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Weekly News from Around the World - 11-Nov-2022
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Coba Entertains at Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve Celebrations - Japan
Wedding News: Mirco Soprani Marries Catia Andreani - Italy
Brandon McPhee Christmas Concert Tour - Scotland
Finnish Accordion Association 2023 “Accordion Cruise” - Finland
CNIMA: Ludovic Beier 2022 Gypsy Jazz Masterclass - France
XIII Strumenti&Musica Festival, Spoleto - Italy

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

Video: XXVII Kotlin Accordion Festival - Viva Academy - Poland
Video: Alexander Poeluev Performing Moldavian Rhapsody – Russia
Hanzhi Wang Appointed To Yunnan Arts University - China
Christmas Presents for an Accordion Enthusiast - UK
Kirkjuvagr Ceilidh Band Nominated Scottish Dance Band of the Year at Scots Trad Music Awards 2022 - Scotland

Future events

Klingenthal Accordion Orchestra End of Year Concerts – Germany
John Kirkpatrick Performs "Tunes from the Trenches" Concert - England
Landes-Akkordeon-Ensemble Sachsen-Anhalt Concert – Germany
Ferran Martinez Concert, Catalonia - Spain
Michael Bridge: “From Bach to Benny Goodman” Free Concert – Canada
Veronika Todorova Band “Revival Konzert” – Germany
No.1 Ladies Accordion Orchestra Concert, England – UK
Accordion Pops Orchestra (APO) Concerts - USA
Akkordeonverein Oedheim 1991 e.V. Annual Concert - Germany
Canterbury Accordion Association Jam Session – New Zealand

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2023 Accordion Days, Sursee - Switzerland

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Coba Entertains at Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve Celebrations - Japan

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Coba will entertain at a Christmas Eve Bellows Lovers Night held at the Live Hall Club Moon Sekai in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan on December 24th, 2022 at 6pm.

Special guest at this event is Kida Taro.

This will be followed by a second Bellows Lovers Night on December 31st, 2022 (New Year’s eve) at Shibuya Red Brick Warehouse Hall in Yokohama, Japan, beginning at 3.30pm.

See posters for details.
Coba 31st

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Wedding News: Mirco Soprani Marries Catia Andreani - Italy

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MS weddingMS weddingMirco Soprani, former mayor of Castelfidardo, Italy, and President of the Association Music Marche Accordions (AMMA), married his partner, Catia Andreani at the Salone degli Stemmi of the Palazzo Comunale in Castelfidardo on November 5th, 2022.

The ceremony was attended by the current mayor of Castelfidardo, Roberto Ascani and another former mayor Tersilio Marotta.

Mirco Soprani has a long history of working closely with the accordion industry from 19 years of age through to today. Accordions Worldwide wishes the couple a long life full of happiness, good health and good times.

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Brandon McPhee Christmas Concert Tour - Scotland

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B McPheeTickets are selling fast for popular accordionist and vocalist Brandon McPhee’s Christmas Concert Tour of Scotland next month.

The shows will feature tracks from his latest album "Mr Country", his new Christmas single "Christmas in Scotland" and seasonal songs.

Dates are:

• Monday 5th December: British Legion, Thurso. Phone 01847 892945
• Tuesday 6th December: Pultneytown Parish Church, Wick Gail’s gift box. Phone 01955 604411
• Wednesday 7th December: St John’s Church, Perth. Phone 01738 621818
• Thursday 8th December: Royal Hotel, Portree, Isle of Skye. Phone 01478 612525
• Friday 9th December: British Legion Club, Dingwall. Phone 01349 863278, 01349 862346
• Saturday 10th December: St Giles Church, Elgin. Phone 01343 543778
• Sunday 11th December: Oldmeldrum British Legion, afternoon show, RBL Club. Phone 01651872527

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Finnish Accordion Association 2023 “Accordion Cruise” - Finland

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FAA logoAleksi LaukkonenThe 2023 “Accordion Cruise” aboard the “Baltic Princess” (pictured above) will take place on March 25th and 26th, 2023 organised by the Finnish Accordion Association Suomen Harmonikkaliitto (SHL).

The cruise ship for about 2,000 passengers “is reserved entirely for accordionists and is like a huge accordion musical paradise for almost 24 hours" will depart from Turku on March 25th, 2023 at 6.30pm and travel to Kapellskär before returning to Turku at 4.30pm on March 26th, 2023.

A variety of accordion entertainment will be provided throughout the journey at performance venues plus in the aisles of the ship. Entertainers include “Accordion Artist of the Year 2022” Aleksi Laukkonen (picture right).

For details phone: 044 493 6113 or email: toimisto@harmonikkaliitto.fi
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CNIMA: Ludovic Beier 2022 Gypsy Jazz Masterclass - France

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Ludovic BeierVideo: Promotional information on the 2022 CNIMA Jazz Manouche Masterclass by Ludovic Beier.

CNIMA tutor Ludovic Beier will hold a Gypsy Jazz Masterclass from December 14th to 16th, 2022.

The course will cover all Gypsy Jazz music secrets: How to improvise, accompany, and develop your repertoire.

Trainer Ludovic Beier is a well-known jazz accordionist. He has played with Stochelo Rosenberg, Angelo Debarre, Dorado Schmitt, San Severino, Thomas Dutronc and Guy Marchand to name a few and has a PHD in Gypsy Jazz.

He has just returned from performing at Birdland NYC, USA for the six-day Django Reinhardt Festival held at the beginning of November.

For further details email: cnima@orange.fr

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XIII Strumenti&Musica Festival, Spoleto - Italy

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The XIII edition of the Strumenti&Musica Festival will be held at the Palazzo Leti Sansi in Spoleto, Italy from November 20th to 28th, 2022.

The Strumenti&Musica event will include a variety of concerts beginning with Simone Zanchini (accordion) and Gabriele Mirabassi (clarinet) performing at the opening ceremony on November 20th, 2022.

On November 25th, 2022 Pietro Roffi will perform a classical music concert with his string quintet.

For details: Strumenti&Musica
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Video: XXVII Kotlin Accordion Festival - Viva Academy - Poland

Video: XXVII Kotlin Accordion Festival - Viva Academy solo and group performances live on October 23rd, 2022. The concert featured graduates and students of the Accordion Department of the Academy of Music Karol Szymanowski in Katowice House of Culture in Kotlina, Poland.

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Video: Alexander Poeluev Performing Moldavian Rhapsody – Russia

Video: Video: Alexander Poeluev performing Moldavian Rhapsody by Alexander Dorensky with the Volga Russian Folk Orchestra named after N. Kalinin conducted by Galina Ivankova held recently in Volgograd 2022.

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Hanzhi Wang Appointed To Yunnan Arts University - China

Yunnan Arts University
Hanzhi WangcertificateHanzhi Wang is honoured to be appointed Guest Professor to the Yunnan Arts University Music Department in Chenggong District, Kunming, China.

Hanzhi Wang won First Prize in the 2015 40th Castelfidardo International Accordion Competition in Italy, has served on various international accordion competition juries, and performed extensively internationally. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree at the China Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China and her Master’s degree at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Christmas Presents for an Accordion Enthusiast - UK

Anthology 1Anthlogy 2Rob Howard has a special Christmas offer for his Anthology books.

The first book – “Accordion Anthology”, presents a variety of articles and biographies, such as ‘Getting to Know the Accordion’, ‘Accordion Tips and Hints’ (Steve Roxton), ‘Be a Better Player’ (Rosemary Wright), ‘Use of the Couplers’, ‘Playing For Others’ (Rosemary Wright), ‘The Accordion Concerto’, ‘The Accordion and Popular Music’, ‘Accordion Dynasties’, ‘Manfrini Accordions’ (Robert Rolston), ‘Tales & Trivia’, ‘Polka and the Accordion’, and biographies such as André Verchuren, David Vernon, Brandon McPhee, Marcosignori, Gordon Pattullo, Freeland Barbour, Helen Maher, Helen Rich, Jack Emblow, Joe Cooley, John Jones MBE, John Leslie, Ksenija Sidorova, Leonard Brown, Paul Chamberlain, Martynas Levickis, Pearl Fawcett-Adriano and William Hannah.

"Accordion Anthology 2" includes more articles such as ‘Castelfidardo’, ‘Diatonic Accordion Musings’, ‘Accordion Festivals’, ‘Looking After Your Accordion’, ‘Using the Accordion for Vocal Accompaniment’ (Jack Emblow), ‘Midland Accordion Festival’ (Barry Smith), ‘Scotland’s Accordion Heritage’, ‘Ireland’s Accordion Heritage’; and biographies, such as Gary Blair, Julie Best, Gina Brannelli, Mario Conway, Harry Hussey, Bert Santilly, Roy Hendrie, Yvette Horner, Nigel Pasby, Karen Street, Karen Tweed, Seamus O’Sullivan, Gordon Shand, and Dermot O’Brien.

Each book contains well over 300 colour photos and is a near A4 sized high quality hardback.

For special offer details email: robaccord5@hotmail.com

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Kirkjuvagr Ceilidh Band Nominated Scottish Dance Band of the Year at Scots Trad Music Awards 2022 - Scotland

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Scots Trad awards logoVideo: The Kirkjuvagr Ceilidh Band performance at Hogmanay 2019/2020 with Pan Records at Carrbridge Hotel in Carrbridge, Scotland.

The Kirkjuvagr Ceilidh Band have been nominated in the Scottish Dance Band of the Year category at the 20th MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2022.

The Kirkjuvagr Ceilidh Band are a five-piece family band from the Orkney Islands and includes accordion, fiddle, drums, guitar and keyboard. Their “pride and passion is promoting all aspects of Scottish traditional dancing and music”.

The Scots Trad Music Awards event is sponsored by the National Association of Accordion and Fiddle Clubs in the UK.

The awards ceremony will be held at Caird Hall in Dundee, Scotland on December 4th, 2022.

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Future events


Klingenthal Accordion Orchestra End of Year Concerts – Germany

KAO poster
The Klingenthal Accordion Orchestra conducted by Richard Wunderlich will hold their End of Year Concerts at the Gasthof Zum Walfisch Zwota in Klingenthal, Germany this month.

Dates are:
November 12th, 2022 at 7.30 pm
November 13th, 2022 at 3 pm

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John Kirkpatrick Performs "Tunes from the Trenches" Concert - England

JKposterJK farmJohn Kirkpatrick will perform a concert entitled "Tunes from the Trenches" (picture left) at the Market House in Minchinhampton, Stroud, Gloucestershire, England on November 12th, 2022 at 7.30pm.

His program will feature songs from the First and Second World Wars that were sung at the time by frontline troops and the folks back home. John “will perform in a glittering array of authentic period costumes.”

The following day on November 13th at 3pm, John will dress up again to perform a programme of songs and stories about farming life at the end of the nineteenth century (picture above right).

This concert, entitled The Victorian Farmer’s Year in Song, is part of the Valley Arts Fringe Festival 2022 and will be held at the Baptist Church, in Chew Magna, Bristol.

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Landes-Akkordeon-Ensemble Sachsen-Anhalt Concert – Germany

LAES concertLAES posterThe Landes-Akkordeon-Ensemble Sachsen-Anhalt (LAESA) will hold their final 2022 concert at the Festival Hall (Festsaal) of the Kurhause in Bad Schmiedeberg, Germany on November 13th, 2022 at 3pm.

Their program will include works by Ian Watson, Gerhard Mohr and Astor Piazzolla among others.

For details phone: 034925 62010

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Ferran Martinez Concert, Catalonia - Spain

Ferran Martinez concert posterFerran Martinez will perform a concert at the Casal del Jubilat L´Escala in Girona, Catalonia, Spain on November 17th, 2022 at 5pm.

His program will include works by Mozart, Piazzolla, Vivaldi, Bach, Semionov and Scarlatti.

For details email: ferranacordio@gmail.com

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Michael Bridge: “From Bach to Benny Goodman” Free Concert – Canada

Bach to Benny concert
Michael Bridge (accordion) and Kornel Wolak (clarinet) will peform a free concert entitled “From Bach to Benny Goodman” at the West Vancouver Memorial Library in West Vancouver, BC, Canada on November 18th at 7.30pm.

The duo will “use virtuosity, comedy, and musical sensitivity to bring their custom repertoire to life. “From Bach to Benny Goodman” features modern rearrangements of baroque and classical music using the digital accordion, all the way to good old Benny Goodman swing tunes. Be ready for an evening of entertainment, laughter, and serious music-making.”

For details email: info@westvanlibrary.ca

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Veronika Todorova Band “Revival Konzert” – Germany

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The Veronika Todorova Band will perform a “Revival Konzert” in Diez an der Lahn, in Diez, Germany on November 18th, 2022 at 8pm.

The band, which includes accordionist Veronika Todorova, Detlef Görke (bass) and Axel Spreitzer (drums), play a mix of “Balkan meets Jazz and Tango” music.

For details email: Veronika_Todorova@web.de

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No.1 Ladies Accordion Orchestra Concert, England – UK

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The No.1 Ladies Accordion Orchestra will perform a concert at the Bridport United Church in Bridport, East Street, England on November 19th, 2022 at 7.30pm.

Their program will include a variety of “tunes from around the world”.

See poster for details.

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Accordion Pops Orchestra (APO) Concerts - USA

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The Accordion Pops Orchestra have two upcoming concerts for your enjoyment. The first will be held on November 20th, 2022 at the Conlon Hall Auditorium in Bergenfield, New Jersey.

The second concert will be held on December 4th, 2022 at the Hillsborough Elks Club for the benefit of disabled children.

The Accordion Pops Orchestra was founded in 1970 by the Accordion Teachers Association of New Jersey and is currently under the direction of Al Terzo, one of the original members.

2022 members of the Accordion Pops Orchestra:
AnnaRene Jeremiah, John Modrowsky, Anne Marie Eagan, Joyce Ganderberger, Annette Marinelli, Julie Amerman, Bob Patterson, Kalman Zilberman, Dante Giamarco, Kelly Grove, Denise Koncelik, Mary Thomas, Denise Szabo, Mike Marchese, Diane Ashenfalder, Paul Koslowski, Diane Squillace, Phyllis Edamatsu, Don Nowicki, Ray Haines, Erika Perez, Henry Mikol, Rosemarie Cavanaugh, Ines Csulak, Sandra Perez, Joanna Darrow, Tatiana Slowik, John Andrews and Theresa Rehberg.

For further details email: accordionpopsorchestra@outlook.com

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Akkordeonverein Oedheim 1991 e.V. Annual Concert - Germany

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The Akkordeonverein Oedheim 1991 e.V. will hold their Annual Concert in the Kochana saaloffnung, Oedheim, Germany on November 20th, 2022 at 4pm.

For details email: info@avoe.de

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Canterbury Accordion Association Jam Session – New Zealand

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The Canterbury Accordion Association will hold their next Jam Session at St Paul’s Church in Christchurch, New Zealand on November 20th, 2022 at 3pm.

Everyone is welcome. Bring your instrument or just come along and enjoy the music.

See poster for details.

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Updated Site: Advertising Aotango Quintet Concerts - New Zealand

Updated Site: Video from the Aotango Quintet promoting their upcoming series of concerts as follows:

November 21st in the Warkworth Town Hall
November 22nd at Westlake Girls Events Centre in Takapuna
December 2nd at the All Saints Anglican Church in Howick, Auckland
December 3rd at the Chapel of Christ the King in Hamilton

Aotango features Andrew Beer (Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra - APO Concertmaster), pianist Somi Kim (NZ Trio), double bassist Gordon Hill (APO Section Principal), jazz guitarist Sam Swindells and multi world champion accordionist Grayson Masefield.
Aotango concert poster

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2023 Accordion Days, Sursee - Switzerland

Ian Watson
accordeon.chThe 2023 Accordion Days Switzerland will be held from January 20th to 22nd, 2023 in Sursee, Lucerne, Switzerland organised by accordeon.ch

The events will include accordion courses by Lionel Chapuis (Switzerlnd), Silke D'Inka (Germany), Johannes Münzner (Austria) and Ian Watson (England).

Conducting Course: by Stefan Hippe (Germany).
Solo master class: by Fanny Vicens (France/Switzerland).

Ian Watson (picture above) will hold an Advanced Orchestra course with the theme of "Drama". Pieces covered will be "Sinfonietta Dramatika" (by Stevan Divjakovic) and Ian Watson's own composition "On Aldeburgh Beach".

Registration deadline is December 11th, 2022.

Download event program information here: 2023Sursee.pdf

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