Editor's Note:

Christine JohnstoneHappy New Year to all accordionists around the world from your new 2019 News Editor. I am based in New Zealand and previously was the first news collator and editor for Accordions Worldwide from 1996 to November 2003 when Rob Howard took over.

I wish Rob Howard all the best for the future and I am sure you will enjoy reading future news items of his accordion performances during 2019.

It is great to be back, bringing you news of accordion concerts, festivals, workshops, seminars, masterclasses and CD/DVD releases etc., and I am looking forward to hearing from you over the next few weeks and months. My email address is: cjmusic@outlook.co.nz

Christine Johnstone


20. Internationales Akkordeon Festival Wien - Austria

2019 Internationales Akkordeon Festival PosterThe 20th Internationales Akkordeon Festival 2019 will be held from February 23rd to March 24th in Vienna. The festival Director since its inception in 2000, is Friedl Preisl.

Music genres include Viennese music, world music, folk, global pop, jazz, improvisation and chamber music.

The month long festival will include performances by many well known and highly regarded accordionists.

Download further information on all 39 festival concerts in German at: 2019Vienna.pdf


International Competition and Festival Ivan Malanin 2019 - Russia

Ivan Malanin poster
Ivan Malanin posterThe International Competition and Festival Ivan Malanin (1897–1969) will be held in Novosibirsk from January 10th to 15th with musicians from Italy, Spain, Canada, Colombia and France.

The event will include delegations from Castelfidardo – Mayor Roberto Ascani who will make a presentation from the Museum Castelfidardo to the Sibérien Museum of Harmonika. Director of PIF Castelfidardo, Italian accordionist Renzo Ruggieri will perform a concert in Novosibirsk on January 14th.


Renzo Ruggieri poster

What Are You Doing For World Accordion Day? - International

World Accordon Day Header
World Accordion Day LogoWhat are you doing for World Accordion Day to promote the accordion in your country? World Accordion day is on May 6th, which is the day the accordion was patented in 1829.


Future events of Friedrich Lips for 2019 - Russia, England, Portugal, Bosnia and Norway

Friedrich LipsFuture events of Friedrich Lips for 2019 as follows:

February 3rd Competition of Russian Music Middle schools in Moscow, Russia

February 16th to 19th Master class and concert at Bashmet competition in Sotshi, Russia

February 20th to 23rd Master class at the Royal Academy of Music in London, England


Friedrich Lips 29 CD covers

New and Updated Sites

CIA Winter Congress, 1-3 March, Tallin - Estonia

CIA header
Eesti Akordioniliit logoConfédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) member, Eesti Akordioniliit (Estonian Accordion Association) is hosting the next CIA Winter Congress in Tallinn, Friday 01 March to Sunday 03 March 2019.

Meetings will take place at the 5 star Radisson Blu Sky Hotel, special price single room €85 and double €95 per night.

Full hotel and travel information as well as the meeting schedule is online at: 2019WinterCongress.pdf


Gary Daverne New Releases of Rhapsody for Accordion and Orchestra

Gary DaverneGary Daverne New Releases include the Rhapsody for Accordion and Orchestra I orchestra parts and score fully typeset and the piano accompaniment.

This work was commissioned by New Zealand accordionist, Harley Jones, for performance in New York, August 1988, but was premiered in Auckland in 1987 with the Auckland Symphony Orchestra conducted by the composer.

In the first two years, the work received 36 performances worldwide and was recorded by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra with Harley Jones as soloist.

Harley was soloist with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra on a C.D. of symphony orchestra works composed by Gary Daverne, recorded in 1992 that was released internationally by EMI.

Harley Jones also performed "Rhapsody" at the AAA International Piano Accordion Competition and Festival in New York (August 1988) and at the Prize Giving of the 1990 Coupe Mondiale held in Trossingen Germany.

ED00031A_D Rhapsody for Accordion and Symphony Orchestra, Score
ED00031B_D Rhapsody for Accordion and Symphony Orchestra, Parts
ED00031C_D Rhapsody for Accordion and Orchestra, Solo Accordion Part
ED00031D_D Rhapsody for Accordion and Orchestra, Piano Accompaniment
ED00031E_D Rhapsody for Accordion and Accordion Orchestra, Parts
ED00031F_D Rhapsody for Accordion and Accordion Orchestra, Score


New Stas Venglevski eSheet (pdf) Compositions - USA

Stas VenglevskiNew Stas Venglevski eSheet (pdf) compositions sent to you by email.

Catalog: vstas057 Sunshine Return, accordion (solo)
Catalog: vstas058 In the Garden, accordion (solo)
View samples pages of the music and listen to sample sound files.

Recently released eSheet music by Stas Venglevski:
Catalog: vstas051 Meg Tango (solo) with music page sample and sound sample.
Catalog: vstas052 Maurisa (solo) with music page sample and sound sample.
Catalog: vstas053 A Song (solo) with music page sample and sound sample.
Catalog: vstas054 Stas' Tune (solo) with music page sample and sound sample.
Catalog: vstas055 Octobler Rondo (solo) with music page sample and sound sample.
Catalog: vstas056 Summer Sunshine (solo) with music page sample and sound sample

CD/albums available:
Catalog: vstascd001 Adagio, Romance And Beyond CD
Catalog: vstascd002 My Main Squeeze CD
Catalog: vstascd003 The Nutcracker Suite CD
Catalog: vstascd004 Accordion Illusions CD
Catalog: vstascd05 Awakening CD by Stas Venglevski and Joan Sommers


2019 South Pacific Accordion Championships & Festival Prospectus – New Zealand

NZAA header
NZAA posterThe Prospectus (Rules and Regulations) for the 2019 South Pacific Accordion Championships & Festival, to be held in Auckland on Saturday 1st June and Sunday 2nd June 2019, are now available at: 2019 NZ Prospectus

The rules for the international categories closely follow the rules of the Coupe Mondiale. The South Pacific international concert music category has exactly the same rules as the Coupe
Mondiale Masters category and the South Pacific entertainment category has exactly the same rules as the Coupe Mondiale Virtuoso Entertainment category.


Raye Freedman Arts Centre

Renzo Ruggieri Publishes Acquarelli Italiani for Accordion and Orchestra - Italy

Acquarelli Italiani by Renzo RuggieriRenzo RuggieriThe composition Acquarelli Italiani was born in 2003 for accordion and symphonic orchestra, later it was adapted for solo accordion by Renzo Ruggieri.

rrenzo509 - Acquarelli Italiani (Solo only)

Acquarelli Italiani is a tribute to the composition "Acquarelli Cubani" by the brilliant Luciano Fancelli but basing its development on the rhythm of the "tarantella". The arrangement also contains a “written improvisation” that the soloist can customize.

rrenzo520 - This massive musical digital pdf booklet of 110 pages includes the score and all parts for:

- Renzo Ruggieri Acquarelli Italiani for Accordion and Orchestra (full score & individual parts)
Formation: 2 Flute, 2 Oboe, 2 Clarinet in Bb, 2 Bassoon, 2 Horns in F, 2 Trumpets in Bb, 1 Trombone,
Percussion 1 (2 Timpani,Triangle, Drums)
Percussion 2 (Piatti, Triangle, Tambourine, Tamburo con corde - Drum with strings)
Strings: (Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Double Bass)


- Renzo Ruggieri Acquarelli Italiani for Accordion and Strings
(full score & individual parts)
Formation: (Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Double Bass)

rrenzo520 - Renzo Ruggieri Acquarelli Italiani for Accordion and Orchestra (full score & individual parts) only 40 Euro


Updated Site: Paolo Gandolfi Information and Email - Italy

Romanzo di una fisarmonica book coverUpdated site of Paolo Gandolfi.

The site is selling his book:
Catalog: gandolfibook101 Romanzo di una fisarmonica

selling his CD:
Catalog gandolfi401 Paesaggi Sudamericani CD

selling his DVD:
Catalog gandolfidvd301 Piccola Suite Per Fisarmonica, Arpa E Poesia

The new email is: paolo151034@gmail.com


New Site: Nova Wan Site and New Arrangement (solo) Released, Shanghai - China

Nova WanNova Wan is a former international competitor who achieved 3rd place in the Virtuoso Entertainment category at the 2009 Coupe Mondiale. His tutor was Crystal Wang of Shanghai Normal University (SHNU).

After graduation, Nova Wan has continued composing and arranging, and is now a well known composer and arranger as well as accordion teacher at the Shanghai Childrens Palace and Conductor of the Shanghai Accordion Alliance Orchestra.

Nova Wan is going to release his compositions over the coming months.

Just released is:
Catalog: nova141 Sailing Apart (solo) composed by Toshiko Esaki, arranged by Nova Wan.
Sample of music available online, music in pdf format sent to clients by email.

Released in November was:
Catalog: nova101 Umbrella Waltz composed by Nova Wan for quartet, ensemble or orchestra.


Help Desk, Information needed, Readers Comments

Submit Your Question, Comment
Accordions Worldwide News
Accordion USA Accordion Russia Diatonic News
Generated in 4.290973 / 0.0020004 / 0 | CCBot/2.0 (https://commoncrawl.org/faq/)
© 2019 Accordions Worldwide • All rights reserved. To comment on these pages, e-mail the webmaster.