CIA Honored Friend of the Accordion Awards

To honor those who have made a significant contribution to the accordion movement or accordion organisation. Recipients may be either accordionists or non-accordionists who have had an outstanding influence in supporting and promoting the accordion.


YEAR NAME and COUNTRY CONGRESS
2003 Marie JONES (New Zealand)
Vivian & Steve STORALUK (USA)
Gary BLAIR (Scotland)
Milan TOMIC (Yugoslavia)
STUROVO, SLOVAKIA
ESZTERGOM, HUNGARY
2004 Jenny COCURULLO (New Zealand)
Hank OOST (Holland)
Werner WEIBERT (Austria)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
2005 Jacob NOORDZIJ (Austria)
Nguyen PHUC LINH (Vietnam)
Arthur SQUINDO (Switzerland)
Laszlo ERNYEI (Hungary)
DEN HELDER, NETHERLANDS
2006 June JONES (Australia)
Helmi HARRINGTON (USA)
Pauline NOON (United Kingdom)
IKAALINEN, FINLAND
2007 Jeroen NIJHOF (Netherlands)
Jan TABACHNIK (Ukraine)
Elaine BEECHAM (United Kingdom)
NAGIGIA ISLAND, FIJI
2008 Friedl PREISL (Austria)
Herwig PEYCHÄR (Austria)
Silvio De PRA (New Zealand)
Sylvia PRIOR (USA)
SKOPJE, MACEDONIA
2009 Holda PAOLETTI-KAMPL (Italy)
Gary DAVERNE (New Zealand)
Fridrich NAGY (Slovakia)
Alfred MIREK (Russia)
BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
2010 John STATHAM (New Zealand)
Alexander CHOLMINOV (Russia)
IKALINEN, FINLAND
2012 Ken FARRAN (United Kingdom) MIESBACH, GERMANY
2014 Marco CINAGLIA (Italy) EASTERN SARAJEVO,
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
2015 Elizabeta ILIEVSKA (Macedonia) TURKU, FINLAND
2016 Hermi KALETA (Austria)
Massimo PIGINI (Italy)
CALABRIA, ITALY
2017

Anna BODELL (United Kingdom)
Armando BUGARI (Italy)
Wolfram MÄRZENDORFER (Austria)

NÜRNBERG, GERMANY
(held in December 2016)