Daily Reports: 2018 China Harbin Summer International Accordion Art Week - China

2018 Harbin China Summer International Accordion Art Week
Prof. Wang HongyuDaily Reports with over 100 pictures and 60 videos added in the last few days at: Harbin 2018
Color program, 80 high quality pages: 2018HarbinProgram.pdf (199 MB)
Results in Chinese: 2018HarbinResults.pdf

The 2018 China Harbin Summer International Accordion Art Week from 7th to 11th August included concerts, workshops and seminars, international competitions with over 350 entries including many duets and ensembles.


Brazil Receives Italian Accordionist Mirco Patarani - Brazil/Italy

Mirco Patarini Brazil Concert Dates
Renowned Italian accordionist Mirco Patarini arrives in Brazil for three performances and a masterclass.

16 August, Concert, Fortaleza/CE, Theatro Jose de Alencar
17 August Masterclass, Fortaleza/CE, Theatro Jose de Alencar
19 August Concert, São Paulo/SP, Circolo Italiano San Paolo
21 August Concert, João Pessoa/PB, Sala de Concertos Radegundis Feitosa


Mirco Patarini Workshop

Composition Competition "Città di Spoleto" for Accordion/Piano - Italy

Compositions must be for accordion (solo) or piano (solo) or piano and accordion (duet). The competition is run by Italian Accordion Culture, the Italian member of the Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) and this will be the 2nd edition of the composition competition.

The winning compositions chosen by the jury, President Fabrizio De Rossi Re, will be performed in the evening concerts during Strumenti&Musica Festival, Spoleto, 21 - 25November 2018.

The winning composition (which will be awarded the First Prize) and the one awarded to the most promising young (under 30 years) composer will be recorded and published by Ars Spoletium Publishing and Recording and promoted internationally.

Download regulations and information in English and Italian: 2018SpoletoComposition.pdf


2019 Accordion Visit to Castelfidardo, Ancona - Italy

Rob and Margery HowardPeter Le Geyt is planning another accordion visit to Castelfidardo, Ancona, Italy, May 14th to 18th 2019. Bookings will be taken on a first come first served basis.

The visit includes a flight to Bologna from London Heathrow on British Airways, visiting the Accordion Museum, trying out the largest working piano accordion in the world, visits to accordion factories to see how accordions are made,


John Kirkpatrick British Chromatic Accordion Course, Shropshire – UK

John KirkpatrickFrom Friday September 7th to Sunday September 9th John Kirkpatrick leads a workshop aimed specifically for players of the 3-row B/C/C sharp British Chromatic accordion. The venue is Church Barn, Church Lane, Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire SY9 5AF.

The 3-row B/C/C sharp British Chromatic accordion is a hybrid instrument, combining a large treble melodeon button layout with a stradella bass keyboard. The system was developed in Italy in the early years of the 20th Century but did not become well-known until made famous by Jimmy Shand in the late 1930s. Workshops for this system are rarely held, and John Kirkpatrick is England’s foremost exponent.



‘From Stage to Pulpit’ Autobiography, Stockport – UK

‘From Stage to Pulpit’ Autobiography, Rev Lawrie Adam
Poster‘From Stage to Pulpit’ is the autobiography of the Rev Lawrie Adam, Scottish-born accordionist, stand-up comedian and Stockport-based Anglican priest.

Lawrie Adam, son of a Scottish coal miner, and born on the brink of WWII, showed the talent and drive to succeed professionally in the world of entertainment. He worked as a salesman in a drapery store until his ability with his accordion resulted in him winning an appearance on a national TV talent show, after which he turned professional.


视频:Renzo Ruggieri 新创作的作品--意大利

The Jackson Medley arranged by Renzo Ruggieri for Virtuoso Entertainment is now available online for public sales. View sample page and performance video.

Catalog: rrenzo519 The Jackson Medley


新Stas Venglevski--美国

Stas VenglevskiStas Venglevski has released two new compositions in eSheet format (pdf Acrobat files) able to be sent to the client by email.

Catalog: vstas051 Meg Tango
Catalog: vstas052 Maurisa
View samples pages of the music.

CD's by Stas Venglevski are:
Catalog: vstascd001 Adagio, Romance And Beyond CD
Catalog: vstascd002 My Main Squeeze CD
Catalog: vstascd003 The Nutcracker Suite CD
Catalog: vstascd004 Accordion Illusions CD
Catalog: vstascd05 Awakening CD by Stas Venglevski and Joan Sommers



Book Review: The Art of Arranging Classical Music for Accordion by Friedrich Lips

The Art of Arranging Classical Music for Accordion by Friedrich LipsCD Reviews Index for the review of the Book titled "The Art of Arranging Classical Music for Accordion" written by Friedrich Lips, reviewed by Prof. Joan Sommers. Read the review at CD Reviews Index.

Books available online by Friedrich Lips:
Catalog: kslips00 The Art of Bayan Playing and Playing the Accordion Artistically
Catalog: kslips01 Die Kunst des Bajanspiels, Methodik und Didaktik des künstlerischen Akkordeonspiels
Catalog: kslips02 Die Kunst der Bearbeitung klassischer Musik für Akkordeon
Catalog: kslips03 The Art of Arranging Classical Music for Accordion



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