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Weekly News from Around the World - 17-Mar-2017
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30 Conveción de la Asociación Nacional de Acordeón… ¡Gran Éxito! - USA
Extenso tour 2017 del Quintento Beltango – Europa
Clases de acordeón de Jon Persson Clases para marinos chinos - Océano Pacífico
Intentarán Guinness World Record

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

Video: Matthias Matzke Performs "La Campanella" - Germany
Tamburitzans Celebrate 80th Season – USA
Video: Claudio Constantini Performing With Bandoneon & Piano - Spain
20th Northern Ireland Open Accordion Championships, Carrickfergus – UK
Video: Stas Venglevski & Tatyana Krasnobaeva Perform - USA
The Irish Examiner Newspaper Featured Jackie Daly - Ireland

Future events

Paris Moscou Duo Concert, Montreuil-sur-Mer - France
5th Concurso Nacional de Acordeon, Santiago - Chile
Eric Bouvelle and Sandra Concert, Fontenay-sur-Loing – France
Amaryllis @ North Staffs Accordion Club, Stoke-on-Trent – UK
‘Acordeones del Mundo’, Rosario – Argentina
Shareena Sol Orchestra Concert, Cape Town – South Africa
XXV1 Grande Gala Internacional do Acordeo, Algarve - Portugal
Blackpool Accordion Festival, Lancashire – UK

CD Reviews

Revisión de los eBooks Two Jazz Improvisation por Renzo Ruggieri - Italia

New and Updated Sites

Updated Site: Franco Cambareri Two New Works Released - Australia
Gary Dahl Releases My Melancholy Baby - USA
New Site: Lars Ek Original Compositions - Sweden

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30 Conveción de la Asociación Nacional de Acordeón… ¡Gran Éxito! - USA

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Norman SeatonEl doctor Norman Seaton, presidente de la National Accordion Association (NAA) y directores de administración Nick Ballarini, Nancy Bernstein, Rebecca Ratcliff y Sharon Seaton organizaron la 30 Convención Aniversario de la NAA 2017.

La exitosa convención incluyó una variedad de talleres y excelentes conciertos con talento único que intrigó, educó y entretuvo al primer temporizador y experimentado congresista por igual.

La sensación de todo la convención fue muy cálida y gran calidez en todos los niveles de ejecución.

Lee la información completa con fotos que armó la eidtora de noticias en Rita Barnea en: 2017NAAReport
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Extenso tour 2017 del Quintento Beltango – Europa

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Aleksandar NikolicVideo: Beltango & la Orquesta de Cámara AGBU Sofia dirigida por Bedros Papazyan realizó Balkango (compuesto por Nikolic), 5 de junio de 2015, en la Sala de Conciertos Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria. Publicado el 16 enero de 2017.

El popular Quinteto estará recorriendo varios países en los próximos meses.

Beltango es dirigido por Aleksandar Nikolic (bandoneón y director artístico - foto a la izquierda), con Ivana Nikolica (piano y voz), Antonija Barna y Vladimir Nikolic (violín), Bogdan Pejic (guitarra), Petar Holik y Ljubinko Lazic contrabajo).

Beltango son músicos apasionados y amantes del tango desde Serbia, que aman su música y han tocado juntos durante casi 20 años.

Fecha de conciertos:
17 marzo Ljubljana (Eslovenia)
18 marzo Maribor (Eslovenia)
20 marzo Belgrado (Serbia)
14 abril Basilea (Suiza)
16 abril Bregenz (Austria)
19 abril Bolonia (Italia)
21 abril Varese (Italiza)
22 abril Brunico (Italia)
13 mayo Toulouse (France)
24 mayo Mannheim (Alemania)
25-26 mayo Eindhoven (Holanda)
28 mayo Dortmund (Alemania)
31 mayo Milán (Italia)
02 junio Torino (Italia)
04 junio Bonn (Alemania)
19 julio Zurich (Suiza)
28-29 julio Bad Waldsee (Alemania)
23 agosto Novi Sad (Serbia)
08 Septiembre Zuelenroda (Alemania)
09 septiembre Hannover (Alemania)
10 septiembre Viersen (Alemania)
01 octubre Rovinj (Croacia)

Los CD están disponibles online en: Beltango

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Clases de acordeón de Jon Persson Clases para marinos chinos - Océano Pacífico

Jon PerssonVideo arriba: Londonderry Air (“Danny Boy”) por Jon Perssson con La MiniSinfonía (quinteto de acordeón/cuerda).

Recientemente se impartieron clases de acordeón para pasajeros chinos en un buque de 3.000 pasajeros de la flota del Princess Cruise, una de las líneas de cruceros más grandes del mundo.

Las clases se limitaron a 20 estudiantes, abiertas a personas entre 8 y 88 años, y fueron conducidas por el pianista/acordeonista estadounidense y el músico durante mucho tiempo del Princess Cruise, Jon Persson (foto a la izquierda). Como las clases duraban 30 minutos, se hicieron dos veces durante cada crucero de 5 días, no hubo mucho tiempo para profundizar en la técnica de acordeón.

Las lecciones se centraron en una melodía muy fácil que era familiar en muchos países, y el pueblo chino, “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”. Además, los acordeones comprados por la línea de cruceros eran básicamente acordeones de juguete, pero estaban perfectamente bien para este propósito.

Las sesiones fueron alegres, disfrutadas por todos y bastante solicitadas, de modo que los 20 acordeones proporcionados fueron rápidamente solicitados en por los primeros pasajeros.

Para más información escribir al correo: jon@jonpersson.com

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Intentarán Guinness World Record

Tacheng Guinness World Record
Nikolai RyskovEl acordeonista ruso Nikolai Ryskov (foto a la izquierda), con sede en Londres, está organizando detalles para conseguir Guinness World Record de acordeón para el próximo año. La intención es reunir a varios acordeonistas para interpretar una versión fácil de “Libertango” de Astor Piazzolla.

Este evento se realizaría el 11 de marzo de 2018, para el cumpleaños de Ryskovs en el centro de Londres, en n lugar por anunciar.

Habrá un programa completo de música y danza con alimentos y bebidas disponibles y pantallas de acordeón.

Su intento por lograr Guinness World Record, será monitoreado por el Guinness Book of Records y no es un registro fácil de lograr.

El 20 de julio de 2014, un total de 1.361 acordeonistas, todos tocando al mismo tiempo, se presentaron en Shenzhen, China (foto abajo). 2014HohnerReport

Luego, el 20 de agosto de 2016, en Tacheng, China, un nuevo Guinness Record de 1.517 acordeonistas tocando al mismo tiempo (foto de arriba). Informe en: 2016Tacheng

La idea es que sea un evento entretenido, que busca además elevar el perfil de nuestro instrumento.

Para más información escribir al correo: nryskov@gmail.com
Shenzhen Guinness World Record

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Video: Matthias Matzke Performs "La Campanella" - Germany

Matthias Matzke performs the Paganini/Liszt - Etude No3 "La Campanella" by Rudolph Wurthner on the Bugari EVO digital accordion.

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Tamburitzans Celebrate 80th Season – USA

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Joan Grauman, Marko Maslakovic, Joe CerritoSince 1973, I have been annually attending the mesmerizing performances of the Duquesne University Tamburitzans, the longest continuously running multicultural song and dance company in the United States.

All of the members are full-time students who receive scholarships for their participation in this highly regarded troupe whose mission is to provide deserving students an education and to perpetuate the varying folk cultures and traditions of Eastern Europe.

Picture left: Joan Grauman, Marko Maslakovic and Joe Cerrito.

These young highly skilled musicians, dancers and singers have delighted audiences all over the world with beautifully choreographed dance sets, hauntingly beautiful music and intricately embroidered costumes for 80 years.

On July 1, 2016, the Tamburitzans became an independent nonprofit organization, the “Pittsburgh International Folk Arts Institute”. Duquesne University gave the troupe their buildings, vehicles, instruments, costumes, equipment, as well as funding to help ensure their future success. Students may now attend other Pittsburgh-based universities as well as Duquesne.

Each year, the Tamburitzans create a new program which they bring to appreciative audiences all over the country. This year, being their 80th anniversary, they “went all out” and the program is truly spectacular!

It features the music and dances of Bulgaria, Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Armenia, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, as well as sets from France and India. There is still time to see the Tamburitzans perform during the current season, which ends on June 9 (see downloadable schedule below).

Of course, we all took notice of the excellent and very personable accordionist, Marko Maslakovic from Belgrade, Serbia, who is studying for his Master’s degree in corporate communications. The entire ensemble is superb, as are the dancers and singers. A must see!!

Picture below: Tamburitzan clarinetist & accordionist Marko Maslakovic.

Future Performances. Full details at: 2017Tamburitzan.pdf
Sunday 19 March Munster, IN
Sunday 26 March Detroit, MI

Saturday 1 April, Toms River, NJ
Sunday 2 April Allentown, PA
Sunday 9 April Ellwood City, PA
Saturday 22 April Erie, PA
Sunday 23 April Cleveland, OH
Saturday 29 April Pittsburgh, PA

Saturday May 20 – Dayton OH
Sunday May 21 – Greendale WI
Sunday May 28 – Mountain View CA
Tuesday May 30 – Los Angeles CA
Wednesday May 31 – Las Vegas NV

Thursday June 1 – Mesa AZ
Friday June 2 – Las Cruces NM
Sunday June 4 – Pueblo CO
Monday June 5 – Kansas City KS
Tuesday June 6 – Indianapolis IN
Friday June 9 – Pittsburgh PA
accordionist Marko Maslakovic

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Video: Claudio Constantini Performing With Bandoneon & Piano - Spain

Piano and bandoneon player Claudio Constantini performs both parts of the Brahms Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Sonata op.120 no.1, II. Andante un poco Adagio using his bandoneon to perform the clariinet part.

This work was composed in 1894 by the Romantic composer Johannes Brahms. Claudio Constantini writes that: Video and audio production is (humbly) made by myself... I am no pro but I enjoy doing it! I hope you enjoy watching and listening! Published on Mar 12, 2017

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20th Northern Ireland Open Accordion Championships, Carrickfergus – UK

Clyde JohnstonThe 20th Northern Ireland Open Accordion Championships took place at the Loughshore Hotel, Carrickfergus, on February 25th. This festival was another huge success with reaction from spectators and competitors alike being very favourable towards the festival which ran like clockwork in a very relaxed and friendly spirit.

The NI Championships are run under the rules of the National Accordion Organisation (NAO) of the United Kingdom and are a qualifying heat for the 2017 NAO UK Championships, held at The Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool, April 21st to 24th. 
 
Organised by Clyde Johnston (picture right) it is the largest accordion festival in Northern Ireland and again attracted a good entry. Clyde was delighted to again welcome competitors from the Chilton School of Music in County Cavan and Gerry Kelly’s Accordion School from County Meath as well as other entries from County Meath, County Dublin, Southern England and Glasgow in addition to the local competitors.

There were also trade stands on display by Alan Shute, Sean O'Neill, Rob Howard, Glitterbug Bagz, Frazer Mclellan, and Scotland Accordions, which added great interest and atmosphere to the festival.

Clyde was also delighted to welcome surprise guests to the festival in the form of top UK duettists Nigel Pasby and Helen Newton, from Hungerford, Berkshire. They only decided to attend at the last minute but enthralled the audience by performing, on borrowed accordions, a few delightful duets in the afternoon.
 
The adjudicators, Ivan Black, and Sarah McEvoy were greatly impressed not only by the high standard of playing but also with the smooth and efficient manner in which the Championships were run.

Read the full report at: 2017NIreland

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Video: Stas Venglevski & Tatyana Krasnobaeva Perform - USA

Stas Venglevski & Tatyana Krasnobaeva perform Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso by Camille Saint Saens on March 5, 2017 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Milwaukee, WI.

Presented by Accordion XXI, the video features virtuoso Stas Venglevski, blending his talent with Tatyana Krasnobaeva, cimbalom (dulcimer). Published on Mar 15, 2017.

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The Irish Examiner Newspaper Featured Jackie Daly - Ireland

Video: Jackie Daly and Seamus Creagh Sullivan's, Britches Full of Stitches.

Some excerpts from the article about his 6 decades of music making.

In Jackie Daly’s case, the title of laoch, or hero, is added to that of Gradam Ceoil winner, All-Ireland senior accordion champion — the only Corkman to win either award — and doyen of Sliabh Luachra box-playing.

His anecdotes are as much a tradition of his performances as the tunes.

He tells another anecdote about Galway accordion maestro Joe Burke, who visited Jackie in hospital in Cork after he suffered a brain haemorrhage.

“The doctor was testing me and Joe said ‘Doctor I know what’s wrong with him. His head is full of slides and polkas rather than decent jigs and reels’. I said ‘Joe, thank you for visiting me. I’m going to compose a tune in your honour’. I did, and it’s Joe Burke’s polka. People say to him Joe, play your polka, so I definitely got my own back. He’s never played it.”

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Future events


Paris Moscou Duo Concert, Montreuil-sur-Mer - France

The Paris Moscou Duo – Domi Emorine and Roman Jbanov - performs in concert on Saturday March 18th, 8.30pm, at the Conservatoire Marin Marais, La Licorne, Olonne-Sur-Mer, France. Free admission.

Roman Jbanov and Domi Emorine began performing together in 1998, and have performed in France, Russia, Denmark, Italy, Poland, China, Portugal, Lithuania, Canada, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK. Domi Emorine’s achievements include winning the CIA Coupe Mondiale, CMA Trophée Mondial, Concours International de Klingenthal, and the Prix de la Sacem. Roman Jbanov achievements include Grand Prize Beloborodov in Tula (Russia), Scholarship of the President of the Russian Republic, and the CMA Trophée Mondial.

For further information email: duopm@sfr.fr

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5th Concurso Nacional de Acordeon, Santiago - Chile

PosterThe 5th Concurso Nacional de Acordeon – the national accordion championships – take place on Saturday March 18th, 5.30pm, at the Centro Cultural, Escuela Moderna de Musica, Santiago, Chile. Entrance is free.

The adjudicators include Frederic Deschamps (France), Kristap Ginters (Latvia), Byron Angel (Chile), Mario Braun (Argentina), Enrique Baeza (Chile), Bernardo Mosqueira (Chile), and Alfonso Mancisidor (Chile).

The competition winners will be eligible to take part in the Torneo Sudamericano in Argentina and the CMA Trophee Mondiale 2017 in France.

For further information email: gerenciaconservatorio@gmail.com

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Eric Bouvelle and Sandra Concert, Fontenay-sur-Loing – France

Eric Bouvelle and Sandra posterAccordionist Eric Bouvelle and vocalist Sandra perform in concert together on Sunday March 19th, 2.30pm, at Theatro Montargis, ZA de la Foret, 54210 Fontenay-sur-Loing, France.

Eric Bouvelle (b 1972), and married to Sandra, had many competition successes, including becoming CIA World Entertainment Champion in 1988 in Trossingen, Germany. He has since become one of the leading French dance music accordionists, and has many recordings and compositions to his name.

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Amaryllis @ North Staffs Accordion Club, Stoke-on-Trent – UK

PosterThe accordion duo Amaryllis perform at the North Staffs Accordion Club, Goldenhill Workingmens Club, Kidsgrove Road, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 5SH, on Tuesday March 21st, 8pm. Admission is £4.

Amaryllis - Tracey Middleton and David Garwood – have been performing at accordion clubs and festivals since the 1980s, and have a repertoire that includes various types of folk dance music ranging from Playford to ceilidh tunes, and other kinds of music, including arrangements of popular music.

For further information email: stevehg0@gmail.com

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‘Acordeones del Mundo’, Rosario – Argentina

On Thursday March 23rd, 8pm, an international event titled ‘Acordeones del Mundo’ takes place at the Auditorio AMR, Espana y Tucaman, Rosario, Argentina.

This event includes a master class led by French accordionist Frederic Deschamps, and a concert featuring Kristap Ginters (Latvia) and Ignacio Hernandez (Chile). Entrance is free but donations are invited.

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Shareena Sol Orchestra Concert, Cape Town – South Africa

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On Thursday March 23rd, 8pm, the Shareena Sol Orchestra performs their programme of Gypsy Jazz, Balkan Swing, Klezmer and more, at The Crypt Restaurant in Cape Town.

The members of the Shareena Sol Orchestra are Stanislav Angelov – accordion, Petrus de Beer – violin, Dave Ledbetter – guitar, Dave Ridgeway - double bass.

Stanislav Angelov studied the accordion in his native Bulgaria, and received a degree in accordion in 1991, after which he taught at the ‘Constantine Preslavsky’ University, Shumen. In 1992 he moved to Cape Town, South Africa, where he performs, records and teaches.

For further information email: music@goodmusic.co.za

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XXV1 Grande Gala Internacional do Acordeo, Algarve - Portugal

XXV1 Grande Gala Internacional do AcordeoThe XXV1 Grande Gala Internacional do Acordeo takes place from March 24th to April 2nd at venues in the Algrave, Portugal.

Portuguese accordionists performing include Francisco Saboia, Pedro Goncalves, Jorge Alves, Rodrigo Maurício, Henido Goncalves, Joao Tomas, Concalo Justo, and Francisco Monteiro. Overseas guests include Pietro Adragna (Italy), Jeremu Lafon (France), and Michel Sapateado (France).

For further information email: info.asacord@gmail.com

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Blackpool Accordion Festival, Lancashire – UK

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The Blackpool Accordion Festival, organised by John Romero, takes place at The Carousel Hotel, South Shore, Blackpool, from Friday March 31st to Monday April 3rd. The guests include Gary Blair, Harry Hussey, Caroline Hussey, Thom Hardacre, and John Romero. The trade show includes The Accordion Shop, Acorn Accordions, Birmingham Accordion Centre, Harry Kipling's ‘Accordion Treasures’, Robaccord Publications, and Carillon Music.

£225 per person (half-board, £80 deposit) - balance to be paid on arrival. Day passes are available. Further details, including the daily programme, are on the Carillon Studios website.

For further information email: jr@carillonstudios.com

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Revisión de los eBooks Two Jazz Improvisation por Renzo Ruggieri - Italia

10 Approaches to Jazz Improvisation eBookDieci Approcci All’ImprovvisazioneCD Reviews Index con la revisión de los dos libros electrónicos escritos por Renzo Ruggieri, revisado por el profesor A Mugnoz en italiano e inglés.

- Inglés: Ten Approaches to (Jazz) Improvisation por Renzo Ruggieri
- Italian: Dieci Approcci all'improvvisazione (jazz), por Renzo Ruggieri
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New and Updated Sites


Updated Site: Franco Cambareri Two New Works Released - Australia

Bahian SambaFranco CambareriFranco Cambareri has released two new compositions:

cfranco220 - Bahian Samba
Grade 3, 2 pages, Bahian Samba is a melodic Samba.

cfranco221 - Danza Vittoriosa - mp3 sound file available
Grade 4, 4 pages, Danza Vittoriosa (Victory Dance) is a Paso Doble with a Victory Marching Dance.

These works are eSheet (pdf file, able to be emailed to you) and can be purchased online with secure server credit card.

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Gary Dahl Releases My Melancholy Baby - USA

Music sampleGary Dahl has released "something new for solos...an educational lead sheet, Catalog: DH0258 My Melancholy Baby composed by Ernie Burnett".

View the sample pages of over 200 plus high quality arrangements at: Gary Dahl

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New Site: Lars Ek Original Compositions - Sweden

Lars EkLars Ek, composer, arranger, performer and teacher of Sweden has now released his original compositions on the MusicForAccordion.com site. See samples of the music and further information at:

ek151 - Ulla Martas Dance
ek152 - Waltz from Drefviken
ek153 - Waltz to Helmer Grundstrom
ek154 - The Westerly Mountain
ek155 - Visa till Ann-Marie
ek156 - Voss on the Rocks

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