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A World of Accordions Museum Features Stas Venglevski Concert - USA

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Stas Venglevski (accordion) will perform with guest artists Brett Jones (percussion) and Derek Bromme (tuba) from the University of Wisconsin, Superior at a concert entitled "Accordion Blend" at A World of Accordions Museum in Superior on January 23rd, 2022 at 3pm.

The concert will be live in-person as well as being streamed online.

See poster above for details.

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Foster & Allen March 2022 Concert Tour – Northern Ireland

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Foster & AllenVideo: The Magic of Foster & Allen. Songs include The Old Rustic Bridge, I'll Never Stop Wanting You, Maggie, The Stone Outside Dan Murphy's Door, The Bluebell Polka, Morning Glory, After All These Years, The Mountains of Mourne, Remember You're Mine and Love Letters in the Sand.

Popular Irish duo Foster & Allen (Mick Foster and Tony Allen) will tour Northern Ireland in March this year.

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Mie Miki Performs with Hyogo Orchestra Three Concert Series - Japan

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Accordionist Mie Miki performed with the Hyogo Arts and Culture Center Orchestra during their three concert series of performances at the Hyogo Performing Arts Center from January 14th to 16th, 2022.

The concerts, directed by HPAC orchestra conductor Yutaka Sado included a performance of "Family Tree" by Toru Takemitsu, with narrator Tamaki Shiratori (who will be 12 years old in a few days).

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Anniversary Evening for Andrey Ivanovich Ledenev, Moscow - Russia

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The anniversary evening for Andrey Ivanovich Ledenev (Associate Professor, Honored Worker of Culture of Russia and member of the International Informatization Academy) will take place on January 21st, 2022 at 7pm at the Concert Hall of the Moscow State Institute of A.G. Schnittke.

The following laureates of international competitions will take part with live and recorded performances:

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Ryan Corbett Wins £20,000 in Royal Over-Seas League Annual Music Competition - UK

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Ryan Corbett won the 69th Royal Over-Seas League (Rosl) Annual Music Competition Keyboard Prize on 28 September, £5,000 1st prize, plus a sought after place in the Gold Medal Final held on 24 November.

Ryan Corbett then won the Rosl 2021 Gold Medal Final and became the first accordionist since 1993 to win this top award and the £15,000 1st prize.

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Video: Martynas Levickis Performs for 20,000 Plus Audience - Germany

Martynas LevickisMartynas Levickis writes on 31 December 2021.

"20 000 plus people listening to my performance with Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra led by Maestro Andrés Orozco-Estrada and I am sharing my love with every single one of them. Next year I hope brings "the normal world" back??"

Martynas Levickis is performing:
Václav Trojan (1907-1983) - "Fairy-Tales" for Accordion and Orchestra (1959)

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2022 Coupe Mondiale Rules and Regulations Released, Zofingen - Switzerland

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Yvonne Glur (President), Ruedi Marty2022 Coupe Mondiale PosterThe 75th Coupe Mondiale will be held from 04 - 09 October 2022 in Zofingen , Switzerland, hosted by the CIA member accordeon.ch led by President: Yvonne Glur (President) and Switzerland CIA delegate Ruedi Marty.

CIA President Mirco Patarini and CIA Secretary General Kimmo Mattila warmly invite accordion competitors, teachers and supporters to attend the 2022 Coupe Mondiale which will feature concerts and competitions as follows:
• 75th Coupe Mondiale
• Masters Coupe Mondiale
• Junior Coupe Mondiale
• International Competition for Virtuoso Entertainment Music
• Junior International Competition for Virtuoso Entertainment Music
• Chamber Music - Classical
• Chamber Music - World Music

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33rd International “Bayan and Bayanists” Festival, Moscow – Russia

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Videos of five major festival concerts and the Silver Disc awards are reported in detail at 2021Moscow and there are now many pictures of the international 33rd International “Bayan and Bayanists” Festival, Moscow.

Concerts included:
• December 17th: 75th Anniversary Celebration of Viatcheslav Semionov, People’s Artist of Russia
• December 18th: 70th Anniversary Celebration of Alexander Dmitriev
• December 19th: Astor Piazzolla – 100! Celebrations

Full report at: 2021Moscow

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80th Anniversary ATG: July 20-24 in the Chicago Area - USA

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The long awaited Accordionists & Teachers Guild, International (ATG) festival celebration is happening next summer!

Join the ATG from July 20th to 24th, 2022 in the Chicago area as the ATG’s 80th anniversary is celebrated.

Reserve your seat for the 80-piece ATG Festival Orchestra! This special orchestra is in honor of the ATG's 80th anniversary, and will be directed by Joan C. Sommers.

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2022 South Pacific Accordion Championships & Festival – New Zealand

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The 2022 NZAA South Pacific Accordion Championships & Festival will be held at a venue to be selected June 4th and 5th, 2022.

The event, due to current Covid travel restrictions, will be open to only New Zealand residents or NZ passport holders. A variety of age group classes for soloists, duos, trios, ensembles and orchestras will be available. Covid restrictions mean that currently, non NZ residents and non NZ passport holders are not allowed to come to New Zealand.

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Yuri Shishkin CD's Sold Out, eTracks Available - Russia

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Yuri Shishkin writes that a number of his CD's have sold out, mp3 eTracks remain available. Three CD's remain. At the excellent price of Euro 13.50 plus post, CD fans should purchase now to avoid disappointment.

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