WORLD ACCORDION DAY
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2017


 Italy
World Accordion Day Activity:
Italian Accordion Culture (IAC) and the support of the City of Castelfidardo are organising on May 6th their qualifications for Italian accordionists to compete in the 2017 Coupe Mondiale, being held in Italy, 5th - 10th September 2017. 

Qualifications of soloists, concert music categories, entertainment music categories and ensemble music categories.
Date:
May 6, 2017
Name of Organiser:
Italian Accordion Culture (IAC), Italian member of the Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA).

Event Venue:
Castelfidardo City Hall, times to be announced.

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
For media information Email: info@iac-spoleto.it

Additional Concert Information:
To be announced.


bosnia Macedonia
World Accordion Day Activity:
The Macedonian Association of Accordionists is organising for the 9th time, a World Accordion Day Gala Concert  of high level accordion concert music supported by the national program of the Ministry of Culture of Macedonia.
Date and Time:
May 6, 2017, Time to be announced.
Name of Organiser:
Macedonia Association of Accordionists “Ljubiteli na klasicna muzika”, Skopje

Event Venue:
To be announced.

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
For media information please contact: Anica Karakutovska 
Email: anica2206@yahoo.com

Additional Concert Information:
To be announced.


bosnia Malta
World Accordion Day Activity:
The Santa Maria Accordion Band in Malta is hosting a May 6th concert.
Date and Time:
May 6, 2017 at 16:40 hours.
Name of Organiser:
Santa Maria Accordion Band,

Event Venue:
San Anton Gardens, Attard, Malta.

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
Contact: Marthese Busuttil Cassar Email: mtbusuttil@yahoo.com

Additional Concert Information:
To be announced.


  Russia
World Accordion Day Activity:
Poster below with full details:
Friedrich Lips will be perform a world premiere: Michael Bronner: „Eight sonnets about love" for bayan and chamber orchestra.
Date and Time:
Because May 6th clashes with May Day celebrations in Russia, they have All Russian Day of Bayan, Accordion and Harmonica on the third Saturday in March, which in 2017 is March 18th.
Name of Organiser:
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Event Venue:
To be announced.

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
Contact:

Additional Concert Information:


  Singapore
World Accordion Day Activity:
World Accordion Day Concert by the Accordion Singapore Ensemble (Sasha Farseev and Jiaxi Zhang)
Date and Time:
6 May, 2017, 7 pm
Name of Organiser:
Play with Mozart and Accordion Singapore Ensemble

Event Venue:
10 Square @ Orchard Central, Orchard Central, Level 10, 181 Orchard Road, Singapore 238896  

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
Phone: +65 98168947 Email: ks@playwithmozart.sg

Additional Concert Information:


DESCRIPTION The sound of Accordion has lost in a bustling City like Singapore. Lets's celebrate the 188th birthday of the accordion - May 6th 1829, the date the accordion was first patented, in Vienna, Austria, by Cyrillius Demien. Accordion Singapore Ensemble will present the best popular and classical accordion music.

Tickets are on sale via http://accordion.peatix.com Sasha Farseev is one of the known musicians in his home city of Saint - Petersburg. He started his music studies at the age of six when he entered the Saint - Petersburg Music School N4 (class of S. Uhno). He performed hundreds of concerts in different Russian and international concert venues.

Most notable performances were conducted in: "Saint - Petersburg Big Concert Hall, 2007", "Saint - Petersburg Capella Concert Hall, 2009, 2010", "Saint - Petersburg Philharmonic Hall, 2013", "Mosaic Festival 2014 @ Esplanade, Singapore", "Singapore National Libraries, 2014, 2015", and Singapore Art Museum, 2016. The most prominent awards are the 1st and the 2nd prize in international accordion music festivals "Baltica Harmonica, 2000, 2002" and the 3rd prize in international music festival "Peter and Paul Asamblea, 2005". During the recent years, Sasha was working with the accordionist ensemble "Primavera" that was officially introduced in 2012 (Saint - Petersburg). In 2012 he was appointed as a resident accordionist and the accordionist ensemble conductor in Saint - Petersburg Rimsky - Korsakov music school. He is the co-founder and leader of the "Accordions Singapore" accordionists community and "Accordion Singapore Ensemble".

Jiaxi Zhang is one of the young accordionists from city of Xi'an. He began his accordion journey at the age of five when he enrolled in the accordions group of the Children's Palace of his city. Soon after that he continued his accordion study in Xi'an Conservatory of Music, supervised by A. Professor Liu Yongyuan, who serves as the Executive Director of Chinese Musicians' Association - Accordions Council. Jiaxi's accordion playlist ranges from Chinese to Western, and he has vast accordion performance experience in music festivals and concerts, including Xi'an Conservatory of Music Accordion Performance, 2004, Tsing Hua University Music Camp, 2006 National University of Singapore - University Culture Center, Orchestra Performance 2009 & Jazz Music Festival, 2010, Singapore National Libraries, 2016, and Singapore Art Museum, 2016. He was the 1st prize winner of China National High School Student Art Winter Camp and the only representative from north - western China.

In recent years, Jiaxi devoted himself in cultivating Singapore local accordion culture through co-founding the Accordions Singapore community and Accordion Singapore Ensemble.


Sweden
World Accordion Day Activity:
You are invited to Karlssons Musik on World Accordion Day (WAD) Saturday May 6th! We will celebrate WAD 2017 with an ”open house” here at Karlssons Musik with artist performances by Hanzhi Wang (China) and Lisa Eriksson Långbacka (Sweden), instrument demonstrations and we also serve coffee and cookies.

Hanzhi Wang is truly a world artist who has won several international competitions, concerts in many countries and now for the first time in a little place called Fjärås!

Lisa Eriksson Långbacka was voted “Accordionist of the Year” in Sweden 2014 by the members of SDR – Swedish Accordionists Association. She plays very a delicate and poetical style with roots in folk music.

This year we also have a Pigini theme on WAD and we proudly announce that a representative from the Pigini factory in Italy will be here in our shop on WAD.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to visit our unique accordion museum (picture below), now with over 300 accordion instruments from all over the world, the oldest ones from around the 1850's and we will also present some nice offers on instruments, accessories, books and CD's.

Enjoy a very nice WAD Saturday May 6th for accordionists here in the west coast of Sweden!
Date and Time:
May 6, 2017, Time to be announced.
Name of Organiser:
Sven Karlsson of Karlssons Musik

Event Venue:
Karlssons Musik. Address on logo above.

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
E-mail: info@karlssonsmusik.se
Telefon: 0300-54 51 19

Additional Concert Information:


Karlsson Museum


United Kingdom
World Accordion Day Activity:
Karen Street and Karen Tweed are planning an event in Bristol, England to celebrate World Accordion Day. These two popular accordionists invite you to join them in Colston Hall Foyer, Bristol to celebrate World Accordion Day from 2pm on Saturday May 6th.

We are looking for 46 accordionists to play a wonderful array of sing-a-long favourites.

It promises to be a great free family event - come along to sing, to dance, to watch and listen to a grand celebration of this extraordinary instrument.

Accordionists keen to play need to register to participate as places are limited. The registration fee is £5. Registration link below.

Collections will be made on the day for Musicians' Benevolent Fund and Alzheimer’s Society. See you there!
Date and Time:
6th May 2017 from 2pm
Name of Organiser:
Karen Street and Karen Tweed

Event Venue:
Colston Hall, Colston Street, Bristol BS1 5AR.

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
Contact:
www.karentweed.com
www.karenstreet.com
The link for registrations is http://www.karentweed.com/product/world-accordion-day-registration-fee/

Additional Concert Information:
To be announced.


United State of America (USA)
World Accordion Day Activity:
World Accordion Day In conjunction with Dr. Willard A. Palmer and our Fifth Annual celebration of this great American educator and artist. May 6-7, 2017 - At AWAM’s Strahl Concert Hall - All day Stas Venglevski, Conductor Accordion Band and Orchestra Participants:
Michael Bridge (Concert, Workshop)
Kevin Friedrich
Dee Langley (Concert, Three Workshops)
John Scaffeo,
Carolyn Carver,
Tracey Gibbens
Date and Time:
May 6, 2017, Times to be announced.
Name of Organiser:
A World of Accordions Museum in Superior, WI is the world's largest accordion museum.

Event Venue:
A World of Accordions Museum

Address and Contact Phone/e-mail:
http://www.worldofaccordions.org
1401 Belknap Superior, WI 54880. E-mail: accordion@sprynet.com (e-mails usually checked weekly) Phone: (715) 395-ARTS (2787).

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