About

Grayson Masefield is a New Zealand born accordionist and is the first person to win World Championships in Classical, Virtuoso and Digital accordion categories. He is the Instrumental Music Teacher for Accordion at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and is the founder of AOTANGO.

Born in Auckland, New Zealand, he studied in France with Frederic Deschamps, completed a Master in Specialised Music Performance at HEMU Lausanne, Switzerland with Stephane Chapuis, and a Masters of Studio Pedagogy from the University of Auckland.

He is regularly invited to adjudicate and/or appear as Guest Artist at international competitions he has previously won, CIA in Italy, China & Russia, CMA in USA & Portugal, Primus Ikaalinen in Finland and Roland International in Rome. At the 2010 Coupe Mondiale, VaraĹždin, Croatia, Grayson was elected to the prestigious CIA Music Committee and today is Vice-Chairman of the CIA Music Committee.

Over the years, Grayson has been invited to perform in many countries including France, Spain, Germany, UK, Portugal, Slovakia, Italy, USA, Canada, Russia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Portugal, China, Switzerland, Chile, Czech Republic, Singapore, South Korea, Austria, New Zealand, Australia, Finland.

Grayson has available a varied program of serious concert works as well as entertainment music. His extensive repertoire can be heard on his three albums as well as many live performances on youtube.

Grayson plays in many ensembles, in classical and contemporary styles and has been a soloist with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra (USA), the Orquesta Sinfonica de Chile (Santiago & Frutillar, Chile), the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne (Switzerland), Berliner Kammerorchester at the Chamber Music Hall of the Berlin Philharmonie (Germany), Civic Orchestra of Victoria (Canada), Calabrian Philharmonic Orchestra (Italy) and with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (New Zealand).

He has worked 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.

Three CD / mp3 albums released:
   Baroque Transcriptions
   Symbols of Semionov
   Concert Accordion Music

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