|Concert: Monday 6th May. Holda Paoletti-Kampl (Accordions Worldwide, Italy), Mayor of Klingenthal Thomas Hennig and Kevin Friedrich (USA, Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes [CIA] Ambassador).||The Monday concert featured Matthias Matzke (Germany) and the well known Concertino (Moldavia) and the Akkordeon Orchester Klingenthal e.V. Matthias Matzke started off the concert with a Hadyn solo, then entertainment works, three videos below.|
|The Akkordeon Orchester Klingenthal e.V. entertained the audience with a mix of styles including popular folk pieces.|
|Concertina from Moldavia performed and lived up to their superb international reputation with strong ovations from the appreciative audience.
A video of one work is below.
|Flute soloist with the Akkordeon Orchester Klingenthal e.V.||The next day, Tuesday 7th May, walking to competitions, we saw this accordion statute.|
|Pictures below of some competitors in Category IV, which is the top solo classical category.
This category has 22 competitors and the first round of the category was run over two days.
|Vincent van Amsterdam (Netherlands)||Frackiewicz Maciej (Poland)|
|Vincent van Amsterdam (Netherlands), Category IV performing Prelude and Fugue in D minor J.S. Bach (BMV 875)|
|Maciej Frackiewicz (Poland), Category IV, Toccata by Georg Katzer|
|Hanzhi Wang (China), Category IV, Prelude and Fugue in C minor, J.S. Bach (WTK II)|
|Yury Solaev (Russia)||Pawel Cieplak (Poland)|
|Guo Bin (China)||Vitaly Kondratenko (Russia)|
|Laurene Dif (France)||Zsanett Szatzker (Hungary)|
|Victor Kiselev (Russia)||Dennis Allegaert (Belgium)|
|Stefanie Mirwald (Germany)||Zoe Schade (France)|
|Liubov Yankina (Russia)||Lazar Mishkov (Macedonia)|
|A lunch to celebrate the 50th year anniversary with Klingenthal Competition Director Manfred Gàbler,
Rainer Schneidenbach (former Mayor of Klingenthal) and Maria Schneidenbach, Holda Paoletti-Kampl, Harley Jones and Kevin Friedrich.
|Official Opening Concert for the 50th Anniversary.
The Mayor of Klingenthal Thomas Hennig gave the welcome speech for the 50th Klingenthal International Accordion Competition.
|Also honoring the 50th Anniversary event with a speech was the Minister of Culture/Science of the state area, Frau Prof. Dr. Dr. Sabine Freifrau von Schorlemer.|
Concert artist Friedrich Lips (Russia) performed the Mikhail Bronner work for chamber orchestra and accordion soloist.
|A work of different movements and styles.|
|Friedrich Lips enjoying the enthusiastic long applause.||Bandoneon soloist Juan José Mosalini from France performed the Tres Tangos by Astor Piazzola with the chamber orchestra.|
|A masterful performance of Piazzolla music|
|Juan José Mosalini playing the encore, conductor Stefan Fraas|
|Standing ovations for the orchestra, conductor Stefan Fraas and soloists Friedrich Lips and Juan José Mosalini.|
|Members of the Hof Accordion Orchestra Julian Feulner and Christoph Plass with Kevin Friedrich, Holda Paoletti-Kampl and Klingenthal Akkordeonwettbewerb Director Manfred Gäbler.||Prof. Jürgen Ganzer (Germany - Head of Jury) with Bogdan Dowlasz (Poland).|
|Well known Chinese university teachers: Prof. Xiaoqing Cao, Meng Hui and Lin Wenlin.||Jury members: Prof.Tibor Rácz (Slovakia) and Prof. Bogdan Dowlasz (Poland).|
|Prof. Elsbeth Moser, Holda Paoletti-Kampl, Juan José Mosalini, Fr. Keller and Harley Jones at the after concert dinner.|
|Elke Ahrenholz, Lisa Breccia, Alexander Nikolic from Beltango/Holda Paoletti-Kampl, Kevin Friedrich and in front, Julian Feulner and Christoph Plass of the Hof Accordion Orchestra.|
|Wednesday 8th May: Competitions were continuing throughout the day and in the evening was a concert.||Stefan Hussong introducing and talking about the concert program to the audience.|
|Program of about 50 mins, without interval, with many movements. It was interesting having Frescobaldi to start and finish
the program wth John Cage and Frescobaldi compositions throughout the program.
|Mike Svoboda also introduced the program in English and proved to have a excellent sense of humour and fun attitude that had the audience laughing alot and enjoying themselves before the first note of music.||Stephan Hussong demonstrated his immense musicality as he and Mike performed this musical program in a way that reached the heart.|
|The concert ended after several encores from the very happy audience.|
Thursday 9th May: Competitions took place during the day. Here are some videos from Category V which is a duo category.
|Appena Duo performing Popular Songs, Manuel de Falla: 1. El Pano moruno 2. Nana 3. Cancion 4. Polo 5. Asturiana 6. Jota|
|Duo Flute Harmonique, Stefanie Hazenbiller and Regina Maucher of Germany performing:
aus "Funf Spanische Bilder": Movt 1, 4 and 5
|Some of the friendly and helpful Klingenthal Akkordeonwettbewerb Office Team.|
|Evening entertainment was the Bayan MIX (Russia), famous duo of Sergey Voytenko and Dmitry Khramkov who have travelled the world and performed extensively on TV in Russia and Eastern Europe. This dynamic duo, complete with a large sound system and lighting show attached, put on a hand clapping show of movement and really good entertainment music.|
|Sergey was quickly playing amongst the audience which they can do easily||with their wireless midi and microphone equipped accordions.|
|Dmitry Khramkov||see the thumbs up as Sergey moves among the crowd.|
|A very visual and musical show from Bayan Mix|
|Today, representatives from Castelfidardo arrived to be part of the 10th Anniversary of the Sister City relationship between Klingenthal and Castelfidardo. Here is a picture of people who have been part of building that strong relationship over the past 10 years.|
|Jury members (country order) include: Lulu Wang (China), Ivan Koval (Czech), Jeanette Dyremose (Denmark), Jacques Mornet (France), Jürgen Ganzer (Germany), Gudrun Wall (Germany), Elsbeth Moser (Germany), Tobias Morgenstern (Germany), Stefan Hussong (Germany), Ulf Seifert (Germany), Geir Draugsvoll (Norway), Bogdan Dowlasz (Poland), Aleksandar Nikolic (Serbia), Tibor Rácz (Slovakia), Friedrich Lips (Russia).|