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British College of Accordionists Sir James Anderton
Award - UK
Contributed by Anna Bodell - Charnwood Music
BCA has awarded its auspicious Sir James Anderton Award for 2007 to
Guy Wiley from Scotland. The award is made to the person who obtained
the highest mark in Grade Six practical examinations during the year.
Guy obtained a good Distinction mark in June of the year.
Guy has played the accordion for several years before taking it up
seriously and enrolling with the Graham
Laurie School of Music in 2001, where he has studied Classical,
Continental and Scottish traditional styles of music under the guidance
of his teacher Graham
Guy seen here receiving the shield from BCA Senior Examiner, Alistair
Gillespie (right) and Teacher Graham Laurie (left) currently plays
lead accordion with the Ayrshire based Loudon Celidh Band.
Russian accordionist Alexander
Shirunov will appear at the NAMM Convention in Anaheim, CA in
January from January 17-20, 2008.
Renowned for his captivating performances displaying dazzling technical
skills and musical renderings of both classical and entertainment
music, Hohner Inc.
invited Alexander to the NAMM Convention, as their artist in residence.
part of his prize package for his competition success at the CIA Coupe
Shirunov has been invited to perform several concert tours, including
appearances in New Zealand, Australia, Hungary, Slovakia, Norway,
Denmark, Finland and the Czech Republic.
Alexander has recently recorded his first CD - 'Absolute
Shirunov.' This project was sponsored by the German based company
'Intermusik' who arranged the prize after Alexander's stunning performance
at the 2005 CIA Coupe Mondiale International Competition for Accordionists
The NAMM Show is the largest music products trade show in United States.
Held every January in Anaheim, California, USA the show brings together
all facets of the music products industry. More than 80,000 NAMM Members
and guests attended the January 2007 show.
Congress is to be held next week (17th - 20th January 2008) in
Skopje Macedonia under the auspices of CIA members "Ljubiteli
na Klasicnata Muzika"- Skopje". Among those attending the
Congress are CIA President Kevin
Friedrich (USA), Vice Presidents Raymond
Bodell (UK), and Herbert Scheibenreif
(Austria), Officers Kimmo Mattila (Finland), Frederic
Deschamps (France), as well as delegates from Austria, Bosnia
and Herzegovina, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, United
Kingdom and Macedonia.
This is the first time a CIA Congress has been held in Macedonia.
Topics to be discussed include the promotion of young accordionists
around the world and future CIA Coupe Mondiale events which are to
be held in Scotland
(2008), New Zealand (2009), Croatia (2010) and China (2011).
Roberto Lucanero 将于1月20日在第一届‘手风琴杯’ 的举办地——Versutta of San Giovanni of
Casarsa, Pordenone举行音乐会. Leandro Scocco （ 低音乐器）和Maurizio Scalzo（鼓）将为Roberto
Lucanero伴奏. 这个三重奏组来自Porto Recanati, 他们将表演Marche地区的民间音乐和Lucanero的原创作品.
René Sopa (accordion)
Stefan Patry (Hammond Organ)
The famous Beltango group directed by Alexander Nikolic were stars
at the 2007 Castelfidardo Festival in Italy and this new
site selling is selling their pack of 3 CDs titled "Tradicional",
Sound samples are online. Music performed by Alexander Nikolic (bandoneon,
accordion), Jovan Bogosavljevic (violin), Ivana Nikolic (piano, vocal),
Bogdan Pejic (el.guitar) and Ljubinko Lazic (double bass) of Serbia.
online using bank secure server system.
Yehuda Oppenheimer release 1 arrangement of 'Souvenir
d'amour'. Sample of the music is available online. The music is
in eSheet format, able to be emailed to your computer. Purchase with
Franco Cambareri - accordionist, composer, producer, releases 2 new
works for accordion available for purchase online. 'Gigolino',
Giostra', . Samples of this music are available on the site. The
music is in eSheet format, able to be emailed to your computer. Purchase
with credit card.
Peter Piccini - accordionist, composer, arranger, performer, release
1 new work for accordion available for purchase online. 'Feelin
Blue'. Samples of these music are available on the site. The music
is in eSheet format, able to be emailed to your computer. Purchase
with credit card.
of Bayan Development: This article on the History of Bayan Development
was written by Dr. Herbert Scheibenreif of Friedrich Lips Productions.
The importance of the development of the bayan has had far reaching
significance for all concert accordion design, manufacture and performances
throughout the world.