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Celebrate World Accordion Day, Saturday 6th May 2017 - International

World Accordion Day logoWorld Accordion Day, 6th May, event notifications are starting to come in:

Accordionists Karen Street and Karen Tweed invite you to join them in Colston Hall Foyer, Bristol to celebrate World Accordion Day from 2 pm on Saturday May 6th. "We are looking for 46 accordionists to play ..........

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Mengascini Nello Accordion Factory Interview, Castelfidardo - Italy

Know the People Mengascini Factory Interview
"Know the People" Mengascini Nello Accordion Factory Interview: 2017MN-Interview with:

Nello Mengascini (Owner - Father)
Fabio Mengascini (Owner - Son)
Stefano Mengascini (Owner - Son)

Editor: Holda Paoletti-Kampl

Beautiful 2017 calendar available for download: 2017calendario.pdf

"Know the People" behind the manufacturing of accordions in Castelfidardo who have made this small city so famous around the world for their quality accordions.
Interview at: 2017MN-Interview

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Friedrich Lips @ Royal Academy of Music, London – UK

Friedrich LipsFriedrich Lips, Dean of the Gnessin Academy of Music, Moscow and Visiting Professor of Accordion at the Royal Academy of Music (RAM), London visits the RAM this month for three events:
 
Thursday February 23rd, 1.05pm - Russian Chamber Music .................

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X International Accordion Composition Competition Francisco Escudero - Spain

Hauspoz logoThe association "Haupoz"- Euskal Herriko Akordeoi Elkartea / Basque Association of Accordion Players are the organisers of the X International Accordion Composition Competition Francisco Escudero.

The objective of the contest is to promote the creation of works for solo accordion and for accordion in chamber music.

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Northern Ireland and West Scotland Festivals, 25th February - UK

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Raymond Bodell, Clyde JohnstonThe NAO Area Festival season 2016/2017 continues its season with a busy day on Saturday 25th February with two qualifying competitions for the NAO UK Championships 2017 to be held be held 21st - 23rd April again at the Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool.

The NAO Northern Ireland Festival will be held in Larne, Northern Ireland and the NAO West of Scotland Festival will be held in Glasgow, Scotland.

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5th MEH Festival, 8-11 April, Belgrade - Serbia

MEH Festival
The 5th MEH Festival takes place in "Guarnerius" Hall, Belgrade from 8th to 11th April.

Competitions are for accordion solo (12 different categories) and chamber music ensemble (3 categories). Ensembles must have a minimum of one accordion, and ensembles are limited to 9 people.

Entry closing date is 20th March.

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New and Updated Sites

Site Update: Francis Wright (1918 to 1997), Composer, Author, Publisher, Teacher - UK

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Francis WrightNew site about Francis Wright (1918 to 1997), composer, author, publisher, teacher. Site includes biography and list of compositions and arrangements published by Charnwood Publishing.

Chairman, Board of Administration of British College of Accordionists (BCA) 1969 - 1997
National Accordion Organisation of the UK (NAO) Chairperson 1966 - 1969
Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) Vice President 1968 - 1970

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Updated Site: Franco Cambareri Two New Works Released - Australia

Franco CambareriFranco Cambareri has released two new compositions:

cfranco218 - Calabrian Serenata
Calabrian Serenata is a Slow Ballad with a Nostalgic Feeling.

cfranco219 - Danza del Grillo
Danza del Grillo (Dance of the Cricket) is a Regional Tarantella Dance alla Calabrese.

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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NZAA Site updated: Presentation to Prof. Li Cong (China) - New Zealand

Prof. Li Cong and Sonja Palinich
NZAA logoNZAA Merit Award Presentation to Prof. Li Cong (China) - New Zealand

Pictures and award citation at: MeritAwardLiCong

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Two New Works by Douglas Ward Released by Charnwood Publishing - UK

Douglas WardTwo new works have been released by well known UK composer and performer Douglas Ward, published by Charnwood Publishing.

DW940 Click for Info
DW941 Click for Info

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: New Information Alessandro Mugnoz CD

CD by Alessandro Mugnoz and Claudia Menghi.Information updated on site for CD by Alessandro  Mugnoz and Claudia Menghi.
A CD review has also been linked. Sounds samples online for: mugnoz01

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New Site: Lars Ek Original Compositions - Sweden

Lars EkLars Ek, composer, arranger, performer and teacher of Sweden has now released his original compositions on the MusicForAccordion.com site. See samples of the music and further information at:

ek141 - Snokangan
ek142 - Sun over Bergen
ek143 - Sunshine Dreams
ek144 - The Path Beyond Nowhere
ek145 - The Earthquake
ek146 - The Musical Box
ek147 - The Prayer of the Accordion
ek148 - Triaden
ek149 - Trosteskogsvalsen
ek150 - Twilight on Iceland

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Updated Site: Accordion Examination Board of New Zealand (AEBNZ) by Heather Masefield

Accordion Examination Board of New Zealand (AEBNZ) logoThe Accordion Examination Board of New Zealand (AEBNZ) has updated its website with the 2017 examination dates and 2017 entry fees and entry forms.

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