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Weekly News from Around the World - 11-Sep-2020
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Daily Reports: 2020 PIF Castelfidardo International - Italy
La SMAAC a développé un examen d’accordéon en ligne appelé Syllabus, Shanghai - Chine
Les finalistes internationaux 2020 de la PIF de Castelfidardo - Italie
Le programme du PIF 2020 de Castelfidardo - Italie
Veli Kujala reçoit le prix du “compositeur de l’année” - Finlande
Le concert à l’accordéon d’Osimo / Castelfidardo - Italie
Article sur Kevin Friedrich Features dans le Northland Newspaper – Nouvelle Zélande

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

Aydar Gaynullin Performs Two Concerts at Engadin Festival - Switzerland
India Smith Records her UK Championships Programme During Lockdown – Scotland
Accordionist Luka Esteves, CNIMA Alumni - France
ATAM 58th New England Virtual Music Competition – USA

Future events

Oxford Folk Weekend Online Concerts – UK
4th World Music Brunch with Veronika Todorova Band, Limburg - Germany
Ghenadie Rotari at “Classic for Teens” Concert - Romania
“Rusty Creek” Entertains at MacLean Park - Canada
Ian Lowthian Online Music Weekends - UK
Good Habits Duo Perform in Hamilton – New Zealand
Ladom Ensemble Royal Conservatory of Music Concert, Toronto - Canada
18th Irish Folk Music Course in Fürsteneck – Germany
Zydeco and Blues Workshop & Concert with Bruce Sunpie Barnes - USA
20th National Accordion Festival – France

CD Reviews

40 années après la realization d’un rêve – La coupe Mondiale1980

New and Updated Sites

New Products from AccordionGifts: SUNbuster Car Shade & Accordion Masks – USA

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Daily Reports: 2020 PIF Castelfidardo International - Italy

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Daily Reports by Accordions Worldwide including results, pictures and video is online at: 2020Castelfidardo

See the rules, list of Finalists, program and results etc. at 2020Castelfidardo

Video Opening concert at: http://www.accordions.com/pifcastelfidardo/2020/16.htm

Video Premio Round 1 at: http://www.accordions.com/pifcastelfidardo/2020/17.htm

Video Jazz and Virtuoso at: http://www.accordions.com/pifcastelfidardo/2020/18.htm

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La SMAAC a développé un examen d’accordéon en ligne appelé Syllabus, Shanghai - Chine

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Crystal Wang, Nova WanAccordion figureA cause de l’épidémie de coronavirus cette année l’enseignement et les examens de l’association des musiciens de Shanghai ont été affectés. Durant cette première partie de l’année, le Shanghai Musicians Association Accordion committee dirigé par le fameux professeur, Crystal Wang, a développé une application pour passer les examens en conjonction avec les requis éducatifs standard.

Puisqu’il s’agit d’une première pour le comité d’accordéon professionnel, ceux qui passent l’examen et leurs parents sont priés de prêter attention aux annonces suivantes :

Le Shanghai Music Association Accordion Committee 2020 a développé un examen en ligne appelé Syllabus pour tous les fans de l’accordéon à travers la Chine. Tout le monde peut s’inscrire et on attend plusieurs milliers d’inscriptions.

Les examens 2020 de la Shanghai Music Association accordion Committee auront lieu durant le dernier quart de 2020.

Le répertoire pour l’examen se basera sur le recueil pour examen d’accordéon (set 6) publié par la Shanghai Music Publishing House.

Les formalités et dates d’inscription seront annoncés dans un futur proche.

Contact du secrétaire de la SMAAC Nova Wan Tel: 13764223060.

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Les finalistes internationaux 2020 de la PIF de Castelfidardo - Italie

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Finalists

Premio Category

Augustinas Rakauskas (Lithuania)
Zhang Zhiyuan (China)
Alberto Vernarelli (Italy)
Artem Malkhasyan (Russia)
Flemming Vioar Valmundsson (Denmark)
Luigi Gordano (Italy)
Artem Trtiakov (Russia)
Ryan Corbett (United Kingdom)
Beautemps Julien (France)
Alexey Mykitenko (Russia)

Astor Piazzolla Award Category

Guido Gavazza (Argentina)
Cuarteto Rotterdam (Germany)
Remolino Ensemble (Russia)
Astoria (Russia)
Tango Quinteto Liu Shanshan (China)
Octetology (France)
Trio Voronezh (USA)
I.A.Q. (Italy)
Carlos Corrales (Argentina)
Pinakkolada Duo (Russia)

Virtuoso Category

Pavlo Gilchenko (Russia)
Hongting Liu (China)
Marco Leonetti (Italy)
Gianmarco Alcini (Italy)
Alexander Matveychuk (Russia)
Evgeniia Buryakova (Russia)
Manuel Marchegiani (Italy)
Artem Tretiakov (Russia)
Augustinas Rakauskas (Lithuania)
Matteo Tortora (Italy)

World Category

Francesco Scarselli (Italy)
Evgeniia Buryakova (Russia)
Cono D’elia (Italy)
Trio (Kazkhstan)
Angelo Lucarelli (Italy)
Meguree (Japan)
Matteo Tortora (Italy)
Maria And Sergei Teleshev (Russia)
Koharuxtomaru (Japan)
Duo Irena And Dimitar Rogachevi (USA)

Jazz Category

Valerio Chiovarelli & Fulvio Chiara (Italy)
Sergei Teleshev & Friends (USA)
Duo Astra (Belgium)
Anne-Mari Kanniainen & Heikki Ruokangas (Finland)
Zhong Kai (China)

Gervasio Marcosignori Award Category

Lorenzo Dalla Rosa (Italy)
Gianmarco Alcini (Italy)
Leonardo Rondolone (Italy)
Giuseppe Di Falco (Italy)
Manuel Marchegiani (Italy)>
Renzo RuggieriCi-dessus la liste des finalistes pour chaque catégorie.

Les compétiteurs pour la PIF competitors ont envoyé une video avant le 31 août et le jury a exprimé ses préférences (pas de points). Ceux qui ont eu le plus de vote, font partie de la liste des 50 finalistes (citée dans l’ordre d’inscription).

Les 50 finalistes joueront du 17 au 20 septembre au Astra Theater et en video sur internet.

Le directeur artistique, Renzo Ruggieri écrit : "Avec une limite maximum de 50 compétiteurs, le PIF a créé une catégorie pour les jeunes jusqu’à 18 ans. Cette catégorie n’est pas vraiment en compétition, mais elle permet au public d’écouter les vidéos de jeunes compétiteurs (plus de 50) envoyés du monde entier. Le public peut voter s’ils ont Facebook et ce, du 12 to 16 septembre."

Regarder les vidéos des jeunes joueurs :
https://www.pifcastelfidardo.it/categoria-young-pif2020/

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Le programme du PIF 2020 de Castelfidardo - Italie

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PROGRAM 2020
16th September Wednesday
21:30

OPENING Concert
ALL THE COLORS OF THE WORLD
Compagnia degli Istanti

Roberto LORI (direction, choreography)
Daniele Di BONAVENTURA (bandoneon, piano)
Angelo MIELE (accordion)

Roberta Conti (visual artist)
Fabio Bacaloni (actor, dancer)
Michela Paoloni (dancer)
Filippo Ruggieri (filmmaker)

 
17th September Thursday
14:00 Auditions CLASSICAL I (first part) 5 candidates
16:30 Pause //
17:00 Auditions CLASSICAL I (second part) 5 candidates
19:30 End auditions //
21:30 Concert
DANILO REA (piano)
LUCIANO BIONDINI (accordion)
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18th September Friday
14:00 Auditions JAZZ 5 candidates/groups
16:00  JAZZ web seminar:
THE WORLD ACCORDION TO GIL
Gil Goldstein live streaming from the USA
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17:00 Auditions VIRTUOSO 10 candidates
19:00 End auditions //
21:30 Concert
MEMORIES: LUCIANO FANCELLI
Virtuosity Duo
Andrea Di Giacomo, Valerio Russo
Italian Accordion Quintet
Romano Benetello, Gianfranco De Lazzari, Omar Francescato, Roberto Rusalen, Roberto Salvalaio
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19th september saturday
14:00 Auditions GERVASIO MARCOSIGNORI AWARD 5 candidates

 

15:00

WORLD seminar:
UN’ANCIA A SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Fabio Turchetti with videos and live contributions
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16:00 Auditions WORLD 10 candidates/groups
19:00 End auditions (with videos) //
21:30 Concert
RAPHAEL GUALAZZI
(piano, singer)
feat. Renzo Ruggieri (accordion)
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20th september sunday
14:00 Auditions ASTOR PIAZZOLLA AWARD 10 candidates/groups
17:00 CLASSICAL seminar:
LIFE THROUGH COMPOSITIONS
Viatcheslav Semionov with video and final streaming
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18:00 Auditions CLASSICAL II (mandatory piece) 3 candidates
19:00 End auditions //
21:30 FINAL GALA
&
AWARD CEREMONY
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Programme du PIF 2020, ci-dessus.

Jury en ligne, Liste par pays:
Elton Balla (Albania), Carlos Adrian Fioramonti (Argentina), Juanjo Mosalini (Argentina), Aldo Taborda (Argentina), Herbert Scheibenreif (Austria), Ivo De Greef (Belgium), Anatoli Taran (Bielorussia), Chico Chagas (Brazil), Veronika Todorova (Bulgaria), Ignacio Hernandez (Chile), Antonio Rivas (Colombia), Ladislav Horak (Czech Republic), Petri Makkonen (Finland), Cyril Garac (France), Frederic Deschamps (France), Jean-Louis Noton (France), Elsbeth Moser (Germany), Prakash MB (India), Cesare Chiacchiaretta (Italy), Paolo Di Sabatino (Italy), Gerlando Gatto (Italy), Alain Pagani (Italy), Massimiliano Pitocco (Italy), Antonio Spaccarotella (Italy), Simone Zanchini (Italy), Coba (Japan), Galimzhan Narymbetov (Kazakhstan), Raimondas Sviackevicius (Lithuania), Zorica Karakutovska (Macedonia), Grayson Masefield (New Zealand), Zbigniew Ignaczewski (Poland), Anibal Freire (Portugal), Alexander Dmitriev (Russia), Roman Jbanov (Russia), Friedrich Lips (Russia), Djordje Gajic (Scotland), Gary Blair (Scotland), Vojin Vasovic (Serbia), Jure Tori (Slovenia), Sergio Zampolli (South Africa), Haein Yujeong Jeon (South Korea), Gorka Hermosa (Spain), Volodymyr Runchak (Ukraine), Joseph Natoli (USA), Cory Pesaturo (USA), Nguyen Tai Hung (Vietnam).

Photo ci-dessous : Une réunion du jury en ligne
Jury online meeting

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Veli Kujala reçoit le prix du “compositeur de l’année” - Finlande

Veli Kujala
Veli Kujala, l’accordéoniste concertiste et compositeur, a reçu le prix du “compositeur de l’année” à la cérémonie de remise des prix de l’association des éditeurs de musique finlandaise, le 7 septembre dernier.

Le jury composé de Kare Eskola, Jaani Länsiö, Eriikka Maalismaa et Minna Pensola a dit “dans la vision artistique sans compromis de Veli Kujala, la versatilité, le divertissement, l’expérimentation et la virtuosité se mêlent d’une façon qui représente à la fois les meilleurs traditions musicales et son glorieux futur. »

Du fait du Covid-19, la cérémonie de remise des prix s’est tenue sans invités.

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Le concert à l’accordéon d’Osimo / Castelfidardo - Italie

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Un merveilleux concert s’est tenu en soirée, le mardi 8 septembre dans l’atmosphère si particulière du cloître “San Frances” à Osimo. Cela faisait partie d’une série de concerts organisée par l’association Gervasio Marcosignori et voulait à nouveau montrer au public comment l’accordéon est un instrument versatile et comment il peut être utilisé.

4 artistes d’exception :
Massimo Marconi / Organetto,
Antonio De Luca / Jazz,
Mirco Patarini / Classique
Valentino Lorenzetti / musique du monde
ont offert à un large public, assis en accord avec les distances de sécurité du Covid-19 et les masques, un programme de musique très divers du classique au jazz, en passant par le traditionnel, le tango et la musique légère.

Voir notre reportage photo en pdf : 2020OsimoConcert.pdf
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Article sur Kevin Friedrich Features dans le Northland Newspaper – Nouvelle Zélande

Kevin Friedrich
Le reporter Andy Bryenton du journal Weekend Lifestyler a fait un article de 2 pages sur Kevin Friedrich le week-end dernier. Kevin voyage deux fois par ans de New York où il vit, à Dargaville en Nouvelle Zélande, où il a grandit, pour y organizer des concerts pour les locaux afin de soutenir le musée de Dargaville.

Le musée de Dargaville est l’hôte de Accordion Gems par Kevin Friedrich – Une collection importante d’accordéons à travers le temps. C’est la seule exposition de ce genre dans l’hémisphère sud.

Article du journal en pdf à : WeekendLifestyler.pdf
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Aydar Gaynullin Performs Two Concerts at Engadin Festival - Switzerland

Aydar Gaynullin (accordion) and Avi Avital (mandolin) performed 2 concerts at the 2020 Engadin Festival in St. Moritz, Switzerland last month.

The video above is a live performance of Galizyn Dance filmed at one of the St. Moritz Festival concerts Enjoy!

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India Smith Records her UK Championships Programme During Lockdown – Scotland

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Video 3c:
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India SmithVideo 3b – 17 Years & Under Solo – Own Choice Programme Piece 1: A March of Graduated Students – Petri Makkonen

Video 3c – 17 Years & Under Solo – Own Choice Programme Piece 2: Song for S.B. – Renzo Ruggieri Catalog: rrenzo501

Video 3d – 17 Years & Under Solo – Own Choice Programme Piece 3: Carnival of Venice – Arr. P Frosini

Three videos from Scottish accordionist India Smith, who recently qualified at the NAO (Scotland Area) Festival held in Grangemouth in March, to perform at the NAO UK Accordion Championships 2020 in Liverpool.

As the UK event, organised by the National Accordion Organisation of the United Kingdom, was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, India from Milton Bridge near Edinburgh, Scotland decided to record several videos, featuring the pieces she planned to perform in three different categories, and share them with Accordions Worldwide.

This week we are publishing India’s own choice program in the 17 Years & Under Solo category.

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Accordionist Luka Esteves, CNIMA Alumni - France

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Video: Luka Esteves, CNIMA alumni and winner at Trophée Mondial 2018

Luka Esteves, a CNIMA student alumni, studied as a full time student at the CNIMA, from 2016 to 2020. He obtained the French national Diplome D'Études Musicales in accordion variety. In 2018 he won the Trophée Mondial (junior) and in 2019 and 2020 the Claude Thomain prize.

The CNIMA welcomes accordion players from all levels and all ages, from potential world class players to beginners. The CNIMA full year program begins on September 21st and students are given the opportunity to study for National French conservatory diplomas. Registrations are still open

Upcoming accordion workshops;
October 19th to 23rd (for adults)
October 26th to 31st 2020 (for all)
December 27th to 31st 2020 (for all)

A la carte custom sized studies are also available. Both workshops and a la carte studies are available online and on location.

For further details email: cnima@orange.fr
CNIMA

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ATAM 58th New England Virtual Music Competition – USA

NE logoThe Accordion Teachers Association of Massachusetts (ATAM) held their 2020 New England Virtual Music Competition recently with over 800 entries competing virtually.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the association was unable to hold this event at the Boston Marriott Newton in March this year, and had to transition to a virtual competition. This event usually draws 2,000-3,000 people over the competition weekend.

With this transition to a virtual competition, the students who had worked so hard to prepare their competition pieces were still able to perform.

The competition included categories for accordion, bass, drums, guitar, piano, voice, and violin players for students and adults.

The Accordion Teachers Association of Massachusetts (ATAM), which sponsors this event, also distributes cash awards and scholarships. This year’s annual music scholarship was awarded to Miriam Felzenstein (a student of Carol Adamski-Maggi’s at Falcetti Music).

Download results: 2020ATAM.pdf

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Oxford Folk Weekend Online Concerts – UK

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Karen TweedVideo: Peter Knight & John Spiers - Folk East 2016

Karen Tweed (picture left) will perform at the Oxford Folk Weekend Online event on September 12th from 8pm to 9.45pm. Karen will be joined by her special guests, Iain Tait and Freddie Pretorius from Orkney.

Knight and Spiers will entertain on September 22nd from 8pm to 9.45pm. This duo comprises of John Spiers (melodeon) and Peter Knight (violin).

For details email: info@folkweekendoxford.co.uk

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4th World Music Brunch with Veronika Todorova Band, Limburg - Germany

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The Veronika Todorova Band will entertain in the new Limburg music venue "Pastorale Kultursalon & Sommergarten" on September 13th from 11am to 2pm.

This event includes a brunch with fine food from the gourmet cuisine of the Pastorale Restaurant and Beer Garden. The concert with food costs 39 Euro and Covid-19 regulations will be in place for all bookings.

For more information phone: +49 6431 2178850

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Ghenadie Rotari at “Classic for Teens” Concert - Romania

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Duo Aspera - Ghenadie Rotari (accordion) and Valentina Vargiu (piano) will perform a concert at the “Classic for Teens” festival on September 15th at the Municipal Theatre "Major Gheorghe Pastia" in Focsani Romania.

The duo enjoy performing a variety of Astor Piazzolla’s Tango Nuevo works among others

The event will run from September 14th to 20th and include a variety of concerts and masterclasses.

For details email: g.rotari@yahoo.com
Duo Aspera

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“Rusty Creek” Entertains at MacLean Park - Canada

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Sue Baines“Rusty Creek” will entertain at an outdoor event in MacLean Park, Vancouver, BC Canada on September 19th from 2pm to 4pm.

The band, which features Sue Baines (accordion and vocals - picture right) are pleased to present their new member Mavis Vaugeois (vocals & percussion).

They have been busy writing new songs and rehearsing for their new song 'The Curve of Time' which will be released this month.

Their repertoire includes folkrock, bluegrass, country blues and cajun fusion along with songs by Johnny Cash, Elton John, J.J. Cale, Rolling Stones and much more.

For details email: info@rustycreek.ca

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Ian Lowthian Online Music Weekends - UK

Ian LowthianIan Lowthian has announced that the remainder of his 2020 music weekends will all be online due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Dates of upcoming 2020 online weekends are:

September 19th & 20th: Advanced Accordion Weekend
October 10th & 11th: Scottish Dance Weekend for mixed instruments
December 5th & 6th: Christmas Weekend for accordionists

For details email: ianlowthian@yahoo.co.uk

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Good Habits Duo Perform in Hamilton – New Zealand

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“Good Habits” will perform at the Te Pahu Sound Lounge in Te Pahu, Hamilton on September 26th from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. This eclectic indie-folk duo (from Manchester, UK) includes Pete Shaw (accordion) and singer-cellist and songwriter Bonnie Schwarz.

The duo play a mix of folk and jazz along with original songs. Pete is an experienced performer who bases his style around many different folk influences from Irish to Klezmer.

Covid-19 has left them stranded in New Zealand, but thanks to the warmth and support of new friends, they have made the most of their time there by capturing a collection of songs from their travels. “Going For Broke” represents their leap of faith as they pursue their musical dreams on the other side of the world!

For concert details email: aunteapea@gmail.com

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Ladom Ensemble Royal Conservatory of Music Concert, Toronto - Canada

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The Ladom Ensemble will perform a chamber and world music concert at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on September 27th, 2020 at 1pm. The concert is part of the Royal Conservatory “Sunday Interludes” series.

The Ladom Ensemble consists of Michael Bridge (accordion), (Beth Silver (cello), Adam Campbell (percussion) and Pouya Hamidi (piano).

Due to Covid-19 the number of seats available has been reduced to ensure safe physical distancing at all concerts.

For details email: ladomensemble@gmail.com

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18th Irish Folk Music Course in Fürsteneck – Germany

Damian McKeeThe 18th Irish Folk Music Course, held from October 2nd to 6th 2020 at the Fürsteneck Castle in Fürsteneck, Germany will feature diatonic accordionist Damian McKee (Northern Ireland - picture left). The course is for diatonic B/C tuning instruments as well as piano accordions and diatonic instruments in C/D tuning.

The course will include tuition on typical phrasing, rhythmic playing and ornamentation techniques on the basis of the newly learned pieces. The course will be held in English language.

The event will also include evening concerts where participants can perform and try out their newly learned techniques.

Covid-19 protocols will be adhered to during the course.

For details email: bildung@burg-fuersteneck.de

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Zydeco and Blues Workshop & Concert with Bruce Sunpie Barnes - USA

Bruce BarnesVideo: Bruce Sunpie Barnes at the 2016 Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival

A Zydeco & Blues workshop and concert with Bruce Sunpie Barnes (from New Orleans) will be held online on October 5th, 6th, 11th & 12th organised by Not Just Oompah!

The concert (October 5th) is free, but Virtual Tips are appreciated, and go to support the artist. The cost for the workshop (October 6th, 11th & 12th) is US$65 per person which includes all materials delivered by email.

The workshops will include:
Melody and Bass Rhythmic Elements
Creole Two-Steps, One-Step, Blues Shuffles and Waltz
How to create a Syncopated Dance-able Sound
Bass Button Patterns
Technique for playing Zydeco in Any Key
Sing at least One Song in Louisiana Creole

All workshops and Meet and Greet will be recorded for later viewing by participants who miss the presentation due to conflicts in scheduling.

Sunpie learned to play the accordion from some of the best Zydeco pioneers in Louisiana, including Gernest Arceneaux, John Delafose, and Clayton Sampy. Along with his musical group "Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots" he performed at festivals and concerts across the US and around the globe. He has 7 critically acclaimed CDs with his compositions currently featured in 16 Hollywood film productions.

For further information email: shirleyJ@Vjeverica.com

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20th National Accordion Festival – France

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The 20th National Accordion Festival will be held in Haute Maurienne Vanoise from January 23rd to 29th, 2021.

The festival “combines winter, the mountains and the warmth of a festive atmosphere with the sound of the accordion” along with concerts, masterclasses and a parade.

For details phone: 0033 479 205 167

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40 années après la realization d’un rêve – La coupe Mondiale1980

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Coupe Mondiale booklet coverReportage historique, photos et résultats à : 1980CoupeMondialeHistory

"Pourrions nous organiser une Coupe Mondiale en Nouvelle Zélande? Est-ce que cela ne serait pas une bonne chose pour la Nouvelle Zélande et l’accordéon?" Ce furent les questions posées aux membres de la New Zealand Accordion Association (NZAA) à la fin des années 70, par le célèbre avocat d’Auckland, Gerald Ryan, qui fut un grand supporter du mouvement de l’accordéon, avec plusieurs de ses enfants apprenant à en jouer. Avec les encouragements supplémentaires de Harley Jones et son père Allan, qui tous deux avaient de nombreux contacts avec des organisations liées à l’accordéon à l’étranger, ce projet fut mis à l’étude puis réalisé.

La proposition de la Nouvelle Zélande d’organiser une coupe mondiale à Auckland fut présentée à la Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) en mars 1979 au congrès d’hiver et provisoirement acceptée. Il fut évident que les compétiteurs, notamment européens, auraient à voyager plus loin qu’ils n’en avaient l’habitude pour prendre part à la Coupe Mondiale en Nouvelle Zélande. Même à quelques occasions lorsque la Coupe Mondiale eut lieu aux Etats Unis, cela posa des problèmes financiers pour les compétiteurs européens. Le coût du voyage était un obstacle majeur pour prétendre organiser la Coupe Mondiale en Nouvelle Zélande.

The acceptance was confirmed when at the "Summer Congress" of 1979 in Cannes, France, Harley Jones and David Lilico presented a promotional film of New Zealand, and gave assurance of an air fare subsidy of $1000 per competitor, with a similar amount offered to several executives of the CIA. This was actually increased to $1500 at the time of the Coupe Mondiale and a smaller subsidy of $600 was provided for all delegates attending.

The 1980 event was the first time the Coupe Mondiale had been held in the South Pacific and was also the first international music competition ever held in New Zealand.

Now, reflecting upon this milestone event in New Zealand and in CIA history, a review of the event has been published to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the staging of the Coupe Mondiale in New Zealand. Very few pictures and documents are available from this time, however all such materials have been correlated to make this souvenir review.

Il est interessant de noter que la plupart des accordéonistes en compétition à l’époque ont continuer à avoir un rôle actif dans le monde de l’accordéon. Moi-même je n’aurais jamais pu imaginer qu’en serrant la main du président du CIA, le Dr. Karl Majer, en tant qu’accordéoniste détenteur de la 9ième place, je deviendrais moi même président du CIA. Mon concurrent néozélandais Marcel Riethmann est maintenant président des centres d’éducation musicale d’Auckland en Nouvelle Zélande. Dan Mastroianni a eu une belle carrière de musicien, compositeur, accordéoniste et pianiste. Les compétiteurs australiens Nerida Farmer et Catherine Day Jackett sont très actifs dans le monde de l’accordéon avec concert et enseignement. Alain Musichini (France) a gagné la Coupe Mondiale à deux reprises et est l’un des joueurs de bal les plus prisés en France. Peter Soave (USA) a aussi gagné la Coupe Mondiale et est devenu un des concertistes d’accordéon et de bandoneon les plus respectés. Krystof Olczek (Pologne) est maintenant un compositeur prolifique et accordéoniste et il a une classe d’accordéon, dirige des ensembles de musique de chambre, et donne un cours intitulé “L’interprétation de la musique du 20ième siècle” à l’académie de musique de Gdansk. Alfred Melichar est professeur d’accordéon à la Bruckner University à Linz, dans son Autriche natale. Christianne Bonnay (France) est professeur d’accordéon à l’académie de musique de Monaco et le gagnant, Werner Glutsch enseigne au conservatoire Hohner Conservatory à Trossingen.

Reportage historique, photos et résultats à : 1980CoupeMondialeHistory

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New Products from AccordionGifts: SUNbuster Car Shade & Accordion Masks – USA

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masksDan Grauman of AccordionGifts announces the introduction of its newest products.

The SUNbuster car shade. Keep your car cool in hot weather and show your pride in your instrument by placing the car shade behind your windshield.

This corrugated cardboard sun shade prevents the sun from penetrating the windshield so the air is cooler and more bearable upon return. The sun shade efficiently folds up accordion-style to maximize vehicle interior space.

Accordion Masks: The double layer mask, imprinted with two accordions, is made of soft breathable fabric consisting of 95% cotton and 5% Spandex. It is washable and reusable, and is adjustable around the nose. One size fits most adults. The mask is available in black or charcoal.
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