Sponsors
Books (Text)
eSheet (pdf file)
eTracks sound files
Sponsors
Free Services
Books (Text)
Statistics
Sponsors

Recordings (CD, DVD, Video)
Printed Music
Statistics
Free Services
Sponsors
Weekly News from Around the World - 08-Oct-2021
Previous News | Past News Index | Next News


Highlights

Daily Reports, 2021 Coupe Mondiale, Start Wednesday, Munich - Germany
Daily Reports, Pictures and Competition Results, PIF Castelfidardo - Italy
Bari Accordion Festival – Italy
London Accordion Orchestra Charity Concert, England - UK
Duo Accosphere Celebrates 10th Anniversary – Poland
Pigini Love Tattoo, Castelfidardo - Italy
VIII International Student Competition of Folk Instruments, Moscow - Russia

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

Accordionists & Teachers Guild, International (ATG) Launches Professional Development Series - USA
Accordion Days 2021: New World of Sound - 40 Years of Development - Austria
Online: 72nd Perth Accordion & Fiddle Festival - Scotland
Houston Accordion Orchestra Retreat Update - USA
Zivorad Nikolic Performs Solo Recital – England
Duo Vantango Performs at “Victoria Tango Nights” - Canada
Cancelled: "Magical Music from Northern Lands" Concert - New Zealand
Video: Sharon Shannon Band Special New Release 2021
Video: Matteo Facchin Performs Bach Suite - Italy

Future events

“Terry Cavanagh and the Alpine Express” Perform at Seaworld Bierfest - USA
Ladislav Horak at Accordion Day – Czech Republic
Russian Accordionists Charity Concert Supports Blind Accordionist – France
Global Music Festival “Akkordeon akut!” - Germany
October Seattle Accordion Social – USA
Louise Jallu Quartet Performs at Jazz Au Fil de L’oise, Paris – France
Online: Intermediate Accordion Weekend – UK
Paulus Schäfer Trio & Dominique Paats Perform at “Jazzkirmes” - Netherlands
“Sound of Silence” Concert – Germany

New and Updated Sites

Updated Site: CNIMA Accordion Workshop for Adults - France

Help Desk, Information needed, Readers Comments

Submit Your Question, Comment
SUBMIT NOW

Random video 4U

Watch the video


Highlights


Daily Reports, 2021 Coupe Mondiale, Start Wednesday, Munich - Germany

2021 Coupe Mondiale header
Mirco Patarini2021 Coupe Mondiale posterThe Daily Reports of video and pictures start on Wednesday 13th October with the Opening Concert. There will be video of every Coupe Mondiale contestants performances and the concerts, provided by the CIA Video Archive and Education Project.

Video Homepage & Video Timetable at: 2021CM-Video

Daily Reports, pictures, results at: 2021CM-Report

Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) Secretary General Kimmo Mattila writes: "The CIA congratulates the 2021 Coupe Mondiale host, the Deutscher Harmonika-Verband e.V. (DHV) led by Georg Hettmann upon attracting 74 entries from 22 countries for the 74th Coupe Mondiale, 13 - 17 October in Munich."

While Covid is causing problems for travel from some countries, a live Coupe Mondiale with live jury is clearly very popular with the contestants and their teachers.

Additionally, the CIA has received 44 delegate registrations from 23 member countries for the CIA International Congress with many Delegates also participating as jury for the Coupe Mondiale World Accordion Championships.

CIA President Mirco Patarini writes: “My best welcome to all people that will attend the 74th Coupe Mondiale, and my warm wishes to all competitors. We will have a great event with real music in a live situation, and all our young players will have the chance to express their talent without limits. Good luck!!"

Download printable event poster at: 2021CM-poster.pdf
Bundesministerium für Kultur und Medien

Share


Daily Reports, Pictures and Competition Results, PIF Castelfidardo - Italy

PIF Castelfidardo header
Daily Reports, pictures, results, jury, concerts and information online at: 2021Castelfidardo about the PIF Castelfidardo 46th edition which ran from the 27th September to 2nd October.

Share


Bari Accordion Festival – Italy

Bari header
Folksong Tango ProjectThe Bari Accordion Festival will be held at the Salesian Cloister - Redeemer Church in Bari, Southern Italy from October 15th to 17th, 2021.

The event, which is supported by the Bari Municipality, the Apulia Region and the Patrocini entities, will include six concerts over 3 evenings.

See poster below for sponsors and supporters and further concert details.

For tickets email: assfisarmitaliana@gmail.com
Bari program

Share


London Accordion Orchestra Charity Concert, England - UK

LAO header
The London Accordion Orchestra will present their first concert in 2 years at St. Gabriel's Church in Pimlico, Central London, England on October 23rd, 2021, along with their 2nd orchestra “London Accordion Players”. All profits from the concert will be donated to “The Friends of St. Gabriel's”.

The audience capacity will be capped at 150 (50%) to make sure everyone has plenty of room to enjoy the music.

With over 50 musicians in the 2 ensembles, attendees will be treated to a wide variety of music including pieces by Astor Piazzolla, Stefan Hippe, Hans-Gunther Kolz, Adolf Gotz, Rudolf Wurthner and a world premiere from LAO's principal conductor, Ian Watson.

The orchestra will also be joined by guest violin soloist, Sarah Crisp for a performance of Fritz Kreisler's 'Liebeslied'.

For details email: mail@londonao.co.uk
LAO

Share


Duo Accosphere Celebrates 10th Anniversary – Poland

Duo Accosphere
Video: Duo Accosphere performing J.S. Bach - Concerto in C minor, BWV1060- (version for 2 accordions) with the Przemysl Chamber Orchestra.

Classical accordion duo “Duo Accosphere” celebrate their 10th anniversary this month. During the last 10 years, the duo, which consists of Alena Budzináková & Grzegorz Palus (picture above), have played nearly two hundred concerts and made dozens of trips all over Poland, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Denmark, Lithuania, Germany, Slovakia and Ukraine.

Their October concert schedule in Poland as follows:

• October 17th: Performance at the XXII Gliwice Bach Festival in Gliwice. Their program will include double concertos of J. S. Bach BWV1060-1062- with the string quintet of the Capella Cracoviensis Orchestra (Agnieszka Swwi tkowtkowska, Tomasz Górara, Mariusz Grochowski, Konrad Gorka, Micha al Bylina)
• October 22nd: Sanok International Accordion Meetings chamber recital
• October 28th and 29th: Choszczno Accordion Festival - accordion masterclasses and chamber recital

For details email: info@duoaccosphere.com

Share


Pigini Love Tattoo, Castelfidardo - Italy

Pigini Tatoo
Francesca PiginiFrancesca Pigini sent this picture of a young lady who has had her Pigini accordion tatooed on her back. Looks great!

Share


VIII International Student Competition of Folk Instruments, Moscow - Russia

VIII poster
The VIII International Student Competition of Folk Instrument Performers from CIS Universities will be held at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music in Moscow from November 1st to 26th, 2021.

The competition is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music, and the Friedrich Lips Charitable Foundation.

Bayan and accordion categories will be held on November 24th and 25th. Competitors must be students of musical educational institutions of higher and secondary vocational education.

The deadline for applications is October 20th, 2021.

Download competition rules in Russian language here:
2021CISRules.pdf

Share


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


Accordionists & Teachers Guild, International (ATG) Launches Professional Development Series - USA

ATG header
MA CovoneJoan C. SommersThe ATG will launch a new quarterly Professional Development Series for Accordion Teachers in November this year.

The first event will be presented online on November 7th from 3pm to 6pm Central time, with presenters Prof. Joan C. Sommers (picture right), who will discuss “First Lessons for the Beginner” and Mary Ann Covone (picture left) who will discuss “Business Operations of a 21st Century Accordion Studio.” Enrolment will be capped at 15 attendees to allow ample time for discussion and questions.

For details email: maryanncovone@gmail.com

Share


Accordion Days 2021: New World of Sound - 40 Years of Development - Austria

Final concert
Alfred Melichar, Wei BijunThe Accordion Days 2021, coordinated by Prof. Alfred Melichar (picture left), took place in cooperation with the Upper Austria Harmonica Association at the Anton Bruckner Private University (formerly Bruckner Conservatory) in Linz on September 29th and 30th, 2021.

Program: 2021AntonBruckner.pdf

The event shed light on the more than 40-year history of accordion education and in particular the development of the original literature for accordion and chamber music for accordion and other instruments.

One focus was on more recent works by living composers - based on and initiated by numerous performers who have been trained since 1980 mainly in the accordion class of Prof. Alfred Melichar (see picture left) at the Anton Bruckner Private University and by Alfred Melichar himself.

After the opening by Rector Ursula Brandstätter, Alfred Melichar introduced the first concert (as part of a composer talk), where interesting details about the works to be performed, “Jogging with new music” (three world premieres!) by graduates of the Anton Bruckner Private University.

The evening concert “Metaphysical, or not?” was performed by Melichar personally and the Ensemble Wiener Collage, where Melichar's solo performances and Schönberg's “5 orchestral pieces in the chamber ensemble version, op. 16” under the baton of the Vienna Philharmonic René Staar stood out.

The second day started with three very interesting lectures on "The Accordion in China" (Wei Bijun, MA - picture left), "New Works by Serbian Composers" (Dr. Branko Dzinovic, MA) and "Music in Concentration Camps" (Paul Schuberth, BA).

The end of the inspiring event was followed by the “Kaleidoscope” concert with students from the Upper Austrian regional music schools, as well as jazz, world and popular music in “Downtown and Uppertown” and tango in “Todo tango y mucho mas”, performed by graduates of the Anton Bruckner Private University as well as the ensembles "Dos y Tres", "El Cabaseo" and "Salon Odjila". (see picture above).

All in all, an impressive performance show of 40 years of pedagogical and artistic work of Alfred Melichar!
Accordion class Melichar

Share


Online: 72nd Perth Accordion & Fiddle Festival - Scotland

Perth festival header
The 72nd Perth Accordion & Fiddle Festival 2021 will be held online this month from Redgorton, Perth in Scotland.

Video submissions will close on October 15th, 2021 at 11pm. Performances will be live on October 30th, 2021 at 9am.

Accordion adjudicators are James Coutts, Michael Philip and Freeland Barbour.

Competition results will be available at 4pm on October 30th, 2021 apart from the All Scotland Senior Traditional Accordion Solo Championship. Results will be total secrecy until they are announced live on BBC Radio Scotland “Take The Floor” program on Saturday 30th October 2021.

For details phone: 07411 738810
72nd Perth poster

Share


Houston Accordion Orchestra Retreat Update - USA

scholarship recipients
The Houston Accordion Orchestra Retreat conductor, Stas Venglevski is pleased to announce that six talented young artists will be joining the Houston Accordion Orchestra Retreat on youth scholarships.

There will be 34 orchestra members at the 2022 retreat which will take place in the new year from January 13th to 16th.

The event includes three full days of orchestra rehearsals, master classes with Stas Venglevski, a concert of original music composed by the orchestra members, open Mic and jam sessions every night plus a final public concert.

The retreat will feature the music of Russia, France, Italy, Moldova, Finland, Azerbaijan, the World Premiere of a new orchestral Overture by Stas Venglevski plus a bonus performance of “Bohemian Rhapsody” (by Freddie Mercury from Queen) performed by the orchestra.

For details email: meghada33@gmail.com

Share


Zivorad Nikolic Performs Solo Recital – England

Zivorad poster
Serb accordionist, Zivorad Nikolic, gave a solo recital at the Christ Church Barnet in Barnet Herts, North London, England on October 8th.

The well received classical program included works by Angelis, Trojan, Scarlatti, Piazzolla and many more.
Zivorad Nikolic

Share


Duo Vantango Performs at “Victoria Tango Nights” - Canada

Duo Vantango
Duo Vantango, which features accordionist Kosta Bozhinov and jazz pianist John Stetch performed at a new series of concerts/milongas, called “Victoria Tango Nights” in the Cameron Bandshell, Beacon Hill Park, Victoria, British Colombia, Canada on October 2nd, 2021.

A limited number of couples were permitted to dance on stage at the Cameron Bandshell during the performance.

These free outdoor concerts, funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, aim to bring back the inimitable live experience to tango music lovers in Victoria, presenting some of the best Canadian tango musicians.

The Victoria Tango Nights series will run from October 2021 until March 2022. Duo Vantango will perform again at the next concert on October 30th, 2021 at the same venue. They play a “contemporary twist to traditional Argentine tango...plus jazz, folk, and classical music."

Share


Cancelled: "Magical Music from Northern Lands" Concert - New Zealand

cancelledChristchurch posterThe Christchurch Accordion Orchestra and St Albans Community Choir joint concert due to be held at the St Paul’s Parish Church in Christchurch on October 17th, 2021 has now been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions in New Zealand.

Share


Video: Sharon Shannon Band Special New Release 2021

Sharon ShannonA new composition “Written in the Stars” written by Alan Connor, Jack Maher and Sharon Shannon and performed by the Sharon Shannon Band featuring Jack Maher and Carol Keogh (vocals) has just been released. See video above.

The song was composed for the Irish Hospice Foundation and is part of their Forum 2021 on Death, Dying and Bereavement.

Share


Video: Matteo Facchin Performs Bach Suite - Italy

Video: Matteo Facchin (picture left) performs French Suite No. 3 in B Minor, BWV 814: I. Allemande (Accordion Version). It is one of an impressive number of Bach compositions recorded by Matteo Facchin on youtube.

Share


Future events


“Terry Cavanagh and the Alpine Express” Perform at Seaworld Bierfest - USA

Terry Cavanagh band
Seaworld“Terry Cavanagh and the Alpine Express” (picture above) will entertain at the Seaworld Bierfest held at Seaworld San Antonio, Texas each weekend in October 2021 (see picture below for dates).

The band, which features Terry Cavanagh, is a German group that performs a mix of “entertainment and fun for groups of all ages through games, comedy, audience participation, yodeling, alphorn-calling, shoe-slapping, line dancing, cowbell-playing good time!”

For details email: terrycavanaghae@gmail.com
Terry Cavanagh poster

Share


Ladislav Horak at Accordion Day – Czech Republic

CZ concert poster
Andrea Sulcova & Martin SulcWellness venueAccordionist Ladislav Horak will take part in an “Accordion Day” at the Wellness Hotel Rezidence (picture above right) in Nove Hrady, Czech Republic on October 9th, 2021.

The event will include accordion lessons, historical and modern presentations, a seminar on Astor Piazzolla and finish with a concert.

Performances will be given by Ladislav Horak (picture top), Martin Šulc and Andrea Sulcova (picture left).

See poster for details.

Share


Russian Accordionists Charity Concert Supports Blind Accordionist – France

Charity concert poster
Russian accordionists Vladimir Avdeychev, Roman Jbanov and Roman Semeriak will perform at a Charity concert at the Château de Coudrée Hotel and Restaurant in Sciez-sur-Léman, France on October 9th at 5.30pm.

Proceeds from the event will go towards supporting blind young accordionist Roman Semeriak in financing a new instrument to guarantee independence!

For details email: chateau@coudree.fr

Share


Global Music Festival “Akkordeon akut!” - Germany

Global festival header
Salon PernodThe Global Music Festival “Akkordeon akut!” will be held in Halle, Germany from October 10th to 21st, 2021.

The festival will focus on Halle musicians under the motto "Internationality in the Regions" and make the diversity of local accordion artists visible in a smaller, more intimate setting.

Local musicians will perform on five different stages, with all concerts recorded and will be available in a few weeks after the festival.

Performers include:

• Landes-Akkordeon-Ensemble Sachsen-Anhalt (picture below) under the direction of Victor Bolgov will perform at the Freylinghausensaal in Halle. Their program will include works by L. Boëlmann, A. Piazzolla, L. Stark, I. Watson and others.

• “The Kaiser/Butt New World Jazz Quartet” – modern jazz with Vincent Butt (accordion), at the Georgenkirche Halle on October 14th from 7.30pm.

• Salon Pernod (picture above left) which includes Thomas Wittenbecher (accordion) and Patrick Zörner (guitar & vocals) will perform music by Calexico, Van Morrison, The Beatles, Townes van Zandt, Jacob Dylan, Steve Earle, John Mellencamp and Thomas Wittenbecher (music from the film "Schultze gets the Blues").

For details email: mail@global-music-festival.net
LAES

Share


October Seattle Accordion Social – USA

Seattle poster
The next Seattle Accordion Social will be held at the Senior Center of West Seattle in Seattle, Washington on October 11th, 2021 from 7.30pm organised by the Northwest Accordion Society.

The event will feature entertainment by the Bonnie Birch Trio, Folk Voice Band and the Ted Lunka Polka Band.

See poster for details.

Share


Louise Jallu Quartet Performs at Jazz Au Fil de L’oise, Paris – France

Jazz logoLouise JalluBandoneonist Louise Jallu will perform at the Jazz Au Fil de L’oise event in Vauréal, Paris, France on October 15th, 2021.

Louise will be accompanied by Mathias Levy (violin), Gregoire Letouvet (piano) and Alexandre Perrot (double bass.

Their program entitled “Piazzolla 2021” will include works (from her new album of the same name) by Astor Piazzolla.

For details email: louise.jallu@free.fr

Share


Online: Intermediate Accordion Weekend – UK

Ian LowthianIan Lowthian (picture left) will run an online “Intermediate Accordion Weekend” on October 23rd and 24th, 2021.

The event will include a variety of musical styles with the opportunity for discussion and questions.

Ian says “Over the years, many of you have had a go at my number one hit “The Stomach Steinway Man”, so I thought I might spend a little time on this tune at the intermediate weekend sorting out the fingering, phrasing, bellows changes etc. to help make the tune easier to play….I would also like to take a bit more time at this weekend to look at how to get the best out of the tunes through bellows control, best fingerings, articulations and dynamics etc. and perhaps discuss practice techniques to improve your general playing.”

For details email: ianlowthian@yahoo.co.uk

Share


Paulus Schäfer Trio & Dominique Paats Perform at “Jazzkirmes” - Netherlands

Paulus Schäfer Trio & Dominique Paats
Video: Paulus Schäfer (guitar) & Dominique Paats (accordion) performing Medley Waltz Flambée Montalbanaise at the Breda Jazz Festival - Digi Jazz 2021 in September.

The Paulus Schäfer Trio & Dominique Paats (accordion) will perform at the “Jazzkirmes” Festival in the Cultuurhuis Heerlen in Limburg, Netherlands on October 31st, 2021 from 2.30pm to 6pm.

The group will perform “jazz improvisations, in which they impressively master their instruments with soulful melodies and infectious swing.”

The “Jazzkirmes” is a unique jazz experience and the opening activity of the November Jazz Month in Limburg with an extensive afternoon program full of live jazz.

For details email: info@cultuurhuisheerlen.nl

Share


“Sound of Silence” Concert – Germany

Joint concert poster
A joint concert of the youth orchestra TaBa Con Fuoco and the State Accordion Orchestra Schleswig-Holstei will be held at the Christkirche Rendsburg, in Rendsburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany on November 13th at 5pm. The concert is entitled “Sound of Silence”.

Admission is free, however attendees are asked to register by phoning 04331/8252 so organisers know the number of people arriving for Covid-19 hygiene reasons.

Share

New and Updated Sites

Updated Site: CNIMA Accordion Workshop for Adults - France

CNIMA header
Nathalie BoucheixThe CNIMA directed by Nathalie Boucheix (picture left) will hold an accordion workshop for adults from October 25th to 29th, 2021.

The workshop will cover the same content as regular workshops including holding the instrument, balance of the bellows, various playing “touches”, musicality etc., but is more suited to the specific problems adults can encounter.

For further details email: cnima@orange.fr
poster

Share

Help Desk, Information needed, Readers Comments

Submit Your Question, Comment
SUBMIT NOW

Share

Accordion Links Search Accordion Accordion World
http://www.fisitalia.com
Generated in 4.6650613 / 0.0009996 / 0
© 2021 Accordions Worldwide • All rights reserved. To comment on these pages, e-mail the webmaster.