Daily Report
2009 AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL ACCORDION CHAMPIONSHIPS AND FESTIVAL
Saturday 06 June 2009 and Sunday 07 June 2009

Competition Results

2009Competition Program - 120 KB pdf file


trophy table which looked quite splendid.
The weather was a perfect clear crystal blue sky Sydney morning as accordionists came to the magnificent Club Marconi for the 2009 Australian International Accordion Championships and Festival. Morning setup included the trophy table which looked quite splendid.
AATA President Tania Lukic-Marx greeting international competitor and teacher Nemanja Drazic from Serbia.
Nick Shcherbakov, Adila and AATA Vice-President Ivan Liashenko
AATA President Tania Lukic-Marx greeting international competitor and teacher Nemanja Drazic from Serbia.
Nick Shcherbakov, Adila and AATA Vice-President Ivan Liashenko chatting before the event began.
Nemanja Jovanovic, Nikola Todorovich, Nemanja Drazic and Aleksandar Stankovic.
Overseas players from Serbia, Nemanja Jovanovic, Nikola Todorovich, Nemanja Drazic and Aleksandar Stankovic.
AATA President Tania Lukic-Marx - Opening speech
AATA President Tania Lukic-Marx opening the 2009 event.
Young players waiting their turn to compete.
Jury were: Nick Shcherbakov, and Ivan Liashenko, Lina Chegodaev, Milica Vijatovic.
Morning Jury were: Nick Shcherbakov, and Ivan Liashenko, Lina Chegodaev, Milica Vijatovic.
Nikola Todorovich (Serbia)
Kelvin Luu
Nikola Todorovich (Serbia)
Kelvin Luu
Brendan Wang Joe Ly
Brendan Wang
Joe Ly
Brendon Thai
Allan She
Brendon Thai
Allan She
Marina Jin, 7 years,
Danilo Garovic
Marina Jin, 7 years, was one of the youngest competitors.
Danilo Garovic
Jessica Jin
Kiara Thai, 7 years
Jessica Jin
Kiara Thai, 7 years, was another very young competitor
which the audience like very much.
Luc Biollaz
Joyce Ly
Luc Biollaz
Joyce Ly
Aleksandar Stankovic (Serbia)
Nikola Todorovich
Aleksandar Stankovic (Serbia)
Nikola Todorovich
Nemanja Jovanovic (Serbia)
Kelvin Luu
Nemanja Jovanovic (Serbia)
Kelvin Luu
Jessica and Marina Jin playing a duet.
Marina Jin singing and Jessica Jin playing the accordion.
Jessica and Marina Jin playing a duet.
Marina Jin singing and Jessica Jin playing the accordion.
Aleksandar Stankovic and Nikola Todorovich
Aleksandar Stankovic and Nikola Todorovich played some duets as a festival item that was really enjoyed by the audience.
The jury for the later morning classes: Nemanja Drazic, Milica Vijatovic and Lina Chegodaev.
The jury for the later morning classes: Nemanja Drazic, Milica Vijatovic and Lina Chegodaev.
Allan She
Danilo Garovic
Allan She
Danilo Garovic
Kelvin Luu
Brendan Wang
Kelvin Luu
Brendan Wang
Richard She and Zhiyuan Ma
Richard She and Zhiyuan Ma played some very lovely duets enjoyed by the audience.
Nikola Todorovich
Nikola Todorovich
popular duo Jessica and Marina Jin
Prizegiving was the last part of the Saturday morning session. A popular duo Jessica and Marina Jin receiving their awards.
Kelvin Luu won 1st place for the International 12 years and under
Zhiyuan Ma and Richard She
Kelvin Luu won 1st place for the International 12 years and under Australian International competition.
Zhiyuan Ma and Richard She received a popular win too for their duet performance.
President Ivan Liashenko made a demonstration of the Roland FR-7 V-Accordion.
After the prize-giving, AATA Vice-President Ivan Liashenko made a demonstration of the Roland FR-7 V-Accordion.

demonstration of the Roland FR-7 V-Accordion
The demonstration of the Roland FR-7 V-Accordion captured the interest of many accordionists present who were eager to learn more about these new instruments and what they are capable of. The demonstration included the construction and design of the instrument, how the array of sounds are made, and brief demonstrations of many of the different types of sounds.

Saturday Afternoon

Jury for the afternoon session was: Cathy Day, Prof. Jingbai Zhu (China), Milica Vijatovic and Lina Chegodaev.
Jury for the afternoon session was: Cathy Day, Prof. Jingbai Zhu (China), Milica Vijatovic and Lina Chegodaev.
Tania Lukic-Marx
Nemanja Jovanovic
Tania Lukic-Marx begins the afternoon session of competitions.
Nemanja Jovanovic
Nikola Todorovich
Richard She
Nikola Todorovich
Richard She
Aleksandar Stankovic
Zhiyuan Ma
Aleksandar Stankovic
Zhiyuan Ma
Richard She
Mia Cojbasic (Croatia)
Richard She
Mia Cojbasic (Croatia)
Mia Cojbasic - deep expression
Nemanja Drazic
Mia Cojbasic - deep expression
Nemanja Drazic
Nemanja Drazic
Nemanja Drazic
Nemanja Drazic - expressive body language
Nemanja Drazic
Mia Cojbasic (
Mia Cojbasic (Croatia) playing with intensity, control and beauty to the obvious enjoyment of the audience. Mia and Nemanja Drazic were the two competitors in the top Australian International solo category.
Nemanja Drazic (Serbia)
Nemanja Drazic (Serbia) combined power and personality for a performance enjoyed greatly by the audience. The jury report to the audience said that the competition between the two contestants was extremely close, the jury divided, with Nemanja narrowly ahead on points. A very close competition by two internationally successful performers that was enjoyed greatly by the most appreciative audience.


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