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55. International Accordion Competition Klingenthal 2018 - Germany

International Accordion Competition Klingenthal
International Accordion Competition Klingenthal bookletMayor of Klingenthal Thomas Hennig & Jörg KünzelThe 55th International Accordion Competition Klingenthal will be held from the 29th April to 5th May 2018.

The event features:
- International competition categories for soloists and groups, for concert and entertainment music, for children through to open categories.

Full competition rules and category information, entry forms at: 2018Kling.pdf

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Coba Honored by City of Castelfidardo - Italy

Coba Castelfidardo Concert
CobaPicture above: Mayor Roberto Ascani presentation to Coba.

Famous Japanese accordionist Coba and his Japanese band were performing on the 7th October evening at the Teatro Astra in Castelfidardo.

Earlier in the day, Yasuhiro Kobayashi, stage name Coba was honored by the City of Castelfidardo with Honorary Citizenship for his musical achievements which include:
- 37 albums with millions of copies sold;
- collaboration and tours to the most prestigious venues with some of the worlds most famous performers and pop singers;
- an innovator who has radically transformed the accordion image by inserting accordion so successfully into the pop world;
- one of the most important Japanese musicians on the international stage.

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Coba Fan Club and band

Guy Klucevsek Performs with University Orchestra, Pittsburgh – USA

Guy KlucevsekAccordionist and composer Guy Klucevsek performed in concert with the University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on October 11th at the Bellefield Hall Auditorium.

The concert program included Guy Klucevsek’s compositions ‘Ratatatatouille’ for accordion and orchestra, ‘Wave Hill’, ‘Flying Vegetables of the Apocalypse’, ‘Stolen Memories’, and Anton Dvorak – ‘Largo: Variations and Theme’ (accordion solo).

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Giemme Bellows "Know the People" Interview, Castelfidardo - Italy

Know the People Giemme Interview
Giemme Bellows logo"Know the People" Interview at: 2017Giemme
with: Giemme Bellows, Gianfranco Marincioni (Owner) and Sabrina Alba (Owner).
Editor: Holda Paoletti-Kampl

"Know the People" of Castelfidardo who have made this small city so famous around the world for their quality accordion products. Interview at: 2017Giemme

Picture below: Gianfranco Marincioni and Sabrina Alba.

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Gianfranco Marincioni (Owner) Sabrina Alba (Owner)

Updated Site: Gary Daverne New Email and New CD - New Zealand

Gary DaverneUpdated site of well known accordion composer Gary Daverne with a new email. garydaverne@gmail.com

Also a new symphony orchestra CD to celebrate over 16 million viewers on youtube of Gary Daverne conducting the Auckland Symphony Orchestra performing Pirates of the Carribean.

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Renzo Ruggieri New Release: Accordion Kids (ten pieces) eBook - Italy

Accordion KidsRenzo RuggieriRenowned accordionist, teacher and composer Renzo Ruggieri has just released a new eBook (.pdf file able to be sent to you by email) titled Accordion Kids Catalog rrenzo512

Renzo Ruggieri writes: "Accordion Kids features progressive songs for young accordion students. From first notes, to small imitations of animals, to singular genres such as Disco, Baroque and Blues. The use of the left hand loses regularity in the accompaniment (march / waltz / tango) to bring the young player closer to the new rhythms of the present times."

Price is only 10 Euro (or USD$ equivalent) for these exciting young childrens compositions that are a "must have", for every teacher of young children. Available online at Catalog: rrenzo512

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