Daily Report
2011 AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL ACCORDION CHAMPIONSHIPS AND FESTIVAL
Saturday 11 June 2011    Sunday 12 June 2011

2011 Competition Program Online Now
Competition Results are Online Now

Saturday Morning

AATA Trophy Table
AATA Trophy Table
first contestants waiting
The first contestants waiting for the competitions to begin.
Jury: Xu Da Wei, Rebekah Grieg, Wang Hongyu and Cathy Day
Jury: Xu Da Wei (China), Rebekah Grieg (New Zealand), Wang Hongyu (China) and Cathy Day (Australia).
Jury: Xu Da Wei (China), Rebekah Grieg (New Zealand), Milica Vijatovic (Australia), Wang Hongyu (China), Cathy Day (Australia) and Lina Chegodaev (Australia).
Jury: Xu Da Wei (China), Rebekah Grieg (New Zealand), Milica Vijatovic (Australia), Wang Hongyu (China), Cathy Day (Australia) and Lina Chegodaev (Australia).
AATA President Tania Lukic-Marx Ryan Panuccio
AATA President Tania Lukic-Marx welcomes all those to the event and makes her speech to open the 18th AATA Competitions and Festival. First contestant and the youngest contestant of the competitions was Ryan Panuccio.
Ihsan Zunin. Zunin Kader.
Ihsan Zunin. Zunin Kader.
Clarysa Panuccio. Mihailo Jankovic
Clarysa Panuccio. Mihailo Jankovic.
group of contestants
A group of contestants waiting to play, front row: Angelo Guidicci, Mihailo Jankovic, Ryan Panuccio, Kiara Thai; back row: Brandon Thai, Brendan Wang, Zunin Kader, Clarysa Panuccio, Ihsan Zunin.
Ryan Panuccio Brendan Wang
Ryan Panuccio. Brendan Wang.
Brandon Thai Clarysa Panuccio
Brandon Thai. Clarysa Panuccio.
Tomislav Gajic Francesco Panuccio
Tania Lukic-Marx introduced Tomislav Gajic to the audience. Tomislav is the importer of Settimio Soprani accordions from Italy, who had a display table out in the foyer. Francesco Panuccio, was not an entrant but wanted to play in the festival. Francesco has just had his 5th birthday.
Aleyah Ashamijy Melissa She
Aleyah Ashamijy. Melissa She working at the competition results table and writing out the certificates for signature.
Crystal Bai Kiara Thai
Crystal Bai was working collecting the music from the candidates to give to the jury as well as collecting jury marks for Melissa. Kiara Thai
Clarysa Panuccio Masud Ashamijy
Clarysa Panuccio. Masud Ashamijy.
Angelo Guidicci Jessica Jin
Angelo Guidicci. Jessica Jin.
Edin Kocic Richard She
Edin Kocic. Richard She.
Campbell Thwaites Edin and father Milo Kocic
Campbell Thwaites. Edin and father Milo Kocic.
Marina Jin Nick Scherbakov, Campbell Thwaites and Richard She
Marina Jin. Nick Scherbakov, Campbell Thwaites and Richard She.
Mihailo Jankovic Bin Lu with teacher Zeljko Bedic
Mihailo Jankovic. 2010 AATA top solo category winner Bin Lu with teacher Zeljko Bedic.
Yin Yi Wen Aleyah and Masud Ashamijy and Marina Jin
Yin Yi Wen (China) made a winning performance for the AATA International Open Accordion Championships for 15 years and under category. Aleyah and Masud Ashamijy and Marina Jin.
Aleyah Ashamijy, Marina Jin, Kiara Thai and Clarysa Panuccio.
Aleyah Ashamijy, Marina Jin, Kiara Thai and Clarysa Panuccio.
Martin, Jessica, Ling Hua, Marina and Jeffrey Jin. Joyce Ly.
Martin, Jessica, Ling Hua, Marina and Jeffrey Jin. Joyce Ly.
Joyce Ly, Jessica Jin, Joe Ly, Yin Yi Wen (back row), Edin Kocic and Melissa She.
Joyce Ly, Jessica Jin, Joe Ly, Yin Yi Wen (back row), Edin Kocic and Melissa She.
Joe Ly. Patricia Ly.
Joe Ly. Patricia Ly.
Zeljko Bedic with student Angelo Guidicci. Jury members Wang Hongyu and Xu Da Wei (right) with Melbourne competitor Edin Kocic.
Zeljko Bedic with student Angelo Guidicci. Jury members Wang Hongyu and Xu Da Wei (right) with Melbourne competitor Edin Kocic.
Mihailo Jankovic, Mickey Bek and Edin Kocic.
Lunchtime music at the Settimio Soprani display by Mihailo Jankovic, Mickey Bek and Edin Kocic.
Prof. Wang Hongyu and Harley Jones Wang Hongyu and Xu Da Wei
Prof. Wang Hongyu is the Head of Keyboard Department of Music College of Harbin Normal University and was the Organization Director of the 2010 Harbin Summer International Accordion Art Week. Here he is pictured with Harley Jones, Director of Accordions Worldwide websites. Here Prof. Wang Hongyu is pictured with well known Chinese teacher Xu Da Wei.
Ryan Panuccio and Tania  Lukic-Marx Claryssa Panuccio presentation
Results were announced: Ryan Panuccio receiving his certificate from AATA President Tania Lukic-Marx. Claryssa Panuccio presentation.
Chiara Thai presentation. Mihailo Jankovic.
Chiara Thai presentation. Mihailo Jankovic.
Ihsan Zunin. Jessica Jin.
Ihsan Zunin. Jessica Jin.
Clarysa Panuccio and Aleyah Ashimajy. Masud Ashimajy.
Clarysa Panuccio and Aleyah Ashimajy. Masud Ashimajy.
Tania Lukic-Marx, Edin Kocic and Rebekah Greig Marina Jin
Edin Kocic and to the right in the background Jury member and guest artist for the Gala Concert Rebekah Greig. Marina Jin presentation.
Campbell Thwaites and Tania Lukic-Marx Kiara Thai, Aleyah Ashimajy, Marina Jin, Clarysa Panuccio
Campbell Thwaites. Kiara Thai, Aleyah Ashimajy, Marina Jin, Clarysa Panuccio.
Yin Yi Wen and Tania Lukic-Marx

Saturday Afternoon

Yin Yi Wen (China) was the winner of the AATA International Open Accordion Championships for 15 years and under.  
Tony Sheslov Brendan Wang, Kelvin Luu, Brandon Thai.
Tony Sheslov Festival Item. Brendan Wang, Kelvin Luu, Brandon Thai.
Ryan and Clarysa Panuccio Dimitry Zhdanov (saxaphone) and Aleksey Peresidly
Ryan and Clarysa Panuccio. Dimitry Zhdanov (saxaphone) and Aleksey Peresidly is a duo that has performed in many countries in the most prestigious concert halls. Aleksey was runner up in the 2003 Coupe Mondiale.
Dimitry Zhdanov and Aleksey Peresidly. Marina Jin.
Dimitry Zhdanov and Aleksey Peresidly. Marina Jin.
Wang Yu Tong Wang Yu Tong
Wang Yu Tong (China) is only 11 years old and is amazing for her age. Wang Yu Tong.
Dimitry Zhdanov (saxaphone) and Aleksey Peresidly Djanna She.
Dimitry Zhdanov (saxaphone) and Aleksey Peresidly relaxing before Aleksey begins judging the top accordion categories. Djanna She.
Masud Ashimajy. Kelvin Luu.
Masud Ashimajy. Kelvin Luu.
The Accordigles with conductor Steve Marx
The Accordigles with conductor Steve Marx
The Accordigles with conductor Steve Marx was formed in 2008. Players are, rear row: Masud Ashimajy, Brendan Wang, Clarysa Panuccio, Kiara Thai (not visible), Aleyah Ashimajy, Allen She (behind conductor). Front row: Jessica and Marina Jin, Kelvin Luu, Brandon Thai.
Edin Kocic. Richard She.
Edin Kocic. Richard She.
Guo Sheng. Jessica and Marina Jin.
Guo Sheng. Jessica and Marina Jin.
Joe and Joyce Ly.  
Joe and Joyce Ly.  
Piao Zhen (China), Jia Ru (China), Campbell Thwaites (New Zealand) and Zhu Zheng (China).
Piao Zhen (China), Jia Ru (China), Campbell Thwaites (New Zealand) and Zhu Zheng (China).
Jia Ru (China). Campbell Thwaites (New Zealand).
Jia Ru (China). Campbell Thwaites (New Zealand).
Zhu Zheng. Piao Zhen (China).
Zhu Zheng. Piao Zhen (China).
Piao Zhen (China). Clarysa, Ryan and Francesco Panuccio.
Piao Zhen (China). Results announcements and presentations: Clarysa, Ryan and Francesco Panuccio.
Joyce and Joe Ly (2nd) and Marina and Jessica Jin (1st).
Joyce and Joe Ly (2nd) and Marina and Jessica Jin (1st). Wang Yu Tong.
Guo Sheng. Richard She.
Guo Sheng. Richard She.
Edin Kocic. Jia Ru.
Edin Kocic. Jia Ru.
Zhu Zheng. Piao Zhen.
Zhu Zheng. Piao Zhen.
Piao Zhen Piao Zhen with his teacher Wang Hongyu.
Harley Jones congratulates Piao Zhen for winning the top solo category. Piao Zhen with his teacher Wang Hongyu (left).
Jia Ru with her teacher Wang Hongyu. Tania Lukic-Marx
Jia Ru with her teacher Wang Hongyu. AATA President Tania Lukic-Marx closes the afternoon competition session.



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