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Weekly News from Around the World - 07-Jun-2019
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Erfolgreiches 13. World Music Festival, Innsbruck - Österreich
Tagesberichte: Die Harmonika-Weltmeisterschaft 2019 - Austria
23.Internationale Woche des Akkordeons "Alcobaça 2019" - Portugal
Tägliche Berichte / Video: Südpazifische Akkordeon Meisterschaft 2019 - Neuseeland
Gary Daverne veröffentlicht neue CD "Koriana" - Neuseeland

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

Schedule Released, Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration – USA
PIF 2019 Composition Winner - Dražan Kosorić
U.S. Air Force Promotion to Senior Master Sgt. Frank Busso Jr. - USA
2019 Coupe Mondiale CIA Delegate and Jury Online Registration - China
Tribute Concert for Tiburcio Romero - Colombia
Renzo Ruggieri Releases Song for S.B. for Accordion & Orchestra - Italy
Accordion Presentation to School Children - Cyprus
Europe Tour Includes Accordion Masterclass in Poland
Blind Accordionist Steals the Show at Violin Competition - New Zealand

Future events

Dúo Contrastes June Concert, Bogota – Colombia
Concert Evening "Heinrich Biegenzahn" – Austria
“Accordion Showcase” at Royal Academy of Music, London - UK
Hermi Kaleta Accordion Concert – Austria
Chaika Band “Arrow” Tour - Australia
CNIMA July Course with Franck Angélis – France

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Erfolgreiches 13. World Music Festival, Innsbruck - Österreich

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opening concert with Guardia NuevaDHV audienceDer Innsbrucker Kongress, die Ausstellungen und die Olympiahalle waren am vergangenen Wochenende (30. Mai bis 2. Juni) im Klang der Freistimmzungen-Instrumenten beim 13. Weltmusikfestival des Deutschen Harmonika-Verbandes e.V. Dieses Festival, das alle drei Jahre stattfindet und Akkordeonorchester und Ensembles aus ganz Deutschland und der ganzen Welt anziehen, mit Top Solisten, Gruppen und Konzerten.

Die Wettbewerbssektionen reichten von Kinderensembles bis hin zu Hobbygruppen für Erwachsene, und den ersten Kategorie war ein heftiger Kampf zwischen einigen der renommiertesten Akkordeonorchester Europas.

Der Hauptpreis ging mit 47,8 Punkten an das Akkordeon im Quadrat Mannheim und das Hohner Akkordeon Orchester Reilingen - nur 0,2 Punkte trennten das zweitplatzierten Akkordeonorchester der Musikschule Elmshorn.

Neben dem Wettbewerb stellten Akkordeonhersteller, Musikverleger und verwandte Organisationen aus und wurden in verschiedenen Präsentationen vorgestellt, obwohl es für viele Besucher die Abendkonzerte waren, die die größten Höhepunkte darstellten.

Finnlands Weltklasse Tango Orchester Guardia Nueva füllte die Dogana Halle, während anderen Abendenen die Accordion Masters, das Akkordeon Landesjugendorchester Baden Württemberg, das Seminarorchester des Trossinger Akkordeon Konservatoriums und die IOAC Gewinner - Felix - umfassten Fritshi und / Joe Kenney auftraten.

Die Auswahl und Abwechslung am Samstagabend war auch ein hervorragendes Schaufenster für alles, was mit Akkordeon zu tun hat. Das speziell für das Festival mit Akkordeonisten der AATA (Australische Akkordeonlehrervereinigung), der ASA (Akkordeon Gesellschaft von Australien) und Neuseelands gegründete "Southern Cross Akkordeon Ensemble" eröffnete das internationale Konzert, gefolgt von Moldawiens gefeiertem "Concertino".

In der Zwischenzeit zeigte Zoran Zorko seine unglaubliche Musikalität zusammen mit einem spektakulären Schaufenster der Steirischen Harmonika. Die Nachtclubatmosphäre hielt im Erdgeschoss an, als „Kölns 1. Akkordeonorchester“ und Trossingens berühmter „Hohnerklang“ die Bühne teilten, während Litauens weltberühmte Martynas Levickis die Menge mit seiner ausverkauften Show in Tirol begeisterte.

Mit so viel Akkordeontalenten war es schwierig zu entscheiden, welche Show besucht werden sollte, aber unabhängig von Entscheidungen verließen alle den Event mit einem Maß an Virtuosität.

Auch nach einem so ereignisreichen Wochenende herrschte am Sonntagmorgen kein Energiemangel, als Hans-Gunter Kolz mit „Hohnerklang“ erneut den Taktstock übernahm und die über 5.000 Zuschauer mit Spannung auf die Ergebnisse des Wettbewerbs wartete, bevor auf der Bühne mit anderen Spielern, um das riesige „Europa-Orchester“ spielte.

Das nächste World Music Festival findet 2022 statt.

Bild unten: Das Southern Cross Akkordeon Ensemble probt für seinen Auftritt in Innsbruck
International Accordion Ensemble

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Tagesberichte: Die Harmonika-Weltmeisterschaft 2019 - Austria

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Gottfried HubmannTagesberichte: Die Harmonika-Weltmeisterschaft 2019 wird vom 30. Mai bis 2. Juni in St. Peter-Freienstein, Steiermark (Österreich) von Gottfried Hubmann ausgetragen (Bild rechts).

Holda Paoletti-Kampl war anwesend und hat einen vollständigen Bericht über die Veranstaltung erstellt: 2019Harmonika

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23.Internationale Woche des Akkordeons "Alcobaça 2019" - Portugal

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Artur AdrshinDie 23. Internationale Woche des Akkordeons "Alcobaça 2019" fand vom 18. bis 26. Mai in Alcobaça statt und wurde von Diana Freire (Wettbewerbsmanagerin) und Aníbal Freire Präsidentin des portugiesischen Akkordeonverbandes organisiert.

Diese Internationale Woche beinhaltete die 24. Nationale Trophäe sowie den 5. Internationalen Akkordeon Wettbewerb am 24. (Konzert), 25. und 26. Mai.

Das Festival beinhaltete eine Veranstaltung mit dem Titel "Acordeão para quase todos os gostos" ("Akkordeon für fast jeden Geschmack"), bei der eine Vielzahl von Künstlern verschiedene Genres spielten. Die Veranstaltung endete mit einem Galakonzert, bei dem alle Gewinner des Wettbewerbs auftraten.

Gastdarsteller während des Festivals waren João Palma, Orchester Típica e Coral de Alcobaça, Iulian Ciobanu, Kamera des Instituts für Musik Vitorino Matono, Christine Rossi (Präsentation der CD mit Themen von Franck Angelis), RedPoin Trio, Vladimir Stupnikov und Charm Trio.

Der Wettbewerb umfasste Teilnehmer aus Portugal, Spanien, Italien, der Tschechischen Republik und Russland.
Mitglieder der Jury waren Alexander Dmitrijew, Franck Angelis, Christine Rossi, Renzo Ruggieri, Juan Carlos Carcamo, Ladislav Horack, Marco Gemelli, Raymond Keith, Raimondas Sviakvicius, Wladimir Stupnikov, Nicolla Maggio, Paulo Neto und Tino Costa

Ergebnisse:
Preis der Stadt Alcobaca - Gewinner der Seniorenkategorie: Artur Adrshin (Bild rechts)
Junior klassisches Solo: 1. - Martin Sulc
Sorte solo: 1. - Ines Faria
Junior Sorte: 1st - David Mendes
Ältere Sorte: 1. Pedro Goncalves
Duo A: 1. - Tiago Conceicao & Tiago Mendes
Duo B: 1. - Carina & Hugo
Orchester 2: 1st - Folegarve
Franck-Angelis-Preis: Arkadii Shkvorov
Vitorino Matono Preis: Joao Miguel
J. B. Bexiga-Preis: Andreia Rodrigues

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Tägliche Berichte / Video: Südpazifische Akkordeon Meisterschaft 2019 - Neuseeland

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Video 1: 1st Catrina Lin South Pacific Accordion Solo Champion

Video 2: 1st Angela Chen South Pacific Junior Solo Champion

Video 3: 1st Adam Perry South Pacific Junior Virtuoso Solo Champion
Die NZAA Südpazifik Akkordeon Meisterschaften & Festival 2019 wurden am 1. und 2. Juni im Raye Freedman Arts Centre in Auckland abgehalten und feierten den „10. Jahrestag des Coupé Mondiale 2009“, den die NZAA in Takapuna, Neuseeland, ausrichtete.

Tägliche Berichte mit Ergebnissen, Fotos und Videos sind online unter: 2019SouthPac

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Gary Daverne veröffentlicht neue CD "Koriana" - Neuseeland

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Gary DaverneKoriana CD coverDer bekannte Komponist, Arrangeur und Dirigent Gary Daverne hat seinen neuen CD / Album Katalog veröffentlicht: nzom005 mit dem Titel "Koriana New Zealand Accordion Music".

Video 1 oben: Der erste Titel des Koriana-Albums ist '2nd Rhapsody for Accordion and Orchestra'. Der Solist Grayson Masefield tritt mit dem North Shore Akkordeon Ensemble unter der Leitung von Lionel Reekie auf.

Video 2 oben: Track 11 des Koriana-Albums ist 'A Musical Party', Stephanie Pooles Solistin mit dem Auckland Symphony Orchestra unter der Leitung von Gary Daverne.

Es gibt 15 Tracks von Daverne-Kompositionen in vielen verschiedenen Stilen. Solo, Duett, Trio, Solo Akkordeon Solo mit Sinfonieorchester und Akkordeonorchester.

Zu den Interpreten zählen international bekannte Spieler: Grayson Masefield, Kevin Friedrich, Lionel Reekie, Internationales Trio (USA), Stephanie Poole, Eddie Giffney und Orchester: Akkordeonorchester der Musikschule "Risto Saviv" (Slowenien), Auckland Symphony Orchestra und "World Accordion" Orchester III ".

Die CD ist online erhältlich und das Album ist auch als MP3-Titel für nur 9 € erhältlich. Alle Informationen zum Album und den Interpreten unter: Katalog: nzom005 Koriana CD / Album

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Schedule Released, Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration – USA

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Leavenworth small picThe detailed schedule has been released for the Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration (LIAC) which will take place from June 20th to 23rd in Leavenworth, Washington sponsored by the Northwest Accordion Society. Download: 2019Leavenworth.pdf

The event will include an accordion competition (with jury members Alex Meixner, Gary Blair and Emmanuel Gasser), workshops, concerts with world class performers, free performances at the Gazebo, Grange, and restaurants, free accordion lessons, an accordion parade on Saturday (June 22nd), a variety of accordion vendors, an opportunity for all accordion players to play, Jam sessions and much more.

The workshops will be presented by Alex Meixner, Gary Blair, Cooksie Kaserzon Kramer, Jamie Maschler, Creosote (Jamie Maschler and Gabe Hall-Rodrigues), Emmanuel Gasser and Richard Noel.

This is a celebration of the accordion’s versatility and its presence in many cultures. Accordion music is what this event is all about!

For further information view the website at: Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration (LIAC)

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PIF 2019 Composition Winner - Dražan Kosorić

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Dražan KosorićThe victory in the PIF 2019 classical composition competition category for Accordion and Symphony Orchestra goes to Dražan Kosoric (picture left) from Bosnia and Herzegovina whose work was entitled "Bas-Celik”, with 2nd place going to Giuseppe Di Falco (Italy) with “Black Forest Suite” and 3rd place to Hervé Esquis (France) an accordionist, bandoneoist, composer and conductor currently teaching in the conservatory Puy-en-Velay (France) with the piece “Anouk et la Cité de Nacre”.

A total of 17 compositions were received from Russia, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland, Portugal and the Czech Republic.

President of the jury Paolo Picchio (Italy) stated “I am very satisfied for the work of esteemed colleagues and the level of work received. I am sure that a good number of these works (I believe even greater than last year) deserve to remain in the repertoire of accordion concert performers. In the end he won a composition with a great balance and good quality that overall had an appreciation (with high scores) from all the members of the jury.”

The jury was composed of Friedrich Lips (Russia), Ivan Fedele (Italy), Gorka Hermosa (Spain), Bete Ilin (Macedonia), Volodymyr Runchak (Ukraine), Massimiliano Pitocco (Italy), Peter Soave (USA), Antonio Cericola (Italy) and Livio Bollani (Italy).

The jury noted that it was clear (as it can be seen from the titles of the works) that the composers had interpreted in a personal and creative way the theme assigned by the PIF (“Once upon a time …”) and how the technical level of the orchestral scores reached levels of great enthusiasm for the future of the accordion.

The winning song will be the mandatory test piece of the Prize category of the # PIF2019 International Accordion Award of Castelfidardo, which will take place on September 22nd at the gala concert held in the Astra Theater Castelfidardo, Italy.

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U.S. Air Force Promotion to Senior Master Sgt. Frank Busso Jr. - USA

Frank Busso JnrFrank Busso, Jr. was recently promoted to the rank of Senior Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force. Frank, from Staten Island, New York, became the U.S. Air Force Band’s accordionist in 2005 and is also the Section Chief of Live Production for the organization.

While off duty, he runs the Busso Music School in Alexandria VA and serves as director of the Ernest Deffner Affiliates, whose accordion brands include Titano, Pancordion, Pigini, Roland, and Hohner. Frank has served on the American Accordionists' Association (AAA) board of directors since 2007.

Excerpts from the Air Force website: Master Sgt. Frank J. Busso Jr. is the accordionist with the Air Force Strings, The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. Originally from Staten Island, New York, his Air Force career began in 2005. Busso currently serves as the band's section chief for live production.

Busso attended Boston University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration in 2001. He studied accordion with Frank Busso Sr. at the Staten Island Music School in New York. Prior to joining the Air Force, Busso was an instructor and arranger with the Boston University Athletic Bands. He was also an instructor at the Staten Island Music School, where his students earned many regional and national titles in competition.

As a competitive accordionist, Busso received numerous regional titles from the Accordion Teachers Association of New Jersey, including the organization's virtuoso championship in 1995. He also earned multiple national titles from the AAA in classical, popular, and ethnic competitions. Since 2001, Busso has performed in concert as a member of The Busso Trio at numerous summer festivals hosted by the AAA and the Accordionists & Teachers Guild, International (ATG).

Highlights of Busso's Air Force career include a 2012 humanitarian tour to Staten Island, NY following Hurricane Sandy and creating and performing a strolling strings arrangement of Billy Joel's "Piano Man" for the 2013 Kennedy Center Honours, at which Billy Joel was honoured.

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2019 Coupe Mondiale CIA Delegate and Jury Online Registration - China

The Coupe Mondiale site has opened the Delegate and Jury online registration at: http://www.coupemondiale.org/2019/cn_delegates.html

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Tribute Concert for Tiburcio Romero - Colombia

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LacidesA tribute concert for Maestro Tiburcio Romero (father of accordionist Lacides Romero) was held in the city of Monteria in northern Colombia on June 1st.

Lacides Romero performed at the event along with 11 Choirs. The program included a variety of Universal and Latin American music along with compositions by Tiburcio Romero.

This tribute is of great importance in the region because Tiburcio Romero was a forerunner of the choral movement in the region of Cordoba (Colombia). In 1964 he founded the Choir of the University of Córdoba and in 1974 the Choir of the University of Sinú. Since that time he has also founded several private choirs such as the Rondalla del Sinú and the Amadeus Quintet.

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Renzo Ruggieri Releases Song for S.B. for Accordion & Orchestra - Italy

Song for S.B. coverRenzo RuggieriRenzo Ruggieri has released Song For S.B. for accordion & orchestra or accordion & string orchestra.

Catalog: rrenzo500 - Song for S.B. was composed in 2002 and published in 2003 as a compulsory piece for the jazz section of the international competition "Stefano Bizzarri" of Morro D'Oro (Italy).

The central “only accordion” indication invites the soloist to improvise on the structure of the first theme -B- (by the same author, there is a version for solo accordion that includes a usable transcribed solo).

rrenzo500 - This massive musical digital pdf booklet of 55 pages includes the score and all parts for:

1. accordion & orchestra (full score & individual parts)
for: Accordion, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in Bb, Bassoon, Horn in F
and Strings (I Violin, II Violin, Viola, Cello, Double bass).
(full score & individual parts)
AND
2. accordion & string orchestra (full score & individual parts)
for: Accordion & Strings (I Violin, II Violin, Viola, Cello, Double bass).
(full score & individual parts)

Catalog: rrenzo501 - Song for S.B. (solo) was released much earlier and is recorded on
Renzo Ruggieri Collection Album Catalog: rruggieri07

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Accordion Presentation to School Children - Cyprus

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Daniel SabotinovAccordionist Daniel Sabotinov has been visiting public schools in Cyprus with the aim of encouraging students to learn the accordion. Last week he visited a primary school in a village called Xylofagou in the Larnaca District. The invitation came from the Director of the public school.

Over 300 children were able to see and hear the accordion being played for the first time. They were all very excited and many of them wanted to begin lessons so they could learn to play too.

Daniel played an accordion that was presented to him by a young 15 year old accordionist from Israel named Ori Ofek.

Daniel’s aim is to continue to present the accordion at public and private schools in Cyprus as his desire is to help make the accordion popular throughout the whole island!

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Europe Tour Includes Accordion Masterclass in Poland

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Lodz masterclassVideo: “Bridge+Wolak Duo” perform “Petite Fleur”, April 2019 at the Imperial Theatre, Sarnia, Canada.

Accordionist Michael Bridge (Canada) and Kornel Wolak (clarinet) “Bridge+Wolak Duo” are touring in Europe. Their tour began in Kiev, Ukraine, where they delivered presentations and masterclasses at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory. The focus was on realistic employment of non-accordion sounds and particulars of using digital accordion in chamber music performance (in this case, playing with clarinet and violin.)

Now they are based in Kraków, Poland, where they are playing concerts throughout Poland and in the Czech Republic

Last week Michael gave a masterclass and lecture for students at the Music Academy in Lódz, Poland, organised by Olo Stachowski. The lecture was entitled “14 Types of Bellows Shakes”. He then worked with six of the students (undergraduate and masters) in a masterclass setting.

Michael was very grateful for such a warm reception from the Academy and the teachers, and for very attentive students.

For further tour information email: michael@michaelbridgemusic.com
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Blind Accordionist Steals the Show at Violin Competition - New Zealand


Video: Mark Wilson and Matthias Well at the biennial Michael Hill International Violin Competition for 2019.

NZ news site “Stuff” reported on the Michael Hill International Violin Competition which began on June 1st in Queenstown with 16 violinists from around the world competing for a prize worth NZ$100,000.

However, it was not one of the finalists who stole the show at Saturday's first quarter final round; it was local Queenstown blind accordionist, Mark Wilson. Requested specifically by German finalist, 25-year-old Matthias Well, for the Ad Libitum round where competitors choose their own songs, Wilson learnt the two Russian folk songs by ear. Saturday marked the first time they had performed together, aside from a few rehearsals earlier in the week, with a performance that brought the house down.

Over the next two weeks 16 competitors will showcase their talents in Queenstown in round 1 and 2 for the Quarter-finals. Six semi-finalists will head to Auckland for round three this week and from there three Grand finalists will perform with Music Director Giordano Bellincampi conducting.

In addition the "sought after" duo appeared live on the National Television TV3 show "The Project" on June 7th.

The winner of the competition receives NZ$40,000, and a recording contract, as well as a tour across New Zealand and Australia.

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Future events


Dúo Contrastes June Concert, Bogota – Colombia

Duo Contrastes
Dúo Contrastes, which includes accordionist Lacides Romero and pianist Felipe Calle will perform a concert on June 9th in Bogota. Their program will include solo and duo works by Handel such as “Hornpipe”, works by Grieg, Dvorak, Haydn, Cervantes and Piazzolla among others.

For further information email: lacidesromero@gmail.com

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Concert Evening "Heinrich Biegenzahn" – Austria

Heinrich BiegenzahnA concert evening with Heinrich Biegenzahn (accordion & clarinet – picture left) and Mariam Vardzelashvili (piano) will be held at Kaiserstraße 10 in Vienna on June 14th at 8pm.

The evening program will include accordion works such as Ballade, Toccata No 1, Meditation No 2 and Sonata No 2. Heinrich Biegenzahn will also perform a duo with Mariam Vardzelashvili.

For further details email: hbiegen@hotmail.com

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“Accordion Showcase” at Royal Academy of Music, London - UK

A concert entitled “Accordion Showcase” will be held at the David Josefowitz Recital Hall, Royal Academy of Music, London on June 20th at 7.30pm. The event will include a program of solo and chamber music for accordion, including works by Bach, Piazzolla and Sofia Gubaidulina.

The performers will be Royal Academy of Music current accordion students along with fellow students from other departments for the chamber items. Names of performers are yet to be announced.

For further information phone: +44 (0)20 7873 7373

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Hermi Kaleta Accordion Concert – Austria

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Video: Jalousie by Jacob Gade performed by Accordion Group Hermi Kaleta

Hermi Kaleta has organised an accordion concert at Haus der Begegnung in the Großfeldsiedlung, Vienna, Kürschnergasse 9, on June 16th at 6pm.

The event will include performances by accordion soloist Hermi Kaleta, Akkordeon Ensemble Hermi Kaleta and Akkordeon Gruppe Hermi Kaleta.

Children up to the age of 12 have free admission.

For further details email: kaleta.hermi@aon.at

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Chaika Band “Arrow” Tour - Australia

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“Chaika Band” (which includes accordionist Emily-Rose Šárkova) are excited to announce their “Arrow” short tour this month which will feature their 3rd LP “Arrow” which was released in April and recorded and produced by ARIA award winning team Bob Scott and Llew Kiek. The LP consists of almost completely original works injected with the compositional personalities of all 6 members.

Tour details are:
June 28th: Wollongong Town Hall, Cnr Crown & Kembla Sts, Wollongong, NSW
June 29th: The Rhythm Hut, 135 Faunce St, Gosford, NSW
June 30th: The Newsagency, 74-76 Pyrmont Bridge Rd, Camperdown, NSW

For further concert information email: info@chaikaband.com

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CNIMA July Course with Franck Angélis – France

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Franck AngelisThe CNIMA directed by Nathalie Boucheix will run a course from July 15th to 19th tutored by French composer and accordionist, Franck Angelis. Franck is a past winner of international competitions and has been a member of many national and international accordion juries.

He has taught at many masterclasses all over the world and this masterclass will cover interpretation of his own works as well as preparation for competitions. He will help students to perfect interpretations and discover new pieces. He will also be happy to help you perfect a classic piece of your choice.

For further details email: cnima@wanadoo.fr

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