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Poster: 2020 International Video Competition & Promotion of Accordion Music by Gary DaverneThe New Zealand Accordion Association (NZAA) announces the 2020 International Video Competition & Promotion of Accordion Music by famous New Zealand composer Gary Daverne.

This is a great opportunity for the teacher and one winner accordionist to visit New Zealand.

This is a free online "Video Competition for Accordionists of all ages and nationalities" with a 1st prize of two round trip air tickets to New Zealand to the 2020 South Pacific Accordion Championships, 30-31 May 2020, Auckland, New Zealand. Accommodation for 3 nights included plus some additional other concert/holiday possibilities.


Accordionists Awarded at "Between the Folds of the Bellows" Concert – Italy

The 2019/2020 edition of "The Council Concerts", an event organized by the Paolo Soprani Music School in close collaboration with the Castelfidardo Council of Culture held their opening meeting on October 27th at the Salon delle Stemmi.

Entitled “Between the Folds of the Bellows”, the event included the performance of students who achieved scholarships offered by the company AMARE in memory of Marino P igini and Nello Giaccaglia.



Concert to Celebrate "Vision for Two - 10 Years" New album - Austria

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Accordionist Klaus Paier and cellist Asja Valcic have been making music as a duo for ten years. On November 15th they will give a concert in Sparkassensaal Neunkirchen to celebrate their new album release "Vision for Two - 10 Years".

Their journey together began in 2009 with their debut album “À Deux”, and since then Paier and Valcic have proceeded to make their unique accordion-plus-cello sound into a thing of wonder.


Franck Angelis New Composition "valse du clown" - France

Franck AngelisThe video above is the world premiere of "valse du clown" at the PIF 2019Castelfidardo. The concert was titled "Christina Rossi (France) Plays Angelis".

This concert was quite unique and historical with composer Franck Angelis (picture left) attending and also speaking at the concert, including introducing two new compositions world premieres. View video of all the concert at: http://www.accordions.com/pifcastelfidardo/2019/21.htm

The pdf music of "valse du clown" which is dedicated: "For my friend Jacques Mornet", catalog ang570 is now available online, also page sample online, only €9.00

Franck Angelis and Jacques Mornet of the famous music school CNIMA J.Mornet have a long history of musical collaboration and many students successfully performing Angelis compositions in international competition.

Catalog ang571 Romance No. 2 by Franck Angelis is also now available, only €8.00


Accordionist Alex Meixner Receives Linny Award – USA

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Alex Meixne2019 Linny Award winners will be honored during the Linny Awards ceremony which will be held on November 14th at Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania presented by Yuengling.

Accordionist Alex Meixner will be awarded “Performing Artist of the Year”. This award recognizes a Lehigh Valley performing artist whose work symbolizes excellence in its field.


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

Video: New Gorka Hermosa Composition Alabei Recorded - Spain

Gorka HermosaThe new composition titled Alabei by Gorka Hermosa was recently recorded, August 2019, at Moon River Studio (Santander) by Fernando Macaya. The sound was mixed at Estudios Vumeter (Cabezón de la Sal) by Javier López "Javeta" (October 2019) and then released. Enjoy!


New Music by Gary Daverne - New Zealand

Gary DaverneGary Daverne ONZM has composed a new version of his popular Margarita duet, this time for accordion and piano. Catalog ED0050 - Margarita - accordion and piano

Gary Daverne after several requests, has also composed the accordion solo with piano accompaniment for his 2nd Rhapsody for Accordion and Orchestra. Catalog ED0082d


New and Updated Sites

Video: Stas Venglevski Performs Ice Meadow, Las Vegas - USA

Stas VenglevskiVideo: Ice Meadow now available in pdf format, composed and performed by Stas Venglevski.

Stas Venglevski performs Ice Meadow at the recent Las Vegas International Accordion Convention. The work is available in pdf format able to be emailed to you.

Catalog: vstas062 Ice Meadow View a sample page of the music, US$6 or Euro equivalent sent to your email. Daily Reports, pictures and video at: 2019LasVegas


Updated Site: New Zealand Accordion Association, Auckland - New Zealand

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The New Zealand Accordion Association has changed the registered office address and phone number.

The Prospectus (rules and entry information) will be published by 1st December for the 2020 South Pacific and New Zealand Championships and Festival being held Saturday 30 May and Sunday 31 May 2020.


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