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Weekly News from Around the World - 04-Oct-2019
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Veikko Ahvenainen Celebrates 90th Birthday, Finlandia Hall, Helsinki - Finland
2019 “Music China” Expo in Shanghai - China
Voyage gratuit en Nouvelle Zélande pour le professeur du vainqueur et le vainqueur – Nouvelle Zélande
Andreas Nebl Teaching Accordion at Musikhochschule Nürnberg – Germany

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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Veikko Ahvenainen Celebrates 90th Birthday, Finlandia Hall, Helsinki - Finland

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Veikko AhvenainenFinnish accordionist Veikko Ahvenainen celebrates his 90th anniversary in a big concert in Helsinki on Saturday 5th October. The Finlandia Hall is completely sold out and 1,700 people will attend Veikko’s celebration.

Veikko Ahvenainen was born 24th September 1929 in Kuopio and his public musical career had already began in the early 1940’s. He has been the most versatile Finnish accordionist performing virtuoso entertainment, classical music as well as dance music.

During his career, Veikko Ahvenainen has played more than 5,000 concerts, recorded over 1,000 tracks (which is more than anybody else in the Finnish music industry) and published many music books and several accordion methods.

His close friendship with famous accordionists, like John Molinari from USA and Yuri Kazakov and Anatoly Beljajev in Russia and others, made his many international concert tours possible.

Ahvenainen’s Jubilee Concert in the famous Finlandia Hall will be a great accordion event with many clubs, orchestras and soloists performing, like Carina Nordlund, Oleg Sharov, Sami Hopponen, Jarmo Tinkala, Seppo Lankinen, and singers Erkki Liikanen, Leif Lindeman and Marita Taavitsainen. At the end of the concert, more than 300 accordionists will play together for Veikko’s celebration.

Not only music but also sports has been a part of Veikko’s life. He has run more than 30 marathons, the last one only few years ago. Veikko Ahvenainen is married to a Swedish accordionist Carina Nordlund since 2005.

In his celebration interview, Veikko emphasizes a positive life attitude and warm relationship with the concert public. This is certainly the main reason for his popularity amongst so many accordion friends.

He is full of energy and still plays concerts regularly: even in October, he has 13 concerts in 13 cities – including the Jubilee Concert in the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki.

View the article about his 85th Jubilee Concert and video from the DVD.
http://www.accordions.com/news.aspx?d=26-Jun-2015&lang=en&s=10491

The accordion world salutes the amazing Veikko Ahvenainen - AWW Founder Harley Jones.
Pictures below: previous anniversary concert
Finlandia Hall concert

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2019 “Music China” Expo in Shanghai - China

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Music ChinaThe fairground at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in the Pudong business district of Shanghai, will open its doors for the 18th edition of Music China. The expo will run from October 10th to 13th organised by Messe Frankfurt Shanghai Ltd.

Visitors and exhibitors from all over the world will gather inside the 13 exhibition halls for four days dedicated to everything that has to do with music. The product range will cover the full musical instruments supply chain, and domestic and international brands will be side by side to connect to about 110,000 expected visitors.

Accordion factories exhibiting include:
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

The event will include a wide variety of live shows, musical instrument and accessory exhibitions, electronic technology, sheet music publishers, workshops, courses, seminars & talks and demonstrations.

For further information email: info@china.messefrankfurt.com

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Voyage gratuit en Nouvelle Zélande pour le professeur du vainqueur et le vainqueur – Nouvelle Zélande

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Poster: 2020 International Video Competition & Promotion of Accordion Music by Gary DaverneLa New Zealand Accordion Association (NZAA) annonce la compétition internationale de vidéos 2020 et la promotion de l’accordéon par le célèbre compositeur néo-zélandais Gary Daverne.

C’est une excellente opportunité pour l’enseignant de l’accordéoniste vainqueur et le vainqueur lui-même de gagner un voyage en Nouvelle Zélande.

C’est une « compétition vidéo pour accordéonistes de tout âge et nationalités » gratuite avec inscription en ligne. Le 1er prix sont deux billets aller et retour pour la Nouvelle Zélande pour les championnats d’accordéon du Pacifique Sud 2020 qui se dérouleront les 30 et 31 mai 2020 à Auckland en Nouvelle Zélande. Est inclus le logement pour 3 nuits et des accès à concerts et festivités.

Les participants doivent envoyer une vidéo mp4 avec un ou plusieurs morceaux composés par Gary Daverne dont les compositions pour accordéon comprennent des oeuvres pour
- accordéon solo;
- duo d’accordéons ou accordéon et un autre instrument;
- trio d’accordéons ou accordéon avec ensemble à cordes;
- orchestre d’accordéon;
- accordéon soliste avec orchestre d’accordéons ou accordéon soliste avec orchestre à cordes ou orchestre symphonique.

Pour les participants, les partitions sont disponibles gratuitement et sur demande

Le jury international sera composé de Gary Daverne, Kevin Friedrich, Grayson Masefield, Stephanie Poole.

Date limite d’inscription le 5 janvier 2020

Plus d’infos à:
http://www.accordion.co.nz/2020/VideoDaverneCompetition.htm

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Andreas Nebl Teaching Accordion at Musikhochschule Nürnberg – Germany

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MHlogoAndreas NeblAndreas Nebl (picture right) will teach accordion for all Bachelor and Master's degrees at the Musikhochschule Nürnberg from the upcoming 2019/2020 semester.

Andreas has just completed the selection process following his solo review with the selection commission.

His aim is to develop a high quality accordion class at Musikhochschule Nürnberg and enquiries are welcome.

For further details email: 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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