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Weekly News from Around the World - 13-May-2016
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Coupe Mondiale Posters, Brochures Released, Concert Tickets On Sale - Russia
12th World Music Festival Report & Results online, Innsbruck – Austria
“Accordion – The Soulmate” Concert Dedicated to World Accordion Day, Shanghai - China
Arseniy Strokovskiy (Russia) Wins Klingenthal 2016 - Germany
Jörgen Sundeqvist, 'Classical Artist of the Year', Kramfors Music Awards - Sweden

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

Svjetski Dan Harmonikaša Festival Celebrates World Accordion Day - Croatia
Lou Jacklich, Honorary Director of the 2016 Cotati Accordion Festival - USA
Video: International Festival "Accordion Plus", Rostov-on-Don 2016 - Russia
Video: Duo Aspera of Ghenadie Rotari & Valentina Vargiu - Italy

Future events

20th International Week of Accordion "Alcobaça 2016" - Portugal
Hainaut Belles Bretelles Festival of Accordion, Valenciennois - France
15th International Music Competition "Paolo Barrasso" - Italy
AAA, An Evening With The Stars, Buffalo, NY - USA

New and Updated Sites

Updated Arrangement: Harlem Nocturne (Solo) Arranged by Gary Dahl - USA
Updated Site: Franck Angelis Pictures and Information - France
Updated Joe Cerrito Site: New Video, Ave Maria by Joe Cerrito

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Coupe Mondiale Posters, Brochures Released, Concert Tickets On Sale - Russia

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PosterPosterFrom 11 to 17 September 2016, for the first time in the history of Russia, in Rostov-on-Don, will be held the world's oldest international accordion competition - the Coupe Mondiale.

Brochures about this major international event including concert posters and information are available for download in English 2016CMbrochure-en.pdf and Russian languages. 2016CMbrochure-ru.pdf

Air tickets to Rostov-on-Don are currently available at very good prices. CIA President Raymond Bodell and International Music Center "Harmony" President Yuri Shishkin and Artistic Director Alexander Poeluev invite accordionists from all over the world to visit beautiful Rostov-on-Don and enjoy the very exciting program planned for the 2016 Coupe Mondiale.

You can purchase your concert tickets online for two concerts (more concerts will be added soon) at: http://www.accordionplus.ru/en/concert-program-of-the-coupe-mondiale/

International Music Center "Harmony", won the right to host this competition, and invites organizations and individuals to help them, become partners or sponsors of this major event. To help, donate or sponsor, phone +79889422212 or +79054595949.
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12th World Music Festival Report & Results online, Innsbruck – Austria

12th World Music Festival, 2016, Innsbruck - Austria
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Video 1: 1st place, Akkordeon-Orchester Baltmannsweiler e.V., conductor Thomas Bauer performing West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein.

Video 2: 3rd place, Akkordeonorchester der Musikschule der Hofer Symphoniker, conductor Torsten Petzold performing Sinfonietta Dramatika by Stevan Divjakovic and Festival Overture by Shostakovich.

Accordion orchestras and groups from all over Europe converged on the Tyrolean town, Innsbruck between 5th to 8th May, for the 12th World Music Festival organised by the Deutscher Harmonika-Verband e.V. (DHV). Held every 3 years, this event attracts some of the world’s finest accordion orchestras and groups.

Full report, results, pictures and some videos are online at: 2016InsbrReport

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“Accordion – The Soulmate” Concert Dedicated to World Accordion Day, Shanghai - China

Accordion - the Soulmate
Ken KaiPictures above:
Picture 1: Accordion Orchestra of Music College of Shanghai Normal University, Sound of Music, conductor Li Cong
Picture 2: Trio Lake Baikal of Jessica Shi Xuan, Wan Yizhong Zhuo Shengji, She Shichen.
Picture 3: Zhang Guoping
Picture 4: Huang Mengyao, Wang Jie, Tang Yiwen.

On the evening of May 9th at 19:30, a concert titled “Accordion – The Soulmate”, grandly opened at the prestigious Buick Theater in the Shanghai Grand Theatre complex.

6 page color concert program: 2016ShanghaiProgram.pdf
Concert poster: 2016SSIMF.jpg
Picture 5: Improvisation "Destiny" by Chen Kai.

This concert is not only an important part of the 33rd China Shanghai Spring International Music Festival, but also importantly, represents a special present, dedicated by the Chinese Accordion Association to World Accordion Day on May 6th.

In recent years, with the advocacy and efforts of Prof. Li Cong, Vice President of CIA and President of the Accordion Committee of the China Musicians’ Association, China accordion arts have pursued diverse development with Chinese characteristics.

Jointly performed by teachers, students and alumni of accordion majors of the Music College of Shanghai Normal University, this concert was themed “Performed with Hands, Expressed by Hearts”.

The concert presented China accordion arts and its diverse development principles and practices with solo, ensemble and chamber music performances of diverse genres, including Chinese folk music, tango and jazz.

We hope this present to World Accordion Day will act as a bridge of communication “Performed with Hands, Expressed by Hearts” between accordion artists both in China and across the world, and at the same time, bring beautiful accordion music to more music lovers.

Concert Artistic Direction by Li Cong, Wang Congyu, Zhang Guoping and Shi Xuan.

Pictures below:
Picture 6: Let There Be Peace on Earth, conductor Crystal Wang, accordionists and Xing Zhi Choir.
Picture 7: Zhang Peilin and Wang Han
Picture 8: Awakening Jazz Band, Shi Minhui (accordion), Brian Hurley (double bass)

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Arseniy Strokovskiy (Russia) Wins Klingenthal 2016 - Germany

Arseniy Strakovskiy (Russia) 1st
Daniele CarabettaThe 53rd International Accordion Competition was held from the 3rd to 8th May 2016.

A large event report with results and photos is online at: 2016 Klingenthal

Category IV Open Solo results:
1st Arseniy Strokovskiy (Russia)
2nd Aleksander Stachowski (Poland)
3rd. Leo Herzog (German).

Category VI Virtuoso Entertainment results:
1st Daniele Carabetta (Italy)
2nd Maxime d'Errico (France)
3rd Nocolae Guto (Rep. Moldau)

All other results at: 2016 Klingenthal

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Jörgen Sundeqvist, 'Classical Artist of the Year', Kramfors Music Awards - Sweden

Jörgen Sundeqvist Award Presentation
The Accordion King PosterThe Kramfors Music Awards is the Oscars of the "High Coast" region of Sweden and every second year, they present special prizes and awards for musicians, artists, composers, groups, who have put this region of Sweden on the national and international music map.

Jörgen Sundeqvist received the Classical Artist of the Year Award recognizing the excellence of his performance and its contribution to the great success of Fredrik Högberg´s "The Accordion King", a multi media Concerto for Accordion and Orchestra.

Jörgen Sundeqvist performed the World Premiere of the "The Accordion King", 22nd and 23rd January 2015, the review of the concert saying: "It was an unforgettable musical evening for the audience at Kramfors People's Park. Fredrik Högberg and Jorgen Sundeqvist, backed by the Nordic Chamber Orchestra, brings together in a masterly way the past with the present, and points forward to the future."

Report of the World Premiere:
http://www.accordions.com/news.aspx?d=30-Jan-2015&lang=en#art9881

The Accordion King Official Promotion Video:
http://www.accordions.com/news.aspx?d=27-Feb-2015&lang=en#art10016

Picture below of Jörgen Sundeqvist and Päivi Mettälä (Finland). Jörgen performed solo and in duo at the Award presentation evening.
Jörgen Sundeqvist and Päivi Mettälä

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Svjetski Dan Harmonikaša Festival Celebrates World Accordion Day - Croatia

Video above: Excerpts from concert by Duo “Una Sinistra” of Alexander Selivanov and Yulia Amerikova.

Svjetski Dan Harmonikaša Festival Program:
4th May - Masterclasses by Alexander Selivanov (Russia).

5th May - accordion concert in Theater of Virovitica.

6th of May - Concert of Chamber Ensemble of Music Academy in Pula.

The Svjetski Dan Harmonikaša Festival was organized by:
- Ministry of Science, Education and Sport of Croatia.
- Croatian Association of Music and Dance Teachers.
- Virovitica Municipailty.
- Scandalli Accordions.
- Music School JAN VLAŠIMSKY of Virovitica
- Artistic Directors: Prof. Marjan Krajna (Director of Zagreb School of Music) and Prof. Damir Mihaljevic (Director of Virovitica School of Music).

Other performers were:
- Accordion Orchestra of Virovitica Music School (conducted by prof. Beatrice Šušak).
- Accordion Orchestra of Zagreb Music School ZLATKA BALOKOVICA (conducted by Prof. Damir Bužleta).
- Accordion Orchestra and Choir of School "Matka Brajše Rašana" from Labin (conducted by Tomislav Novak).

Picture below: Orchestra of Virovitica Music School

Further information and pictures at: World Accordion Day
Orchestra of Virovitica Music School

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Lou Jacklich, Honorary Director of the 2016 Cotati Accordion Festival - USA

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Cotati Accordion FestivalAccordion virtuoso, veteran instructor, and West Coast pioneer of the electronic accordion, Lou Jacklich, has been selected to be the Honorary Director of the 2016 Cotati Accordion Festival (CAF).

Mr. Jacklich’s outstanding full-time career as an accordionist spans over 70 years…and still counting! The considerable history of Lou including an eTracks mp3 album is online at: Lou Jacklich

The 26th annual Cotati Accordion Festival will be August 20-21, 2016 at La Plaza Park in Cotati, California.

This year’s Festival has a “Western" theme featuring: the Doo-Wah Riders, Debra Peters and the Love Saints and the Vivants.

Accordion celebrities Jelena Milojevic, Cory Pesaturo, Michael Bridge, Sourdough Slim, Steve Balich Polka Band, Those Darn Accordions, and a host of others will be performing.

A wide variety of regional and musical genera (e.g., Country, French musette, Gypsy jazz, Western, Blues, Cajun, Zydeco, and Latin) are in store.

Roberta Cantow will show her new documentary, “Accordion’s Rising.” Sheri Mignano Crawford is organizing the Student Stage again this year. Other surprises are also planned including another wonderful grand finale!

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Video: International Festival "Accordion Plus", Rostov-on-Don 2016 - Russia

The 2016 International Competition and Festival "Accordion Plus" from 26th to 30th March 2016 in Rostov-on-Don, organised by the International Music Centre "Harmony".

Video: Excerpt from the concert titled "Beyond the Accordion".
Power Show: Yuri Shishkin, Margarita Kozlova and Evgeny Nazarenko playing accordion, Yuri Alekhin, power show.
Published on May 10, 2016.

Thank you to "Harmony" and Vladimir Bershov for providing the video.

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Video: Duo Aspera of Ghenadie Rotari & Valentina Vargiu - Italy

Video: "Fantasia in F minor K. 608 for a Mechanical Organ" written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, arranged by Ferruccio Busoni, performed live by Duo Aspera at the recital held at the Auditorium of UWCAD, Duino (Italy), on the 29th March 2015.

Duo Aspera consists of Valentina Vargiu (piano) and Ghenadie Rotari (accordion). The arrangement for piano and accordion belongs to Duo Aspera.

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20th International Week of Accordion "Alcobaça 2016" - Portugal

International Week of Accordion The celebration of the 20th International Week of Accordion "Alcobaça 2016", Portugal began on the 7th May and finishes 15th May. Manager of the Competition is Diana Freire and Aníbal Freire is President of Accordion Association of Portugal.

Download the concert schedule at: 2016Alcobaca.pdf

Concerts featured:

07 May: Opening Concert celebrating World Accordion Day, the anniversary of the Orquestra Tipica and the Choir Alcobaça and Tribute to Prof. Vitorino Matono. Performers were: Orquestra Tipica and the Choir Alcobaça, Bayan Quartet (players: Pedro Santos, Nelson Almeida, Paulo Neto, Carisa Marcelino), Paris Moscou Duo (Domi Emorine, Roman Jbanov) and Tino Costa.

08 May: Paris Moscou Duo

11 May: João Barradas e Sergio Carolino, João Barradas Trio

12 May: Yuri Shishkin

13 May: Hanzhi Wang, Sinisa Ljubojevic, Anna Kryshtaleva

14 May: Yuri Shishkin and Franck Angelis

14 May: 21st Trofeu Nacional and 2nd Competition International of Accordion

15 May: 21st Trofeu Nacional and 2nd Competition International of Accordion
Closing Concert of the 20th International Week of Accordion "Alcobaça 2016".

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Hainaut Belles Bretelles Festival of Accordion, Valenciennois - France

2016 Hainaut Belles Bretelles Festival of Accordion
For three days in the North of France, near the Belgian border, the Hainaut Belles Bretelles Festival of Accordion bring accordion music, entertainment and party to the region in a free festival accessible to all.

Hainaut Belles Bretelles Festival of Accordion has some 25 groups and artists performing:
14 May: Les Souffleurs de Mots, The Drumtar's. Les Gambes ed min pied, Rafistol et Maestro
Zoulouzbek Band, Les Sourds Y Dansent;

15 May: Lucie Carbonne, Dorothée Lhoir, Didier Tomczyk, Quand on vous aime comme ça
Janosik, Basta la Scoumoune, Seagulls are Drunk, La Gapette, Lénine Renaud, Tante Adèle et la Famille;

16 May: Didier Tomczyk, Lucie Carbonne, Cupif Band from Biroutt, Hélios Percussions, Qui Sifflote S'implique, Les Fières Bretelles, Paolas Tazout, Morand Cajun Band, LaMiFa, Los Papurris del Sabor.

For further information email: contact@bellesbretelles.com

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15th International Music Competition "Paolo Barrasso" - Italy

15th International Music Competition The musical academy "Marino da Caramanico" organizes the 15th International Music Competition "Paolo Barrasso" which is open to all musical instruments (including accordion), and to musicians of any age and nationality.

The competitions are being held from 12th to 15th May 2016 and the competitions have prizes totaling €13.000. Artistic Director is Maurizio Di Fulvio.

While it is too late to enter for the 2016 competitions, interested teachers and performers can view the competitions this weekend.

You can download the 2016 entry information in Italian and English as a reference for 2017 at: 2016Barrasso.pdf

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AAA, An Evening With The Stars, Buffalo, NY - USA

AAA, An Evening With The Stars, Buffalo, NY - USA

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Updated Arrangement: Harlem Nocturne (Solo) Arranged by Gary Dahl - USA

Harlem Nocturne arranged by Gary DahlGary DahlUpdated Arrangement: Harlem Nocturne arranged by well known teacher, performer and arranger Gary Dahl. Catalog: DH0096 View sample page.

Any clients who have already purchased this music may email for the updated arrangement which will be provided by email to you without charge.

Over 200 popular Dahl arrangements at: Gary Dahl

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Updated Site: Franck Angelis Pictures and Information - France

Franck AngelisUpdated pictures of Franck Angelis (picture left) and information about his solo and duet compositions:

ang556 Impasse (Solo)
ang557 Hommage A Paco (Duet)
ang558 Impasse II (Duet)
ang559 Toccata (Duet)
ang560 Haiti (Duet)
ang561 Haiti (Solo)
ang562 Comastor (Duet)
ang563 Moscou-Paris (Duet)
ang566 Hommage A Paco (Solo)
ang567 Beijing 2011 (Solo)

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Updated Joe Cerrito Site: New Video, Ave Maria by Joe Cerrito

Joe CerritoUpdated site with new video. Joe Cerrito (accordion) and Alex Dilan (organ) accompanying soprano Michelle Giglio in Ave Maria by Giulio Caccini.

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Hello.

Attached is a picture of a ‘GUERINI’ accordion that I purchased recently.

Notice that the name contains only a single ‘R’ and not two ‘RR’s as in the normal spelling of the word ‘GUERRINI’.

An interesting feature of this accordion is that the reeds have the face of a dog stamped on each reed. Please see picture attached.

The only other markings are ‘MADE IN ITALY A.0531’.

I was wondering if you have ever heard of a ‘GUERINI’ accordion?

I would be very grateful if you could give me any information as to ‘who’ and ‘when’ this accordion was manufactured.

Thanks in advance.
Dennis Amott
Vancouver Canada

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