The Coupe Jeunesse, an international competition for young accordion
soloists, will take place as a part of the International Accordion
Festival and Workshops organised by Marta Szokeová, under the
auspices of the CIA,
from October 5th to October 9th in Dunajská Streda, Slovakia.
The one round competition is open to accordionists of all nationalities
in three categories: A: under 14 years, B: under 17 years, C: under
21 years. The participants must compete with music originally written
for accordion (maximum duration A/15, B/25, C/35 minutes), one piece
must represent the home country of the competitor. The competitor
is not allowed to play any piece from last year’s program and
the participants in category A may read music.
The international jury is composed of world-renowned artistes and
teachers. The application form, one passport photography and a short
curriculum must be sent to the Competition Secretary by July 31st
2007. Contact: Marta Szokeová, Methodical Centre of Accordion,
Bratislava State Conservatory, Tolsteho 11, 811 06 Bratislava, Slovak
The International Accordion Music Festival 'From Baroque to Jazz',
is a long running series of events, including competitions, concerts
and master classes, that takes place in Wroclaw and Brzeg from April
20th to November 25th. The organiser is Olexiy Suslov.
An accordion contest, scheduled for November 22nd to 25th, includes
five categories. The contest jury chairman is Bogdan Dowlasz, Professor
at the Lodz Musical Academy, a distinguished composer, accordionist
and lecturer. The November contest also includes a concert featuring
prominent prizewinning accordionists Eneasz Kubit and Oleksandr Khrustevich.
The festival is held under the joint patronage of the Lower Silesia Region Speaker and the General Consulate of the Austrian Republic in Krakow.
the first time, MusicforAccordion.com enables the medium to advanced
accordionist not only to listen to great accordion music, but also
to play it by himself by issuing nearly all the compositions on the
new CD ‘Accordion mon Amour’ in print. Many of these great
pieces are now for sale as sheet music advertised in the MusicForAccordion.com
Oppenheimer dedicated this new CD to Harley
Jones "whose whole life is dedicated to ‘Accordion
mon Amour’". Also, not to forget Holda
Paoletti-Kampl, the driving person in keeping us informed of so
many accordion activities in the world. For her, Yehuda Oppenheimer
wrote the very appropriate piece called ‘Perpetum Mobile’.
Unwell Owen Murray Postpones London Concert, Copenhagen – Denmark
Contributed by Romano Viazzani
Unfortunately Owen Murray suffered a mild heart attack on Wednesday June 6th and has had to postpone his concert scheduled for June 8th at the Wigmore Hall, London, as the doctor has ordered complete rest. Owen will rearrange this concert as soon as he is well again. Accordionists everywhere will all wish him a speedy recovery.
will I have to learn first? Italian, English, German, Spanish or Russian
by professional translator mother Claudia or the diatonic accordion
by professional accordion player and Fismen
Accordion Distributor Günther Lerch? “Well –
I think, I will just have a good time first”.
Best wishes for this from Accordions
Worldwide to Nicolas and his happy parents, born on the March
French accordionist Jean-Louis
Noton gave a concert in at the Hernani Musika Eskola in northern
Spain on May 25th, preceded by a master-class on the midi accordion
for the students of Professor Joxan Goikoetxea.
An audience of 300 were transported by the magic of the accordion
Orient House Ensemble, led by Israeli saxophonist Gilad Atzmon and
featuring accordionist Romano Viazzani, performs at the Romanian Restaurant,
32 Old Bailey, London EC4M 7HS, on June 13th, at 9pm.
A concert featuring accordionist Yan Li - Peking, China, the Panflötenquartett Pan Tasti Co, featuring accordionist Roman Prüller, and the Akkordeon Ensembles – MD Hermine Kaleta, takes place on June 16th, 6pm, at the Volksheim GroB, Jedlersdorf 1210, SiemensstraBe 17, Vienna.
On June 14th accordionist Ian Watson performs with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican, 7.30pm, in Prokofiev's '2nd Cantata' (for the October Revolution). This incredible work has 5 accordion parts and Eddie Hession, Mark Bousie, Karen Street and Tracy Goldsmith form the section.
The 4th KlezMORE Festival takes place at various venues in Vienna from June 25th until July 8th. Artistes featuring accordions include Mandy’s Mischpoche, Ensemble Klesmer Wien, Isle of Klezbos, Max Klezmer Band, Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird, Gojim, Lerner Y Moguilevsky Duo, Kohelet 3, Frank London & His Klezmer Pirates, and the 17 Hippies.
French accordionist Pascal Contet has the following dates in his diary for June:
June 9th, 10pm – appearance on TV France 3
13th, 6pm – Opéra, Lille
15th, 8am to 9am – appearance on Musique, Radio France
16th, 10.30pm – Theatre, St Quentin en Yvelines
21st, 22nd and 23rd, 10.30pm – Le Phoenix, Valenciennes
30th, Théâtre de La Criee, Festival de Marseille