Ksenija Sidorova se roba el show en BBC Last Night of the Proms, Londres - Reino Unido

Ksenija at PromsKsenija at PromsLatvian accordionist Ksenija Sidorova made her Proms debut at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Saturday September 11th, and stole the show at the ‘Last Night of the Proms’ concert. Early in the evening she was interviewed by the presenter Katie Dereham, about herself, her music and the accordion.

Ksenija gave commanding performances that entranced the full house audience and the millions watching worldwide on television – a truly great advertisement for the accordion.


Vigésimo Jubileo de Guardia Nueva, Kokkola - Finlandia

Guardia Nueva, Musical Director Raimo Vertainen
20th Anniversary PosterGuardia Nueva turns 20 years old. This very successful orchestra directed by Raimo Vertainen, celebrates its 20th Diamond Jubilee anniversary by making five different concerts that showcase the multidimensionality of the orchestra, the main concert being on 19 February, 2022.

18 September 2021, Astor Piazzolla solo concert at Konservatorio
08 October 2021 Guardia Nueva Concert for elderly and those in service homes. Sold out.
11 December 2021 Guardia Nueva featuring Vivaldi - The Four Seasons with guests, dance and animations


Guardia Nueva

Sofia Ros Gonzalez actúa en el concierto de ganadores del premio, Viena - Austria

Vienna venue
Sofia RosBrahms HallSofia Ros Gonzalez (Spain) won the 1st Wind Virtuoso Category: Musikverein of the 3rd Vienna International Music Competition with categories for all musical instruments, voice and chamber music. Winners list: 2021Wien

Sofia performed at the Vienna International Music Competition prize winners concert, held at the Brahms Hall (picture right), Musikverein in Vienna, Austria on September 10th, 2021.


Vienna venue

Sini Ström realiza dos estrenos mundiales - Finlandia

Sini StrömRBuilding, HelsinkiAccordionist Sini Ström will play a solo recital, which will include two world premieres, at The Concert Hall in R-house, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki on September 20th, 2021 at 6pm Finnish time.

The pieces to be premiered are an accordion solo “Abracadabra” by Sebastian Dumitrescu and a ground breaking chamber music piece “Nocturne” for accordion and eight singers by Tommi Paavilainen.


Crucero para perros salados "Flogging Molly" 2022 - EE. UU.

Cruise poster
“Flogging Molly” will hold their next Salty Dog Cruise from March 28th to April 1st, 2022. The 4 day floating festival will take place on the cruise ship “Norwegian Pearl”, which will sail from Miami to Nassau and Grand Bahama Island.

The festival will include a variety of concerts, on-board activities, a skate ramp with pro skaters and tattoo artists.


Concierto de Broken Cross del Club de Acordeón de Stockport, Inglaterra - Reino Unido

Pearl Fawcett-AdrianoThe annual Stockport Accordion Club concert in aid of the East Cheshire Hospice takes place at the Broken Cross Club, Broken Cross, Macclesfield, England on September 26th at 2pm.

Performers include the Stockport Accordion Band, Accordion Spice (picture below), Helen Rich, All Scotland Champion Walter Perrie, and special guest World Champion Pearl Fawcett-Adriano (picture left).


Accordion Spice

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

Friedrich Lips actúa en Dubai - Emiratos Árabes Unidos

MECMA header
Friedrich LipsThe European Foundation for Support of Culture (EUFSC) in partnership with SAMIT Event Group, launched the first edition of the Middle East Classical Music Academy (MECMA) in Dubai from September 4th to 23rd, 2021

Friedrich Lips was invited to take part in the first performance of the composer in residence, Alexey Shor, at the Music Hall, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Hotel in Dubai on September 10th.

Lips performed “Carpe Diem” for bandoneon (bayan) with the Kaliningrad Symphony Orchestra conducted by Valid Agayev.

The three week event will include a number of concerts, courses, lectures, seminars, and masterclasses set to be led by a roster of globally distinguished musicians and music pedagogues.


Future events

"Beltango Quinteto" Performs at Festival de Tango – Germany

Tango fest poster
Beltango Quinteto will perform at the Festival de Tango in Schwerte, Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany this weekend.

The festival, which will include a variety of dancing, milongas and workshops, will be held on September 18th and 19th, 2021.

Beltango Quinteto (which includes bandoneonist Aleksandar Nikolic) will perform at a live Milonga on September 18th from 7.30pm.


New and Updated Sites

Sitio actualizado de Franck Angelis MusicForAccordion.com - Internet

Franck AngelisFranck Angelis site has had information about his composition Beijing 2011 updated with:
New video of the Coupe Mondiale in Canada, where selected composers were invited to have their 'Original Solo Work' (composed in 2012/2013), to be performed at the Coupe Mondiale for the first time, by the artist of their choice.

ang568 Spleen has video of Anna Kryshtaleva performing the premiere concert.

Tian Jianan performed the work and the work won the Best Original Solo Work Award at the 2013 Coupe Mondiale. Video online at: ang567 along with samples of the sheet music.
and video of Franck Angelis at a seminar in China explaining each movement of Beijing 2011 in detail with Tian Jianan performing.


Ahora en ruso, alemán y español, Friedrich Lips 2021 Entrevista de Herbert Scheibenreif, Moscú - Rusia

30 Lips CD covers
Prof. Friedrich LipsDr Herbert ScheibenreifThe amazing stellar career of Prof. Friedrich Lips as a performer, professor, author, arranger is well known around the world.

The interview is now online in Russian, German and Spanish.

He was originally interviewed in 1999 and now 22 years later, on the occasion of the publication of Lips CD030 Double Mirror, Moderator: Dr Herbert Scheibenreif interviews him again.

The co-operation between Prof. Friedrich Lips and Dr Herbert Scheibenreif has now produced an incredible 30 CD's for the accordion world.

View the 2021 Interview,
English: Lips2021
Deutsch: Lips2021-de
España: Lips2021-es
Russian: Lips2021-ru

Original 1999 Interview at: Lips1999


Kevin Friedrich lanza el CD 'Reflections' - EE. UU.

Reflections CD cover by Kevin Friedrich
Kevin FriedrichNew York based accordionist Kevin Friedrich has recently released a CD of his live performances titled ‘Reflections’, catalog friedrich02. Kevin says “Over the course of my accordion career I have had the joy of performing an array of music spanning transcriptions, showcasing the genius of the great Masters such as Johann Sebastian Bach through to creative original works for the accordion.

Many of these performances were in conjunction with my days of competing in International competitions such as the Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) Coupe Mondiale (1979, 1980 and 1981) and Klingenthal (1986) and during my Conservatory studies in both Kansas City (USA) and Paris (France).”


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