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Weekly News from Around the World - 17-May-2019
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Highlights

13th World Music Festival, Innsbruck – Austria
World Accordion Day, 6th May 2019 Activities and Reports
“The Year of the Duo” at 79th Annual ATG Accordion Festival – USA
Photo Report and Results: Klingenthal 2019 - Germany
Gala Concert for World Accordion Day, Skopje - Republic of North Macedonia

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

Poland Golden Cross Award Presented to Ricardas Sviackevicius

Future events

Dick Contino Tribute Show at Chicago Accordion Club - USA
Ludovic Beier Ultimate Masterclass - France
Cody McSherry Performs for the Washington Metropolitan Accordion Society - USA
NZAA Concert Poster for South Pacific Accordion Championships - New Zealand
Ærø Harmonika Festival, Sejlmagervej - Denmark
“From Myth to Masterpiece” by Vardos Trio - Australia
Registration Closing Date for 13th Annual Accordion Art Festival – Italy
Carismàtico Tango Band Concert - UK
Video: George Lambie Promotional Video - UK

New and Updated Sites

AAA 2019 Flier Updated Online
Updated Site: Yehuda Oppenheimer (1925 - 2012), MusicForAccordion.com
Updated Site: Accordion Examination Board of New Zealand (AEBNZ)

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13th World Music Festival, Innsbruck – Austria

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Akkordeonorchester Baltmannsweiler e. V.The 13th World Music Festival will be held in Innsbruck, Austria from May 30th to June 2nd, organised by the Deutscher Harmonika-Verband e.V. (DHV). Several thousand participants and visitors are thrilled every three years when the Deutscher Harmonika-Verband holds this festival.

The event will include a competition for accordion orchestras, ensembles and bands plus solo categories for harmonica and diatonic accordions. In addition a number of concerts will be held as well as the “Evening of the Nations” event in the Congresshaus Innsbruck to mark this unique festival worldwide.

Concert performers include last festival competition winners Akkordeonorchester Baltmannsweiler e. V. (pictured - conducted by Thomas Bauer), The Guardia Nueva Tango Orchestra (Finland) directed by Raimo Vertainen, duo Joe Kenney (marimba) and Felix Fritschi (accordion), 1. Kölner Akkordeonorchester 1935 e. V. (conducted by Hans-Günther Kölz and Matthias Henneck), Southern Cross Accordion Ensemble (formed especially for this event from Australia and New Zealand), and Fireworks of the Styrian Harmonica - young prize winners Michael Rettig, Alexander Pamer and Mattia Demetz.

Jury groups are:
- Prof. Bogdan Dowlasz (POL), Johannes Baumann, Hans Barten (NLD), Ladislav Horák (CZE), Heidrun Neugebauer.
- Hedy Stark-Fussnegger, Volker Gerlich, Dr. Jörg Mehren, Lutz Stark.
- Wolfgang Russ, Fabian Dobler, Christine Fischer-Fahs, Werner Osten.
- Kimmo Mattila (FIN), Gerhard Koschel, Alfred Melichar (AUT).
- Mirco Patarini (ITA), Alma Flammersberger, Werner Glutsch, Jörgen Sundeqvist (SWE).
- Andreas Nebl, Kathrin Gass, Konstantin Ischenko (RUS).
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World Accordion Day, 6th May 2019 Activities and Reports

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World Accordion Day logoThe World Accordion Day website reports events from 14 countries. The report includes 16 videos and pictures and many posters. World Accordion Day

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“The Year of the Duo” at 79th Annual ATG Accordion Festival – USA

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Joan Cochran SommersThe 79th annual ATG Festival will feature “The Year of the Duo” and they have some outstanding duos to delight, entertain, and mesmerize you. This year’s event will be held in Denver, Colorado from July 24th to 27th at the Double Tree Hotel, 7801 E. Orchard Rd, Green-wood Village, Denver, Colorado under the direction of ATG President, Joe Natoli.

Duo performances will be given by Kim and Dan Christian who will be bringing their special brand of technical and artistic entertainment with spicy and original arrangements for which they are well-known.

John and Madalynn Neu will delight you with not only their own brand of meticulously technical and diverse arrangements but will also be performing with their string octet called “Voice of the Wood Chamber Players.”

Jamie Maschler and Gabe Hall-Rodrigues will play Brazilian rhythms and jazz for you with their fresh and fully energetic passion for this beautiful and captivating music.

Finally, Augustinas Raukauskas (accordion) & Greta Staponkute (viola), are recent Coupe Mondiale winners who will amaze you with incredible musicianship, performing as if they were one person.

To further support the “Year of the Duo”, Joe Natoli will be performing a new piece for accordion duo entitled “Friendship” with Kenn Baert.

Soloist Betty Jo Simon (former ATG president and current board member) will also be performing. She may not be a “duo” but she can make her Roland digital accordion sound like an entire orchestra!

Additionally, a new work by Joe Natoli commissioned by the AAA this year will also be performed at the ATG on Friday July 26th. It is called “Child’s Play (A Tribute)” and is written for 2 accordions, cello, and a large contingent of percussion, conducted by Joan Cochran Sommers (picture left - renowned conductor, former ATG President and Professor Emeritus at the University of Missouri-Kansas City). Joan will also conduct the popular ATG Orchestra and all accordionists attending the festival are invited to participate, no matter what age or ability. The Festival Orchestra will perform on the Saturday evening Gala Concert.
For further orchestra details email: joansommers@kc.rr.com

The event will also include a Friday (July 26th) afternoon Original Music Concert, and a series of workshops on a diverse set of important topics. In addition a competition will be held with solo categories such as American Salute, Jazz, Polka, Tango, Pop, Entertainment as well as duet, ensemble and orchestra classes.

Download or print the 2019 ATG competition rules, categories and entry information: 2019ATGCompetitionRules.pdf

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Photo Report and Results: Klingenthal 2019 - Germany

Radu Ratoi (Moldavia)
Klingenthal logoHolda Paoletti-Kampl was attending the last two days. The pictures and results are online at: 2019 Klingenthal

Category IV Concert solo
1st Radu Ratoi (Moldavia - picture above)
2nd Tian Jianan (China)
3rd Julius Schepansky (Germany)

Category VI Entertainment solo
Gustavo Aliandre de Almeida (Brazil - picture below)
Dantong Wang (China)
Diego Gatte (France)
Gustavo Aliandre de Almeida (Brazil)

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Gala Concert for World Accordion Day, Skopje - Republic of North Macedonia

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PosterThe international project "May 6th World Accordion Day" is supported by the Macedonian Association of Accordionists “Ljubiteli na klasichna muzika” (MAA) – Skopje organising various successful events. This year for the 11th time the association organized a formal concert marking the celebration of the international event and birthday celebration of our instrument, the accordion. This May 6th marks the 190th anniversary of the accordion's patent!

The concert was supported by the national program of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of North Macedonia.

The World Accordion Day Gala Concert was held at the Philharmony in Skopje, on May 6th, and again, was promoted as one of the most prestigious cultural events during the month of May in the country.
Photo report at: 2019 Republic of North Macedonia

The concert featured renowned artists and accordion students from the class of Prof. Zorica Karakutovska performing works by Zolotaryov, Derbenko, Bete Ilin, Franck Angelis, Piazzolla, Gorka Hermosa and others. On this year’s concert, the composition "Sunrice" by Bete Ilin had its premiere performance by “AkordioM” (Zorica Karakutovska and Filip Stameski) with a string orchestra (picture below).

The concert hall was fully occupied with a very enthusiastic audience. The new building of the Philharmony offers a high-quality venue which the artists fully utilized and the crowd appreciated when the audience rewarded the performers with well-deserved prolonged standing ovations (picture top).

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Poland Golden Cross Award Presented to Ricardas Sviackevicius

Ricardas SviackeviciusAccordionist, teacher and conductor Ricardas Sviackevicius (Lithuania) has been awarded the Poland Golden Cross for merit in developing the culture of Lithuania and Poland. The Cross of Merit (Polish: Krzyz Zaslugi) is a Polish civil state decoration established on June 23, 1923, to recognize services to the state.

At the time of its establishment in 1923, the Cross of Merit was the highest civilian award in Poland. It was awarded to citizens who went beyond the call of duty in their work for the country and society as a whole.

Ricardas Sviackevicius is a professor at LMTA Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre
in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Accordions Worldwide congratulates Ricardas for being the recipient of this award.

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Future events


Dick Contino Tribute Show at Chicago Accordion Club - USA

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Dick ContinoThe Chicago Accordion Club will host a Dick Contino Tribute Show on May 20th at 310 W. Butterfield Rd, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126.

The event will begin with pre-meeting music by accordionist Bob Hoge who is a member of the “Snowbird Polka Band” in Florida and also “The Bruce Korosa Band”.

This will be followed by a performance by Lenny Leto, who will dazzle everyone with his own well-known style of playing some of Dick’s most popular tunes!

Then Judy Contino will take the main stage and present the “Dick Contino Celebration”. Judy will deliver an audio-visual presentation and celebration of the life of Dick Contino (picture left). She will share her collection of many of Dick’s most memorable performances.

Doors open at 6pm. Everyone is welcome to come for some musical fun and relaxation! For further details phone: (847) 426-4718

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Ludovic Beier Ultimate Masterclass - France

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Video above of Ludovic Beier playing at Gregory’s Jazz Club.

The CNIMA directed by Nathalie Boucheix have organised an Ultimate Masterclass 2019 by Ludovic Beier from June 4th to 6th. The masterclass will include playing and improvisation in Manouche and Gypsy styles for accordion and all instruments.

For further details email: cnima@wanadoo.fr

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Cody McSherry Performs for the Washington Metropolitan Accordion Society - USA

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Cody McSherry is performing on Sunday May 19th, details on the poster.

Cody McSherry is fifteen years old and is a sophomore at Lancaster Catholic High School in Lancaster, PA. He has been playing accordion since the age of six. Cody also plays piano, pipe organ, hammered dulcimer, harp, and sings. He is currently studying accordion with Mary Tokarski (in Connecticut) and voice with Joanne Abrom.

n 2016, Cody won the Lancaster’s Got Talent competition held by Lancaster Newspapers and is a two-time winner of the Carmen Carrozza Scholarship, Junior Division, held by the American Accordionists’ Association. In November 2018 Cody performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Millennium Stage in Washington, DC.

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NZAA Concert Poster for South Pacific Accordion Championships - New Zealand

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2019 South Pacific Accordion Championships schedule online and new poster.

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Ærø Harmonika Festival, Sejlmagervej - Denmark

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Odd Arne HalassVideo: Norwegian singer Odd Arne Halaas singing the most famous song of Johannes Kleppevik, "No kjem ein vals".

The Ærø Harmonika Festival will take place at Sejlmagervej 7, 5960 Marstal, Denmark from May 24th to 26th. The festival will include a variety of performances by soloists and groups over the 3 day event including accordionist and vocalist Odd Arne Halass (picture right - Norway), ClassicRockAccordions, Langelands Harmonikaklub and Svetlana Stavitskaya & Vladimir Ushakov.

For further details email: info@harmonika-festival.dk

Click here for program details of over 50 performances: 2019Aero.pdf

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“From Myth to Masterpiece” by Vardos Trio - Australia

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Vardos Trio which includes accordionist Sophia Chapman, will present a concert entitled “From Myth to Masterpiece” at the Primrose Potter Salon, 31 Sturt St, Melbourne, Victoria. The event, which will take place on May 24th at 6pm will be presented by the Melbourne Recital Centre & Vardos.

Their program will include works by Bartok, Chopin, Brahms, Liszt and Dvorak as well as some Romanian Folk Dances, and gypsy-style classics that reflect ancient beginnings performed on early instruments such as the three-string viola and hurdy gurdy.

For further information email: vardos@hotmail.com

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Registration Closing Date for 13th Annual Accordion Art Festival – Italy

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Renzo RuggieriRegistrations close on June 10th, 2019 for the 13th Annual Accordion Art Festival which will be held from June 14th to 16th in Roseto degli Abruzzi, TE, directed by Renzo Ruggieri in collaboration with the Comune di Roseto degli Abruzzi.

The event will include the 2019 Orpheus Award and the Italia Award international competition with competitors from all over the world. Competition categories include classical accordion, virtuoso and diatonic for a variety of age groups.

For competition rules and entry form click here: 2019AAF_ItaliaAward_it.pdf

For any further information email: info@accordionartfestival.com

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Carismàtico Tango Band Concert - UK

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Video: “Ultimatum” composed by Saúl Cosentino & performed by Carismático which includes accordionist Karen Street.

The Carismàtico Tango Band will perform in concert at the Dorchester Corn Exchange in Dorchester on June 21st at 8pm organised by Dorchester Arts. The group includes Karen Street (accordion), Jonathon Taylor (piano), Andy Tweed (saxophone), Dave Manington (bass) and Rob Millett (percussion).

The will entertain with a mix of emotionally charged compositions of Argentinian composer Saúl Cosentino alongside music by his mentor Astor Piazzolla and Karen’s own creative and nuanced compositions.

For further details email: karen@karenstreet.com

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Video: George Lambie Promotional Video - UK

George Lambie Demonstrates the Musictech Reedless Digibeat accordion.

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New and Updated Sites


AAA 2019 Flier Updated Online

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The 2019 flier for the AAA Festival in July is updated on the site: American Accordionists' Association (AAA)

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Updated Site: Yehuda Oppenheimer (1925 - 2012), MusicForAccordion.com

Yehuda OppenheimerUpdated Site of Yehuda Oppenheimer has had added an obituary and generally updated site in preparation for some additional works that are being published shortly. View his works at: Yehuda Oppenheimer

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Updated Site: Accordion Examination Board of New Zealand (AEBNZ)

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The Accordion Examination Board of New Zealand (AEBNZ) has updated its website with the 2019 examination dates and 2019 entry fees and entry forms.

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