Westmeath – Irish Republic

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Frank GaviganAccordionist Mick Foster, of Foster & Allen fame, is one of several musicians performing in the annual Frank Gavigan (picture left) Memorial Concert on Friday October 6th, 8pm, at Milltown Community Centre, Westmeath, Irish Republic. The late Frank Gavigan, an All-Ireland Champion, was once Mick Foster’s accordion teacher.

Others performing include button accordionist Darren Breslin, the Bridge Ceili Band, button accordionist Annette Owens, flautist Siobhan Ni Chonarain, harmonica player and guitarist Noel Battle, the Ballynacargy Set Dancers, accordionist and pianist Moyra Fraser, banjo player Willie Kavanagh, accordionist Brendan Doyle, and more.

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Ferran Martinez Concert, Barcelona – Spain

Ferran MartinezOn Sunday October 22nd, 7pm, Spanish accordionist Ferran Martinez performs a solo concert at the Auditori Pepita Selles, c/entença, 218, Barcelona.

Programme: ‘Under Paris Skies’ – Hubert Giraud, ‘Carnival of Venice’ - Pietro Frosini, ‘Tango for Claude’ – Richard Galliano, ‘Concert de Aranjuez’ - J. Rodrigo, ‘Tritsch-Tratsch Polka’ - J. Strauss, ‘Voices of Spring’ – J. Strauss, ‘Summer’ from the ‘Four Seasons’ – A. Vivaldi, ‘Romance’ - F. Angelis, ‘Topic and variations of an Ukrainian theme’ – A. Kazakov, ‘Don Rhapsody’ - V. Semionov

Ferran Martinez, born in 1971, is a graduate of the Barcelona Conservatory. He plays solo classical concerts and is a member of the Cavall Bernat group, performing Catalan popular music. He is also both an accordion and computer teacher.

For further information email: ferranbayan@gmail.com

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Gary Dahl Releases El Choclo Tango Arrangement - USA

Gary DahlGary Dahl has released an arrangement of the very famous tango El Choclo composed by Ángel Villoldo. Catalog: DH0262

El Choclo is one of the most popular tangos in Argentina and worldwide. The music has been performed and recorded by numerous bands, orchestras and accordion soloists all over the world. You can view a sample page at: Catalog: DH0262

Also, Gary Dahl announces an update of the arrangement of Ashokan, made famous from the PBS Series Soundtrack, The Civil War. Further information about Ashokan (US$5.95) including a sample page is at Catalog: DH0257

Gary Dahl now has released 218 arrangements and 10 great value eBooks in recent years with information at: Gary Dahl

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Franco Cambareri Composition Tristesse Available Online - Australia

Franco CambareriFranco Cambareri has released online his composition Tristesse (Tristezza) which he describes as a "Beautiful Sentimental Bossa Nova" of grade 3 level.

Listen to a sound sample of the music and view sample page at: Catalog cfranco231

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