Coba Concerts Celebrate 150th Anniversary of Japan, Italy Relations - Italy

CobaHideki TogiThe charming traditional Japanese art world will highlight the fusion of Japanese and Western music for the commemorative event celebrating the 150th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Italy.

Famous Japanese accordionist Coba is in TFC 55, a group of Japanese musicians.

They perform in Italy:


AAA Master Class and Concert Series, New York City - USA

AAA Master Class & Concert Series
Dr William SchimmelThis year’s annual American Accordionists’ Association (AAA) Master Class and Concert series takes place over the weekend July 29th-31st.

Dr William Schimmel (picture right) is again the Moderator-Curator and this year’s event will be the 22nd consecutive year he has been the Moderator-Curator. The theme is "No Place Like Home".


Pigini s.r.l. 70 Year Anniversary Promotion, Castelfidardo - Italy

Pigini 70th Anniversary
Massimo PiginiFrancesca PiginiPigini Accordions, well known for their innovative advertising themes and promotions, have created a new idea to celebrate their 70th Year Anniversary.

A video competition to "Celebrate 70 years in 70 seconds with a Pigini".

Pigini has invited accordionists to join the competition with easy to follow rules:


II. International Accordion Days In Prague - Czech Republic

The II. International Accordion Days In Prague, Czech Republic is organised by the Prague Conservatory Accordion Department, the Czech Accordion Association and the CTA Agency.

Entry closing date is 20th September and the competitions and festival will be held 4th - 6th November.



Video: Arseniy Strokovskiy (Russia), Klingenthal Solo Concert Winner - Germany

Arseniy Strokovskiy (Russia) won the Klingenthal Category IV solo concert competition which is in three rounds, with four finalists performing with symphony orchestra for Round 3.

Video of Arseniy Strokovskiy, Round 3, was published in last weeks news.

This week we have video excerpts from his Round 1 and Round 2 programs:


New and Updated Sites

Updated Site: 2016 Harbin China Summer International Accordion Art Week - China

2016 Harbin China International Accordion Art Week
Prof. Wang HongyuUpdated Site: Harbin 2016 Art Director Prof. Wang Hongyu (picture left), Vice-President of Harbin Normal University, has added Maciej Frackiewicz (Poland) and Marko Kassl (Gemany) to the list of invited international Guests/Jury members.

Along with famous Chinese accordion teachers, they will form the juries for the international competitions which are part of the Harbin 2016 China Summer International Accordion Art Week.

The list of international guests / jury include many famous musicians and teachers from many different countries (alphabetical order): Ondassyn Abdullahayev (Kazakhstan), Franck Angelis (France), Patricia Bartell (USA), Miljan Bjeletic (Serbia), Raymond Bodell (UK), Harley Jones (New Zealand), Eddy Jozef Flecijn (Belgium), Alexander Kapitan (Russia), Aleksandar Kolovski (Macedonia), Tatjana Marx (Australia), Yves Moulin (Switzerland), Mirco Patarini (Italy), Primoz Parovel (Slovenia), Zoran Rakic (Bosnia & Herzegovina), Volodymyr Runchak (Ukraine), Samgar (Kazakhstan), Viatcheslav Semenenko (Russia), Yuri Shishkin (Russia), Ivan Šverko (Croatia), Raimondas Sviackevicius (Lithuania).

Download the competition rules and entry form in Chinese and English at: 2016Harbin
Entries close: 25th July


New: Auckland March Solo Released for Online Sale by Gary Daverne

Gary DaverneAuckland MarchComposer, conductor, arranger Gary  Daverne OMNZ has released his solo composition Auckland March for sale online.

This work is for standard bass. View sample page. Purchase with credit card online.

Catalog No: ED0275_D

Updated Site: Gary  Daverne Homepage and eTracks (mp3) Page


Updated Site: Sonatina for Accordion Now Available by Don Grzanna - USA

Don GrzannaUpdated Site: Don Grzanna has made available the work:
grza184 - Sonatina For Accordion

Don Grzanna has over 100 original works available online for viewing.

This work is an eSheet format (pdf file), able to be emailed to the client. Sample pages for each movement available for viewing. Purchase online with Paypal secure credit card capture.


Updated Site: CD by Jörgen Sundeqvist 'In Concert Behind Accordion' Available Again

Jörgen SundeqvistCD by Jörgen Sundeqvist 'In Concert Behind Accordion' is available again. Performers Jörgen Sundeqvist (solo) and some tracks in duet with Anthony Galla-Rini. Catalog: ks515


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