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Masterclass di Luglio per l'Alta Perfezione Musicale e Concerti Serali - Italia

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Friedrich Lips, Mirco PatariniAntonio Spaccarotella, Vojin VasovicAn accordion Masterclass for high musical perfection plus evening concerts will be held in Osimo, Ancona, from July 9th to 13th under the artistic direction of Dario Flammini and Mirco Patarini.

The Masterclass is divided into four sections and is open to all interested musicians with no age limit:

- “Classical Accordion” section will incorporate an advanced course and a medium level course. Instructors are: Friedrich Lips (Russia), Mirco Patarini (Italy), Dario Flammini (Italy), Vojin Vasovic (Serbia), Germano Scurti (Italy).

- “Jazz/Modern Accordion” section; Antonio Spaccarotella (Italy).

- “Bandoneon” section; Fabio Furia (Italy).

- “Stylistic interpretation of Tango” section; Gianni Iorio (Italy).


30 ° Førde Traditional and World Music Festival - Norvegia

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Sarah Savoy TrioThe 30th Forde Folk Music Festival will be held in hotels, museums arts centres and outdoor stages in and around Førde, Norway from July 3rd to 7th.

The main festival arena is the culture centre “Førdehuset” with four concert halls holding from 170 to 2500 seats. The theme of this year’s event is “2019: 30 years without borders!”


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Masterclass di Fisarmonica e Concerto con Iñaki Alberdi al MUK - Austria

Masterclass students
Iñaki AlberdiWith the kind support of the Spanish Embassy in Vienna, internationally renowned accordionist Iñaki Alberdi was invited to a masterclass at the Music and Art University of Vienna (MUK) last week. Together with Prof. Grzegorz Stopa and students of MUK, he played at the final concert in the Vivaldi Hall.

His program included works by José María Sánchez-Verdú, Jesús Torres, Enrique Granados and Campina, Ernesto Halffter, Manuel de Falla, Tomás Luis de Victoria and Joan Guinjoan.


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

Mario Conway New CD Release, Cardiff – UK

Mario Conway CD coverMario Conway, 5 times All Britain Virtuoso Champion in the 1970s, has long been one of the UK’s country’s finest and best-known classical accordionists. His new CD entitled “Accordion pieces I have enjoyed playing” presents 17 of his favourite concert items, all performed as solo accordion numbers, and with no accompaniment or multi-tracking – just as one would hear when played live in a recital.


New and Updated Sites

Updated Site: Friedrich Lips New CD Quodlibet - Austria

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Quodlibet CDUpdated information about Catalog CD029 Quodlibet CD by Friedrich Lips.

Updated biography at: Lips Biography


Schedule Released, Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration – USA

Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration poster
The detailed schedule has been released for the Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration (LIAC) which will take place from June 20th to 23rd in Leavenworth, Washington sponsored by the Northwest Accordion Society. Download: 2019Leavenworth.pdf


Renzo Ruggieri Releases Song for S.B. for Accordion & Orchestra - Italy

Song for S.B. coverRenzo RuggieriRenzo Ruggieri has released Song For S.B. for accordion & orchestra or accordion & string orchestra.

Catalog: rrenzo500 - Song for S.B. was composed in 2002 and published in 2003 as a compulsory piece for the jazz section of the international competition "Stefano Bizzarri" of Morro D'Oro (Italy).


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