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View of Esztergom Cathedral from the Esztergom Hotel

The view from the Esztergom Hotel where the Delegates are staying is quite spectacular, looking up to the Esztergom Cathedral, the largest Cathedral in Hungary.

Built between 1822 and 1869, the Church stands 100 meters high and has the largest altar piece painted on a canvas in the world.

Each year almost 2 million visitors travel to visit the church which overlooks the Danube and neighboring Slovakia.

Pictured below is the Maria Vileria Bridge which joins the 56th Coupe Mondiale host towns of
, SLOVAKIA and Esztergom, HUNGARY.
Chamber Music Category, Part II

Due to a scheduling conflict which did not allow them to perform on Friday, the Bayan Trio Meisl (accordion with violin and guitar) from the Czech Republic were the final contestants in the International Comeptition for Chamber Music.

They performed two pieces:

Jan Meisl: Ballada
Ravel: Ma mére L´Oye (3 parts)


Final Round of Coupe Mondiale (Round III)
The Final round of the 2003 Coupe Mondiale is one of the categories and concerts to be held in the Town Hall of Esztergom.

Saturday morning saw the final round of the 2003 Coupe Mondiale. Six contestants progressed to the final round which called for the candidates to perform:

  • Own-choice programm consisting of three (3) or more pieces of different styles and characters.
  • Playing time: minimum 20 minutes to maximum 30 minutes. Failure to observe minimum or maximum playing time will result in a mark penalty by the jury.

The Candidates who performed in the final round were:

  • Milan LAZIC - Serbia & Montenegro
  • Alex PERESIDLY - Russia
  • Albert KHATMULLIN - Russia
  • Xia GONG - China
  • Nikolay SIVCHUK - Russia
  • Milan OSADSKY - Slovakia
pictured above left to right are Milan LAZIC - Serbia & Montenegro and Xia GONG - China
A broader view shows Xia GONG performing in front of the adjudicators panel
Nikolay SIMVCHUK - Russia and Milan OSADSKY - Slovakia
Junior Virtuoso Category

The Junior Virtuoso Entertainment was held at the Esztergom Music School. The Comeptition attracted 20 entrants who were required to perform:

  • OWN CHOICE PROGRAMME ONLY: Own-choice-programme consisting more than two (2) pieces of different styles and moods.
  • Playing time: maximum 12 minutes.

The contestants were as follows:

Simon Gachet-Mauroz (France)
Christine Jarquio (USA) and Mariarosaria Convertino (Italy)
  • Christophe Le Fur (France)
  • Isabelle Guerin (France)
  • Pierre- Jean Ley (France)
  • Ophelie Collin (France)
  • Vincent Lhermet (France)
  • Felicien Brut (France)
  • Guy Giuliano (France) (pictured right)
  • Christine Jarquio (USA)
  • Laura Choffe (France)
  • Ventsislav Kolev (Bulgaria)
  • Madeline Alanie (France)
  • Sarah Vonau (France)
  • Melanie Cazcarra (France)
  • Camille Privat (France)
  • Shanxi Upsdell (New Zealand)
  • Mariarosaria Convertino (Italy)
  • Simon Gachet-Mauroz (France)
  • Estelle Sauvain (France)
  • Julien Gonzales (France)
  • Lilian Berben (France)
Closing of General Assembly
The closing of the 110th General Assembly took place this afternoon where the results of the 2003 Coupe Mondiale were ratified by the General Assembly.

A few items of Buisness were conducted and then the President of the CIA thanked the Hungarian Organizer Panna Grigoncza for all her work on behalf of the CIA in organzing the competitions, concerts and prize giving cereomony.

Members of the Congress are pictured going over the results of the 6 Categories of the 2003 Coupe Mondiale.
Final Prize Giving Concert
Winner of the 2003 Coupe Mondiale Nikolay Sivchuk from Russia
with his teacher Viatcheslav Semionov
The Prize Giving Ceremony opened with a Welcome Speech from Panna Grigoncza, President of the Hungarian Accordion Association, the Mayor of Sturovo Mr. Jan Oravec.

The Photographer Peter Siklos was recognized for his large exhibition that was displayed around the Town Hall throughout the festival. Peter says that Music and more specifically jazz has caputred him for a long time as a photographer and he has worked to caputer the atmosphere and music moment.

The audience was then greeted by CIA President Kevin Friedrich and the evening progressed to the Awards. The International jury members were invited to the stage to be formally recognized for their many hours of work during the festival.

Each of the categories contestants were invited to the stage to be recognized and winners were announced and prizes presented. (Pictured are the contestants from the International Competition for Piano Accordion being presented Diplomas by CIA President Kevin Friedrich.)

Of the Six categories the 1st place winners were:

Coupe Mondiale: Nikolay Sivchuk, Russia
Junior Coupe Mondiale: Anton Torbeev, Russia
International Competition for Piano Accordion: Pavel Mangasaryan, Russia
Virtuoso Entertainment Competition: Amelie Castel, France
Junior Virtuoso Enterainment Competition: Maria Convertino, Italy
International Competition for Chamber Music: Bayan Trio Meisl, Czech Republic

For a full list of winners, please visit the Winners Page.

The evening concluded with each of the winners performing a selection from their competition program. In the Coupe Mondiale category, the 2nd place winner was invited to the stage to perform, followed by the 1st place winner.

The audience was then treated to a surprise as they went on to perform as a duo. Already an exisiting duo, the two delighted the audience with a brilliant arrangement of the Don Rhapsody by their teacher, Viatcheslav Semionov.

Following the Concert guests and delegates were invited to a reception by the Mayor and the 56th Coupe Mondiale Organizers.

Pictured here are Delegates Jun Chen (China) CIA Calculation Committee Member Faithe Deffner (USA) and CIA Public Relations Manager Harley Jones (Fiji).

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