"JAF" Jazz Accordion Festival, Castelfidardo - Italy

Sara CalvanelliRoberto GervasiCASTELFIDARDO - From Friday to Sunday, the Jazz Accordion Festival returns with a full house of performances, capturing the spring and festive mood that is in the air.


David Venitucci

CIA Merit Awards for Ladislav Horák and Renzo Ruggieri, Paks - Hungary

Delegates, 2023 CIA Winter Congress
Renzo Ruggieri, Ladislav HorákThe Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) held their 149th General Assembly of Delegates Winter Congress in Paks, Hungary from 3-5 March, 2023, which was attended by Delegates from 17 countries from as far afield as the USA, South Korea, Russia, Scandanvia and throughout Europe.

The CIA had received two nominations for their prestigious CIA Merit Award, to honor outstanding contributions to the international accordion movement. The Congress voted to unanimously accept Ladislav Horák (Czech Republic) and Renzo Ruggieri (Italy) for the Merit Awards.


Paks 2023 Winter Congress

2023 Chester Folk Festival - UK

Chester FFHelianthusThe 2023 Chester Folk festival will be held in Kelsall, Chester, England from May 26th to 29th, 2023.

The event will include a variety of concerts, Ceilidhs, sessions, workshops, dance displays, craft fair, children's entertainment and much more.


Doug & Sarah

World Accordion Day (WAD) Festival at A World of Accordions Museum - USA

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World Accordion Day logoA World of Accordions Museum will hold the Dr Willard Palmer Festival at the Harrington Arts Centre in Superior, Wiscomsin, USA to celebrate World Accordion Day. The festival will run from May 5th to 7th, 2023 and include a variety of concerts, seminars, exhibits and a museum visit. See poster for details.

The first World Accordion Day (WAD) was held on 6th May 2009, marking the 180th birthday of the accordion - 6 May 1829, the date the accordion patent was filed. WAD organised by the Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) has been very successful, generating a lot of positive publicity for the accordion.


34th Annual Accordion Kings & Queens Concert – USA

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Texas Folklife has announced their 34th Annual Accordion Kings & Queens concert will be held on June 3rd, 2023 from 7pm to 10pm in celebration of the Miller Outdoor Theatre’s 100th Anniversary in Houston, Texas.

Performers include Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole, Grupo Imagen, Alex Meixner Band, and Texas Folklife’s 2023 Big Squeeze Youth Accordion Contest Champions.


Online: XIV International Bayan-Accordion Competition “Perpetuum Mobile” – Ukraine

XIV International Bayan-Accordion Competition “Perpetuum Mobile”
Vladimir ZubitskyOnline: The XIV International Bayan-Accordion Competition “Perpetuum Mobile” will be held online in Drohobych, Ukraine from May 5th to 7th, 2023.

The competition has six categories for different age groups, different styles of music and for solo, ensembles, orchestras. Applications close on April 21st, 2023.

The aim of the online competition is to popularize the accordion and the event is dedicated to the 70th birthday of Vladimir Zubitsky.


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CNIMA Nathalie Boucheix on Radio Grand Lac - France

Nathalie BoucheixOn March 19th, 2023, Nathalie Boucheix (picture left), Director of CNIMA L'ecole de musique et d'accordeon will be live on L'Accordeon c'est ma passion (The Accordion is my Passion show) on Radio Grand Lac on 92.1FM

The program will present information about the CNIMA, future events and Nathalie Boucheix’s career and projects.

For further details email: cnima@orange.fr


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Grayson Masefield Performs at A World of Accordions Museum - USA

Grayson - USA
A World of Accordions Museum looks forward to welcoming Grayson Masefield (New Zealand) to Superior, Wisconsin, USA for his fundraising concert on July 30th, 2023.

The concert will take place in the Hanni Strahl Concert Hall, which is acoustically ideal and seats 1,000 people on floor and balcony levels.

Grayson is a New Zealand born accordionist and is the first person to win World Championships in Classical, Virtuoso and Digital accordion categories. He is the Instrumental Music Teacher for Accordion at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.


Accordion-YellowPages.com Future Events Free Listing - Cyberspace

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All concert, competition and festival organizers are reminded to list their Future Events for 2018 in the Accordion-YellowPages.com website. Its free to list and you can do it yourself. You can also change and update your listing yourself as further information becomes available.

The Accordion-YellowPages.com Future Events calendar displays at the top right hand side of this Weekly News of accordions.com in all 7 languages and also on the USA News, Diatonic News and Russia News.


CNIMA “Adults” Accordion Workshop – France

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Jacques Mornet and Nathalie BoucheixThe CNIMA directed by Nathalie Boucheix will hold an “Adults” Accordion Workshop from March 27th to 31st, 2023, tutored by Jacques Mornet and Nathalie Boucheix (picture left).

The workshop has been adapted to the specific problems that adults face with smaller class numbers. This is an ideal workshop for “beginners or to get back to the accordion as an adult in a friendly atmosphere”.


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