is my pleasure to greet you as the President of the Confédération
Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA).
Through our membership
and Delegates we are blessed to have access to great variety of talent
and expertise covering a broad range of the varied accordion field.
Along with this, we are fortunate to be in an age of advanced communication
capabilities, so we have the ability to work long distance in our
endeavors to promote the accordion and accordionists throughout the
Each year we are hosted by one of our International Member Associations,
which enables us to bring the excitement of the Coupe Mondiale to
new countries and cities annually. While it does create some logistical
challenges to host our competition in a new venue and country each
year, it enables our competitors and delegates the opportunity to
experience the local accordion activities and wonders of new countries
and cities each time. It is particularly encouraging to see our hosting
committments secured until 2020! It is encouraging to see accordionists
coming from all over the world to compete in our various world competitions,
which are internationally acknowledged as one of the highest distinctions
an accordion player can achieve.
You may find information on this exciting event at our website specific
to the Coupe Mondiale at www.coupemondiale.org
We thank you for visiting our website, and invite you to contact us
should you have any questions or comments.
Raymond Bodell - President
Confédération Internationale Des Accordéonistes