2023 Coupe Mondiale Rules and Regulations Released - Bosnia & Herzogovina

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Mirco Patarini, Kimmo Mattila,2023 Coupe Mondiale poster,  Slaviša PerićThe 76th Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) Coupe Mondiale will be held from 5-9 September 2023 in Bijeljina, Bosnia & Herzogovina. The event will be hosted by the CIA member, Association of Artists (Bijeljina), Organiser 2023 CIA Honorary Vice President: Slaviša Peric.

CIA President Mirco Patarini and CIA Secretary General Kimmo Mattila warmly invite accordion competitors, teachers and supporters to attend the 2023 Coupe Mondiale which will feature concerts and competitions as follows:
• 76th 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

2023 rules and regulations at: Coupe Mondiale
View hotel information and pictures of the concert venues at: Coupe Mondiale
Download poster: 2023CM-poster.jpg


24th Internationales Akkordeon Festival, Vienna - Austria

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Friedl PreislThe 24th International Accordion Festival will be held in Vienna, Austria from February 25th to March 26th, 2023, organised by festival director since inception Friedl Preisl (picture right), now assisted by Franziska Hatz.

The event will include over 40 concerts with soloists and groups from Austria, Germany, France, Denmark, Middle East, Asia, Slovenia performing concerts, silent films, comedy, workshops and dancing.

Download festival program (63 pages color) information at: 2023Vienna.pdf


XXV Kokkolan Winter Accordion Festival 2023 - Finland

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Guardia NuevaTrio FratresVideo: Guardia Nueva, director Raimo Vertainen, performance at their 20th anniversary concert held at the Kokkola Ice rink in Finland in 2022. Download festival program: 2023KokkolaFest.pdf

The XXV Kokkolan Winter Accordion Festival 2023 will be held in Kokkola, Central Ostrobothnia, Finland from February 10th to 18th, 2023.

The opening concert will be held at the Musiikkitalo (Music House) in Helsinki and feature Trio Fratres (picture right) with a celebration of their music. Their program includes Finnish music, Baroque music, Russian romance as well as techno.


Kokkola Trios

2023 CIA Winter Congress, March 3–5, Paks - Hungary

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Welcome to the 2023 Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) Winter Congress and CIA 149th General Assembly of Delegates to be held in Paks, Hungary. The Winter Congress is being hosted by our CIA Voting Member "Az Ifjú Harmonikásokért" Alapítvány - "For the Young Accordionists" Foundation, President Olga Papp, March 3rd to 5th.

Schedule: 2023WinterCongress.pdf

For further information: http://www.accordions.com/cia/cia_winter_congress.php


“Black Pencil” Perform “High Voltage” Concert - Netherlands

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“Black Pencil”, which includes accordionist Marko Kassl (pictured above right) will perform a concert entitled “High Voltage” at the Amstelkerk (Amstel church) in Amsterdam, Netherlands on March 22nd, 2023 at 8.15pm.

The concert is part of the new Black Pencil concert series “Sit Fast” and will include a “selection of the best music from their contemporary repertoire, in which different characters alternate and complement each other.”


Future events

Silvia Pagni CD Release in Castelfidardo on January 28 - Italy

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Silvia Pagni Presenting her new CD "Mi Pasion":

January 27, disc released in shops
January 28, Press presentation at the International Museum Castelfidardo.
14 Febbraio Teatro Ghione Roma
8 marzo Teatro Manzoni Milano


New and Updated Sites

2023 ATG Festival Features International Guests - USA

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Mary Ann CavoneThe 2023 Accordionists & Teachers Guild, International (ATG) Festival will be held at the Lisle Hyatt in Lisle, Illinois, USA from July 19th to 22nd, 2023.

Event concerts will be held at the Armerding Center for Performing Arts on the campus of Wheaton College and feature guests Grayson Masefield (New Zealand), the Polyphonia Orchestra (Reunion Island), Das Duo Kollektiv (flute & accordion duo from Austria), Stas Venglevski (USA) with Dr. Brett Jones on marimba and the (UMKC) Community Accordion Chamber Ensemble directed by Joan Cochran Sommers.

Further details at: Accordionists & Teachers Guild, International (ATG)


UMKC Community Accordion Chamber Ensemble, Polyphonia Orchestra (Reunion Island)

Frank Busso Jr. Elected 2023-2025 AAA President - USA

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Frank Busso Jnr.From the 1st January 2023, Frank Busso Jr. has been elected President of the American Accordionists' Association (AAA) for the 2023-2025 years.

Frank Busso Jr. has served on the AAA board of directors since 2007 and as the organization’s 2nd Vice President since 2021. He is the director of the Ernest Deffner Affiliates, whose brands include Titano, Pancordion, Pigini, Excelsior, Roland, and Hohner. Frank is the accordionist for The United States Air Force Band in Washington, DC and runs the Busso Music School in Alexandria, VA.


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