|In 2009, Grayson became the first person to win the Coupe Mondiale top classical category and the Coupe Mondiale Virtuoso Entertainment category in the same year.
In 2009 he also won the Roland International V-Accordion Competition & Festival, Rome and the Primus Ikaalinen International TV Competition, Finland, showing his amazing musical versatility.
September 2010 Grayson won the Trophée Mondial Classique World Accordion Championships and retired from competitions.
At the 2010 Coupe Mondiale, Varaždin, Croatia, Grayson was elected to the prestigious CIA Music Committee.
Grayson Masefield was born in Auckland, New Zealand on the 10th September 1987 to accordion playing parents Ian and Heather Masefield.
His musical career began at 3 years of age with Fay Schaw, then developed into the entertainment field with Maurice Jones. He played in the North Shore Accordion Orchestras, starting in the Novices, progressing to the NSAO.
Grayson began classical training at Auckland University with Stephanie Poole. Grayson went to France for seminars and tuition with Frédéric Deschamps in 2007.
Additionally, Grayson has been invited to perform in many European countries during 2007 to 2012. France, Spain, Germany, UK, Portugal, Slovakia, Italy, USA, Canada, Russia, Lithuania, Portugal, China, New Zealand, Australia, Finland.
For 2011, Grayson has travelled to over 10 different countries performing concerts and seminars with famous French teacher Frédéric Deschamps and is in high demand as a concert artist able to perform to at the highest level, a varied program of serious concert works as well as entertainment music.
Grayson has been studying in France, just outside of Paris, where he is working with several of the world's leading composers such as Frank Angelis (France), Gorka Hermosa (Spain), Petri Makkonen (Finland) and Gary Daverne (New Zealand) to perform and record new original works for the accordion. He gained his Accordion Performers Diploma of New Zealand in February 2012.
2012 sees Grayson being invited to adjudicate and/or appear as Guest Artist at Competitions he has previously won, CIA in Italy, CMA in USA, Primus Ikalinenin in Finland and Roland International in Rome.
Grayson Masefield was the Director of World Accordion Day Livestreaming. This was a 24 hour Video streaming on 6th May 2012, watched by over 20,000 viewers.
Grayson attended Takapuna Primary School, leaving with the Rotary Prize for "The Child most likely to succeed." At Takapuna Normal Intermediate School, he took the lead part in the school show and began playing tennis.
He later attended Rangitoto College representing the largest school in New Zealand in volleyball and tennis. He lead all of the New Zealand volleyball teams into the arenas at the Australasian Schools Volleyball Tournaments with a Maori challenge. He also won his schools Speech Competition when only 16 years.
Accordion Competitions Experience
Grayson has competed internationally in Virtuoso Entertainment and Classical
categories. His successes include: