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41st “Citta di Castelfidardo” International Accordion Competitions and Festival - Italy

The 41st “Citta di Castelfidardo” International Accordion Competitions and Festival ran from Wednesday 21st September until Sunday 25th September.

Daily Reports of pictures, video and competition results are online at: 2016Concorso

Results of 2016 PIF Premio Competition category are:
1st José Valente (Portugal)
2nd Mao Junhao (China)
3rd Vladimir Stupnikov (Russia)
Only 6 contestants were admitted to Round II and videos of Round II and Round III are online at:
http://www.accordions.com/concorso/2016/25.htm

Results of 2016 PIF Category I, Variety Music without age limit.
1st place, Joao Filipe Guerreiro (Portugal)
2nd place, Jean Baptiste Baudin (France)
3rd place, Wang Xiao (China)
This was a very high level competition and many excellent performances are online at:
http://www.accordions.com/concorso/2016/23.htm

Full results at:
http://www.accordions.com/concorso/2016/results.htm

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Unprecedented Prize Money at 69th Coupe Mondiale in Rostov-on-Don - Russia

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Viatcheslav Semionov and Aleksandr KomelkovDaily Reports start 11th September at: http://www.coupemondiale.org/2016/ru_coupemain.htm

The major financial sponsor of the Coupe Mondiale 'TAVR' offered almost 5 million Russian Rubles in prize money. The unprecedented RUB 4,910,000 (almost 70,000 Euro) in prizes was the most ever offered at a Coupe Mondiale during its almost 70 year history.

Hosted by the Rostov-on-Don City Administration with the support of the Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) Russian member "The International Music Center 'Harmony', the 69th Coupe Mondiale, the first in Russia, was a terrific success, featuring some of the finest young accordionists from around the world.

20 year old Aleksandr Komelkov from Russia, a student of Viatcheslav Semionov won the coved title, having previously won the CIA Junior Coupe Mondiale and the Masters Coupe Mondiale before winning the 69th Coupe Mondiale title before his home country audience.

Aleksandr Komelkov, in conjunction with his Duet partner Mihail Naumov also won the International Competition for Chamber Music.

Head of the Rostov-on-Don City Administration S. I. Gorban and Coupe Mondiale organizers Yuri Shishkin (IMC Harmony President) and Alexander Poeluev (IMC Harmony Artistic Director) welcomed accordionists from around the world to their city, one with a rich history of accordion.

Participants from as far a field as New Zealand, the USA, Brazil and throughout Scandinavia and Europe gathered to take part in a spectacular series of Competitions, Concerts, Congress Meetings and social events, held in a beautiful array of venues throughout the city of Rostov-on-Don, Russia.

The TAVR prize money was awarded over eight categories of competitions as follows:

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Reports for Concerts, Masterclasses, Competitions, Festivals, etc.

2016 Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame Induction, Dundee – UK

Iain MacPhailHands Up for Trad have announced the 2016 Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame inductees, one of whom is the well-known and much admired accordionist, composer and bandleader Iain MacPhail. His award is for ‘Services to Performance’.

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New and Updated Sites

New Work by Douglas Ward, Charnwood Publishing - UK

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Douglas WardA new work has been released by well known UK composer and performer Douglas Ward, published by Charnwood Publishing.

Catalog No: DW938 The Happy Whistler
Standard: Grade 4
Approximate playing time: 2 mins

This happy-go-lucky little piece will make you want to dance! Written in G major, the introduction is eight bars long. It is quite hummable and memorable. It clips along at a jaunty pace through the first section, which requires some treble fingering dexterity. It changes to C major for the second section before returning to G major.

The Douglas Ward page is now listing over 80 compositions and arrangements of eSheet and printed music available from Charnwood Publishing. Purchase with credit card online.

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Updated Site: Franco Cambareri Two New Works Released - Australia

Alla SpagnolaFranco Cambareri has released two new compositions:

cfranco214 - Alla Spagnola
Alla Spagnola is a typical Happy Spanish Valse.

cfranco215 - Argentango
Argentango is a Melodic Tango with a Spanish touch.

These works are eSheet (pdf file, able to be emailed to you) and can be purchased online with secure server credit card.

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