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china flag  China Celebrates World Accordion Day

"I Love the Accordion" Concert
1st May 2009

On May 1, 2010 in Chengdu (Sichuan Province) China, the home town of renowned accordioist Chen Jun, more than 100 accordion teachers, students and enthusiasts responded to the CIA's invitation to commemorate World Accordion Day by holding an "I Love the Accordion" Concert in the main outdoor Music Plaza of Chengdu.

Sponsored by the Sichuan Accordion Association, the popular concert attracted a large audience of all ages from six to 80 years old, and featured winners of some of the largest International Accordion competitions, including winners and runner's up at the 62nd Coupe Mondiale held in Auckland, New Zealand in 2009.

These success were honored by the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China with the winners and their instructors receiving 200,000 RMB (approximately € 22,000).

Pictured top: Members of the Accordion Ensemble performing at the Plaza
Pictured Above: Young accordionist pictured while playing and singing riding his skateboard

What:  World Accordion Day
When: 6th May
Why: a unified global effort to celebrate and promote the Accordion
Where: World Wide!
Contact: Harley Jones - CIA Public Relations Officer e-mail:

Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) - General Secretary

Kimmo Mattila - Kyrösselänkatu 3, FIN-39500 Ikaalinen, FINLAND
Phone: +358 3 4400221, Fax +358 3 4589071 E-mail:

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