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Weekly News from Around the World - 16-Mar-2012
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Highlights

Международная выставка Musikmesse 2012, Франкфурт – Германия
Концерт и семинар Юрия Шишкина и Людовика Бейера (Ludovic Beier), Астурия – Испания
Автобиография «Красота несовершенства, история Дика Контино (‘The Beauty of Imperfection, The Dick Contino Story’), Лас-Вегас – США
Бурное развитие Интернет рекламы в Китае China Internet Advertising Surging – China

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

Some Accordion Pictures Making the News - International
Regional Competition for Young Performers, Yamal – Russia
Frank Marocco (1931-2012) Memorial Service, California - USA
‘14 Years Ago’ – Tracey Collins Enters TV Talent Show

Future events

Accordion Events in Moscow, Surgut, Mari El - Russia
Concert of Contemporary Music for Accordion & Saxophone, Frankfurt - Germany
Accordion Federation of North America (AFNA) Festival, August - USA
Augustinas Rakauskas Concert in Kaunas Conservatory - Lithuania
Alejandro Brittes and Joao Gentil Concert, Paris – France
Button Accordion Workshop, Vancouver – Canada
Marco Lo Russo and Andrea Gianolla Concert, Anzio – Italy
Roy Hendrie Concerts, North Staffs AC, Stockport AC – UK
Duo Virginie and Cyril Play for Dancing, Cholet – France
‘Mazaika Swing’ Concert, London – UK

CD Reviews

Kein Schöner Land CD by Leuchter - Melrose

New and Updated Sites

Six eTracks MP3 Albums by Renzo Ruggieri Now Online – International
Grayson Masefield Site Updated
Lionel Reekie eTracks MP3 Album site updated

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Международная выставка Musikmesse 2012, Франкфурт – Германия

Frankfurt Musikmesse 2012В 2012 году выставка Frankfurt Musikmesse пройдет с 21 по 24 марта (среда-суббота). 24 марта – открытый день для публики. Часы работы с 9.00 до 18.00.

Почти все производители баянов и аккордеонов из Италии и Германии представят свою продукцию в павильоне 3.1. В целом на выставку съедутся участники из 46 стран, представляющие музыкальные инструменты, музыкальное программное обеспечение и оборудование, ноты, аксессуары и услуги, связанные с музыкой.

В субботу – публичный день – на стендах многих аккордеонных фабрик будут выступать демонстраторы.

Хольда Паолетти-Кампл  будет на выставке в среду 21 и четверг 22 марта и за эти 2 дня подготовит отчет о мероприятии.

Frankfurt_Musikmesse_2012_Accordion_Live_Report.

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Концерт и семинар Юрия Шишкина и Людовика Бейера (Ludovic Beier), Астурия – Испания

Yuri ShishkinLudovic BeierВ субботу 5 мая в полдень в Астурии в театре Teatro Auditorio de Pola de Siero состоится замечательный концерт. В первом отделении концерта выступит известный музыкант из Франции, представляющий компанию Roland, Людовик Бейер (Ludovic Beier), а во втором отделении состоится выступление всемирно известного  солиста Юрия Шишкина. 

В тот же день в 16.00 пройдет демонстрация цифровых аккордеонов и баянов Roland, которую проведет Людовик Бейер в Консерватории  Conservatorio Superior de Musica del Principado de Asturias. Оба мероприятия спонсирует испанское представительство компании Roland, вход свободный.

Мастер-классы Юрия Шишкина состоятся в субботу 5 мая с 16.00 до 20.00 и в воскресенье 6 мая с 10.00 до 14.00 и с 16.00 до 20.00 в Консерватории Conservatorio Superior de Musica ‘Eduardo Martlnez Tomer’, Corrada del Obispo s/o, Oviedo. Вход: 100 евро для студентов-участников, 25 евро для слушателей. Регистрация до 29 марта. Информационная брошюра и заявка на участие в мастер-классе на: 05-06May2012

Дополнительная информация по e-mail: diego@consmupa.com

6 CD дисков Юрия Шишкина доступны на Yuri Shishkin.

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Автобиография «Красота несовершенства, история Дика Контино (‘The Beauty of Imperfection, The Dick Contino Story’), Лас-Вегас – США

The Beauty of Imperfection, The Dick Contino Story«Красота несовершенства,  история Дика Контино» – книга-автобиография известного музыканта, записанная с аудио кассеты. В книге рассказана история жизни Дика Контино, описаны множество случаев и анекдотов из его жизни, различные проступки и тюремное заключение, а также показаны эпизоды его борьбы с сильнейшими фобиями, азартными играми, пьянством. Его проблемы с  армией США, а также тюремное заключение вынесены в основные заголовки.

Имя Дика Контино стало именем нарицательным. Он достойно отслужил в качестве сержанта, а позднее получил президентское помилование. В книге также описаны детали его романа с актрисой Ли Сноуден (Leigh Snowden), жизнь их детей, а также его нынешняя жизнь с женой Тоней (Tonia).

‘The Beauty of Imperfection, The Dick Contino Story’ is available via Amazon.com

Дик Contino стал суперзвездой аккордеона на радио-шоу Горация Хейдта (Horace Heidt) в конце 1940-х годов. Он уже давно является одним из самых известных в мире аккордеонистов, каждое выступление которого заканчивается овациями. Он выступал на шоу Эда Салливана (Ed Sullivan Show) больше любого другого артиста. А его история интригует и убеждает.

"Красота несовершенства, история Дика Контино" доступна на Amazon.com

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Бурное развитие Интернет рекламы в Китае China Internet Advertising Surging – China

В журнале USA Time Magazine от 12 марта 2012 года появилась статья: «Рекламный рынок Китая бушует. Рынок, оцениваемый в 54 млрд. долларов США вырос более чем на 20% с 2005 по 2010 год, в соответствии с маркетинговыми исследованиями пекинской фирмы ResearchInChina.

Как и в США, Интернет является самым быстрорастущим рынком рекламы в Китае (так же, как и в большинстве стран мира – прим. ред.). Расходы на интернет-рекламу в  Китае выросли на 57% в 2011 году, и в настоящее время на долю интернет-рекламы приходится более 10% от общих рекламных расходов Китая, что более чем в два раза выше ее доли в 2009 году».

Похоже, что китайские предприятия быстро осознают важность рекламы в интернете, поскольку, как широко известно,  количество пользователей интернета в Китае огромно и непрерывно растет.

Количество китайских читателей портала accordions.com также постоянно увеличивется, и такие события, как чрезвычайно успешный Кубок мира 2011 в Шанхае, помогают дальнейшему продвижению и развитию аккордеона и интернет-связей между аккордеонистами и баянистами Китая.

Крупные международные события в Китае и освещение их в Интернете также помогли европейским производителям аккордеонов и баянов (в том числе компании Roland), значительно увеличить долю своей продукции на китайском рынке в последние годы.

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Some Accordion Pictures Making the News - International

Sam Ash Music Advertisement Accordion Bus
Accordion PantsPicture above is how Sam Ash Music, USA advertises with its latest bus advertisement. When Sam and Rose Ash opened the first Sam Ash Music in Brooklyn, NY back in 1924, and its now the largest family-owned musical instrument retailer in the USA, (45 Megastores in 16 states), and it remains family owned and operated with three generations of the Ash family employed by the company.

In the early 1950’s Jerry noticed the increasing popularity of the accordion and began to stock different models. Soon Sam Ash became known as the leading accordion dealer in the Brooklyn, NY area and are still active in accordion retailing.

Picture to the side is accordion pants, unisex or not, you decide? Are bellows manufacturers going to be enjoying a boom in business?

And below, we repeat again the 2011 pictures of the Accordion-like 'Privacy Shell' is a Papercraft Cone of Silence. This accordion like folding head covering enables two of you to cover your heads and enjoy some privacy.

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Regional Competition for Young Performers, Yamal – Russia

Selivanov prize giving
The Regional Competition for Young Performers took place on March 5th and 6th at Tarco- Sale, a small town located in Yamal region of Russia.

Alexander Selivanov was Chairman of the Jury, alongside Moscow pianist Professor Denis Chefanov and violinist Alexey Mayevsky. Picture above of Alexander Selivanov presenting prizes.

The competition had about 200 participants from the ages of 6 until 15. Alexander Selivanov also gave master-classes for young local musicians,  and during the closing concert played on stage together with young talented accordionist Denis Koptelov. Picture below.

The  final piece of the concert  was the famous ‘Frescos’ for Bayan and Orchestra by Viatcheslav Semionov, performed by Alexander Selivanov and Denis Chefanov.

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Frank Marocco (1931-2012) Memorial Service, California - USA

Frank MaroccoThe accordion world mourns the passing of great Jazz accordionist Frank Marocco, who died in Los Angeles on March 3rd 2012, aged 81.

The Memorial Service for Frank Marocco will be held on Saturday, 24 March 2012 at 11:00am at the Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd.Northridge, CA 91324, USA.

Condolences may be sent to:
Anne Marocco, 7063 Whitaker Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91406, USA.

For further information, read the article in last weeks news.

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‘14 Years Ago’ – Tracey Collins Enters TV Talent Show

Tracey CollinsThe Accordions Worldwide news for 13th March 1998 reported that accordionist Tracey Collins entered the McDonalds Young Entertainers, a very popular weekly TV show in New Zealand.

It is not easy for accordion acts to impress in TV talent shows, but Tracey Collins certainly did and this was a beginning to a most successful career by Tracey as an accordion entertainer within New Zealand and internationally.

ACCORDIONIST FEATURED ON TV MUSIC COMPETITION - NEW ZEALAND
Contributed by Steve Collins

Accordionist Tracey Collins was chosen from over 1,000 acts to compete in the McDonalds Young Entertainers, a very popular weekly TV show which is held annually over 13 weeks. Tracey performed ‘Cubanola’, promoting the accordion (which looked great under lights with sparkling diamantes). After her performance, she was interviewed by show host Jason Gunn. Tracey's performance is due to be screened in June 1998.

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Accordion Events in Moscow, Surgut, Mari El - Russia

Photo above, Una Sinistra Duo of Alexander Selivanov and Yulia Amerikova with Viatcheslav Semionov.

Russia is the largest country by area in the world, extending across 9 time zones covering the whole of northern Asia and a large part of Europe. The accordion figures significantly across all of Russia, both as a classical and a folk instrument, and there are lots of accordion concerts and festivals taking place throughout the year.

Some upcoming accordion events are:

March 17th – ‘Day of Russian Bayan’ concert, featuring an Una Sinistra program with Alexander Selivanov and Yulia Amerikova, in the Concert Hall of the Gnessin Institute, Moscow.

April 4th to 9th - Open National competition ‘Jugoria’, and various performances with orchestra together with Viatcheslav Semionov, Yuri Shishkin, Oleg Sharov, Victor Romanko and Zinaida Aleshina, in Surgut, Russia.

April 25th - Una Sinista concert for the 25th Anniversary of music school in Yoshkar-Ola (Mari El), Russia. 

April 30th – Una Sinistra concert and meeting with the students of the Gnessin Institute in Moscow.

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Concert of Contemporary Music for Accordion & Saxophone, Frankfurt - Germany

Mirjana Petercol_Makus Hoßner
A concert of contemporary music for accordion and saxophone will be held on Friday, 23rd March at 8 pm in the KunstKulturKirche - Forum for Modern Art and New Music in Frankfurt.

This concert for accordion and saxophone by the duo of Mirjana Petercol and Makus Hossner, is the highlight of the composition workshops at the Höchst Conservatory in Frankfurt, which took place under the direction of the composer and lecturer Claus Kühnl.

The peculiarity of the acoustics of this church venue and its artistic environment has been a significant influence on the 6 new compositions being presented.

Further information: miripetercol@gmx.de

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Accordion Federation of North America (AFNA) Festival, August - USA

2012 AFNA Poster
Joan SommersThe dates for the 2012 Accordion Federation of North America (AFNA) Festival are 9th to 11th August at the Hyatt Hotel in Irvine, California. This year Joan Sommers will conduct the AFNA Festival Orchestra and we are inviting all the accordionists who want to play some vintage Anthony Galla-Rini arrangements to join Joan Sommers directing the AFNA Festival Orchestra.

The Martin Music Center Accordion Orchestra (directed by Randy Martin) will be featured and in 2011 won the International Accordion Orchestra Competition at the American Accordionists' Association (AAA) Festival held in Charleston, South Carolina, July last year.

The Martin Accordion Orchestra is a group of very talented and hard-working young musicians. In the past, the group has performed at the White House and Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., the Coupe Mondiale in 2007 and 2009 in New Zealand, and has played on multiple television broadcasts.

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Augustinas Rakauskas Concert in Kaunas Conservatory - Lithuania

Augustinas RakauskasA concert by Augustinas Rakauskas will be held on the 16th of March in the Kaunas J. Gruodis Conservatory at 6.00pm. (18.00 hrs). The concert program contains:

1. Franck Angelis - suite 'Haiti'
2. Domenico Scarlatti - Sonata D minor
3. Viatcheslav Semionov - 'Prophetic Dream'
4. Jonas Tamulionis - Partita for solo accordion: 1st p. - 'Devoto', 2nd p. - "Allegro"
5. Franck Angelis - "Hommage a Paco"
6. Gorka Hermosa - "Fragilissimo"
7. Vladimir Zubitsky - Toccata

In 2010, Augustinas competed in the Lithuanian TV talent show "2 minutes of Fame“ and won the award as the best show musician in the superfinal. He also received one of the biggest viewers‘ votes and won 4th prize in the superfinal.

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Alejandro Brittes and Joao Gentil Concert, Paris – France

Joao Gentil and Alejandro Brittes
Argentine diatonic accordionist Alejandro Brittes (picture right above) performs on Sunday March 18th, 6.30pm, at the Café El Sur, 35 Boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris. Admission is free.

Portuguese accordionist Joao Gentil (picture left above) will be a special guest, and performing with them are: André Ely (7 string guitar, Brazil), Lucas Rocha (7 string guitar, Brazil) and Miguel Castilhos (guitar, vocals, Brazil).

The concert is sponsored by the Ministério da Cultura do Brasil.

For further information email: joaogentil1@gmail.com

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Button Accordion Workshop, Vancouver – Canada

Lorne WarrOn March 18th, 12.30 pm, Lorne Warr leads a Button Accordion Workshop, playing traditional music in the Newfoundland style. This workshop, part of the Vancouver Celtic Festival, takes place at the Tom Lee Music city stage, 929 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L3, Canada. Admission is free.

Lorne Warr, from Newfoundland, is primarily a singer/guitarist and songwriter, fronting the popular band Lorne Warr and The Streets. He is also an experienced diatonic accordionist.

For further information email: lornewarr@gmail.com

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Marco Lo Russo and Andrea Gianolla Concert, Anzio – Italy

Marco Lo Russo and Andrea GianollaOn Monday March 19th, 7.30pm, accordionist Marco Lo Russo and clarinetist Andrea Gianolla perform a varied program of jazz, including music inspired by swing and ethnic influences.

The concert takes place at the Municipal Library in Anzio. Admission is free.

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Roy Hendrie Concerts, North Staffs AC, Stockport AC – UK

Roy HendrieNext week Scottish accordionist Roy Hendrie, a former NAO All Britain Junior Champion, is in concert at the North Staffs Accordion Club and the Stockport Accordion Club.

Roy Hendrie, from Troon, Ayrshire, is a most accomplished accordionist and dance band leader, whose music encompasses a variety of styles including Scottish, Continental, French musette, Latin American, and jazz.

March 20th, 8pm – North Staffs AC, Holditch Miners’ Welfare Club, London Rd, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 7PT

March 21st, 8pm – Stockport AC, Woodley Methodist Church, Chapel St, Woodley, Stockport SK6 1NF; in support will be the Stockport AC Band (MD Derek Stubbs)

For further information email: robaccord5@hotmail.com

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Duo Virginie and Cyril Play for Dancing, Cholet – France

Virginie and CyrilAccordionists Cyril Danrey and Virginie Tempomelody play for dancing with Vanessa Desnault and l'Orchestre Pat' Cryspol at the salle de la Meilleraie, Cholet (49), France, on March 24th, 7.30pm.

For further information email: cyrilsavoie@hotmail.fr

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‘Mazaika Swing’ Concert, London – UK

Mazaika Swing
Mazaika Swing - passionate, dynamic and soulful Gypsy Jazz played by some of Britain's leading exponents of the style – Sarah Harrison (violin), Igor Outkine (accordion/vocals), Stuart Blagden and Ducato Piotrowski (guitars), and Marcus Penrose (double bass).
 
When Sarah Harrison and Igor Outkine of critically acclaimed duo Mazaika met Stu Blagden (“The 'numero uno' Gypsy Jazz guitarist in the UK” - Hank Marvin), there was only one thing to do, form a gypsy swing quintet! They recruited  Ducato Piotrowski, a Rom Gypsy and the genre’s top rhythm player in the UK, and Marcus Penrose, one of London’s top young jazz bass players.

Mazaika Swing focuses on the repertoire of Django Reinhart, Stephane Grapelli and the Hot Club de France plus other contemporary Gypsy Swing composers such as Romane, Tchavolo Schmitt and others, but they also play original compositions, tangos and boleros and some hot gypsy favourites.

On Friday March 23rd, 9pm, Mazaika Swing will perform in concert at Green Note, 106 Parkway, London NW1 7AN. Tickets price: £12, £10 advance; to book by phone call: 020 7485 9899.

For further information email: sarah3harrison@gmail.com

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Kein Schöner Land CD by Leuchter - Melrose

Kein Schöner Land CD by Leuchter - MelroseCD Reviews Index for the Review of Kein Schöner Land CD, Italian and English, reviewed by Alessandro Mugnoz. Artists are Manfred Leuchter and Ian Melrose.

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Six eTracks MP3 Albums by Renzo Ruggieri Now Online – International

Renzo Ruggieri album coversThere are now six Renzo Ruggieri eTracks MP3 albums online. The eTracks MP3 files are available for download. Priced at only € 0.70 a track with most albums costing € 8.00 or less its great value.

6 albums by Renzo Ruggieri
Improvvisazioni Guidate
Storie di Fisarmonica Vissuta
Terre
Renzo Ruggieri Collection
Kramer Project
Opera

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Grayson Masefield Site Updated

Grayson Masefield album coverThe website of Grayson Masefield at www.accordions.com/gmasefield/
has been updated to include his new eTracks MP3 Album

Five times World Accordion Champion, 2008, 2009, 2010, Grayson Masefield has released his first album titled Grayson Masefield.

The works include both Concert music and Virtuoso Entertainment music as befits his major international competition wins.

Most tracks are only €0.70 and the 14 tracks are:
Concert Music
1. Ah vous dirai~je Maman - W.A. Mozart
2. Prophetic Dream - Viatcheslav Semionov
3. Sonata in F major - D. Scarlatti
4. Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor - J.S. Bach
5. Fragilissimo - Gorka Hermosa
6. Hommage a Paco - Franck Angelis

Virtuoso Entertainment
7. Pondichery Tango - Jérôme Richard
8. Notes Vagabondes - Claude Thomain
9. L’enfant Demon - Claude Thomain
10. Bluesette - Toots Thielemans
11. Oblivion - Astor Piazolla
12. Tico Tico - Zequinha Abreu
13. La Tempete - André Astier
14. Tango Pour Claude - Richard Galliano

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Lionel Reekie eTracks MP3 Album site updated

Lionel Reekie album coverLionel Reekie, well known accordionist, vocalist and TV performer, has performed extensively throughout North America, Asia and Europe, now has a new site selling eTracks MP3 album.

The Lionel Reekie eTracks MP3 files are available for download. Priced at only € 0.70 a track with most albums costing € 8.00 or less its great value. Sample sound files on site.

Tracks are:
1. Quando Quando
2. It's Now or Never
3. Cubanola
4. Love is all Around
5. Let's Twist Again
6. I Swear
7. Love is in the Air
8. Rave on
9. Unchained Melody
10. Lambada
11. My Way

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