2018 China Harbin Summer International Accordion Art Week
Festival review provided by Kevin Friedrich - USA (CIA Ambassador) and Harley Jones - New Zealand (CIA Public Relations Manager)

Above left: Concert MC Li Jinzhu and Wei Bijun
Above right: Concert MC Li Jinzhu (top) Lyu Bin (translator) and CIA President Mirco Patarini (bottom)
International Guests, Jury members, contestants, family and friends at the Awards Ceremony
2018 China Harbin Summer International Accordion Art Week. Art Director - Prof. Wang Hongyu
with translator Lyu Bin

Chen Ailin
Jiao Jingtong
Wang Yizhe
Zhang Zhou
Zhang Naixin
Wang Xiao
Ma Yihui
Tian Jianan
Liu Yanting
Vladislav Shirorov
Liu Jin
Denis Vasilchenko / Maksim Galbakh / Vladislav Shirokov
Yin Yiwen, Wang Yutong, Sun Mengya, Li Renyu, Zhang Xiyun
Kazakevich Ian / Safonov Mikhail / Savin Danil

Above left: CIA Ambassador Kevin Friedrich (USA) and Professor Alfred Melichar (Austria)
note: Kevin and Alfred were contestants together in the 1980 CIA Coupe Mondiale in Auckland, New Zealand
Above right: Grand Festival Winner and Professor Cao Cao Quing
Above left: Professor Cao Cao Quing and Gorka Hermosa with competition winner
Above right: Zorin Rakic, Djordje Gajic (Scotland) and Lionel Reekie (New Zealand)
Above left: Alexander Poeluev, Ludmila Nikolsky and husband
Above right: Young contestants celebrating their competition success
Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) Festival Guests:
Kevin Friedrich (Ambassador), Raymond Bodell (Advisory Council), Mirco Patarini (President),
Herbert Scheibenreif (Vice President) and Harley Jones (Public Relations Manager)

Festival guets enjoying the Farewell Dinner overlooking the magestic river and Fairytale Castle
Cable Cars linking the Harbin city to the Fairytale Castle across the River

Above left: Archway leading to the Cable Car entrance
Above right: Lyu Bin
Above left: one of the many colorful boats cruising the River
Above right: Professor Cao Cao Quing, Raymond Bodell and Harley Jones sharing the cable car ride with Harbin Professor
the Fairytale Castle
Harley Jones, Lyu Bin, Mirco Patarini and Raymond Bodell with the local hosts
Reception host wtih three CIA Presidents Kevin Friedrich, Mirco Patarini (current) and Raymond Bodell
Castle Reception attendees
© Copyright 2018 Accordions Worldwide. All rights reserved