Video: Opening Concert, XXXI International Festival, Moscow - Russia

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11th December - Opening Concert poster above

70th anniversary of Efrem Podgaits Concert for domra and orchestra and Concert No. 2 “Vivavoce” for bayan and orchestra will be performed by Ekaterina Mochalova and Aidar Salakhov, accompanied by the Russian Soul Orchestra of the Gnesins Russian Academy of Music, Artistic Director and Conductor - Vladimir Shkurovsky.


Video: 12 December Concert, XXXI International Festival, Moscow - Russia

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12th December poster above. 12th December video above.

Stravinsky, M. Mussorgsky and A. Na-Yun-Kin. The soloist is Yuri Kononov, a laureate of international competitions, a representative of the Siberian schools.

Compositions by A. Vivaldi, I. Albeniz, S. Prokofiev will be performed by the Krasnoyarsk duet composed by Nikita Syrchin and Vladimir Anikin.


International Accordion Concerto Competition - Croatia

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The International Accordion Concerto Competition will be held at the Croatian Music Institute in Zagreb, Croatia from September 17th to 20th, 2020. This competition (IACC) features concerto competition for accordionists and bandoneonists with accompaniment by a classical orchestra.


Croatian Chamber Orchestra

Martynas Levickis (Lithuania) Named Artist in Residence - Germany

Martynas LevickisLithuanian accordionist Martynas Levickis (picture left) has been named Artist in Residence at the 2020 Festival of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern held in northern Germany.

He joins a distinguished list of performers at the event that includes Nigel Kennedy, Daniel Hope, Pinchas Zukerman and Daniel Muller-Schott.


Martynas poster

New and Updated Sites

CIA Winter Congress, February 28th to March 1st 2020 in Prague – Czech Republic

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The 143rd General Assembly Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes CIA Winter Congress will be held at the Hotel Olympik, Sokolovská 138, in Prague, Czech Republic from February 28th to March 1st, 2020.

The Congress is being hosted by CIA Voting Member The Prague Conservatory of Music, Jirí Lukeš - Director.

Schedule download at: 2020WinterCongress.pdf

To receive the special CIA hotel rate, please make your booking before 15 February 2020. Online registrations at: http://www.accordions.com/cia/cia_winter_congress.php


Renzo Ruggieri Releases Il Tuo Sguardo Sheet Music - Italy

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Renzo RuggieriValentino è Tango album coverThe Renzo Ruggieri composition ll Tuo Sguardo, Catalog: rrenzo521, is a transcription for standard bass accordion from the "Valentino è Tango" album Catalog: rruggieri11 for jazz tango/virtuoso accordion.

The Renzo Ruggieri composition ll Tuo Sguardo in now released, Catalog: rrenzo521 The (solo) sheet music, .pdf format has improvisations at the level of the album arrangement. The music is difficult to perform but, thanks to a very effective melody, lends itself to both concert situations and international competitions.

Catalog: rrenzo518 Valentango (solo) sheet music .pdf format. "Valentango" is a composition taken from the show 'Valentino è Tango!' dedicated to the myth of Rudolph Valentino and the history of tango


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