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Weekly News from Around the World - 04-Oct-2019
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Veikko Ahvenainen celebra su 90 cumpleaños, Finlandia Hall, Helsinki - Finlandia
Exposición “Music China” 2019 en Shanghai - China
Viaje gratis a Nueva Zelanda para maestro de ganador y estudiante - Nueva Zelanda
Andreas Nebl Acordeón Docente en Musikhochschule Nürnberg - Alemania

Reports for Concerts, Masterclasses, Competitions, Festivals, etc.

Amy Jo Sawyer Named: 2019 ISMTA Teacher of the Year - USA
Accademia Del Ridotto Enrollment Deadline Extended - Italy
"The Life Work of Count Guido Roberto Deiro" by Henry Doktorski - USA
New Book: Mae West and the Count: Love and Loss on the Vaudeville Stage

Future events

Sergey Osokin Concert in Moscow – Russia
Anne Niepold & Riccardo Tesi Perform in Hampshire - UK
Klaus Paier “Visions for Two” Tour - Austria, Slovenia, Tunisia, Lithuania, Germany and Poland
25th International Accordion Festival Hoogezand-Sappemeer – Netherlands
“Honky-Tonk Jump” Presents Texas Swing Music in Minneapolis - USA
Accordionist Ghenadie Rotari Performs at Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Foundation – Germany
2019 Chamberet Accordion Festival - France
Super Orchestra Day in Surrey – UK
IDEAS Symposium 2.0 in Ohio - USA
5th International Classical Music Competition “Kaunas Sonorum” - Lithuania

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Updated Site: PIF Castelfidardo Daily Reports - Italy

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Veikko Ahvenainen celebra su 90 cumpleaños, Finlandia Hall, Helsinki - Finlandia

Veikko and Carina Ahvenainen
Veikko AhvenainenEl acordeonista finlandés Veikko Ahvenainen celebra su 90 aniversario en un gran concierto en Helsinki el sábado 5 de octubre. El Finlandia Hall está completamente agotado y 1.700 personas asistirán a la celebración de Veikko.

Veikko Ahvenainen nació el 24 de septiembre de 1929 en Kuopio y su carrera musical pública ya había comenzado a principios de la década de 1940. Ha sido el acordeonista finlandés más versátil que realiza espectáculos virtuosos, música clásica y música de baile.

Durante su carrera, Veikko Ahvenainen ha tocado en más de 5,000 conciertos, ha grabado más de 1,000 pistas (que es más que cualquier otra persona en la industria musical finlandesa) y ha publicado muchos libros de música y varios métodos de acordeón.

Su estrecha amistad con acordeonistas famosos, como John Molinari de EE. UU. Y Yuri Kazakov y Anatoly Beljajev en Rusia y otros, hizo posible sus numerosas giras internacionales de conciertos.

El Concierto Jubilar de Ahvenainen en el famoso Finlandia Hall será un gran evento de acordeón con muchos clubes, orquestas y solistas, como Carina Nordlund, Oleg Sharov, Sami Hopponen, Jarmo Tinkala, Seppo Lankinen y los cantantes Erkki Liikanen, Leif Lindeman y Marita Taavitsainen. Al final del concierto, más de 300 acordeonistas tocarán juntos para la celebración de Veikko.

No solo la música sino también los deportes han sido parte de la vida de Veikko. Ha corrido más de 30 maratones, el último hace solo unos años. Veikko Ahvenainen está casado con una acordeonista sueca Carina Nordlund desde 2005.

En su entrevista de celebración, Veikko enfatiza una actitud positiva de vida y una relación cálida con el público del concierto. Esta es sin duda la razón principal de su popularidad entre tantos amigos del acordeón.

Está lleno de energía y todavía toca conciertos regularmente: incluso en octubre, tiene 13 conciertos en 13 ciudades, incluido el Jubilee Concert en el Finlandia Hall en Helsinki.

Vea el artículo sobre su 85º concierto de jubileo y el video del DVD.
http://www.accordions.com/news.aspx?d=26-Jun-2015&lang=en&s=10491

El mundo del acordeón saluda al increíble Veikko Ahvenainen - Fundador de AWW Harley Jones.
Fotos a continuación: concierto de aniversario anterior
Finlandia Hall concert

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Exposición “Music China” 2019 en Shanghai - China

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Music ChinaEl recinto ferial en el Nuevo Centro Internacional de Exposiciones de Shanghai en el distrito de negocios de Pudong de Shanghai abrirá sus puertas para la 18ª edición de Music China. La exposición tendrá lugar del 10 al 13 de octubre organizada por Messe Frankfurt Shanghai Ltd.

Visitantes y expositores de todo el mundo se reunirán en las 13 salas de exhibición durante cuatro días dedicados a todo lo que tiene que ver con la música. La gama de productos cubrirá toda la cadena de suministro de instrumentos musicales, y las marcas nacionales e internacionales estarán juntas para conectar con unos 110,000 visitantes esperados.

Las fábricas de acordeones que exhiben incluyen:
Beltuna Accordions S.r.l.
Bugari Armando and Bugari Evo
Excelsior
Harmonikas s.r.o.
Mengascini
MusicTech di Sabbatini Claudio & C. snc
Pasco Italia Srl E Soprani Moreschi
Pigini Srl
Scandalli Accordions Srl
Zero Sette

El evento incluirá una amplia variedad de espectáculos en vivo, exhibiciones de instrumentos musicales y accesorios, tecnología electrónica, editoriales de partituras, talleres, cursos, seminarios y charlas y demostraciones.

Para más información, escribir a: info@china.messefrankfurt.com

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Viaje gratis a Nueva Zelanda para maestro de ganador y estudiante - Nueva Zelanda

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Poster: 2020 International Video Competition & Promotion of Accordion Music by Gary DaverneLa Asociación de Acordeón de Nueva Zelanda (NZAA) anuncia el Concurso Internacional de Video 2020 y Promoción de Música de Acordeón del famoso compositor neozelandés Gary Daverne.

Esta es una gran oportunidad para que el maestro y un acordeonista ganador visiten Nueva Zelanda.

Esta es una "Competencia de video en línea gratuita para acordeonistas de todas las edades y nacionalidades" con un primer premio de dos boletos aéreos de ida y vuelta a Nueva Zelanda para el Campeonato de Acordeón del Pacífico Sur 2020, 30-31 de mayo de 2020, Auckland, Nueva Zelanda. Alojamiento por 3 noches incluido más algunas otras posibilidades adicionales de conciertos / vacaciones.

Los concursantes deben enviar una grabación de video .mp4 de uno (o más) trabajo (s) compuesto por Gary Daverne, quien tiene un amplio repertorio de composiciones para acordeón que incluye:
- solo
- dúo de acordeón o acordeón con otro instrumento;
- acordeón trío / conjunto o acordeón con conjunto de cuerdas;
- orquesta de acordeón;
- solista de acordeón con orquesta de acordeón o solista de acordeón con orquesta de cuerda o solista de acordeón con orquesta sinfónica.

La música de acordeón está disponible para cualquier concursante sin cargo previa solicitud.

El jurado internacional será: Gary Daverne, Kevin Friedrich, Grayson Masefield, Stephanie Poole.

Las inscripciones en línea se cierran el 5 de enero de 2020.

Información completa en:
http://www.accordion.co.nz/2020/VideoDaverneCompetition.htm

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Andreas Nebl Acordeón Docente en Musikhochschule Nürnberg - Alemania

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MHlogoAndreas NeblAndreas Nebl (imagen a la derecha) enseñará acordeón para todos los títulos de licenciatura y maestría en la Musikhochschule Nürnberg del próximo semestre 2019/2020.

Andreas acaba de completar el proceso de selección luego de su revisión individual con la comisión de selección.

Su objetivo es desarrollar una clase de acordeón de alta calidad en Musikhochschule Nürnberg y las consultas son bienvenidas.

Para más detalles, escribir a: AndiNebl@gmx.de

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Amy Jo Sawyer Named: 2019 ISMTA Teacher of the Year - USA

Amy Jo SawyerThe ATG association is proud to announce that ATG Vice President, Amy Jo Sawyer was named the Illinois State Music Teachers Association Teacher of the Year for 2019. This organization includes all variety of music teachers and is not an “accordion” organization.

Below is a copy of the letter that was sent from the ISMTA to all of their members:

“Please join me in congratulating Amy Jo Sawyer, our 2019 Teacher of the Year. Amy Jo will be honored at the ISMTA Conference on November 2nd at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, and will be nominated as a candidate for the 2020 MTNA Teacher of the Year".

Amy Jo has received an MA in Jazz Performance and BA in Piano Performance and Composition, is past President, Certification Chair, AIM Chair for the ISMTA Gateway Arch East chapter, for which she currently serves as Vice President/Program Coordinator. She was Chapter "Member of the Year" 2000, 2014 and 2019, received the ISMTA Composer Commissioning Award in 2014, and is currently the ISMTA Composer Commissioning Program Chair.

Along with being the 2nd Vice President for the ATG International, she is an accordionist with the St. Louis Symphony and performed "Italian Love Songs" when Luciano Pavarotti sang.

Her Accordion Orchestra, solos and duets have been performed internationally. Her Tango, "Recuerdos" (Memories) was performed by the "World Accordion Orchestra X" at the 2018 Coupe Mondiale in Lithuania.

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Accademia Del Ridotto Enrollment Deadline Extended - Italy

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Antonio SpaccarotellaThe Accademia Del Ridotto has extended the deadline for enrollments for the 2019/2020 year to October 20th, 2019. Antonio Spaccarotella (picture left) is the tutor for Modern Accordion classes.

The Accademia del Ridotto is an advanced artistic and musical training center, based in the Theatre of Stradella (50 km from Milan), directed by Livio Bollani.

The Academy issues four types of Diplomas, up to Master.

Best students will be given the opportunity of performing in concert and/or to record professional CD’s.

For further information email: info@accademiadelridotto.com

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"The Life Work of Count Guido Roberto Deiro" by Henry Doktorski - USA

Guido DeiroNearly two decades ago, in March 2001, I performed in recital at the City University of New York hosted by The Center for the Study of Free-Reed Instruments and The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. The organizer of the event, Alan Atlas, asked me to play solo accordion works by the three great pioneers of the accordion in the early-twentieth-century: Pietro Frosini, Pietro Deiro and Guido Deiro.

Of course, I had played a great deal of music by the two Pietros, but although I had heard of Pietro’s brother Guido, I had never seen any of his music during my career. Luckily my friend Stanley Darrow, a prodigious collector of accordion music, had some of Guido’s music in his extensive library, and I played Guido’s “My Florence Waltz” and his “Egyptian Fantasy” at the Manhattan event.

Immediately following my performance, an elderly, white-haired, heavy-set, distinguished-looking gentleman wearing a tuxedo with a sash covered with medals came up to me and grabbed my hand. During a long and vigorous handshake, he exclaimed, “Bravo! Bravo! I have never heard anyone play my father’s music as well as you since my father passed away fifty-one years ago! I want you to record my father’s complete original compositions for accordion, and I will pay for the studio recording fees!”

This was my first meeting with Count Guido Roberto Deiro, and the beginning of a decade-long collaboration which ultimately helped reawaken the world to the greatness of Count Guido Deiro (1886-1950). Guido Jr. told me, “As a young boy, I didn’t really appreciate the greatness of my father. He passed away when I was still quite young. But now that I’ve accomplished so much during my life, I have only one more pressing desire: I have made it my mission to set the record straight about the accomplishments of my father, which have been lost during the passing of the last half-century.”

During the next ten years, Guido Jr. and I worked together on a half-dozen projects to help educate the world about the accomplishments of his father:
2001: We created website with hundreds of pages, hundreds of images, and dozens of sound files, for Guido Deiro at http://guidodeiro.org.
2003: I recorded “The Complete Works of Guido Deiro,” a double CD released by Bridge Records, which received a wonderful review in Gramophone Magazine. http://henrydoktorski.com/recordings/cdvaudeville.html
2005: I wrote a book, “The Brothers Deiro and Their Accordions,” a biography of Guido and Pietro Deiro. http://henrydoktorski.com/books/brothersdeiro.html
2005: I presented a workshop and recital at “A World of Accordions Museum” in Superior, Wisconsin, during which the museum celebrated the acquisition of two historic accordions formerly owned by Guido and Pietro Deiro.
2007-2010: I wrote the CD booklet notes for “The Complete Recorded Works of Guido Deiro,” a four-CD anthology of Guido’s own recordings from Edison cylinders and Columbia and Decca 78 records re-mastered and released by Archeophone Records. http://henrydoktorski.com/store/archeophone_1.html
2008: I edited and wrote an introduction for “The Complete Works of Guido Deiro,” a 192-page printed music book published by Mel Bay of forty-five of Guido’s original compositions for accordion. http://henrydoktorski.com/books/melbaydeiro.html

Count Guido Roberto Deiro also accomplished other notable achievements in memory of his father:
c. 2000: He funded the restoration of the 1928 Vitaphone sound film of his father performing.
c. 2001: He donated the substantial Guido Deiro Archives to the City University of New York
c. 2010: He wrote a screenplay for a proposed movie about his father’s life.
2019: He wrote and got published a biography of his father titled “Mae West and the Count: Love and Loss on the Vaudeville Stage.” https://outskirtspress.com/maewestandthecount

I am very sorry to hear of Count Guido Roberto Deiro’s passing, but I am very happy that Guido was able to accomplish what he told me that he wanted to do nearly two decades ago: to educate the world about the great accomplishments of his father. With the publication of the biography of his father just a few months ago, Guido Jr. had achieved his goal. His mission had been accomplished. I am grateful to have been an important part of his life mission. Guido Jr. will be missed. Rest in peace.

Photograph: Count Guido Roberto Deiro (standing), Henry Doktorski, III, Theresa Doktorski, Henry Doktorski, II (Las Vegas: August 12th, 2016)

For further information email: henrydoktorski@gmail.com
Henry D

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New Book: Mae West and the Count: Love and Loss on the Vaudeville Stage

Book coverA new book “Mae West and the Count: Love and Loss on the Vaudeville Stage” has just been released. Written by Guido Roberto Deiro (the son of Guido Deiro) and based on his father’s oral reports and written documents, the biographic novel delves into the lives of an accordion virtuoso and a notorious beauty whose dual rise to fame in vaudeville and theater stardom remain legendary.

Guido’s life story tells of numerous eccentricities and love affairs, the most notable of which is certainly his involvement with and eventual marriage to stage and film star Mae West.

He was a handsome, charismatic, and spirited person who gained substantial wealth through his performances, music schools and instrument sales. He was responsible for the manufacture of various accordions, some of which are pictured in the book and are identical to models found in A World of Accordions Museum.

Guido’s performance accordion was installed in the AWAM concert hall at Henry Doktorski’s special concert in 2005. It stands alongside that of his brother’s (Pietro Deiro) in the Special Exhibits Area.

Both instruments were donated to AWAM through the generosity of Deiro family members, who bequeathed Guido’s estate to the CUNY Center for the Study of Free-Reed Instruments, headed by director Allan Atlas.

Book details are:
Paperback: 332 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (March 20, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1977207405
ISBN-13: 978-1977207401
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
Available: online

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Future events


Sergey Osokin Concert in Moscow – Russia

Sergey OsokinAccordionist Sergey Osokin will perform at the Young Public Chamber of Russia, Columned Hall of the House of Unions in Moscow, Russia on October 9th.

He will perform “Belleville” and a mix of other pieces by Django Reinhardt with Dmitriy Kuptsov (manouche guitar) and Mark Gaidar (double bass).

For further details email: sergei_osokin@mail.ru

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Anne Niepold & Riccardo Tesi Perform in Hampshire - UK

Anna & RiccardoAnne Niepold & Riccardo Tesi are two contrasting diatonic accordionists. These European musicians will perform a concert at the Forge Anvil Arts Centre Churchill Way in Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK on October 9th at 7.45pm.

Anne will be debuting material from her new album “Vita Brevis” and Riccardo has an instantly recognisable style, drawing on ancient and modern musical languages.

For information phone: 01 256 844244

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Klaus Paier “Visions for Two” Tour - Austria, Slovenia, Tunisia, Lithuania, Germany and Poland

Klaus Paier tourAccordionist Klaus Paier and Asja Valcic (cello) celebrated their 10th anniversary with a tour to China in September, their “Vision for Two“ CD release in August and further tours to Austria, Slovenia, Tunisia, Lithuania, Germany and Poland throughout the rest of 2019.

In addition the duo will entertain on the cruise ship MS Europa at the end of this month.

Tour schedule:

October 10th: Austria - Klagenfurt, Villa For Forest at 8pm
October 11th: Austria - Spittal/Drau, Schloss Porcia - Ahnensaal at 7.30pm
October 12th: Austria - Wolfsberg, Kuss at 8pm
October 16th: Slovenia - Ljubljana, Cellofest Ljubljana - Kavarna Slamic at 8pm
October 23rd: Tunisia - Tunis, Mûsîqât - Internationales Festival Traditioneller Musik, Palais Ennejma Ezzahra - Sidi Bou Saïd at 8pm

October 29th to November 3rd: - MS Europa Cruise Ship – Music Waves Jazz, Swing and Soul

November 15th: Austria - Neunkirchen, Sparkassensaal der Musikschule at 7.30pm
November 20th: Lithuania - Vilnius, Akordeono Festivalis - St. Catherine's church at 7pm
November 24th: Austria - Salzburg, Jazzit Musik Club - Musik Salon at 5pm
November 27th: Germany - Berlin, A-Trane at 9pm
November 28th: Germany - Berlin, Konzerthaus - Musikclub at 6pm
November 29th: Poland - Poznan, Blue Note at 8pm
November 30th: Poland - Gdansk, Shakespeare Theater - Österreichische Kulturwoche at 7pm
December 20th: Austria - Bodensdorf, Mountain Resort Feuerberg - Musikfestival "Klassik im Advent" at 8.45pm
December 21st: Austria - Völkermarkt, Step at 8.30pm

For further details email: klaus.paier@aon.at

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25th International Accordion Festival Hoogezand-Sappemeer – Netherlands

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The 25th International Accordion Festival Hoogezand-Sappemeer will be held at the Theatre het Kielzog in Hoogezand-Sappemeer, Netherlands on October 13th organised by Adri Kruijer.

International guest performers include Eric Bouvelle (France), Roger Pluymers (Belgium), Rembrandt Duo and Die Neuen Oberkrainer (Germany) which includes accordionist Horst Herrmann.

For further details email: info@accordeonfestivalhs.nl

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“Honky-Tonk Jump” Presents Texas Swing Music in Minneapolis - USA

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“Honky-Tonk Jump”, which includes accordionist Dan Newton, plays tribute to Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys at Crooners Main Stage in Minneapolis, MN on October 14th.

The band will keep your boots tapping with Wills classics like San Antonio Rose, Benny Goodman take-offs like Mission to Moscow and a little Hank Williams to keep the beer flowing. It's blues, jazz and swing topped with a ten-gallon Stetson!

For details phone Crooners: 763-760-0062

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Accordionist Ghenadie Rotari Performs at Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Foundation – Germany

Ghenadie RotariThe Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Foundation is an organization which brings classical music to places where it is seldom heard or not at all, like hospitals, homes for older people, hospices, etc. The foundation works with and supports young musicians at the beginning of their career as well as with established musicians.

Ghenadie will play a programme with different shorter pieces, such as "Winter" by Vivaldi, "Tango pour Claude" and "Song for Joss" by Galliano, a selection of the Goldberg Variations by Bach, "Cavatina Figaro" by Rossini, "Basso Ostinato" by Vlasov, "Sonata in B major" by Scarlatti and "Omaggio ad Astor Piazzolla" by Zubitsky.

Concert details:

October 16th: concert at 3pm at the Altenheim Marienstift in Munich
October 16th: concert at 7pm at the Kreisklinikum Starnberg
October 17th: concert at 4pm at the Pflegezentrum Sendling in Munich

For further information email: g.rotari@yahoo.com

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2019 Chamberet Accordion Festival - France

2019 Chamberet Accordion FestivalThe Chamberet Accordion Festival will be held at Place de le Mairie in Chamberet from October 17th to 21st.

The event, which began in 2006 will include a wide variety of performances in a musette ball atmosphere.

Download full details of the concerts, performers and where to buy tickets at: 2019Chamberet.pdf

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Super Orchestra Day in Surrey – UK

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Ctawley AOSuper Orchestra Day, believed to be the largest and longest running orchestra workshop day in the UK will be held on October 27th at the Village Hall in Ripley Surrey.

Attendees will have the opportunity to come together and enjoy a day of practice and evening concert performance of three pieces. New and seasoned players are welcome.

During the day there will be a mini orchestra running a free workshop in the rear hall for under 16's. This is aimed at complete beginners and those who have recently started playing. The mini Orchestra will work towards playing a short piece in the concert also,

A range of instruments are available for children to borrow on the day. We want to encourage those who have never played the accordion before. Although the day is free for under 16's, registrations are compulsory.

The Super Orchestra will be supported by Watford Accordion Band, Tillingbourne Accordion Orchestra (picture below), London Accordion Players and for the first time Crawley Accordion Orchestra (picture above left). The concert will begin at 5.30pm.

For details and registrations email: mail@londonao.co.uk
Tillingbourne AO

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IDEAS Symposium 2.0 in Ohio - USA

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Cory PesaturoThe IDEAS Symposium 2.0 for Digital Accordion will be held at the Avalon Inn & Resort in Warren, Ohio from November 6th to 10th, 2019.

The event aims to bring together digital accordionists so they can come to learn, share, and delight in their digital accordions and digital peripherals.

Concerts will be held on November 8th and 9th which will include Jazz and Classical artists on digital accordion such as Eddie Monteiro, Matthias Matzke, Cory Pesaturo (picture left), Joseph Natoli, Richard Noel, and the IDEAS Ensemble.

Registrations are now open.

For further details email: thegr8.ideas@gmail.com

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5th International Classical Music Competition “Kaunas Sonorum” - Lithuania

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Diana Medekšaite-BalciunieneThe 5th International Classical Music Competition “Kaunas Sonorum” will be held in Kaunas, Lithuania from December 2nd to 5th, 2019. The executive Director of the competition is Dr Gintaras Balciunas.

The competition includes age group categories for accordion, piano, woodwind, stings and vocalists. The coordinator of the accordion section is Diana Medekšaite-Balciuniene (picture left).

For further competition details email: diana30mb@gmail.com

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Updated Site: PIF Castelfidardo Daily Reports - Italy


Radu Ratoi (Moldova - pictured) won both the 2019 PIF Castelfidardo Premio and Virtuoso Competitions.

Daily Reports, pictures, video and results are online at: 2019Castelfidardo
New videos have been added in the last few days. Videos of both rounds of the Virtuoso Senior category are online now along with Videos of Round II of the Premio Round III with symphony orchestra. Enjoy 2019Castelfidardo
Radu Ratoi

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