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Weekly News from Around the World - 11-Feb-2011
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Заметка редактора
В сети появились правила категории Digital Accordion международного конкурса «Кубок мира» – Китай
3-ий международный конкурс ‘Olimpo Musicale’, Пренай – Литва
Международный аккордеонный конкурс и фестиваль 2011 – Австралия
XIII зимний аккордеонный фестиваль Kokkola Winter Accordion Festival – Финляндия

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

Frank Marocco’s 50th Anniversary CD, California - USA
Alpengold Blaskappeller Reunion – UK
Концерт в Ростове-на-Дону - Россия
‘Accordion Uprising’ Blog, Vancouver – Canada
‘14 Years Ago’ – Malcolm Gee (1940-97)

Future events

Jean-Marc Marroni Courses - France
AAA Presents the 2011 Seminars, New York – USA
Milos Milivojevic Concerts, London – UK
Frédéric Deschamps Masterclasses and Courses - France, Spain, Finland, China, USA, Canada
Joe Natoli in Concert, Ohio – USA
Declan Gaynor at Club Accord, Birmingham – UK
Camille Privat’s CD Launch, Rennes – France
Marco Lo Russo’s News, Rome, Latina – Italy
Chiz Bishop Recordings Sought, Derbyshire – UK

CD Reviews

Duo MARES CD Review

New and Updated Sites

The Accordion Russia News 1st February edition, now online.
Soundwear Dimbath e.K., Accordion Bag Manufacturer - Germany
February 2011 Diatonic News Now Online
February Accordion USA News Now Online
Вячеслав Бондаренко Вячеслав Бондаренко
Jean-Marc Marroni New Website - France

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Rob Howard, Editor14 февраля 1997 на Accordions Worldwide появилась печальная новость о неожиданной смерти Малкольма Джи (Malcolm Gee) в возрасте 57 лет от инсульта. 

С середины 1970-х годов Малькольм Джи был неустанным пропагандистом аккордеона в Англии, а его инициативы, такие, как фестиваль аккордеона и его аккордеонный клуб Accordion Record Club стали стимулом для развития аккордеонной деятельности в Великобритании именно тогда, когда это было особенно необходимо.

Нам не хватает его. Его влияние во многих аккордеонных клубах и фестивалях, деятельность которых вдохновлена его личностью, живо и по сей день.

Роб Ховард (Rob Howard)

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В сети появились правила категории Digital Accordion международного конкурса «Кубок мира» – Китай

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Prof. Li Cong and Assoc. Prof. Crystal WangКатегория исполнителей на цифровых инструментах Digital Accordion, спонсором которой является компания Roland, - одна из категорий международного конкура «Кубок мира 2011». Правила и условия этой категории можно посмотреть на сайте конкурса (Coupe Mondiale).

Мероприятие проводится в Шанхае, 2 октября по 6 2011 года, организованного Аккордеон Ассоциации китайских музыкантов ассоциации (ВГА) и Шанхайской ассоциации музыкантов, контакты профессор Ли Конг и доц (Prof. Li Cong). Проф Crystal Ван (Crystal Wang, фотографии справа).

Roland снова стал споносром этой категории в связи успешным проведением соревнований по этой категории в 2010 году, в ходе которого высокий уровень участников и радость публики оправдали решение CIA ввести эту категорию в конкурс в 2009 году.

В 2010 году участники этой категории продемонстрировали широчайший спектр стилей и жанров, а баллы жюри шли очень плотно друг к другу. Эта новая категория является многообещающей, и я уверен, в 2011 году большее количество стран включит категорию Digital Accordion в свои национальные отборы на «Кубок мира».

Организаторы «Кубка мира 2011» также предлагают очень выгодные условия проживания для участников и сопровождающих лиц. Полная информация появитс на сайте в ближайшее время. Заявки на участие в конкурсе будут приниматься с 1 мая по 20 августа 2011 года (Coupe Mondiale).
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3-ий международный конкурс ‘Olimpo Musicale’, Пренай – Литва

President Mindaugas Labanauskas, President, Kaunas Accordion Society3rd International Competition ‘Olimpo Musicale’ posterКаунасское аккордеонное общество, Миндаугас Лабанаускас (Kaunas Accordion Society, Mindaugas Labanauskas)

3-ий международный конкурс ‘Olimpo Musicale’ пройдет со 2 по 5 июня 2011 года в городе Пренай, Литва. Конкурс организован Каунасским Аккордеонным Обществом (президент – Миндаугас Лабанаускас) совместно с творческой школой Veiveriai Art School.

Конкурс необычен тем, что он открыт для всех юных инструменталистов – солистов и ансамблей (за исключением дуэта фортепиано). Церемония закрытия пройдет в концертном зале Культурного центра Преная (Prienai Cultural Centre Concert Hall). Правила можно получить на: 2011 Olimpo.

Дополнительная информация по email: mindaugas@akordeonas.lt

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Международный аккордеонный конкурс и фестиваль 2011 – Австралия

AATA President Tania Lukic-Marx18 австралийский междунаролный аккордеонный конкурс и фестиваль, организованный Австралийской Аккордеонной Ассоциацией Учителей (Australian Accordion Teachers Association Inc - AATA) пройдет 11 и 12 июня 2011 года в превосходном помещении клуба (Club Marconi) в районе Sydney's West. AATA Президент Таня Лукич-Маркс (Tania Lukic-Marx, фотография справа)

Соревновательная часть и мастер-классы традиционно пройдут в субботу, а в воскресенье 12 июня пройдет заключительный Гала-концерт. Это событие обещает стать интересным событием в мире аккордеона, привлекающим участников из Европы, Новой Зеландии и Китая.

Среди приглашенных артистов на фестивале выступят новозеландские аккордеонисты Трейси Коллинз (Tracey Collins) и Ребека Грейг (Rebekah Greig), а кроме того, хорошо известные в Австралии местные аккордеонисты, ансамбли и оркестры.

Ежедневные отчеты о прошлых событиях по адресу: Australian International Championships

Дата окончания приема заявок – 1 мая 2011 года. Дополнительная информация и правила на: www.aata.org.au

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XIII зимний аккордеонный фестиваль Kokkola Winter Accordion Festival – Финляндия

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Raimo VertainenДобро пожаловать на XIII Зимний Фестиваль Аккордеона! В этом году среди артистов нашего фестиваля такие выдающиеся музыканты, как Jari Sillanpää, Jorma Hynninen, Jorma Uotinen, Pekka Kuusisto, Janne Rättyä, Susanna Haavisto, Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, Kristiina Kuusisto, Mari Mäntylä, Snekka , Matti Korkiala и другие известные исполнители и коллективы.

В качестве Гранд-финала в зале Ледового Дворца (Kokkola Ice Hall) состоится грандиозный концерт в честь 10-летия GNX. В концерте примет участие любимый публикой танго оркестр Guardia Nueva. Этот концерт будет транслироваться по финскому телевидению. Организатор Раймо Vertainen (фотография справа).

Это большой праздник! Мы обещаем Вам и Вашей семье городской фестиваль, во время которого Вы сможете получать удовольствие всю эту зимнюю неделю. Добро пожаловать в Кокколу!

Дополнительная информация по email: raimo.vertainen@pp.inet.fi

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Frank Marocco’s 50th Anniversary CD, California - USA

Frank Marocco CD CoverFrank Marocco has a new 2 CD set, ‘Traveling “in time” with Frank Marocco’, produced by Elke Ahrenholz, includes 38 tracks recorded by this outstanding USA accordionist between 1960 and 2010, plus a 16-page booklet.

Described as ‘The Ultimate Collection’, this compilation was launched at Frank’s recent 80th birthday party, and allegedly, he had no idea that this project was taking place!

Frank Marocco, apart from his own recordings, has played on over 500 movie soundtracks, and has recorded for and/or worked with musicians ranging from Richard Galliano, Brian Wilson, Pink Floyd and Madonna to Luciano Pavarotti, conductor Maxim Shostakovich and composer John Williams.

Upcoming concert dates for Frank Marocco include:

February 13th - Jazz Vespers, Northridge United Methodist Church, Los Angeles, USA
February 19th - Giannelli Square, Record release "Giannelli´s Square"
March 8th – solo concert and with Concertino, ‘Martisor’ festival, Republic of Moldova
March 9th, 9.15pm – concert in Rome, Italy

For further information email: frankmarocco@yahoo.com

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Alpengold Blaskappeller Reunion – UK

‘Alpengold Blaskappeller’ Band
Derek Jenner, from Bournemouth, an ex-Guardsman, has retired from running a Bavarian style band called the ‘Alpengold Blaskappeller’. Over the years he has employed a variety of accordion players, and all got together with other musicians that have played for the band over the years to celebrate Derek’s retirement.

The evening, held at the Laguna Hotel, Bournemouth, on January 29th, was planned and coordinated by Andrew Hague, the band’s last regular accordionist. As well as wishing Derek all the best, the musicians played some of the pieces from the band’s repertoire. 

At a certain point in the evening there were no less than six accordionists, trumpet, two clarinets, two trombones, four tubas, and two drummers.  

Pictured at the get together are Andrew Purkiss, Karen Street, Sandra Evans, Tracy Goldsmith, Mike and Andrew Hague.

For further information email: purkies@hotmail.com

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Концерт в Ростове-на-Дону - Россия

Yuri Shishkin18 декабря 2010 г. в 17.00 в Большом зале Ростовской государственной филармонии состоялся концерт "Парад ансамблей"! В концерте принимали участие популярные ансамбли народных инструментов Юга России: "Донцы", "Диво", Квартет "Забава", ансамбль ирландской народной музыки "Foggy Dew, "Гала-Трио" и другие, а так же Заслуженный артист России, Солист Национального Академического Оркестра Народных Инструментов России им. Осипова, солист Национального шоу России - Василий Пьянов (Yuri Shishkin, баритон).

Концерт вел заслуженный артист РОссии , один из лучших баянистов в мире Юрий Шишкин (Yuri Shishkin). Концертный зал был переполнен, более 700 человек присутствовало на концерте, который закончился продолжительными аплодисментами и имел большой успех!!!

Международный Музыкальный Центр "Гармония" - некоммерческая общественная организация. Цель центра - повышение уровня исполнительского мастерства на баяне и аккордеоне, обмен творческими достижениями
музыкантов, популяризация академической, народной, эстрадной музыки среди широкого круга любителей музыки.

За время существования Центром был организован целый ряд значимых мероприятий в области музыкальной культуры Юга России. Среди них концерты легендарных американских аккордеонистов (Art Van Damme) Арт Ван Дамма, Фрэнка Марокко, квартета Владимира Данилина, фестиваль "100-летие баяна", концерт французского квартета Алана Музикини, концерт "Аккордеон - плюс", посвященный Всемирному Дню Аккордеона.

С 24 по 30 апреля состоялся Первый Междунароный Фестиваль "Аккордеон Плюс". Все эти мероприятия прошли с большим успехом, вызвали резонанс в СМИ, а также привлекли интерес любителей и профессионалов баянного и аккордеонного искусства.

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‘Accordion Uprising’ Blog, Vancouver – Canada

‘Accordion Uprising’ BlogBruce Triggs, from Vancouver, BC, Canada, has started up a regular accordion discussion blog at www.AccordionUprising.org 

He'll be posting mostly for a popular audience about the general squeezebox/free-reed family. He's working on a book on the topic, mostly about Anglo North-American squeezebox history. He's interested in why the accordion got left out of rock and roll (and the blues and most jazz), tracing that back through American popular music starting with the instrument's appearance in minstrel shows in the 1840s. 

The ‘Accordion Uprising’ will also cover music – "classical to punk rock" – from his Accordion Noir radio show.  Accordion Noir has been broadcasting for some four years, with old shows available on-line in case you've got a few hundred hours to spare.

For further information email: accordion.noir@gmail.com

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‘14 Years Ago’ – Malcolm Gee (1940-97)

Malcolm GeeThis week 14 years ago Accordions Worldwide reported the breaking news of the death of Malcolm Gee, a unique figure in the accordion scene in Britain through his ‘Pied Piper’ lead, initiatives and drive. We may never see his like again!

CLUB ACCORD PRESIDENT PASSES AWAY - UNITED KINGDOM
Contributed by Tracey Middleton

Malcolm Gee, President and founder of Club Accord, passed away on Tuesday 11th February 1997 at Law Hospital in Lanark, Scotland. He had suffered a stroke whilst on holiday.

This has come as an enormous shock to all in the accordion world and he will be greatly missed. Malcolm founded Club Accord along with many other people almost exactly 21 years ago. Not long after starting Club Accord, he launched a club newsletter, which grew to become the Accordion News.

He started the National Autumn Accordion Festival which has found its home at Caister and attracts nearly 1000 accordionists each year. He toured Australia and New Zealand with Helen Kemp and spread the accordion movement around the globe. He then started the Summer Accordion Festival at St. Audries Bay and the Spring Accordion Camp by his pub, The New Inn, Pound Green Bewdley. He has promoted the accordion and supported accordion clubs tirelessly.

He threw himself into the accordion world whole heartedly. If it wasn't for Malcolm, the accordion "society" in the United Kingdom would not be as successful as it is today. We owe him a great deal.

Who knows what will happen to the Accordion "world" now that he has left us. I only hope that we will continue what he has started. We can not let all his ideas and enthusiasm die with him. Although Caister was almost entirely a "one man" organised event, I hope that a committee can be formed to continue it for years to come, as a tribute to Malcolm.

I also hope that Club Accord will continue to thrive and see new members, and artists, enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the club, and use the opportunity to meet fellow enthusiasts and to spread the word of the accordion as Malcolm would have wished. He leaves behind a lot of friends who will miss him greatly.

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Jean-Marc Marroni Courses - France

Jean Marc-MarroniJean-Marc Marroni, 1985 Coupe Mondiale World Champion and today the Prof. Accordion at the Conservatoire d'Aix-en Provence, France, leads his annual accordion course, April 23rd to 30th, at Serre-Eyraud, Hautes-Alpes, France.

These Courses with Jean-Marc Marroni are organized by Europe Accordion Arts and Cultures.

Tuition includes preparation for final examinations later in the year, national with international and competitions, study of world music, tango, baroque music, etc.

For further information email Veronica Marroni: veronique.marroni@wanadoo.fr

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AAA Presents the 2011 Seminars, New York – USA

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Dr William SchimmelDr. William Schimmel, moderator/curator, will direct the American Accordionists' Association (AAA) 2011 Seminars: ‘Walton the Imperial: Crowned!’, on July 29th and 30th. The master classes are at 3 pm, and concerts take place at 7 pm. All events will be at the Tenri Cultural institute, 43a West 13 St. – between 5 and 6 Ave, New York. The weekend also includes afternoon workshops, discussions, and informal performances.

All events will be at the Tenri Cultural institute, 43a West 13 St. – between 5 and 6 Ave, New York. The weekend also includes afternoon workshops, discussions, and informal performances.

Download the reservations form: 2011Walton.pdf

Accordion philosopher Dr. William Schimmel will be the guide throughout, supplying commentary, giving interviews as well as lecturing and performing. The weekend will cover literally every aspect of the accordion and its various dimensions – classical, jazz, ethnic, avant garde, and world music.

Anyone interested in performing at one of the afternoon master classes – to receive advice, encouragement and constructive criticism from the participants, the audience, and Dr. Schimmel may contact him at 212-876-0827 – the same number for all reservations concerning the entire weekend events.

The master classes on July 29th include: ‘The accordion in ordinary life’, ‘Twelve ordinary notes’, ‘The non narrative life’, ‘The accordion and FDR’, ‘More is better’, ‘Simplicity born of an inner complexity’, ‘The art of disappointment’, and ‘Turn your garbage heap into a pop art statement’.

The master classes on July 30th include: ‘Performing for the homeless’, ‘Tea and tango’, ‘The tango and shopping’, ‘Glasgow – the Tokyo of the north/Tokyo of tea rooms’, ‘The art of boredom’, ‘The 400 club’, ‘The tango and how to dance it’, and ‘The house of the ordinary/ordinary people’.

Admission: $20 per master class, $40 per day, $25 per concert, and $110 entire weekend. For reservations: 212- 876-0827 or download the eservations form: 2011Walton.pdf

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Milos Milivojevic Concerts, London – UK

Milos MilivojevicAccordionist Milos Milivojevic performs as follows:

February 14th, 7.30pm - Valentine's Gala Concert performances, with Taro Hakase (violin), Corentin Chassard (cello), and Maciej Janas (piano), at the Cadogan Hall, London.

February 21st, 8pm - All Saints Church, Lovelace Road, West Dulwich, London SE21 8JY, with the Kosmos Ensemble, performing Classical, Tango and Eastern European music.

For further information email: milosmusic@hotmail.com

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Frédéric Deschamps Masterclasses and Courses - France, Spain, Finland, China, USA, Canada

Previous Masterclass VIP early in 2011
Photo above: Previous VIP Masterclass in preparation for TV, concerts and international competitions in 2011.

The month of March see the resumption of intense full time educational activities by
Frédéric Deschamps as he travels to Spain (March 1 to 4), Finland (March 4 to 8, Winter Congress of the CIA), USA (March 20 to 26).

In between, is a course in France (March 8 to 15) which is a special preparation VIP Master Class with 14 artists from 14 countries including (China, Canada, USA, Serbia, Macedonia, Macedonia, New Zealand, Russia, and of course, some European countries - Switzerland, Italy, Finland). The VIP Master Class is preparatory to the various TV, international competitions and concerts for 2011.

The next teaching courses open to all enthusiasts and young students too, is April 17 to 23 and April 24 to 30. Number of places are limited to 12 students each week.

Information and registration: Frederic Deschamps 06 17 85 38 19 or
frederic.deschamps @ wanadoo.fr

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Joe Natoli in Concert, Ohio – USA

Joe NatoliJoe Natoli will be performing a special concert for WWII veterans and other members of the armed services on Sunday February 13th, 2pm, at Westerville Central High School, 7118 Mount Royal Ave, Westerville, near Columbus Ohio.

Joe will be using the Roland FR7X, and one of the pieces he will be playing in the service veterans’ honour is Aaron Copland's ‘Fanfare For the Common Man’, which was commissioned from Copland for the WWII armed services.

For further information email: jnatoli_yh@yahoo.com

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Declan Gaynor at Club Accord, Birmingham – UK

Irish accordion entertainer Declan Gaynor makes a return visit as the guest at Club Accord on Monday February 14th, 8.30pm. The venue is Catshill Social Club, 13a Meadow Road, Catshill, near Bromsgrove, Birmingham B61 0JJ.

Declan is a fast-fingered accordionist and a singer with a rich deep voice who specialises in Irish dance music and ballads.

For further information email: catshillwmc@tiscali.co.uk

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Camille Privat’s CD Launch, Rennes – France

Camille PrivatCamille Privat launches her new classical accordion CD on Saturday February 12th, 8pm, with a concert at the Salle des Associations ‘Le Champs de Mars’, 6 cours des Alliés, Rennes, Brittany.

Her CD includes music by Mozart, Brel Bach, Franck Angélis, Oleksiv, and others. Also performing in the concert, as soloists, are two of Camille’s students, Sébastien Taillard and Maryll Abbas.

Free entry, and a glass of wine for attendees. The concert sponsored by ‘La maison de l'accordéon’ and the association Atoût Vent.

For further information email: atout.vent@yahoo.fr

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Marco Lo Russo’s News, Rome, Latina – Italy

Marco Lo RussoMarco Lo Russo performs in a show titled ‘Les Femmes d’Or’ at the Teatro Orologio, Rome, February 8th to 13th.

On February 26th, 9pm, Marco Lo Russo performs at the Teatro Cafaro, Latina, in a concert titled ‘Mediterranean Accordion... Future Tango’.

For further information email: stampa@marcolorusso.com

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Chiz Bishop Recordings Sought, Derbyshire – UK

Chiz Bishop and Reading Sea Cadets, of which he is one
Alex Cadogan, based in Derbyshire, UK, has recently acquired the personal career scrapbooks and the 1961 CIA competitors’ medal previously belonging to Charles ‘Chiz Bishop’ (1927-2000), one of Britain’s greatest competitive accordionists.

Chiz Bishop became the All Britain Advanced Solo Champion in 1937 at just ten years of age, then after a fourteen year hiatus due to World War Two and army service, won two more Advanced titles and an incredible seven All-Britain Virtuoso titles, spanning a period of 25 years, 1937 to 1962. Chiz went on to became a professional accordionist and organist.

Alex is seeking recordings made by Chiz Bishop, and would be grateful for any assistance.

For further information email: Aibattuta@aol.com

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Duo MARES CD Review

Duo MARES Esra Pehlivanli (Viola) and Marko Kassl (Accordion).CD Reviews Index for the Review of Duo MARES CD by Joan Sommers. Performer are Duo MARES, Esra Pehlivanli (Viola) and Marko Kassl (Accordion).

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The Accordion Russia News 1st February edition, now online.

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The Accordion Russia News 1st February edition, now online.

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Soundwear Dimbath e.K., Accordion Bag Manufacturer - Germany

Updated site by Soundwear Dimbath e.K., Accordion Bag Manufacturer of Germany. The makers of soundwear products have been designing and producing cases and accessories for musical instruments for over 50 years. Purchase online with credit card, shipping all over the world.

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February 2011 Diatonic News Now Online

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February 2011 Diatonic News Now Online

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February Accordion USA News Now Online

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The February 2011 Accordion USA News is now online.

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Вячеслав Бондаренко Вячеслав Бондаренко

Viacheslav BondarenkoViacheslav Bondarenko Новый веб-сайт на русском и английском языках для Вячеслав Бондаренко, в 2010 году победителем XXV Международного конкурса "Citta ди Кастельфидардо" (Кастельфидардо, Италия) в высшую категорию сольный концерт.

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Jean-Marc Marroni New Website - France

Jean-Marc MarroniJean-Marc Marroni, 1985 Coupe Mondiale World Champion and today the Prof. Accordion at the Conservatoire d'Aix-en Provence, France. Advertising his four CD's with sound samples.

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Has anyone out there got good pictures of Malcolm Gee. Do not need to be print quality but accordions.com does not have many pictures and would like better quality pictures of this sadly deceased charismatic accordion personality.

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Email Addresses for Claude Thomain and Pascal Groffe

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I have a request for the email address for Claude Thomain and also for the email address for Pascal Groffe. Please send to harleyaccordion@yahoo.com
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