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13-Dec-2013

Hanzhi Wang (China) Wins XXI Accordion "Arrasate Hiria" 2013 - Spain

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Video: Hanzhi Wang (China), part of Round II program, PIF Castelfidardo Competition, 22 September 2013
Hanzhi WangVideo above: Hanzhi Wang (China), part of Round II program, PIF Castelfidardo Competition, 22 September 2013

Hanzhi Wang (China, picture left) has won the XXI Accordion "Arrasate Hiria" 2013 International Competition, just 7/100ths ahead of 2nd place Xu Xiaonan (China) with Marko Sevarlic (Serbia) in 3rd place. This was the closest marks in the history of the competition.

From the 5th to 8th December, about 350 accordionists from 11 countries have performed on the two stages for this event organised by Hauspoz (Euskal Herriko Akordeoi Elkartea), the Town Hall of Arrasate and The County Council of Gipuzkoa. 1st prize: €3,600, 2nd prize €1,800, 3rd prize €900.

The jury for the international category in alphabetical order were: Iñaki Alberdi (Spain), Alexey Artemyev (Russia), Geir Draugsvoll (Denmark), Georg Katzer (Germany) and Mie Miki (Japan). Picture below of international category prize giving.

The winner of the VI International Composition Competition "Francisco Escudero" was the work 'Harkaitza' for accordion, clarinet and cello, composed by Francisco Jose Rios (Spain).

Download the 56 page program: 2013AHiria.pdf
2013 international competitors
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