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Weekly News from Around the World - 17-Aug-2018
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Highlights

Daily Reports: 2018 China Harbin Summer International Accordion Art Week - China
Brazil Receives Italian Accordionist Mirco Patarani - Brazil/Italy
Composition Competition "Città di Spoleto" for Accordion/Piano - Italy
2019 Accordion Visit to Castelfidardo, Ancona - Italy
John Kirkpatrick British Chromatic Accordion Course, Shropshire – UK

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

Video: Aleksander Nikolic and Petar Maric, 2018 Harbin Art Week - China
Video: Grayson Masefield 2018 China Harbin Summer International Accordion Art Week - China
‘From Stage to Pulpit’ Autobiography, Stockport – UK
Video: Gorka Hermosa, 2018 China Harbin Summer International Accordion Art Week - China
Video: New Arrangement by Renzo Ruggieri Now Available - Italy
Video: Youngest Prize Winner, 2018 Harbin Accordion Art Week - China
‘O Acordeao Pelas Maos Dos Jovens’ New CD, Algarve - Portugal
Video: Ensemble Prize Winners, 2018 Harbin Accordion Art Week - China
2018 Asia Pacific Accordion Festival, Taiwan - China
New Stas Venglevski Compositions - USA

Future events

Duo Ranas Tango Gigs, Rosario, Buenos Aires – Argentina
'Grand Day Out', Cheshire – UK
Kosmos Concerts, Bilbao, Vitoria – Spain
Cory Pesaturo Concert, California – USA
Accordion Concert, Bedonia (PR) – Italy
5th International Festival & Master Class, Mons – Belgium
Marco Lo Russo Concert, Pomezia - Italy
15th Warsaw Singers Festival, Warsaw – Poland

CD Reviews

Book Review: The Art of Arranging Classical Music for Accordion by Friedrich Lips

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Daily Reports: 2018 China Harbin Summer International Accordion Art Week - China

2018 Harbin China Summer International Accordion Art Week
Prof. Wang HongyuDaily Reports with over 100 pictures and 60 videos added in the last few days at: Harbin 2018
Color program, 80 high quality pages: 2018HarbinProgram.pdf (199 MB)
Results in Chinese: 2018HarbinResults.pdf

The 2018 China Harbin Summer International Accordion Art Week from 7th to 11th August included concerts, workshops and seminars, international competitions with over 350 entries including many duets and ensembles.

Competitions were of a high level as can been seen from the video of the prize giving concert by the winners on 11th July.

Thank you to the 2018 Harbin Art Director Prof. Wang Hongyu (picture left), the Harbin Organising Committee and the many volunteers who ran a most successful event. Thank you to the hosts, the Peoples Republic of China Culture Ministry and the Harbin Municipal People's Government, undertaken by Harbin Normal College, Harbin, China.

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Brazil Receives Italian Accordionist Mirco Patarani - Brazil/Italy

Mirco Patarini Brazil Concert Dates
Renowned Italian accordionist Mirco Patarini arrives in Brazil for three performances and a masterclass.

16 August, Concert, Fortaleza/CE, Theatro Jose de Alencar
17 August Masterclass, Fortaleza/CE, Theatro Jose de Alencar
19 August Concert, São Paulo/SP, Circolo Italiano San Paolo
21 August Concert, João Pessoa/PB, Sala de Concertos Radegundis Feitosa

The public are being offered a 60 minute solo recital demonstrating in his repertoire the sophistication and subtlety of the modern accordion, its unique sonority interpreting many different types of works from classical music composers through to music composed for the accordion.

Program
1. Corale in Strofe Variate - Guido Farina
2. Balletomania - Vittorio Melocchi
3. Finale della Sonata 1 -  Nikolaj Tschaikin
4. Danza Espanola n°2 Oriental - Enrique Granados
5. Capriccio °24 in La minore - Niccolò Paganini 
6. La Cumparsita - Geraldo Matos Rodriguez – arranjo de Luciano Fancelli
7. Um Tom Para Jobim – Oswaldinho do Acordeon/ Sivuca
8. Don Rhapsody - Viatcheslav Semionov
Mirco Patarini Workshop

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Composition Competition "Città di Spoleto" for Accordion/Piano - Italy

Compositions must be for accordion (solo) or piano (solo) or piano and accordion (duet). The competition is run by Italian Accordion Culture, the Italian member of the Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) and this will be the 2nd edition of the composition competition.

The winning compositions chosen by the jury, President Fabrizio De Rossi Re, will be performed in the evening concerts during Strumenti&Musica Festival, Spoleto 21 - 25November 2018.

The winning composition (which will be awarded the First Prize) and the one awarded to the most promising young (under 30 years) composer will be recorded and published by Ars Spoletium Publishing and Recording and promoted internationally.

Download regulations and information in English and Italian: 2018SpoletoComposition.pdf

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2019 Accordion Visit to Castelfidardo, Ancona - Italy

Rob and Margery HowardPeter Le Geyt is planning another accordion visit to Castelfidardo, Ancona, Italy, May 14th to 18th 2019. Bookings will be taken on a first come first served basis.

The visit includes a flight to Bologna from London Heathrow on British Airways, visiting the Accordion Museum, trying out the largest working piano accordion in the world, visits to accordion factories to see how accordions are made, demonstrations at the factory showrooms, seeing how reeds are produced and how bellows are made, a visit to the Carini Accordion accessory shop, optional lunchtime visits to some of the attractive nearby towns such as the religious pilgrimage town of Loreto and to see the Basilica and Holy House, visit seaside resorts in the evening for dinner and accordion entertainment, play high quality accordions loaned for the duration of the stay by some of the manufacturers, and a visit to San Marino for sightseeing, lunch and shopping on the way home. Fully escorted.

This will be Peter Le Geyt’s 6th organised visit since 2012 and on each occasion those attending have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Your can read the report by Peter Le Geyt at: 2016GeytReport.pdf

For further information email: plg@plgmarketing.com

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John Kirkpatrick British Chromatic Accordion Course, Shropshire – UK

John KirkpatrickFrom Friday September 7th to Sunday September 9th John Kirkpatrick leads a workshop aimed specifically for players of the 3-row B/C/C sharp British Chromatic accordion. The venue is Church Barn, Church Lane, Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire SY9 5AF.

The 3-row B/C/C sharp British Chromatic accordion is a hybrid instrument, combining a large treble melodeon button layout with a stradella bass keyboard. The system was developed in Italy in the early years of the 20th Century but did not become well-known until made famous by Jimmy Shand in the late 1930s. Workshops for this system are rarely held, and John Kirkpatrick is England’s foremost exponent.

John Kirkpatrick is a highly respected player of diatonic instruments such as the 3-row accordion, melodeons and the Anglo concertina, and is also a leading folk singer and composer. In a career dating back to 1970 he has recorded many solo albums and appeared on many more as a session musician. He has been a member of Steeleye Span, the Albion Band and Brass Monkey, and mainly works as a solo musician.

For further information email: squeezer@johnkirkpatrick.co.uk

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Video: Aleksander Nikolic and Petar Maric, 2018 Harbin Art Week - China

2018 Harbin China Summer International Accordion Art Week
Aleksandar Nikolic (Bandoneon - Serbia) and Petar Maric (Digital Accordion - Serbia) performing at the Shopping Mall concert before a very appreciative Chinese public audience.

Video of the Mall Concert in Daily Reports (10th August) online at: Harbin 2018

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Video: Grayson Masefield 2018 China Harbin Summer International Accordion Art Week - China

2018 Harbin China Summer International Accordion Art Week
Grayson Masefield performing Impasse (1st mvt) by Franck Angelis at the Opening Concert of the 2018 China Harbin Summer International Accordion Art Week.

Video of the Opening Concert in Daily Reports (7th August) online at: Harbin 2018

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‘From Stage to Pulpit’ Autobiography, Stockport – UK

‘From Stage to Pulpit’ Autobiography, Rev Lawrie Adam
Poster‘From Stage to Pulpit’ is the autobiography of the Rev Lawrie Adam, Scottish-born accordionist, stand-up comedian and Stockport-based Anglican priest.

Lawrie Adam, son of a Scottish coal miner, and born on the brink of WWII, showed the talent and drive to succeed professionally in the world of entertainment. He worked as a salesman in a drapery store until his ability with his accordion resulted in him winning an appearance on a national TV talent show, after which he turned professional.

Later, after a rocky start in London working in west-end stores to make ends meet, he slowly made his mark, appearing with the big stars of the day. He broadcast on BBC radio, appearing on the famous ‘Blackpool Night’ and other radio shows. In 1964, he married dancer Wendy, and they have two daughters. They travelled many miles together, performing in shows in the UK. Two tours of Canada and the U.S.A. followed, with appearances at the famous Carnegie Hall, New York. He diversified into comedy, and produced and toured his own shows.

In 1976, whilst appearing with comedian Ken Dodd, Lawrie Adam experienced a religious conversion. He was ordained in 1982 into the Church of England. He presented TV programmes for ITV and directed 200 video programmes. In 2000, was voted finalist in "Preacher of the Year."

For further information email: wendybyrd62@gmail.com

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Video: Gorka Hermosa, 2018 China Harbin Summer International Accordion Art Week - China

2018 Harbin China Summer International Accordion Art Week
Popular composer Gorka Hermosa performing his own work Anatango at the Mall Concert to an enthusiastic Chinese audience.

Video of the Mall Concert in Daily Reports (10th August) online at: Harbin 2018

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Video: New Arrangement by Renzo Ruggieri Now Available - Italy

The Jackson Medley arranged by Renzo Ruggieri for Virtuoso Entertainment is now available online for public sales. View sample page and performance video.

Catalog: rrenzo519 The Jackson Medley

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Video: Youngest Prize Winner, 2018 Harbin Accordion Art Week - China

2018 Harbin China Summer International Accordion Art Week
Chen Ailin was the youngest prize winner performing at the 2018 Harbin Accordion Art Week prize giving concert and her performance was loved by everyone, including the ending, carrying away her little plastic seat.

Video of Prize Giving Concert in Daily Reports (11th August) online at: Harbin 2018

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‘O Acordeao Pelas Maos Dos Jovens’ New CD, Algarve - Portugal

‘O Acordeao Pelas Maos Dos Jovens’A new CD from Portugal ‘O Acordeao Pelas Maos Dos Jovens’ (The Accordion for Young People’s Hands) has been released, and is available from Nelson Conceição.

Started in 2013, this pioneering project in Portugal was produced by Professor Nelson Conceição in partnership with the Council of Loulé plus with the support of the Freguesia São Clemente and St.ª Bárbara de Nexe, the Association Mito Algarvio, Sociedade Recreativa Bordeirense, Beltuna Accordions, and Apexa.

This recorded work features 33 young accordionists, among which 30 are National Accordion Champions and several have won many competition prizes: Ana Rita Correia, André Duarte, André Filipe, André Martins, Andreia Cabrita, Beatriz Filipe, Carina Duarte, Carolina Farias, Catarina Coelho, Daniel Silva, David Mendes, Filipe Cortes, Gonçalo Guerreiro, Hernâni Cerqueira, Hugo Afonso, Inês Faria, Jessica Guerrero, Jéssica Silvestre, João Palma, Lara Coelho, Mariana Coelho, Mateus Marrachinho, Matilde Sousa, Melissa Simplício, Miguel Coelho, Pedro Gonçalves, Pedro Palma, Pedro Ramos, Rodrigo Veloso, Tiago Conceição, Tiago Silva, Tito Alexandre and Tomas Alexandre.

This album mainly focuses on Portuguese composers, highlighting 17 Algarve composers, and also some international composers, it ends up some of whom are well known to the general public and others less known. Composers: Eugénia Lima, Aníbal Freire, João César, Hermenegildo Guerreiro, João Barra Bexiga, Álvaro Carminho, Ilda Maria, Rodrigo J. Machado, José Bento, Pedro Cabanita, Nelson Conceição, Fernando Inês, António Madeirinha, Joaquim Machado, Zamecnich - Amódio, João Frade, Andreia Cabrita, José Ferreiro (Filho), Frosini, Daniel Rato, José Ferreiro (Pai), Franz Gruber, Fernando Carvalho, Vitorino Matono, Victor Vlassov, Emile Basile.

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Video: Ensemble Prize Winners, 2018 Harbin Accordion Art Week - China

2018 Harbin China Summer International Accordion Art Week
Ensemble Prize Winners Kazakevich Ian / Safonov Mikhail / Savin Danil perform at the Prize Giving Concert of the 2018 Harbin Accordion Art Week. This was a very competitive category with many fine performances and video of much of the ensemble category competition is online (9th August) at: Harbin 2018

Video of Prize Giving Concert in Daily Reports (11th August) online at: Harbin 2018

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2018 Asia Pacific Accordion Festival, Taiwan - China

2018 Asia Pacific Accordion Festival
Held 15/16 August

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New Stas Venglevski Compositions - USA

Stas VenglevskiStas Venglevski has released two new compositions in eSheet format (pdf Acrobat files) able to be sent to the client by email.

Catalog: vstas051 Meg Tango
Catalog: vstas052 Maurisa
View samples pages of the music.

CD's by Stas Venglevski are:
Catalog: vstascd001 Adagio, Romance And Beyond CD
Catalog: vstascd002 My Main Squeeze CD
Catalog: vstascd003 The Nutcracker Suite CD
Catalog: vstascd004 Accordion Illusions CD
Catalog: vstascd05 Awakening CD by Stas Venglevski and Joan Sommers

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Future events


Duo Ranas Tango Gigs, Rosario, Buenos Aires – Argentina

Duo Ranas Tango
The Argentinean tango specialists Duo Ranas perform this month, as follows: 

August 18th - Milonga en la Casa del Tango, Rosario, Santa Fe 
August 19th, 11.30pm – Domilonga Tango Club, Av Velez Sarsfield 222, Buenos Aires
August 25th, midnight - Milonga “3 arroyos”, Tres arroyos 3861, Ciudad, Buenos Aires

The Duo Ranas - Leandro Schnaider – bandoneon and Pablo Schiaffino – piano – was formed in Buenos Aires in 2007 to play tango music. They made their first recording in 2007, which led to tours of Europe and South Korea, performing in theatres, castles, milongas, basements, and bars in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, France, Austria, Estonia, Bulgaria, Luxemburg, Belgium, Czech Republic, Poland and in South Korea. They perform frequently in Argentina and Uruguay.

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'Grand Day Out', Cheshire – UK

On Saturday afternoon August 18th, 1pm onwards, Chester Accordion Club presents their annual 'Grand Day Out' at The Shrewsbury Arms, A56, Mickle Trafford, near Chester, Cheshire CH2 4EB, one mile from Junction 12 M53. Meals or bar snacks are available. All accordionists are invited to bring instruments and play their party pieces. Free admission, and all are welcome.

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Kosmos Concerts, Bilbao, Vitoria – Spain

trio Kosmos
The trio Kosmos concert perform concert this weekend Bilbao and Vitoria, Spain, as follows:

August 18th - Iglesia de la Encarnación de Atxuri, Bilbao, Spain
August 19th, 7.30pm – Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

Kosmos are Harriet Mackenzie – violin, Meg Hamilton – viola, and Miloš Milivojevic – accordion. Serbian-born Miloš Milivojevic is a first prize winner at international competitions in Germany, France, Italy and Denmark. In Serbia he studied with Vojin Vasovic, and with Owen Murray at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he graduated and was awarded with Dip RAM. In 2007 he became the first accordionist ever to win the RAM Club Prize at the Academy and in the 2008 was the Winner of the prestigious Derek Butler London Prize at the Wigmore Hall, London.

For further information email: milosmusic@hotmail.com

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Cory Pesaturo Concert, California – USA

Cory PesaturoOn Monday August 20th, 7.30pm, accordionist Cory Pesaturo entertains in concert at the Herman Sonns Hall, 860 Western Ave, Petaluma, CA 94952. The concert is organized by The Accordion Club of the Redwoods.

Cory Pesaturo, from Rhode Island, began playing at the age of nine, and became successful in competitions, winning the 2011 Primus Ikaalinen World Championship in Finland and was the first ever American contestant. He has also won the CIA Coupe Mondiale World Digital Accordion Championship in Auckland, New Zealand, and is to date the only person to win international competitions on Acoustic Accordion, Digital Accordion, and Jazz.

For further information email: ajmustaro@gmail.com

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Accordion Concert, Bedonia (PR) – Italy

Accordion Concert, Bedonia (PR)An accordion concert featuring several players, including Paolo Bertoli, Giorgio Villani, Tony Verga, Alberto Kali plus guests, takes place on Tuesday August 21st, 8.30pm, at Casa di Maltempo, Bedonia, Emilia-Romagna, Parma, Northern Italy.

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5th International Festival & Master Class, Mons – Belgium

5th International Festival & Master Class, MonsThe 5th International Festival & Master Class takes place from Wednesday August 22nd to Saturday August 25th at the Royal Conservatory, 7 Rue de Nimy, Mons, Belgium. The event, organized by Olivier Douyez, includes a concert featuring the Paris-Moscow Duo - Domi Emorine and Roman Jbanov.

Olivier Douyez is a concert artist and also a Professor of Accordion at the Royal Conservatory in Mons.

For further information email: accordeons.nous.org@gmail.com

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Marco Lo Russo Concert, Pomezia - Italy

Marco Lo Russo ConcertAccordionist, composer and producer Marco Lo Russo performs in concert on Friday August 24th, 8.30pm, at the Museo Archeologico Lavinio, Via Pratica di Mare, Pomezia. Pomezia is a municipality in the Metropolitan City of Rome, Lazio, central Italy.

Marco Lo Russo’s recent career has seen him performing internationally with appearances in Poland, Mexico, Cuba, Africa, and Canada, pursuing various musical projects, especially his ‘Made in Italy’ project. Recent accomplishments include composing the Italian entry for the the Eurovision Song Contest, producing the soundtrack of the film ‘CityZen’, directed by Ruggero Gabbai, broadcast on SKY TV, and the composition of the ‘Ave Maria’ dedicated to Pope Francis. He has also served a jury member for the International Competition at the 39th edition of the International Accordion Festival in Castelfidardo, Italy.

For further information email: stampa@marcolorusso.com

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15th Warsaw Singers Festival, Warsaw – Poland

15th Warsaw Singers Festival,
The 15th Warsaw Singers Festival takes place from August 25th to September 2nd. On Thursday August 30th the following concerts involving accordionists take place:

7.30pm – ‘Yiddish on the Grass’ - Polina Shepherd (vocal, piano), Lorin Sklamberg (vocal, accordion, guitar, piano) perform Yiddish folk and Slavic melodies in Yiddish, Odessa songs, Russian lyrics put to klezmer tunes, collective farm songs from a century ago and modern original material. Venue: The Summer Stage of the Jewish Theatre, 35 Senatorska St, Warsaw. Free admission
8pm - Marcin Wyrostek & Corazon: line-up - Marcin Jajkiewicz (vocals), Marcin Wyrostek (accordion), Mateusz Adamczyk (violin), Daniel Popialkiewicz (guitar), Agnieszka Haase-Rendchen (piano), Piotr Zaufal (bass guitar), Krzysztof Nowakowski (percussion instruments) perform Argentinian, Latin American and Polish music at The Large Stage of Kwadrat Theatre, 138 Marszalkowska St, Warsaw

For further information email: shalom@shalom.org.pl

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Book Review: The Art of Arranging Classical Music for Accordion by Friedrich Lips

The Art of Arranging Classical Music for Accordion by Friedrich LipsCD Reviews Index for the review of the Book titled "The Art of Arranging Classical Music for Accordion" written by Friedrich Lips, reviewed by Prof. Joan Sommers. Read the review at CD Reviews Index.

Books available online by Friedrich Lips:
Catalog: kslips00 The Art of Bayan Playing and Playing the Accordion Artistically
Catalog: kslips01 Die Kunst des Bajanspiels, Methodik und Didaktik des künstlerischen Akkordeonspiels
Catalog: kslips02 Die Kunst der Bearbeitung klassischer Musik für Akkordeon
Catalog: kslips03 The Art of Arranging Classical Music for Accordion

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