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  Sata-Häme Soi Accordion Festival, Ikaalinen – Finland
Australian Accordionist Performs in Festival, Tainan – Taiwan
New Scottish Dance Band CD, Inverness – UK
Mika Väyrynen to appear at the Naantali Music Festival - Finland
St Petersburg Musette Ensemble Publish Music, St Petersburg – Russia
  2005 International Accordion Orchestra Competition, Castelfidardo – Italy
Australian International Accordion Championships and Festival, Sydney - Australia
  Frank Marocco Concert, Milwaukie – USA
Gary Blair’s North American Tour – UK
Various Accordion Concerts – Portugal
1st National Competition and Review, Reggio Emilia – Italy
Free Italian Festival, New Jersey – USA
Marco Lo Russo Concert Appearances – Italy
3rd National Music Competition, Carpinetti – Italy
Jörgen Sundeqvist Appears at Swaledale Music Festival, North Yorkshire – UK
Theatre – Dance – Music Course, Brescia - Italy
 



Sata-Häme Soi Accordion Festival, Ikaalinen – Finland
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

The Sata-Häme Soi Accordion Festival presents a new International Accordion Competition, ‘Primus Ikaalinen’, to be hold in Ikaalinen, on July 1st. The emphasis of this competition is variety and public entertainment music. Each contestant is required to perform two pieces, lasting 3 to 4 minutes, from their country of origin, if possible.

The finalists will be accompanied by a professional band (piano, guitar, bass, keyboard and drums). All together, seven contestants will be awarded prizes totalling 7,000 Euros. The Chairman of the Jury is Richard Galliano.
Primus Ikaalinen is part of the weeklong Sata-Häme Soi Accordion Festival. This gives the contestants the possibility to enjoy the festival program outside the competition.

The festival program will include a large variety of accordion music, with different styles and versatile artists from both Finland and abroad. The contestants will have a free admission to all the festival events and concerts.
The Sata-Häme Soi Accordion Festival has an English language website www.accordions.com/finland

For further information email minna.kulmala@satahamesoi.fi
 

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Australian Accordionist Performs in Festival, Tainan – Taiwan
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

Accordionist Marie Rappolt with her Fisitalia Accordion has been invited to perform at a cultural and music festival in Taiwan, representing Australia with her band ‘Viva the band’, for four weeks from July 2nd to 29th. Marie and ‘Viva the band’ performed in Taiwan previously in August 2004, where they were showcased in a street parade, a welcome by the mayor of Tainan and a series of concerts and television performances throughout Taiwan.

Marie and Viva the band perform a mixture of: jazz, swing, Latin, gypsy jazz, salsa, French , Spanish songs, cabaret and classic show tunes. The band has become very popular at all their venues, delighting their audiences with their unique and varied styles of music.

Marie and Viva the band are very popular on the Sydney entertainment scene, performing at Venues at Darling Harbour, the Australian Maritime Museum for ‘Discovery After Dark’, the Miss World Ball at the Four Points, by Sheraton, and the Sydney Royal Easter Show. The band also perform at jazz festivals and major music events including:  Newcastle Jazz Festival, Morpeth Jazz Festival, Manly International Jazz Festival, Kiama Jazz Festival, Illawarra Jazz festival, Central Coast Jazz Leagues, Gold Coast Jazz Festival, Thredbo Jazz Festival and Sydney Olympic Park and Darling Harbour music events.

For further information email rappolt@optushome.com.au
 
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New Scottish Dance Band CD, Inverness – UK
Contributed by Rob Howard

David Bowen, a full-time accordion teacher based in Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland, travels around the North of Scotland and the Inner and Outer Hebrides teaching and performing with his trademark Hohner Morino IV.

He recently released a CD of typical Scottish dance music, titled ‘On The Spree’, with backing from Dennis Morrison on keyboard and Billy Thom on drums. All arrangements are by David Bowen and Dennis Morrison.

For further information email orders@davidbowen.net
  

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Mika Väyrynen to appear at the Naantali Music Festival - Finland
Contributed by Kevin Friedrich

On June 7th at 7pm in the Naantali Church, Finnish accordion virtuoso Mika Väyrynen will perform in the opening concert of the Naantali Music Festival.  This opening concert will be dedicated to music of Professor Aulis Sallinen who celebrates his 70th birthday this year.

The concert will comprise three concertos including:  ‘Chamber Music No. III for Cello and String Orchestra’ (Professor Arto Noras - cello), ‘Chamber Music No. IV for Piano and String Orchestra’ (Professor Ralf Gothoni - piano), and ‘Chamber Music No. V (Barabbas Variations) for Accordion and String Orchestra’ (Mika Väyrynen - accordion).  The soloists will all perform with the ‘Virtuosi di Kuhmo’ String Orchestra, conducted by Professor Ralf Gothoni.

The Naantali Music Festival, under the artistic direction of one of the greatest cellists of all times - Professor Arto Noras, is considered one of world’s finest festivals. This year’s guest artistes will include such names as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Barbara Hendricks, Krzysztof Penderecki, and many more.
 
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St Petersburg Musette Ensemble Publish Music, St Petersburg – Russia
Contributed by Rob Howard

The highly acclaimed St Petersburg Musette Ensemble, a sextet whose many contest successes include winning First Prize at the 1999 Citta' Di Castelfidardo competition in Italy, have made available a wide range of sheet music for solo, ensemble and orchestras. They also have available CDs and videos, and are available for concerts, master classes, workshops and lectures – either as a sextet or in various combinations.

The members of the St Petersburg Musette Ensemble are: Vladimir Ushakov (piano accordion, piano), Svetlana Stavitskaya (piano accordion, piano), Sergei Likhachov (button accordion), Vladimir Bogomolov (guitar), Vladimir Kurgarov (bass guitar) and Victor Shafranov (drums).

For further information email musette@trade.spb.ru
 
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2005 International Accordion Orchestra Competition, Castelfidardo – Italy
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

The 2005 International Accordion Orchestra Competition was held in Castelfidardo on May 27th and 28th. The adjudicators were Vladimir Zubitsky (President), Alessandro Mugnoz, Rinaldo Strappati, Claudio Furlan and Paolo Picchio. The full results are:-


Category A
1. Kammeltal Accordion Orchestra (Germany)
2. Hof Accordion Orchestra (Germany)

Category B
2. Tianjin Music Conservatory Chamber Orchestra (China)
(Tianjin Music School Ensemble – entry withdrawn)

Category C
1. Cvrak Harmonikaski Orkester, Pula (Croatia)
2. Hof Youth Accordion Orchestra
3. Kammeltal Jugend Accordion Orchestra (Germany)
4. Sezana Glasbene Skole Harmonikaski Orchester (Slovenia)
5. Glasbene Matice Spete Accordion Orchestra (Italy)
6. Tianjin Angel Art Center (China)



The Kammeltal Accordion Orchestra received the Accordion Worldwide Sponsor Award.
 

Australian International Accordion Championships and Festival, Sydney - Australia
Contributed by Harley Jones

The Australian International Accordion Championships were held on the 28th and 29th May in Sydney, organized by the AATA, President Tania Lukic-Marx. Special Guest Artist Alexander Poeluev (right) of Russia performed a variety program that had the enthusiastic audience on their feet applauding this great young artiste. He was a last minute replacement for the 2004 Coupe Mondiale International Piano Accordion Competition winner Evgeny Kochetov, who had the great misfortune to become ill with pneumonia, and miss out on this tour, which is part of the prize for winning this class.

Contestants from New Zealand and Australia took part in the top class with the results being: 1st - Ann-Elise Koerntjes (Australia), 2nd - Hilary Thwaites (New Zealand), 3rd - Campbell Hill (New Zealand). Full results and a photo-montage are online. The event finished with a Gala Concert featuring John MacDonald, Sydney Balalaika Orchestra, ACE, Heinz Dabernig, Grayson Masefield and the ASA Orchestra, directed by Elizabeth Jones.
 
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Frank Marocco Concert, Milwaukie – USA
Contributed by Rob Howard

The Rose City Accordion Club proudly present jazz accordionist Frank Marocco as their guest artiste on June 10th. The venue is the Milwaukie Center, 5440 Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie, and the concert begins at 7pm.

For further information email webmaster@rosecityaccordionclub.com
 

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Gary Blair’s North American Tour – UK
Contributed by Rob Howard

Scottish accordionist and recording artiste Gary Blair pays another visit to the USA and Canada in June and July:-

June 22nd to 26th - Leavenworth Accordion Celebration -Washington, USA.
June 26th to 30th - Las Vegas Accordion Convention - Las Vegas Nevada, USA.
July 1st - Community Music Center, 3350 SE Francis, Portland, Oregon – 7pm start.
July 5th to 10th - KIOTAC - Kimberley Old Thyme Accordion Celebration - British Columbia, Canada.

In late August, Gary Blair visits Canada again to perform at the Montmagny Accordion Festival, from 31st August 31st September 5th, held in Quebec.

For further information email gazzapt@yahoo.co.uk

 

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Various Accordion Concerts – Portugal
Contributed by Harley Jones

A number of concerts featuring international accordion artistes will take place at various venues in Portugal during June. The artistes involved are Berroguetto, a band from Galicia in Spain who feature Santiago Cribeiro on accordion, Renato Borghetti, a diatonic accordionist from the Forro tradition of Brazil, and the band La Caravane Passe, from Switzerland.

The dates and venues are as follows:-
Berroguetto
June 5th – praça do municipio, Fundao – 10pm
10th – auditório de record?es, Águeda – 10pm
Renato Borghetti
June 15th – santiago alquimista, Lisbon – 10.30pm
17th – cine-teatro san pedro, Águeda – 10pm
18th - praça do municipio, Fundao – 10pm
La Caravane Passe
June 23rd - santiago alquimista, Lisbon – 10.30pm
24th - espaço d’Orfeu, Águeda – 10pm
25th - praça do municipio, Fundao – 10pm

For further information email dorfeu@dorfeu.com
 

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1st National Competition and Review, Reggio Emilia – Italy
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

The 1st National Review Competition and Review takes place at the Villa of the Mauriziano, birth house of the poet Loduvico Ariosto, on June 9th. This accordion competition is known as ‘Heart and Accordion’, and proceeds will to the League of the Heart charity. The concert takes place, from 9pm, and accordionists involved include Fabio Rossato, Mauro Cart, Paolo Gandolfi, Fisorchestra Luigi Valcavi, artistic direction Lorenzo Munari.

For further information email fisa.armonica@libero.it

 

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Free Italian Festival, New Jersey – USA
Contributed by Harley Jones

An event described as a Free Italian Festival takes place on June 12th, from 10am to 6pm, at the PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey. Accordion entertainer Lenny, better known as ‘The Cordeen Man’, will be performing from 11.30am to 2.30pm.

For further information email cordeenman@cordeenman.com
 

Marco Lo Russo Concert Appearances – Italy
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

Accordionist, composer and arranger Marco Lo Russo has appeared in National and International Festivals in Italy, Canada, France, Switzerland and Albania both solo and with orchestras, chamber orchestras. His musical style is influenced by many international genres. He is soon to appear in a series of concerts, the dates of which are given below:-

June 10th, 24th (Firenza), 25th (Modena).
July 7th (Latina), 21st (Macerata), 23rd (Moderna), 26th (Firenze), 29th (Moderna).
August 7th (Moderna), 9th.
 

3rd National Music Competition, Carpinetti – Italy
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

The Luigi Valcavi Musical Association, in collaboration with the Town Council of Carpineti and Province of Reggio Emilia, have organized the 3rd National Music Competition – ‘Carpinetti in Music’. This event takes place from July 1st to 3rd, and includes sections for various instruments, including the accordion. The accordion sections take place on July 2nd, and the closing date for entries is June 10th.

For further information email fisa.armonica@libero.it
 
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Jörgen Sundeqvist Appears at Swaledale Music Festival, North Yorkshire – UK
Contributed by Rob Howard

Swedish accordionist Jörgen Sundeqvist is to appear at the Swaledale Music Festival in North Yorkshire on June 7th. He appears in duet with organist Hakan Dahlén at St Mary’s Church, Richmond, at 7.30pm. Their program includes ‘Concerto’, by Anthony Galla Rini, ‘Accordion Concerto’, by Eugene Zador, and ‘The Bubble Tune’, by Fredrik Hogberg. This program is also to be found on a new CD by Jörgen Sundeqvist and Hakan Dahlén.

For further information email info@swaledale-festival.org.uk
 
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Theatre – Dance – Music Course, Brescia - Italy
Contribsuted by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

Accordionist Davide Bonetti is co-director of a course involving theatre, dance and music, set to take place from June 20th to 25th, in Brescia.

For further information email info@lelastiko.it

 
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A new CD Review of Veli Kujala (accordion/bandoneon); Jarmo Julkunen (nylon & metal string guitars, mandolin, ukulele); Ricardo Pasdilla (percussion); Roi Ruottinen (violoncello); Timo Tuppurainen (bass). Review by Joan Cochran Sommers
 

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The United States National Accordion News June edition has been published, including news stories from around the United States, Mexico and Canada. The site includes feature articles, news stories, upcoming concerts and festivals and contact information for Clubs and Associations in the United States.
 
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 Listed below are three updated websites:-
http://www.accordions.com/noton
http://www.accordions.com/nufringen
http://accordions.com/nufringen/gotz.htm
 
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Raquel Ruis, Spanish accordionist and co-collaborator for the AWW Spanish news is presenting her new website.
 

Yuri Medianik site selling a new CD, "Resurecction del Angel" with sound samples. Purchase online with credit card.
 
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Italian accordionist Gianfranco Foscolii has an updated website.

 
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 Sebastiano Cali - accordionist, composer, piano tuner, harpsichord and other early instruments maker, releases another 6 new works for accordion available for purchase online. 'Invention 2 parts - N.1' (Classical), 'Invention 2 parts - N.4' (Classical), 'Invention 2 parts - N.6' (Classical), 'Invention 2 parts - N.8'(Classical), 'Invention 2 parts - N.10' (Classical), 'El Cumbanchero' (American South-Latin). The music is in eSheet format, able to be emailed to your computer. Purchase with credit card.
 
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James O' Brien - composer, arranger and performer, releases another 6 new works for accordion available for purchase online. 'Pancakes' (traditional), 'Pat-a-Pan' (traditional), 'Pletionka' (traditional), 'Portsmouth (Old Air)' (traditional), 'Sailor’s Hornpipe' (traditional), 'Santa Lucia' (traditional). Samples of this music are available on the site. The music is in eSheet format, able to be emailed to your computer. Purchase with credit card.
 
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 Vassily Glubochenko - composer, arranger, performer and scientist, releases 1 new work titled 'Wheels' composed by Glubochenko, available for purchase online. A sample of this music is available on the site. The music is in eSheet format, able to be emailed to your computer. Purchase with credit card.
 
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