Report: Internationale Musikmesse 2018 Frankfurt - Germany

Musikmesse 2018 poster
Photo Report online at: Frankfurt2018

Musikmesse in Frankfurt is the international trade fair for musical instruments, sheet music, music production and marketing.

- Wednesday 11 April to Saturday 14 April 2018, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- open daily for Trade and Private visitors
- More than 30,000 instruments shown in seven exhibition halls
- Outdoor area with festival atmosphere: Stages, Foodtrucks and more
- Prolight + Sound: Tuesday, 11 April to Friday 14 April, new on the eastern section of Messe Frankfurt

The Frankfurt Musikmesse is the world's leading trade fair for the world of music. There, you will find a complete range of products with everything required for making music, not to mention innumerable workshops, concerts, demonstrations and discussion events.

This year all "free reed instruments" will be exposed in Hall 8.0 ground floor - so, get ready for this event and do not miss!!!

Accordion factories exhibiting include:
Beltuna Accordions S.r.l. Hall 8.0 E10
Bugari Armando and Bugari Evo Hall 8.0 F20
Cagnoni Srl Hall 8.0 F11
Dino Baffetti di Baffetti G. & C. snc Hall 8.0 G19
Dallape in visit
Excelsior Hall 8.0 G14
Harmonikas s.r.o. Hall 8.0 E15
Italcinte in visit
Mengascini in visit mengascini@tiscalinet.it
MusicTech di Sabbatini Claudio & C. snc Hall 8.0 E20
Orla Srl Hall 11 C80
Pasco Italia Srl Hall 8.0 G15
Pigini Srl Hall 8 G14
Scandalli Accordions Srl Hall 8.00 E21
Zero Sette Hall 8.0 F20

A full report of the 2018 Frankfurt Musikmesse with photos will be available after the opening at: Frankfurt2018


Frankfurt Musikmesse Entrance

Festival de Acordeón Grenzenlos y II Concurso Internacional Abierto de Acordeón / Trossingen, Alemania

2nd IOAC Category 5 presentations
Akkordeon grenzenlos2nd International Open Accordion ContestThis year once again the Accordion Festival "grenzenlos" took place in Trossingen together with the 2nd International Open Accordion Contest (IOAC). The organization of this festival is conducted by the Hohner Conservatory and the competition was organized in cooperation with the DHV and the EAF. Rules and Regulations: 2018IOAC.pdf

It is precisely this mixture of workshop, concerts and competition that makes this festival so attractive to all accordion enthusiasts, whether as a participant or as a listener and spectator.


50 aniversario de Günther Stoll como conductor en HHC-Nufringen / Alemania

Günther Stoll 50th Jubilee
Günther StollVideo: HHC-Nufringen with conductor Günther Stoll performing "Don't Know Much" at the 50 Years Anniversary celebration.

Jochen Haußmann, President of the Deutscher Harmonika-Verband e.V. (DHV), one of the largest accordion associations in the world, wrote on the 17th March: "It is a very special honor to be part of today's celebration at Handharmonika-Club Nufringen. Conductor Günther Stoll has been a conductor for 50 years - a very rare anniversary, to which I congratulated him on behalf of the DHV together with Mayor Ingolf Welte. Thank you very much for the impressive concert."

Our accordion world owes a tremendous amount to dedicated teachers like the highly regarded Günther Stoll who provides a lifetime of quality service to the accordion.


Günther Stoll

Cierre de inscripciones para el Campeonato de Acordeón del Pacífico Sur 2018 / Nueva Zelanda

South Pacific Accordion Championships header
Prospectus, 2018 South Pacific Accordion ChampionshipsEntry closing date is 14th April for the 2018 South Pacific Accordion Championships & Festival, to be held in Auckland on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June 2018.

The Prospectus (Rules and Regulations) are now available at: 2018 NZ Prospectus

The rules for the international categories closely follow the rules of the Coupe Mondiale. The South Pacific Solo Championship music category has exactly the same rules as the Coupe Mondiale Masters category and the South Pacific entertainment category has exactly the same rules as the Coupe Mondiale Virtuoso Entertainment category.


Raye Freedman Arts Centre

CD Reviews

CD Review: Two CD's Reviewed, Performer Bjarke Mogensen

CD cover: CD Cover: Mogensen - LohseCD Reviews Index to read the Review of
1. "Bjarke Mogensen plays Domenico Scarlatti" CD
2. "Mogensen – Lohse: Mobile, Works for Solo Accordion" CD

Review in Italian and English languages.

Review by Alessandro Mugnoz.


New and Updated Sites

Updated Site: Video of Popular Libertango Arrangement - Italy

Ivano BattistonThe video of this very popular sheet music Libertango composed by Astor Piazzolla, arranged by Ivano Battiston has been updated.

An extremely popular arrangement by Ivano Battiston
Catalog: battiston101 7 Euro eSheet, sent to you by email
about which Battiston writes: My Libertango arrangement wants to have the features of a concert piece. The accordion is used in many of its expressive and virtuous possibilities and this arrangement is also rich in quotes from Piazzolla himself (Adios Nonino, Que Vendré, Escualo, Angel's Muerte).


Updated site: Competition Information Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration (LIAC) - USA

Header Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration
logo 25th Anniversary, Leavenworth International Accordion CelebrationCompetitions information now online: 2018 is the 25th Anniversary of the Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration (LIAC) sponsored by the Northwest Accordion Society. The event is held, June 21 - 24 in picturesque Leavenworth.

The competitions include categories for Classical, Old Time, Diatonic instruments, Bands, Duets, as well as a range of categories for amateurs only, from children to 19-45 and 46 plus. A total of $5,525 prize money is being offered.

Rules and entry information at: 2018LIAC-Rules.pdf
Entry closing date: 08 June 2018

So book your calendar to visit beautiful Leavenworth, 21-24 June for a fun event with lots of excellent music of all styles.

For further information, visit the website: Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration


Updated Site: The Art of Arranging Classical Music for Accordion by Friedrich Lips

Cover of The Art of Arranging Classical Music for AccordionPrinted books are in stock. The site at kslips03 has been updated to include that printed copies are in stock and that a book review by Willoughby Ann Walshe has been added to the site.


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