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16-Aug-2013

Super Accordion Events This Summer, Plans For 2014 - China

Prof. Li CongThe closing ceremony of the “Parrot” Accordion Competition, hosted by the China Accordion Association (CAA), was held on the 13th August in Beijing. Over 2,000 competitors have attended 4 national accordion competitions during summer.

They were:
1.“Nanshan” Accordion Competition, July 21st, in Shenzhen Guangdong. Around 400 competitors from Southern China participated.

2.“Chuncheng” Keyboards Competition (including piano, accordion and double key keyboards), Aug 1st, Kunming, Yunnan. Around 400 competitors from Southwest China participated.

3.“Hohner” Variety Accordion Competition, Aug 5th, Luoyang, Henan. Around 900 competitors from Middle China participated. Frederic Deschamps, the chairperson of CIA Music Committee, held a master class during this event. Pietro Adragna from Italy, (the Entertainment category winner of the 2011 Coupe Mondiale held in Shanghai) and Elsa Gourdy (France) performed a concert.

4.“Parrot Cup” Accordion Competition Aug 10th, Beijing. Over 800 competitors participated.

On 12th August, the China Accordion Association (CAA) has held an important meeting. President: Li Cong (picture left), Vice President: Wang Shusheng, Chen Jun, Zhang Guoping, Yang Guoli, Du Ning, Secretary-General: Zhang Tianyu, Deputy Secretary-General: Crystal Wang and Meng Hui attended.

The association business and major events for 2014 were discussed and planned during this meeting. There will be 5 major competitions for 2014. They are:

1. The National Competition of comprehensive universities and teachers’ colleges,and the exchange conference in May, Shanghai, to be hosted by the CAA and Ministry of Education of China.

2. “Hohner” Variety Accordion Competition in July, Shenzhen, Guandong.

3. “Baidi” Accordion Competition in August, Shandong.

4.“Harbin Summer” (Harbin 2014) International Accordion Festival in August, Harbin, Heilongjiang to be hosted by CAA and Ministry of Culture of China.

5. Accordion Competition, October, in Wuhan Hubei.

Predictably, 2014 will be a fascinating year of accordion in China.
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