Jubilee Concert "20 Years of Bete Ilin's Compositions" - Macedonia

Bete IlinVideo: A short video of the jubilee concert, soloist Zorica Karakutovska.

The Jubilee Concert "20 Years of Bete Ilin's Compositions" was held recently in Macedonia.

The composition "Done" (Bete Ilin) was especially composed for the World Accordion Day event and is dedicated to Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) Vice President Zorica Karakutovska.


Bete Ilin TV appearance

Beltango Quinteto Perform "Beltango & Friends" Concert in Belgrade - Serbia

Beltango Quinteto
Video: Information on the Beltango December 13th concert.

Beltango Quinteto will perform a "Beltango & Friends" concert at the Kolarac Concert Hall in Belgrade, Serbia on December 13th, 2023 at 9pm. The concert will be held to celebrate their “25 Years of Artistic Work”.


XXXV International Festival "Bayan and Bayanists", Moscow - Russia

Friedrich Lips Book coverThe 2023 XXXV International Festival "Bayan and Accordionists" will take place at the Concert Hall of the Gnesin Russian Academy of Music (RAM) in Moscow, Russia, from December 13th to 17th, 2023.

Friedrich Lips is the Artistic Director of the festival and Alexander Gataullin is the Festival Director. Friedrich Lips recently released a new book titled "It Seems Like Yesterday" Cat: 9951-1-3


Interview: Meet the Musician Behind the Sound - Mikko Luoma, Finland

Meet the Musician Behind the Sound
Andrea Di GiacomoMikko LuomaMeet the Musician Behind the Sound. Interview by Andrea Di Giacomo of Mikko Luoma (Finland), concert accordionist living and working in Turku, Finland. Senior lecturer for concert accordion, chamber music and music history at the Art Academy in Turku, Finland. Interviews Index


"Year End Special Milonga" Features Jun Hayakawa - Japan

Year End Special Milonga
A “Year End Special Milonga” celebration will feature bandoneon soloist, Jun Hayakawa (winner of the 2022 International “Heinrich Band” Bandoneon Competition held in Italy). The event will be held at Studio ICA Plus in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan on December 17th, 2023 from 2pm.


Misha Grossu Performs at 9th Pop Simfonic – Moldova

9th Pop Simfonic
Misha GrossuMisha Grossu will perform at the 9th Pop Simfonic concert, held at the Chisinau Arena in Moldova on December 23rd, 2023.

The event includes performances by the Moldovan National Youth Orchestra, a choir of 100 children from all over the country "Voices Moldova" and a number of soloists who will create a memorable and electrifying evening.


Accordion Christmas Gift Ideas for Friends and Family

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Christmas GiftsChristmas Gift ideas for friends and family at: 2021 Xmas Gift Ideas.

These ideas have been compiled to hopefully attract your Xmas gift money to be spent with accordion artists, composers, arrangers and publishers.

Please support accordion artistry and choose from over 2,400 eSheet pieces, 310 CD/DVD’s, 2,000 eTracks, 1,000 plus printed works and numerous books (text) to choose from. 2021 Xmas Gift Ideas


Free Postage Worldwide, Super Value Christmas Gifts Books - France

Benetoux books
Merry Christmas logoFree Postage Special:
The Ins and Outs of the Accordion by Thierry Benetoux (catalog benetouxen00). A quality book about accordion repairs, tuning etc. that is very popular indeed. In English

Free Postage Special:
In French. Comprendre et Reparer Votre Accordeon (catalog benetouxfr00).

Free Postage Special:
Sounding Out The Accordion by Thierry Benetoux (catalog bthierryen). A very quality book that cares of the sounding and tuning up your accordion. In English.

Free Postage Special:
In French. L’Accordeon & SA Diversite Sonore (catalog bthierryfr).


Comprendre et Reparer Votre Accordeon, L’Accordeon & SA Diversite Sonore

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

Christmas Sheet Music by MusicForAccordion.com

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Merry ChristmasSanta playing accordionView the list of Christmas sheet music and books available in eSheet format (pdf file sent to you by email) or printed (sent to you by post).

With each order you will receive free of charge, a copy of the Gary Dahl arrangement of 'Angels We Have Heard on High'.

View the Christmas list of music at: 2023Christmas


New and Updated Sites

2024 ATG Festival Honoring Joan Sommers and International Competition, Kansas City MI - USA

ATG logoThe 2024 ATG Festival is honoring Joan C. Sommers and celebrating her 90th birthday in Kansas City MI, July 23 - 27, 2024.

There are a number of special events including the ATG Festival Orchestra directed by Joan C. Sommers playing new music by Gorka Hermosa and Ian Watson, the UMKC Community Accordion Orchestra directed by Joan C. Sommers.

A superb array of international level performers including:
(alphabetical order) Bridge and Wolak (Canada), Das Duo Kollektiv (Austria), Gorka Hermosa (Spain) Grayson Masefield (New Zealand), Mirco Patarini (CIA President - Italy), Stas Venglevski (USA) and others.


Renzo Ruggieri Releases Updated Arrangements - Italy

Renzo RuggieriIl Postino arranged by Renzo RuggieriRenzo Ruggieri (picture left) has now released an updated solo arrangement of the famous song Birdland composed by Joe Zawinul. Renzo writes: This is a fantastic composition from famous jazz-rock band Weather Report. Very rhythmic music and modern for the young generation. It works very good with electronics accordion too. Catalog: rrenzo526 Only €10


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