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Daily Report
Sunday 28 May 2006
Sunday started off with the Morning Masterclasses, the first time Masterclasses has been a part of the AATA Festival. New Zealand accordion champion Campbell Hill playing for the masterclass.   Alexander Shirunov observing Campbell Hill.
Marjan Krajna, graduate of Semionov, (Gnessin Institute - Moscow) with Alexander Shirunov and Campbell Hill.   Marjan Krajna and Joanna Irving.
Alexander Shirunov and Lina Chegodaev.   Marjan Krajna and Ivan Liashenko.
After lunch, was the AATA Gala Concert and Trophy Presentation. Opening the Gala Concert is the MC, well known Sydney accordion entertainer Enzo Giribaldi.   Starting off the concert was the Ace Ensemble, (left to right): Catherine Day, Ann_Elise Koerntjes, Domenico Baudille, Vincenzo Fuda, Benjamin Pattinson.
Presentation to Cathy Day of the AATA Merit Award to the ACE Ensemble and their musical director Cathy Day for their musical achievements and their contribution to the advancement of the accordion in Australia.   Cathy Day thank you speech with Enzo Giribaldi enjoying the moment.
Mathilde Auroux, winner of the 12 years and under International category playing for the audience.   International Accordion Championship winner Lina Chegodaev (left) performing duets with Milica Obradovic (right).
Marjan Krajna (Croatia) well known teacher and performer, was a real crowd favourite with his entertainment music, which had the crowd yelling out, More! More! More!   Tania presenting the trophy to Lina Chegodaev for 1st place in the International Accordion Championship class.
Tania Lukic-Marx presenting the trophy for the Australian Piano Accordion Championship to Ivan Liashenko.   Tania Lukic-Marx presenting the Australian Accordion Orchestra Championship trophy to ASA NSW State Accordion Orchestra Musical Director Elizabeth Jones.
Nick Shcherbakov being presented the 17 years and under International Open Solo Championship trophy.   Marko Matic receiving his trophy for the 15 years and under, International Accordion Championship class.
Coupe Mondiale Piano Accordion World Champion Alexander Shirunov (Russia) put on a stunning performance for the crowd.   Dynamic movement and a real variety of music is a hallmark of Alexander Shirunov.
The ending of a great performance and another standing ovation from the very excited audience.   The second standing ovation for Alexander Shirunov.
Performance by the Australian Accordion Orchestra Champion, the ASA NSW State Accordion Orchestra with Elizabeth Jones, (far left) Musical Director.
Premiere conducting of the ASA NSW State Accordion Orchestra by Dominique Granturco.

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