WORLD ACCORDION DAY
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2016


 Austria
World Accordion Day Activity:
Day of the Harmonica
Date:
May 5-9, 2016
Name of Artist:
Various

Event Venue:
Forum KLOSTER in Gleisdorf (Austria, Styria)

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
Community of Gleisdorf,
Mag. Eva Lassnig,
Rathausplatz 5, A 8200 Gleisdorf
Phone: +43 3112 2601433 e-mail: eva.lassnig@gleisdorf.at
Werner Weibert/HVOe, +43 664 2106551 e-mail: werner.weibert@harmonikaverband.at

Additional Concert Information:
This bi-annual event includes the 27th competition of accordion soloists, duos, ensembles (both chamber and world music categories) and orchestras, the 23rd diatonic competition (so-called Styrian harmonica), the 18th competition for folk music ensembles and the 12th competition for mouth-organ (solo, ensembles and orchestras).
 
In memory of Erich Moser another competition for the Styrian harmonica will be organized for the 2nd time. To attract more candidates a special "entertainment competition" (categories corresponding to the competition for classical accordion) will be organized for the very first time. Local accordion orchestra "Ars Harmoniae" (former winner of the Innsbruck festival) and well-known Austrian group "DOBREK BISTRO" will ensure the evening entertainment.


bosnia Bosnia and Hercegovina
World Accordion Day Activity:
Gala Concert
Date and Time:
May 6, 2016 at 20:00
Name of Artist:
Best accordion students of Sarajevo Music academy

Event Venue:
Bosniak Institute, Sarajevo

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
Mula Mustafe Baseskije 1,
71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia & Hercegovina

DMA Belma Sarancic Nahodovic
Assoc.Prof. of Accordion
e-mail: belmasarancicnahodovic@gmail.com

Additional Concert Information:
Gala concert for World accordion day will be held in the most beautiful Concert Hall of Sarajevo. On the concert, the best students of accordion department from Sarajevo Music Academy will preform solo and chamber pieces.
 
The repertoire will include pieces from Baroque through to contemporary music (from Bach to Kusjakov, Aho and Tiensuu) In addition, the concert will include two world premieres for accordion quintet and percussion: (1) "Rhyme" by Bosnian composer Drazan Kosoric, and (2) "Elpis" by Marios Joannou Elia.
 
We kindly invite you to this great event to celebrate World Accordion Day together!


 Canada
World Accordion Day Activity:
Celebration Concert
Date and Time:
May 6, 2016 at 19:30
Name of Artists:
BC Accordion Orchestra
Bucan Bucan
Victoria Accordion Club Band
Jelena Milojevic
Victoria Youth Accordion Band
Rebecca Bracewell

Event Venue:
First Metropolitan United Church

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
932 Balmoral Rd. Victoria, BC
Tickets at Tempo Trend Music
410 Burnside Road East
Tel: (250) 384-2111

Additional Concert Information:
Free Entrance for kids 12 and under
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china flag China
World Accordion Day Activity:
Concert Accordion - the Soulmate
Date and Time:
May 9, 2016 at 20:00
Name of Artists:
Performance Unit is the accordion students, Music College of Shanghai Normal University.

Event Venue:
Shanghai Grand Theatre Buick Auditorium

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
300 People's Avenue,
near Huangpi Bei Lu,
Huangpu District, Shanghai, CHINA
Phone: 6386 8686

Additional Concert Information:
The famous 33rd Shanghai Spring International Music Festival includes a concert titled "Accordion - the Soulmate" to be held on the 9th May at the very prestigious Shanghai Grand Theatre Buick Auditorium. The Shanghai Grand Theatre is an internationally famous theatre complex and also a landmark for the city of Shanghai, situated in the northern part of the People's Square.

The important Shanghai Spring International Music Festival originally started in 1959 and is China’s oldest festival, devoted to promoting international exchange and enriching people’s spiritual and cultural life.

"Accordion - the Soulmate" Artistic Direction is by Li Cong,Wang Congyu, Zhang Guoping and Shi Xuan and the Performance Unit is the Music College of Shanghai Normal University, well known for successful accordion students. The Soulmate" is produced for World Accordion Day.

"Accordion - the Soulmate" aims to showcase the diversification and development of accordion art with innovative and diversified music styles, the tone and the techniques of the accordion, with the music deeply connecting you and me. This is the connotation of the concert name ”Accordion - the Soulmate”.

A report of the concert is online at:
http://www.accordions.com/news.aspx?d=13-May-2016&lang=en#art11759

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Croatia 
Video above: Excerpts from concert by Duo “Una Sinistra” of Alexander Selivanov and Yulia Amerikova.
World Accordion Day Activity:
Svjetski Dan Harmonikasa Festival 
Dates, Schedule: 4-6 of May, Town of Virovitica, Slavonia Region, Croatia.

Festival Program:
4th May - Masterclasses by Alexander Selivanov (Russia).

5th May - accordion concert in Theater of Virovitica. Participants:
- Duo "Una Sinistra" of Yulia Amerikova and Alexander Selivanov (Russia).
- Accordion Orchestra of Virovitica Music School (conducted by prof. Beatrice Šušak).
- Accordion Orchestra of Zagreb Music School ZLATKA BALOKOVIĆA (conducted by Prof. Damir Bužleta).
- Accordion Orchestra and Choir of School "Matka Brajše Rašana" from Labin (conducted by Tomislav Novak).

6th of May - Concert of Chamber Ensemble of Music Academy in Pula.
Organized by:
- Ministry of Science, Education and Sport of Croatia.
- Croatian Association of Music and Dance Teachers.
- Virovitica Municipailty.
- Scandalli Accordions.
- Music School JAN VLAŠIMSKY of Virovitica
- Artistic Directors: Prof. Marjan Krajna (Director of Zagreb School of Music) and Prof. Damir Mihaljević (Director of Virovitica School of Music).
Poster: Svjetski Dan Harmonikasa Festival
Accordion Orchestra of Virovitica Music School
Accordion Orchestra of Zagreb Music School.
Duo "Una Sinistra" of Yulia Amerikova and Alexander Selivanov
Matka Brajše Rašana" from Labin conducted by Tomislav Novak.

Czech Republic
World Accordion Day Activity:
Trailer for first year of our new competition "International Accordion Days in Prague 2015". Please use it as promotion video of Czech Republic for World Accordion Day event.

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
Jiri Lukes
Email: jiri.luk@gmail.com

Finland
World Accordion Day Activity:
Video: As part of the World Accordion Day celebration, The Finnish Accordion Association and the Turku Accordion Club organised a competition for accordion orchestras and ensembles.

This competition has been an important national event since the 1970's with more than 200 players in 14 different groups. Results at the end of the video.

The Finnish Accordion Association sends best regards to all accordionists around the world.

Soundtrack is Mika Väyrynen playing Little Folkslong from the CD Danse Macabre published by the Finnish Accordion Institute and available online at: faicd26

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
Finnish Accordion Institute

german flag Germany
World Accordion Day Activity:
Concert
Date and Time:
May 10, 2016 at 18:00
Name of Artist:
Vladimir Zubitsky, Michael Dolak, Samuele Telari, Nicolae Gutu, Anna Betker, Jean-Baptiste Gaudin and the winners from the 2016 Klingenthal Competition

Event Venue:
Philharmonie Berlin

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
PANTONALE e.V.
Waldemar Fleischhauer Ringelsteinweg 8
D-14165 Berlin
Fon +49. (0)30. 84 59 15 83
e-mail: fleischhauer@pantonale.com

Additional Concert Information:
The artists are the prize winners of the International accordeon competition Klingenthal.


  Guatemala
World Accordion Day Activity:
Accordion Club 8th Anniversary Meeting
Date and Time:
May 9, 2016 at 18:30
Name of Artist:
Club del Acordeón de Guatemala

Event Venue:
Club Italiano de Guatemala

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
tel: 502 5590 2409
lgonzalezgt@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/clubacordeonguatemala/
LUIS GONZALEZ AROCHA CEL: 011-502-5590-2409
Additional Concert Information:
The Club del Acordeón de Guatemala, consisting of 13 players will perform in honor of World Accordion Day.

  India
World Accordion Day Activity:
Accordion Performance featuring Brij Narain Mathur (accordionist) with orchestra comprised of top musicians from the Indian Film Industry.
Date and Time:
pre-recorded on 15 April 2016, 7 to 10 pm.
Name of Artist:
Brij Narain Mathur (accordionist)

List of invited prominent artists from Film industry, Mumbai, India.
1. Sameer Roy
2. Ravindra Kamble
3. Praveen Pathak
4. Suresh Soni
5. Pratap Raat
6. Arvind Huldipur
7. Arvind Bhayya
8. Mohammed Shadab
9. Gopi Lal

Local artists from Ajmer city

1. Lalit Kumar Sharma
2. Narendra Jain
3. Satish Dixit
4. Sunil Kumar Jain
5. B. N. Mathur (Accordionist)

Event Venue:
Jawahar Rangmanch, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India

Organiser of the programme: SAPTAK: an organisation at Ajmer dedicated to preservation and promotion of cultural, artistic and educational activities.

Chief guest; Mr. Vasudev Devnani, Hon'ble State Minister for Education, Govt. of Rajasthan, India

Public Relations - Incharge: Atul Dubey

Photographs of the program are available on the Facebook page of Mr. Atul Debey, on the search bar of face book please type Atul Dubey (Ajmer city Rajasthan India).

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
B.N. Mathur, Plot No. 1, Manbhar Niwas,
111/10 Ramkuti, Civil Lines,
Ajmer (Rajasthan), India.
E-mail: bn.mathur1@gmail.com
Mobile no. 9828171716
Additional Concert Information:
The concert was a joint effort by the artists of "SAPTAK" and the event was arranged by "SAPTAK".

  Israel
World Accordion Day Activity:
Accordion Concert
Date and Time:
May 6, 2016 at 10-11:30 AM
Name of Artist:
Victor Aryutkin and featured guest artists (see below)

Event Venue:
Art School Afic

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
Niv David 18/16,
Beersheba, Israel, 84256
victor.aryutkin@gmail.com
+972-545454379
Additional Concert Information:
The concert will be held in the premises of the school of Arts in Be'er Sheva Afik in Israel from 10.00 to 11.30 May 6, 2016.

The concert will take feature the winner of International competitions Dr. Victor Aryutkin (accordion) - teacher at the Afik School; the winner of the International competition Ilya Zhornitskii (accordion), isiting accordionist; Duet "Sababa" as part of the winners of the International competition in Prague Victor Aryutkin (accordion) Ilya Kogan (guitar); Children's ensemble of Accordionists Afik School of the Arts; Children's Ensemble of Performers on the Melody Afik School of the Arts.
 
A live webcast and video link will be availalbe.

Italy
Video 1: Giorgio Dellarole performs Scarlatti Sonata in C major K159

Giorgio Dellarole and Massimiliano Limonetti perform Telemann Concerto in D major for trumpet, strings and bass continuo TWV51:D7 Movements: Adagio, Allegro, Grave, Allegro.
World Accordion Day Activity:
The 8th Strumenti & Musica Festival held a concert by Giorgio Dellarole which the organisers, The Italian Accordion Culture (IAC) Association, CIA Italian member, dedicated to World Accordion Day.
Date and Time: May in Spoleto, Italy

Latvia
World Accordion Day Activity:
Naujenes Accordion Orchestra from the Naujenes Music and Art School, Latvia.
Date and Time:
Name of Artist:
Naujenes Accordion Orchestra 
Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
Additional Information:
Picture below from Naujenes Accordion Orchestra anniversary concert:
Naujenes Accordion Orchestra anniversary

  Lithuania
World Accordion Day Activity:
Accordion Art
Date and Time:
in honor of World Accordion Day, May 6, 2016
Name of Artist:
Martynas Levickis and Jolita Vaitkutė
Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
Information: www.martynasmusic.com/world-accordion-day
For media information please contact: Bethany Alexander
t. +44 (0)7983 521709
e. bethany@martynasmusic.com
Martynas LevickisAdditional Information:
Virtuoso classical accordionist Martynas Levickis has commissioned a new piece of art to celebrate World Accordion Day on 6 May.
 
Martynas teamed up with innovative young Baltic artist Jolita Vaitkutė to create a portrait of him from the thousands of parts that make up two accordions. The portrait is made from two well-used but old and no longer playable instruments, transforming the recycled instruments into something new. It demonstrates the complexity of the many parts that make up an accordion, and it is a fun and appropriate tribute for World Accordion Day.
 
As a treat for Martynas Levickis mailing list followers, 50 *limited edition t-shirts* printed with an image of this new piece of art are being given away.
 
Anyone that is signed up to Martynas Levickis’ mailing list by World Accordion Day on Friday 6 May will be in with an opportunity to win a limited edition printed t-shirt. Martynas will select the winners randomly from all mailing list subscribers.
 
Photo by Gediminas Zilinskas

  Macedonia
World Accordion Day Activity:
World Accordion Day Gala Concert, newspaper reports and TV interviews
Date and Time:
Gala Concert in honor of World Accordion Day, Macedonian National Theatre Skopje, May 8, 19:30 hours, 2016.
Name of Organiser:
Macedonian Association of Accordionists “Ljubiteli na klasicna muzika”, Skopje
Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
For media information please contact: Anica Karakutovska
Email: anica2206@yahoo.com>
Additional Information:
 
The Macedonian Association of Accordionists “Ljubiteli na klasicna muzika” Skopje is delighted to invite you to the World Accordion Day Gala Concert which will be held at Macedonian National Theatre Skopje on May 8th.

Performing are renowned accordion artists from Macedonia and accordion students from the class of Prof. Zorica Karakutovska performing works by Mozart, Derbenko, Bete Ilin, Semjonov, Piazzolla and others.

The international project "May 6th World Accordion Day" is supported by the Macedonian Association of Accordionists with various events and successful realization of concerts at home and abroad.

This year, for the eighth time, the association organizes a solemn concert marking the celebration of the International holiday and birthday of the instrument accordion. The project is supported by the national program of the Ministry of Culture, Republic of Macedonia.

An article with the information about the eighth World Accordion Day, being held on the 187th birthday of the accordion, will be published in all main newspapers in Macedonia. During this week, President of MAA, Professor Zorica Karakutovska, will promote the event appearing live on the National TV programs.

Stay tuned for the upcoming report of these activities to be listed here, shortly after the concert.
 
Macedonia World Accordion Day

  New Zealand
New Zealand Accordion Association logo
World Accordion Day Activity:

Report for World Accordion Day of some selected accordion highlights during the past 12 months by New Zealand Accordion Association (NZAA) members.
Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
New Zealand Accordion Association Inc.

Patrick Liu, New Zealand and South Pacific Solo Champion performing Chaconne in F minor
by Johann Pachelbel and Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs) by Pablo de Sarasate.


Alexandera Reekie performing Oblivion by Piazzolla at the South Pacific Accordion Championships.


The NZAA massed orchestra of about 40 players conducted by Lionel Reekie. They perform
We All Love Accordions which is a new work composed especially for the
China Accordion Association "2015 China Youth Accordion Year" by Zhang Tianyu.


The Auckland Accordion Symphonietta conducted by Lionel Reekie performing Take Five.


New Zealander Grayson Masefield, is a member of the CIA Music Committee and
multi winner of the Coupe Mondiale. He is now based in Switzerland and regularly performs
in different countries including with the Chile Symphony Orchestra in January. Here he
performs Hommage A Paco by Franck Angelis at the last American Accordionists'
Association (AAA) Festival, USA.


  Poland
World Accordion Day Activity:
Academy of Music in Gdansk and Scientific Circle Accordionists organize II Student Scientific Session entitled "Accordionist-Composer. Will be a concert with the premiere of accordion music and a scientific session.
 
World Accordion Day w Akademii Muzycznej w Gdańsku
II Studencka Sesja Naukowa Akordeonista-Kompozytor.
Date and Time:
May 6, 2016
Harmonogram:
godz. 10:00-18:00 Wykłady studentów i doktorantów (Sala Senatu w budynku czerwonym)
 
godz. 18:30 Koncert finałowy (Sala Kameralna w budynku czerwonym)

Name of Artists:
10.00 Beniamin Baczewski / Piotr Komorowski(Akademia Muzyczna Gdańsk) Nieszablonowe podejście do muzyki akordeonowej wynikiem współpracy kompozytora Beniamina Baczewskiego i akordeonisty Piotra Komorowskiego.
 
10.40 Malwina Lutrzykowska / Krzysztof Lutrzykowski (Akademia Muzyczna Gdańsk) Dwie wizje programowości w utworach na skrzypce i akordeon Kyrie Eleison W. Runczaka oraz Hunting L. Kołodziejskiego.
 
11.20 Sławomir Kandziora(Akademia Muzyczna Poznań)
Miech jak smyczek? – orkiestra smyczkowa w akordeonie.
 
12.10 Krystian Lizak(Akademia Muzyczna Łódź)
Zastosowanie armeńskiego instrumentu duduk i australijskiego instrumentu digderigoo w połączeniu z akordeonem.
 
12.50 Kacper Trębacz (Akademia Sztuki Szczecin)
Działalność kompozytorska Pawła Sławińskiego.
 
14.30 Marek Stawniak (Akademia Sztuki Szczecin)
Krzysztof Naklicki – akordeonista, kompozytor.
 
15.10 Ryszard Lubieniecki(Akademia Muzyczna Bydgoszcz)
Ułomność przemienić w wartość. O sposobach wykorzystania akordeonu w praktyce improwizacji i kompozycji na bazie własnych działań artystycznych.
 
15.50 Jędrzej Jarocki(Uniwersytet Muzyczny Fryderyka Chopina Warszawa) Idiomatyka akordeonu w kontekście gry skrzypcowej na przykładzie Chaconny z II Partity BWV 1004 J.S. Bacha.
 
16.40 Żaneta Rydzewska(Uniwersytet Muzyczny Fryderyka Chopina Warszawa) Nowa twórczość na akordeon kompozytorów warszawskich.
 
17.20 Maciej Zimka(Akademia Muzyczna Kraków)
Kształtowanie własnego języka kompozytorskiego w kontekście solowych i kameralnych utworów akordeonowych na przykładzie własnej twórczości.

KONCERT FINAŁOWY (Aula), godz. 18:30
 
Wykonawcy:

  • Trio: Urszula Cieślak – skrzypce, Wojciech Ulanowski – akordeon, Magdalena Hydzik – gitara
  • Trio: Aleksander Gaik – akordeon, Rafał Olas – akordeon, Alicja Sulkowska – perkusja
  • Kwintet: Bogumiła Dąbrowska – skrzypce, Krzysztof Nowakowski – fortepian, Piotr Komorowski – akordeon, Adam Pachla – kontrabas, Małgorzata Jarosz – gitara,
  • Gdańskie Trio Akordeonowe: Rafał Mieczkowski, Emil Fatyga, Radosław Klajna
  • Duo AM Poznań: Maciej Boberek – bas, Michał Cholka – akordeon
  • Vio-dion Duo – Malwina Lutrzykowska – skrzypce, Krzysztof Lutrzykowski – akordeon
  • Trio akordeonowe Symetrio AM Katowice: Marcin Jabłoński, Adam Potera, Krystian Saciłowski
    Jędrzej Jarocki – akordeon
Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
Paweł Zagańczyk
www.pawelzaganczyk.com
www.facebook.com/AccordionConvention
tel. +48 602 806 407
More information online
Poland World Accordion Day

portugal flag   Portugal
World Accordion Day Activity:
Accordion Concert
Date and Time:
May 6, 2016 at 21:00
Name of Artists:
José Fernandes; António Bernardo; João Filipe Guerreiro
Event Venue:
Headquarters of Mito Algarvio - Associação de Acordeonistas do Algarve
Altura - Castro Marim
Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
School of Barrocal "Eugénia Lima"
8950-412 Altura (Castro Marim)
Algarve - Portugal
Phone:963360222
e-mail: acordeonistasalgarve@gmail.com

Additional Concert Information:
Accordion Concert with three different generations of great Portuguese accordionists.

Portugal World Accordion Day

World Accordion Day Activity:
Accordion Concert
Date and Time:
May 6, 2016 at 21:00
Name of Artists:
Nelson Conceição Trio
Event Venue:
Municipal Museum of Faro
Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
Museum of Faro
Largo D Afonso III, 14
8000-167 Faro
Algarve - Portugal
Phone:289870829
e-mail: museu.municipal@cm-faro.pt

Additional Concert Information:
Accordion concert with one of the most renowned accordionists of Portugal, Nelson Conceição who will perform the Trio version.

Nelson Conceição Trio World Accordion Day

World Accordion Day Activity:
The accordion goes to school
Date and Time:
May 6, 2016 at 16:30
Event Venue:
Basic school of Azeda - Setúbal
Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
2910 Setúbal
Setúbal - Portugal
Phone:936627321
​e-mail: acordeonistasalgarve@gmail.com

Additional Concert Information:
The sound of the accordion is familiar to the European public, "Accordion to meet the students," will take place during the May 6, the Basic School Sorrel Sebastião School Group of Setúbal county range, aiming to stimulate students to the appreciation of music and reflection on the cultural significance of the accordion, its diversity and regionality..

Azeda World Accordion Day

World Accordion Day Activity:
International Accordion Festival
Date and Time:
May 7, 2016 at 15:00
Name of Artists:
Michel Sapateado; Tino Costa; Sérgio Conceição; Tiago Inácio; Jovens Acordeonistas de Santiago,
Ramos Patrício; Maria Adélia Botelho
Event Venue:
CF "Os Sadinos" - Setúbal
Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
CF "Os Sadinos" - Setúbal
Phone:936627321
e-mail: acordeonistasalgarve@gmail.com

Additional Concert Information:
Accordionists prestigious national, international and young prospects:

  • Tino Costa - TV Artist and consecrated name accordion
  • Michel de Roubaix - TV artist, considered the father of tap dance in Portugal
  • Adelia Maria Botelho - TV Artist accordion teacher and excels accordionist
  • Young Accordionists of Sant`Iago - the Music School Project Adelia Maria Botelho
  • Ramos Patrício - accordionist, professor of Accordion, founder of the Musical Institute Patrício and the Association of Accordionists of Portugal
  • Sérgio Conceição - Accordionist, Accordion Professor, Founding Partner and Vice President of Myth Algarve - Accordionists Association of the Algarve, is technical officer and director of Project Acordealma
  • Tiago Inácio - Winner of the "Award Young Accordionist" - Accordion Festival of San Sebastian 2015
  • Francisco Sabóia - The accordionist who came from Alentejo, began with the Accordion International Festival for 25 years

Awards by the organization: Consecration Career

  • The accordionists Ilda Maria and Anthony Lazarus

Dignifying and dissemination of Accordion

  • Hermenegildo Guerreiro (accordion teacher at the Music School of the Cultural Association Sambrasense)
  • Anibal Freire (accordion teacher at the Music Institute Vitorino Matono and President of the Direction of the Accordion Association of Portugal)
  • Hermenegildo Rocha (Technical expert in tuning accordions and all work on accordions)
  • Francisco Savoie (Founder of the House Accordion Museum)
  • João Pereira (President of the Management of Myth Algarve - Accordionists Association of the Algarve)
S. Sebastiao World Accordion Day

 Russia
World Accordion Day Activity:
Concert Dedicated to World Accordion Day
Event Venue:
Main stage of Concert hall of Moscow State Conservatory Tchaikovsky. Details on the Poster. This is one of most prestigious and well known classic concert stages in the world.

Additional Concert Information:
See poster below.

Last week there was a most interesting and special concert featuring accordion, in a very prestigious hall, which never happened before. This concert was dedicated to World Accordion Day.

The venue, the Main Stage of the Concert Hall of Moscow State Conservatory "Tchaikovsky" is one of most prestigious and well known classic concert stages in the world.

Since 1901 pianists, violinists, conductors and singers of the highest calibre have performed on this famous stage.To appear there just in orchestra or in a short recital already is a big honor. To play a solo concert is very exclusive.

And especially this stage is important for accordionists with so very few accordion appearances in this long history. Perhaps this is the first time in the long history that has happened a full evening concert in two parts featuring accordion.

Mikhail Bourlakov, docent of Gnesin, Russian Academy of Music, with his ensemble "ClassicForum" performed in the first part of the concert program, music by Astor Piazzolla.

In second part of the concert, the chamber choir of the Moscow Conservatory and the chamber group "New Music" which included accordionists Mikhail Bourlakov and Alexander Selivanov, directed by Alexander Solovyov, made a premiere Moscow performance of the composition "Misa a Buenos Aires" by Argentinian composer Martin Palmieri. This music combined genres of Mass and Tango.

The Moscow State Conservatory "Tchaikovsky" Hall has over 1,700 seats and was full.

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
Alexsandar Selivanov
Moscow World Accordion Day

Video
World Accordion Day Activity:
“All-Russian Day of Bayan, Accordon and Harmonica”
Date and Time:
March, 19th 4 pm, Moscow
Event Venue:
PAM Hall, Genesin, Moscow, Russia

Additional Concert Information:


 Serbia

World Accordion Day Activity:

The International Accordion and Chamber Music Festival "Eufonija"
Download Rules Information
Date and Time:
May 12th - Accordion orchestra of 'Sonja Marinković' Academic Cultural Artistic Association, Novi Sad, Serbia

May 13th- concert of modern Serbian music for accordion (premiere perfomances)

May 14th-concert of accordion orchestra Kragujevac, Serbia

May 15th - Final concert of the winners of all categories with awards, Closing Ceremony.
Event Venue:
Music School “Isidor Bajić” and Gymnasium “Jovan Jovanović Zmaj”.
Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
Dragana Kuzmanovic
C.E:O. of the Association of the Citizens "Euphonia" Novi Sad , Serbia.
Email: eufonija.ns@gmail.com
Website: www.eufonija.com

Additional Concert Information:


 South Korea
World Accordion Day Activity:
Gala Concert and Festival Orchestra Performance
Date and Time:
May 7th at 3:00 PM
Event Venue:
Myeongdong Cathedral
Seoul, South Korea

Additional Concert Information:
This will be an event where all people can meet and, regardless of age, race or religion, perform together in the honour of the accordion . There will be various performances of accordionists coming from all over Korea. The highlight of the concert will be the Accordion Orchestra where all the accordionists will unite to peform as an expression of their love, dedication and devotion to the accordion. The orchestra will perform exciting musical arrangements that Alex Sheykin (Condcutor and festival organizer) has made of Korean and Russian songs. It is anticipated that over 1​00 ​people will perform in the orchestra.

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
Alex Sheykin
Tel: 010-7736-6979
E-mail: alexacco@gmail.com
korea world accordion day

spain flag  Spain
World Accordion Day Activity:
Kalejira and popular festival in Euskal Herria, Spain
Date and Time:
May 6, 2016
12:00 Kalejira
17:30 Festival
Name of Artist:
Enrike Zelaia, Iñaki Diéguez, Javier López Jaso and much more

Event Venue:
Alsasua (navarra) frontón

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:phone:
34 619039192
e-mail: acordeoiana@gmail.com
e-mail: Davidiriarte1975@gmail.com

Additional Concert Information:
Around 120 accordionists will be together and play music all over the town from 12:00 to 14:00. Then we will have lunch together and at 17:30 there will be a Free Festival for every one who wants to attend.

  Sweden
World Accordion Day Activity:
Concert
Date and Time: Friday 6th May 13:00 to 19:00 hours
Name of Artist:

You are invited by Siv, Ingvar, Sven, Lars, Peter of Karlssons Musik to come and enjoy the event at:
Karlssons Musik

All welcome to Karlssons Musik on World Accordion Day Friday May 6th!

We will celebrate this day with having ”open house” here at Karlssons Musik and we have artists performances by Daniele Falasca from Italy and Odd Arne Halaas from Norway, instrument demonstration (with a couple of news) and we also serve coffee and cookies.

Daniele Falasca (picture right) is also the Brandoni factory's main accordion demonstrator and a great musician & composer. Video below poster.

He is educated on accordion and piano on one of the finest conservatories in Italy with highest grades! Daniele Falasca has been touring together with famous Italian artists and now he is coming to Sweden for the first time, visiting Fjärås.

Odd Arne Halaas is a very popular accordion artist and singer in the Nordic countries. He started playing the accordion when he was 13 years old and has participated on many CD productions, some his own CD's. He has been a part of several traditional orchestras and constantly touring in the Nordic countries. Odd Arne is today also the chairman of the board of the Norwegian Accordionists Association (NTL).

Together these artists will provide very varied entertainment and we are sure to have a very nice Friday here in the westcoast of Sweden!

This year we also have a Brandoni theme on World Accordion Day and we can proudly announce that the owners of the Brandoni factory in Italy will be here in our shop on this day.

On our Facebook page you can also find an event called World Accordion Day! and there you can find pictures on the artists, comments and updates on this event. The address is www.facebook.com/KarlssonsMusikAB

Event Venue: Travel guidance to our accordion shop "in the middle of the forest" can be found on our web site www.karlssonsmusik.se when you click on the button ”Kontakt & karta” to the left.

Of course visitors will have the opportunity to visit our unique accordion museum (now with over 270 accordion instruments from all over the world, the oldest ones from around the 1850'ies) and we will also present some nice offers on both accordion instruments, accessories, books and CD's of different kind. 

Contact Phone/e-mail:phone:
Sven Karlsson (picture right)
Karlssons Musik AB
Äskebacka
SE-439 72 Fjärås, Sweden
+46 (0)300 545119
info@karlssonsmusik.se
www.karlssonsmusik.se

Additional Concert Information:
Karlssons Musik World Accordion Day
Video of Daniel Falasca performing his own composition titled Barvin
 
Video of recent performance by Accordion Club Smedbälgarna
World Accordion Day Activity:
Concert
Date and Time:
May 6, 2016
10:00 - 4:00 PM
Name of Artist:
Accordion Club Smedbälgarna
Dragspelsklubben Smedbälgarna

Event Venue:
Eskilstuna Town Square

Contact Phone/e-mail:phone:
Advertising/PR Director - Lennart Mild: lennart.mild@gmail.com

Additional Concert Information:
The Smedbälgarna Accordion Club is based in the city of Eskilstuna (Pop. 100,000) and was establisted in 1974. The club has 65 members/musicans and will perform throughout the day in celebration of World Accordion Day.
Smedbälgarna World Accordion Day

  Taiwan
World Accordion Day Activity:
Accordion Ensemble Performance
Date and Time:
May 6-8, 2016 from 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Name of Artist:
Taipei Accordion Ensemble
Event Venue:
Taipei New Horizon Plaza
Taipei Accordion logoAddress and Contact Phone/e-mail:
No.88, Yanchang Rd.,
Xinyi Dist., Taipei City 110,
Taiwan (R.O.C.)
+886939148132
e-mail: vincentaccordion@gmail.com

 
http://www.vincentaccordion.net
http://www.taipeiaccordion.net
 
https://www.facebook.com/TaipeiAccordion
https://www.facebook.com/VincentAccordion

 Turkey
World Accordion Day Activity:
Concert
Date:
May 6, 2016
Name of Artist:
various, see poster below

Event Time and Venue:
13:00 - Sakarya University State Conservatory
19:00 - Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
Aziz Ali Elyağutu, İberya Özkan
EL / FAKS: 0 216 550 87 48 / 0 216 550 87 49
GSM: 0 532 783 64 94

Turkey World Accordion Day

  United Kingdom
World Accordion Day Activity:
Book Launch

Name of Author:
Rob Howard, UK (picture right)
 
Additional Information:

The book launch of ‘Accordion Anthology’ is on World Accordion Day, with the aim of highlighting the historical information in this new book as well as the historical significance of World Accordion Day.

‘Accordion Anthology’ is a variety of accordion related articles and biographies. This book is a successor to the author’s An A to Z of the Accordion series, but has a larger page size format and has chapters instead of the alphabetical format. There are six chapters:
- Getting to Know the Accordion
- Accordions
- Articles of General Interest
- CD/DVD/Book Reviews
- Biographical Writings, and Yesterday
- Today and Tomorrow.

Accordion Anthology a high quality production, an A4 sized hardback, lavishly illustrated with 320 photographs, mainly in colour, and is intended for the accordion enthusiast.

The articles include: Getting to Know the Accordion; Making a start; Some Useful Contacts; Accordion Tips and Hints (written by Steve Roxton); Be a Better Player (by Rosemary Wright); Use of the Couplers (by James Sexton); Playing For Others (by Rosemary Wright); The Ken Hopkins Accordion Collection; Manfrini Accordions (Robert Rolston’s revival of a great manufacturing name); Evolution of the Accordion (by Colin, Alastair and Margaret Norton, of ScotlandAccordions.co.uk); Melodica, Accordina, Steirische Harmonica; The Accordion Concerto; The accordion and pop music; Accordion Festivals; Accordion Dynasties; Northern Ireland Open Championships; Zuckerbrod & Peytsche; Tales & Trivia; More Tales & Trivia; Polka and the Accordion; Reviews; Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

The Biographical Writings include six autobiographical articles: Jack Emblow, David Vernon, Freeland Barbour, Gordon Pattullo, John Jones MBE, Paul Chamberlain, and Pearl Fawcett-Adriano. Biographical entries: Amanda Robinson, André Verchuren, Brandon McPhee, Dawn Loombe, Dermot Lyons, Eddie Hession, Finbarr Dwyer, Gary Forrest, Bartosz Glowacki, Matthew MacLennan, Gervasio Marcosignori, Helen Maher, Helen Rich, Jackie Hearst, Nathan Carter, Joe Cooley, John Leslie, Ksenija Sidorova, Kyiv Classic Accordion Duo, Kosmos Ensemble, Lars Ek, Igor Outkine, Leonard Brown, Malachy Cairns, Michael Coyne, Martynas Levickis, V. Marceau, Stewart Walker, and William Hanna.

For further information email: robaccord5@hotmail.com

  USA
Video of University of Missouri-Kansas City Accordion Chamber Ensemble performing premiere of
“Blue Swan and Fuga for Accordion Ensemble" composed by Stas Venglevski.
World Accordion Day Activity:
Video - Promoting Original Music is released for World Accordion Day.
Name of Artist:
Accordionists and Teachers Guild Int (ATG)
Event Venue:
Lisle (Chicago), IL, USA
Additional Information:
The
Accordionists and Teachers Guild Int (ATG) has a long history of promoting original works for the accordion.

This new work was premiered as part of an "Original Music Concert" at the 2015 ATG Festival. The University of Missouri-Kansas City Accordion Chamber Ensemble premiered this new original piece titled “Blue Swan and Fuga for Accordion Ensemble” written for them by prolific composer Stas Venglevski.

The piece with a duration of 6 and ½ minutes has since been recorded by Stas Venglevski (bayan), Joan Sommers (accordion), and Roza Borisova (cello) on the new CD, VENGLEVSKI: DIALOGUES (SVO 20). Both music and the CD may be ordered through Stas Venglevski.

Prof. Joan Sommers writes: "The composition is very attractive and is a wonderful selection for groups entering competitions all over the world. One reason for this special original music concert is to encourage new compositions to be written and to introduce them to others."

Members of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Accordion Chamber Ensemble (left to right): Cathy Weiss, Betty Jo Simon, Ron Barrow, Kevin Friedrich, Samantha Wagner, Joyce Davis, and Joan Sommers, who serves as director as well.
 

World Accordion Day Activity:
Accordion Concert
Date and Time:
May 6, 2016 at 7.00 PM
Name of Artist:
Brooklyn Accordion Club (New York)
Event Venue:
61 Local
Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
61 Bergen Street (@ Smith Street) in Brooklyn, New York
Contact: Mayumi Miyaoka
e-mail: brooklynaccordionclub@gmail.com
Additional Concert Information:
As a part of our monthly meeting, which usually meets on Sunday, we will gather on Friday evening, and have a concert in honor of World Accordion Day.

Big Sioux World Accordion Day

World Accordion Day Activity:
Accordion Round-Up
Date and Time:
May 31st, 2016 at 6-8.00 PM
Name of Artist:
Debra Peters & The Love Saints
Event Venue:
Broken Spoke

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
3201 S. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX, 78704, USA

e-mail: dp@debrapetersmusic.com

Additional Concert Information:
Debra Peters & The Love Saints host the Accordion Round-Up every last day of the month EVERY month and May 26th is dedicated to WORLD ACCORDION DAY.

World Accordion Day Activity:
Accordion Concert
Date and Time:
Howards Grove Senior Center
May 24, 2016, 11:AM to 12:00 Noon

Shores of Sheboygan
May 27, 2016 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Pine Haven Christian Home
June 1, 2016
Name of Artist:
Sheboygan Accordion Club
Event Venue:

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
e-mail:
musicbyjim2@yahoo.com


World Accordion Day Activity:
3rd Annual World Accordion Day Party
Date and Time:
May 6, 2016 at 5:00 PM onwards
Name of Artist:
Daniel Merendino
Event Venue:
Carovillese Club

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
570 East Cuyahoga Falls
Ave Akron, Ohio 44310

Contact: Daniel Merendino: e-mail: djmerendino10@gmail.com

Additional Concert Information:
Jeff Barto polka band at 6:00 PM
Strolling accordionist Mike Tricaso at 7:00 PM
Andrew Pileggi & friends 8:00 PM
many special guests and Who's Your Danny at 10:00 PM

World Accordion Day Activity:
Evening of Dinner Music
Date and Time:
May 7, 2016 from 7:00 - 11:00 PM
Name of Artist:
Thomas Groeber
Event Venue:
Austrian Village

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
Austrian Village Restaurant
321 Huntingdon Pike
Rockledge, PA 19046
tel: 215-663-9902
Internet: www.austrianvillage.com

Additional Concert Information:
Enjoy dinner with Austrian and European Music.

World Accordion Day at a Glance:
 
What:  World Accordion Day
When: 6th May (Concerts and events during the month of May may be dedicated to May 6th)
Why: a unified global effort to celebrate and promote the Accordion
Where: World Wide!
Register: Register your event today
Register: Press promotional material and logo
General Information: Harley Jones, CIA Public Relations Officer: harleyaccordion@yahoo.com
 
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