5 Times World Accordion Champion, 2008, 2009, 2010


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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.

2009 Coupe Mondiale Prize Giving

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:
2010 1st Place, Trophée Mondial Senior Classique
2010 1st Place, Spoleto Senior Variete and Senior Classic
2009 1st Place, Roland International V-Accordion Competition & Festival
2009 1st Place, Coupe Mondiale
2009 1st Place, Coupe Mondiale Virtuoso Entertainment
2009 1st Place, Primus Ikaalinen International TV Competition - Finland
2009 2nd Place, Trophée Mondial Senior Classique
2009 2nd Place, Klingenthal Category 6, Virtuoso Entertainment
2008 1st Place, Castelfidardo Category D Senior Classical
2008 1st Place, Trophée Mondial Senior Varieté, picture of prize giving above right
2008 2nd Place, Trophée Mondial Senior Classique
2007 3rd Place, Coupe Mondiale Piano Accordion Category
2007 3rd Place, Category D, Castelfidardo International Competitions
2007/8 1st Place, New Zealand and South Pacific Accordion Champion
2007/8 1st Place, National Accordion Organisation of the UK, International

TV Experience
Several performances on TV in France, Sata Hame Soi Festival in Finland
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7g4vw_au-bonheur-de-nacre-avec-grayson-ma_music
TV1 in New Zealand, Breakfast Show
TV3 in New Zealand

Magazines
Magazine Strumenti Musica (Italy) article - Acrobat file 7.7MB about the Trophée Mondial de l'Accordéon 2008 where Grayson, the only contestant in both top categories won a 1st and a 2nd place.
Download this pdf file 7.7MB.

Online Video - hear the playing!
Concert Music
Mozart in Lithuania - Ah! Vous dirai-je Maman (W. A. Mozart)
http://www.accordion-space4u.com/user.aspx?user=14&item=6&id=114

Fragilissimo by Gorka Hermosa in Lithuania
http://www.accordion-space4u.com/user.aspx?user=14&item=6&id=123
Hommage A Paco by Franck Angelis at the Trophée Mondial 2010, Spain
http://www.accordion-space4u.com/user.aspx?user=14&item=6&id=213
Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor (J.S. Bach) at the Trophée Mondial 2010, Spain
http://www.accordion-space4u.com/user.aspx?user=14&item=6&id=226

Entertainment Music
La Tempete, Primus Ikaalinen TV Show, Finland
http://www.accordion-space4u.com/user.aspx?user=14&item=6&id=121
Pondichery Tango, Primus Ikaalinen TV Show, Finland
http://www.accordion-space4u.com/user.aspx?user=14&item=6&id=122
Variété music in Lithuania
http://www.accordion-space4u.com/user.aspx?user=14&item=6&id=115


Publicity Photographs | 2010 USA Tour


Workshops Attended:
Frédéric Deschamps
Viatcheslav Semionov
Kevin Friedrich
Romano Viazzani
Tania Lukic-Marx
Alexander Shirunov
Mary Tokarski
Fang Yuan

Publicity Photographs | 2010 USA Tour

Contact:
Grayson Masefield Email   gmasefield@gmail.com