International 2005, Caister - UK Contributed
International 2005' is takes place at Caister Holiday Center, near Great Yarmouth,
England from November 10th to 14th. The international guest artistes are Giancarlo
Caporilli (Italy) (right), Oivind Farmen (Norway) (left) and Murl Allen Sanders
(USA) (far right).
Also involved are Accordeon Club des Flanders de
Lambersart (Belgium), Crawley Accordion Orchestra, Norvic Concordia, Gary Blair,
Charlie Watkins, Johnny Coleclough and Bert Santilly. A unique and very interesting
feature of this festival is the display of antique accordions and memorabila,
presented by Caroline Hunt, including instruments dating back to the time the
accordion was invented in 1829.
festival includes celebrity concerts, master classes, orchestral workshops, 'Free
and Easy' sessions, and Scottish and ballroom dancing. The festival will also
feature an 'Auction of Accordions & Accessories'. There will be a trade show,
featuring Trevani, Electronic
Accordions Ltd, WEM, and Geoff Holter Accordions.
President to Participate in World Music Forum, LosAngeles - USA Contributed
by Harley Jones
International des Accordéonistes (CIA) President Kevin
Friedrich will attend the International Music Council (IMC-UNESCO) General
Assembly meetings in Los Angeles in conjunction with the World Music Forum. The
series of lectures, concerts, meetings and exhibits will take place at The Hotel
Renaissance - Hollywood Boulevard, from October 1st to 5th.
The IMC World
Music Forum is staged to be a highly influential global knowledge-building platform
and will address diverse topics such as music and social change; music and media;
technology and public access; copyright and music education. In order to explore
and integrate different perspectives, it will bring together voices from different
stakeholders in the field of music such as government officials, private sector
executives and professionals from the civil society, scholars, artistes, and students.
Themes of the forum include: 'The Power of Music in a Fast Changing World, Music
and Technology: What Lies Ahead and Globalisation and the Future of Music'.
The IMC was founded in 1949 at the request of UNESCO as a non-governmental
advisory body on musical matters. It currently comprises national music committees
in 74 countries on all continents as well as 34 International organizations representing
most fields of musical activity and some Members of Honor.
accordionist and bandoneonist Klaus Paier has composed all 13 tracks on his latest
CD 'Tiempo'. Five of the tracks can be heard on Klaus Paier's website. The Klaus
Paier Trio is currently on tour with 40 concerts in 10 countries in Europe.
World Records has recently released a two CD, one hour and forty minute chamber
opera: 'The Floating Box', by Jason Kao Hwang. It traces the history of Chinese
immigrants and their settling in New York's Chinatown. The libretto is by Catherine
Filloux. The opera features an elaborate accordion part performed by Dr. William
recent review in the International Record Review states: "most
inspired of all is his (Hwang's) use of the accordion to provide the harmonic
filling: and in this he is served by the admirable William Schimmel, whose subtlety
is in itself one of the highlights of the recording."
Kao Huang worked closely with Dr.Schimmel in developing this intricate part and
Mr. Huang uses it as a bridge between his scoring for western instruments as well
as traditional Chinese instruments such as the erhu and the pipa. The International
Record Review lists Dr. Schimmel as a character in the opera along with the singers.
'The Floating Box' had its world premiere in 2001 at Asia Society in New York.
Juan Carlos Rivas conducted both the premiere and the recording.
more information on this recording: www.newworldrecords.org
and Piano Store's New Promotions, Paris - France Contributed
The long established
accordion and piano retail business Hista, founded in 1930, has upgraded its premises
and established a website. Hista sells Victoria,
and Maugein button and piano accordions and also carries out repairs. Hista is
situated at Denis and Armelle Salmon 1 rue Louis Ganne, 75020, Paris.
Dazzles in Historic Memorial, Melbourne - Australia Contributed
witnessed one of its rare concerts to feature the accordion in a classical setting.
Visually impaired accordionist, Bernadette
Conlon, performed two concertos with the Melbourne based string orchestra,
The Melbourne Musicians at the prestigious St. John's Lutheran church at Southgate,
one of Melbourne's most coveted performance venues.
She also performed Australia's
first concerto for accordion and orchestra, 'Concerto for Bernadette', which she
commissioned nine years ago, from Melbourne composer, Michael Easton, which work
Bernadette had previously recorded for the Naxos label. This performance was a
memorial to Michael, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in London who died,
aged 54, last year.
Bernadette was critically acclaimed in Melbourne's
daily newspaper, The Age, as an accordionist, who played with "agility and
relish in her work", and that the concerto "brought home again Conlon's
enthusiasm and talent".
Hrustanbegovic at the Enschede Music Festival 2005, Enschede - The Netherlands Contributed
Nihad Hrustanbegovic was born in Bosnia-Herzegovina, where he received a musical
education at the Tuzla Music School, under Professor Midhat Zulic. During music
studies in Bosnia he became 3 times National Accordion Champion of Bosniacom,
from 1988 to 1991. In 1996 he become a student of Professor Miny Dekkers at the
Hogeschool v/d kunsten, in Arnhem in The Netherlands, and later in 1999, a student
of Gerie Daanen at the Messiaen academie, also in Arnhem. During these studies
he took part in many accordion projects for classical and modern music.
has performed as a soloist in major Dutch concert halls such as Concert Gebouw,
in Amsterdam, the Hall of Knights in The Hague, and recently on September 16th,
at the Enschede Music Festival 2005 together with one of the most promising Dutch
talents of the year - the Moses Rosenberg Trio. Some Dutch musical experts during
the concert become very enthusiastic about Nihad's accordion playing, especially
combination of classical and modern techniques, together with his powerful creation
of the improvisations where he makes a cross-over between the orient, jazz and
Hot club de France.
Bruneau on TV5, Montreal - Canada Contributed
Mario Bruneau has composed and recorded original background music for the Quebec-based
television channel, TV5. TV5 is the world's largest French language television
station, and its broadcasts are received around the world via Sky and cable networks.
Mario Bruneau has many recordings to his credit, some of which are in French
musette style. He plays piano accordion, piano and organ, and often accompanies
his wife, the singer Hélèn Cardinal. Their performances include
an appearance at the Chartres Accordion Festival in France in 2000.
accordionist and recording artist Mika
Vayrynen will perform on September 29th in the City of Lappeenranta, with
the Lappeenranta City Orhestra under the direction of Jan Söderblom. Mika
will peform Aulis Sallinen's 'Chamber Music V - Barabbas Variations'. This concert
is part of the ongoing celebration of Professor Sallinen's 70th birthday. While
in Lappeenranta, Mika will also give a lecture at the Lappeenranta Music Institute.
Van Hautem and Frederik Caelen's 'Brel & Piaf', New York - USA Contributed
Van Hautem sings the songs of Jacques Brel and Edith Piaf, with accompaniment
by Frederik Caelen on accordion and piano. Micheline Van Hautem and Frederik Caelen
are both from Belgium, and have performed their shows in many parts of the world.
They have produced two CDs, and have a website.
Frederik Caelen obtained
a Master's Degree in classical accordion at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp,
and a Laureate in piano at the Stedelijk Conservatorium Hasselt. The duo's concert
dates for October and November are as follows:-
26th, at 7.30pm - The
Red Hat, Irvington, New York 27th, at 6.15th - Le Dôme at The Manor,
New Jersey 28th, at 7pm - Dannys' Skylight Room, Manhattan 29th, at 9.30pm
30th, at 8.45pm 2nd, at 7.30pm - The Red Hat, Irvington, New York
3rd, at 9.30pm - Dannys' Skylight Room, Manhattan 4th, at 9.30pm 5th,
Burke is among the greatest exponents of traditional Irish music. His sheer
musical brilliance, his knowledge and love of his land, its music and culture
had earned him an immortal place in the history of Irish music and Folklore. Resident
in the USA for many years, Joe Burke has now returned to Ireland, and now lives
in Galway, where he performs, records and teaches.
is publishing a new music mfa1107 Grizzly
Riders March composed by Tom J Colins. 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.
Glubochenko - composer, arranger, performer and scientist, releases 1 new
work titled 'Grandfather's
Krutch' 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.
Dahl's site is updated to include full length .mp3 sound files of music from
3 of his popular books. Please visit www.accordions.com/garydahl to enjoy these
varied samples of music.