The competition organizer is the Associação dos
Acordeonistas do Brasil which was founded in 1986 by Lauro Valério,
Dante Alberto D'Alonso, Roberto Bueno and Oswaldinho do Acordeon.
Current directors are: Lauro Valério, Carlos Galliza, Oswaldinho
and Roberto Bueno. The associaton has about 4,000 members and
teachers (teacher members) in most major cities of Brazil, (pop.
180 million), the largest population in South America.
T he international Jury for the 1st Concurso Internacional de
Acordeonistas in Brazil is:
Head of Jury: Mirco Patarini, CIA Committee for Advancement of
the Accordion - Italy
Jury Briefing/Calculation: Harley Jones CIA Music Committee and
official CIA delegate - New Zealand
Paolo Gandolfi - Italy
Carlos Gallizia - São Paulo, Brazil
David Saidel - São Carlos, Brazil
Dante D"Alonzo Italia - Jaú, Brazil