Lorenzo Antonelli Awarded 24th Premio Nazionale Gentile da Fabriano - Italy

Lorenzo Antonelli Award Presentation
Lorenzo Antonelli speechLorenzo Antonelli has been honored with the "24th Premio Nazionale Gentile da Fabriano" (picture above) which is the first time an accordion parts manufacturer has been selected for this prestigious award presented to him on the 10th October at the Teatro Gentile, Fabriano. Invitation: 2020Fabriano.pdf


Made in Italy Certificate, Award Hall

Concert for World Accordion Day “6th May in October”, Skopje - Republic of North Macedonia

All participants
In the past 12 years, the Macedonian Association of Accordionists “Ljubiteli na klasichna muzika” (MAA) – Skopje has supported the international project "May 6th World Accordion Day" with various exciting musical events. This year, in the conditions of lockdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Macedonian Accordionists and friends celebrated this glorious day with a video wishing everyone a very Happy Birthday with an announcement of the postponed WAD concert.


Professor Zorica Karakutovska, PR Manager of MAA Anica Karakutovska and the composer Bete Ilin.

Viennese Accordion Chamber Ensemble Performs at Perchtoldsdorf Castle - Austria

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Video excerpts from concert at the 2014 Coupe Mondiale in Salzburg: Franz Schubert, Oktett 3rd movement (Arr. Werner Weibert).

The Viennese Accordion Ensemble (WAKE - directed by Werner Weibert) will give a concert at the Castle of Perchtoldsdorf in Perchtoldsdorf, Austria on November 15th from 4pm to 6.30pm.



Cotati Accordion Virtual Winter Festival – USA

Cotati programCotati program2The Cotati Accordion Virtual Winter Festival will be held online on December 19th and 20th, 2020 from 11am to 4pm daily.

Performances will be given by international accordionists from 8 different countries such as Cory Pesaturo, Guy Klucevsek, Tracey Collins (picture below), Jenny Conlee-Drizos, Matthias Matzke, Pietro Adragna and Erica Mancini. In addition there will be streaming chats, interviews, The Lady-of-Spain-a-Ring, The Grand Finale, raffles and more.


Tracey Collins

Global Accordion Project Orchestra, New Commission - UK

Ian WatsonAs we approach the final few months of 2020 when soloists, groups and orchestra would be in preparation for final concerts, we are all instead hoping that 2021 will be a much brighter year.

The Global Accordion Project Orchestra (GAPO) started by Ian Watson (picture left - musical director) and Sam Cullen (principal bass player) of the London Accordion Orchestra are ensuring there is one final time in 2020 that we can all come together for the music.


CD Reviews

CD Review: Quodlibet CD by Friedrich Lips

Quodlibet CD cover by Friedrich LipsCD Reviews Index for the Review of Quodlibet CD by Friedrich Lips. Review by Joan Cochran Sommers in English and German languages.


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