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Daily Report
2007 AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL ACCORDION CHAMPIONSHIPS AND FESTIVAL
Sunday 10 June 2007

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Competition Results

Sunday morning masterclasses began with Alma Flammersberger, Bosnia / Germany - graduate of Boris Lenko, Bratislava Music Academy, Slovakia working with Richard She.
Tania Lukic-Marx, Graduate of Prof. Besfamilnov, Kiev National Academy and Alma Flammersberger demonstrating with Kelvin Luu.
Alma Flammersberger and Nick Shcherbakov.
Marjan Krajna, Croatia, Graduate of Semionov, Gnessin Moscow in workshop with Theresa Holzmeier of Germany.
 
To finish the Sunday Morning Masterclasses was Vladimir Anikin, 2006 Coupe Mondiale Piano Accordion Champion of Russia and Lina Chegodaev.  

After lunch came the AATA Gala Concert and Trohpy Presentation. Opening the concert was the Sydney Balalaika Orchestra directed by Victor Serghie (4th from left) which has long been renowned amongst the Sydney concert going public. Here Victor Serghie is thanking the accordionists of the orchestra Ivan Liashenko, Lina Chegodaev and Nick Shcherbakov.

John MacDonald wowed the audience with a great show, a few jokes, his Scottish regalia and pieces from his latest CD's.
John MacDonald showed the audience why he is in such international demand recently making many world cruises on luxury liners, entertaining their guests.
Ace Ensemble with Cathy Day as musical director played an enjoyable program.
International Open Solo Accordion Championship winner Grayson Masefield showed his versatility performing Virtuoso Entertainment music.
Grayson Masefield was popular and received strong applause.
Tania Lukic-Marx and Ivan Liashenko present the South Pacific 12 years and under Piano Accordion Championship trophy to Richard She of Australia.
Tania Lukic-Marx and Ivan Liashenko present the International 15 years and under Solo Championship trophy to Marko Matic of Croatia.
ASA New South Wales State Accordion Orchestra co-directed by Elizabeth Jones and Ross Maio.
Presentation of Trophies to Grayson Masefield.
Along to see the current New Zealand solo champion Grayson Masefield winning were 5 former New Zealand Accordion Champions. Left to right: Harley Jones, Judith Lincoln, Grayson Masefield, Tania Selak, Maurice Jones.
Finishing off the AATA Gala Concert was Marjan Krajna of Croatia who the audience enjoyed very much.
Presentation to Marjan Krajna (Croatia) of the AATA Roll of Honour for his contribution to the AATA.
June Jones.
Tania making the final speech and thanking all the helpers, teachers and competitors for their help in making a most successful weekend. The Club Marconi with its very nice facilities will be the AATA competition venue for 2008.



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