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Weekly News from Around the World - 18-Dec-2020
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Joyeux Noel et Bonne année
Vidéo: 15 décembre, Concert d’inauguration, 32ième festival International de Moscou “Bayan et accordéonistes” - Russie
Vidéo: 16 décembre, 32ième festival International de Moscou “Bayan et accordéonistes” - Russie
Video: 17 décembre, 32ième festival International de Moscou “Bayan et accordéonistes” - Russie
Vidéo: Radu Ratoi remporte la VIIe compétition internationale à Moscou - Russie
Video: 19 décembre, 32ième festival International de Moscou “Bayan et accordéonistes” - Russie
Video: 20 décembre, Cérémonie de clôture - Russie
Championnat et festival d’accordéon du Sud Pacifique 2020 – Nouvelle Zélande
Le Duo Vilda nominé pour la Music Moves Europe Talent Awards, Resultats annoncés en janvier 2021 – Pays-Bas
Des drapons accordéons pour la fête nationale finlandaise, Karlssons Musik - Suède

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

AWW Extends Condolences to Kevin Friedrich Upon the Passing of his Mother - New Zealand
Video: Stas Venglevski Bach Concert and World Premiere of Poetic Rhapsody - USA
Newly Available Sheet Music "Poetic Rhapsody" by Stas Venglevski - USA
Accordion for Beethoven CD Released - Italy
Video: Santa Claus Talks to NHS Shetland Hospital - Scotland
Andreas Nebl Presents New CD “Scarlatti” – Germany
Video: Oleg Lysenko Premiere of "Apocalyps of the XXth Century" - Netherlands
Concertino Accordion Band Performs at Commemoration Concert - Moldova
Video: Trio Voronezh 2020 PIF Performance
Video: Danilo Jovanović Performance at Sevdalinko Competition in Tuzla - Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Video: We Three Kings - Accordion Duo performed by Karen Tweed and Karen Street

Future events

Martina Jembrišak Performs at "Hrvatski Dom" Concert Hall Opening - Croatia
Doug Eunson: "Live to Your Living Room" Concert - UK
Rachel Bell Online Winter Cotillion Concert - USA
World Café Trio Performs Vivaldi in Cape Town - South Africa
Alex Meixner Band Entertain at New Year’s Eve Event - USA

Childrens Corner

Video: Young Accordionists in South Africa

New and Updated Sites

Updated Site: Elsie M. Bennett Composition Winners and Information Online - USA
Updated Site: Rob Howard

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Joyeux Noel et Bonne année

Accordions Worldwide Happy New Year
Accordions Worldwide souhaite à tous ses lecteurs, un joyeux Noel et une bonne année. Nous espérons que vous avez apprécié nous lire au cours de l’année. AWW continuera à vous informer sur ce qui se passe dans le monde de l’accordéon. Nous vous souhaitons le meilleur pour l’année à venir.

La première newsletter pour l’année prochaine sera diffusée, le 8 janvier 2021.

Nous pouvons encore recevoir vos informations pour vos concerts à venir durant la période des fêtes à :

cjmusic@outlook.co.nz

Meilleurs voeux de toute l’équipe à Accordions Worldwide

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Vidéo: 15 décembre, Concert d’inauguration, 32ième festival International de Moscou “Bayan et accordéonistes” - Russie

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15th December concert posterVidéo et programme des concerts en anglais à: 2020Moscow

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Vidéo: 16 décembre, 32ième festival International de Moscou “Bayan et accordéonistes” - Russie

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16th December Moscow FestivalVidéo et programme des concerts en anglais à at: 2020Moscow

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Video: 17 décembre, 32ième festival International de Moscou “Bayan et accordéonistes” - Russie

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17th December Moscow FestivalVidéo et programme des concerts en anglais à : 2020Moscow

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Vidéo: Radu Ratoi remporte la VIIe compétition internationale à Moscou - Russie

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1st Radu Ratoi (Moldova)
Imagen de arriba: 1er Radu Ratoi (Moldavia)
Vidéo: Radu Ratoi remporte la VIIe compétition internationale à Moscou - Russie

Resultados:
1er premio - Radu Ratoi (Moldavia)
2do premio - Vladimir Stupnikov (Rusia), Alexey Murza (Ucrania)
3er premio - Nikita Ukrainsky (Rusia), Timur Galinurov (Rusia), Junhao Mao (China), Zhang Zhiyuan (China) VII Concurso internacional en Moscú II Ronda de artistas intérpretes o ejecutantes

VII Concurso Internacional de Bayán y Acordeón en Moscú
Participantes de la segunda ronda
1. Flemming Viðar Valmundsson, Denmark
2. Nikita Ukrainskii, Russia
3. Junhao Mao, China
4. Ratoi Radu, Moldova
5. Zhuo Zhang, China
6. Jinghan Lin, China
7. Marija Tursijan, Serbia
8. Dragan Jelacic, Bosnia and Herzegovina
9. Zhang Zhiyuan, China
10. Rodion Shirokov, Russia
11. Robert Rakhimov, Russia
12. Alexey Murza, Ukraine
13. Vladimir Stupnikov, Russia
14. Timur Galinurov, Russia
15. Roman Malyavkin, Russia

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Video: 19 décembre, 32ième festival International de Moscou “Bayan et accordéonistes” - Russie

Vidéo et programme des concerts en anglais à : 2020Moscow

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Video: 20 décembre, Cérémonie de clôture - Russie

Vidéo et programme des concerts en anglais à at: 2020Moscow

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Championnat et festival d’accordéon du Sud Pacifique 2020 – Nouvelle Zélande

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Le championnat et festival d’accordéon du Sud Pacifique NZAA 2021 se tiendra dans un lieu encore à définir, les 5 et 6 juin 2021.

Cet évènement, du fait des restrictions de voyage liées à la Covid, sera ouvert uniquement aux résidents néo-zélandais ou détenteurs de passeport néo-zélandais. Il y’aura divers catégories par âge pour solistes, duos, trios, ensembles et orchestres. Les restrictions Covid font que les résidents non néo-zélandais ou les non détenteurs de passeports néo-zélàndais ne seront pas autorisés à venir en Nouvelle Zélande.

Date limite d’inscription : le 14 avril 2021.
Télécharger le règlement et information pour la compétition à : 2021nz_prospectus.pdf

Pour plus de détails, email : nzaacompsec@gmail.com

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Le Duo Vilda nominé pour la Music Moves Europe Talent Awards, Resultats annoncés en janvier 2021 – Pays-Bas

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Duo VildaLe duo Vilda, (photo à gauche) qui comprend l’accordéoniste Viivi Maria Saarenkylä et la chanteuse indigene Sami, Hildá Länsman (Finlande) est un des 16 nominés pour la Music Moves Europe Talent Awards.

Les Talent Awards sont un nouveau prix européen pour la musique populaire et contemporaine. Ce prix célèbre les artistes émergents qui représentent le son européen d’aujourd’hui et de demain.

La céméronie de remise des prix se tiendra le 15 janvier 2021 au Eurosonic Noorderslag 2021à Groningen, aux Pays-Bas, où les vainqueurs du prix du public seront révélés.

Le duo Vilda joue ses propres compositions, inspirées par la nature des pays nordiques, le folklore Sami joilk et finlandais et la musique pop.


On peut encore voter. Pour plus de details, email à : viivi@saarenkyla.fi

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Des drapons accordéons pour la fête nationale finlandaise, Karlssons Musik - Suède

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Denmark flagKarlssons Musik of Fjärå, Suède, a célébré le jour de l’indépendance de la Finlande, ce mois-ci, en créant des drapaux nationaux faits d’accordéons. Ils ont aussi conçu des drapeaux pour la Norvège et le Danemark, en utilisant de nouveaux accordéons et bretelles, dans la couleur correspondante.

Photos ci-dessous :
Drapeau finlandais - haut
Drapeau dannois - gauche
Drapeau norvégien - bas

Quelle idée originale !
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AWW Extends Condolences to Kevin Friedrich Upon the Passing of his Mother - New Zealand

Valerie & Kevin FriedrichAccordions Worldwide would like to extend their sincere condolences to CIA Past President, Kevin Friedrich following the passing of his mother Valerie Friedrich (87 years) on December 15th, 2020 at their family home in Baylys Beach, Northland, New Zealand after a short (non Covid) illness.

Valerie and her late husband Athol were keen supporters of not only Kevin Friedrich's many accordion activities which have made such an important contribution to the accordion world, but also to the many accordion, arts and music activities held in Dargaville over many decades.

Despite her illness, Valerie Friedrich attended Kevin’s “Sounds of the Season” Christmas Concert at the Dargaville Museum Lighthouse Function Centre on November 22nd and enjoyed every minute of the concert.

A service was held at the Lighthouse Function Centre on December 20th, where her life was celebrated, including with performances by Kevin and long time friend of the family Lionel Reekie (vocals/accordion).

We extend our deepest sympathies to Kevin Friedrich and the large extended family of Valerie Friedrich.

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Video: Stas Venglevski Bach Concert and World Premiere of Poetic Rhapsody - USA

Poetic RhapsodyVideo: Stas Venglevski concert at the Harrington Arts Center and A World of Accordions Museum on December 6th, 2020.

The concert featured the premiere of “Poetic Rhapsody” which was composed by Stas Venglevski and dedicated to Helmi Harrington, curator of A World of Accordions Museum in Superior, Wisconsin, USA.

The concert first half presents: J. S. Bach’s music including: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (BWV 565), Invention #2 in C Minor (BWV 788), Inventions #6 in E Major (BWV 777), Prelude and Fugue in D Minor (BWV 875), Prelude in E Minor (BWV 810), Chorale Prelude in F Minor (BWV 659), Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor (BWV 582).

The concert second half presents: To honor two composers, whose accordion works are new to our stage: Yehuda Yannay’s Fantasietta with Interruptions on a Theme in F Minor, and William Susman’s Zydeco Madness. The concert will conclude with the world premiere of Stas’ Poetic Rhapsody.

Please help support A World of Accordions Museum digital outreach on their GoFundMe page. The Museum relies on generous support from listeners like you to be able to produce these live streamed events.
https://www.gofundme.com/f/a-world-of-accordions-digital-outreach

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Newly Available Sheet Music "Poetic Rhapsody" by Stas Venglevski - USA

Stas VenglevskiThe newly available sheet music of "Poetic Rhapsody" Catalog: vstas064 is online.

Other eSheet Individual Compositions by Stas Venglevski
Catalog: vstas051 Meg Tango (solo) with music page sample and sound sample.
Catalog: vstas052 Maurisa (solo) with music page sample and sound sample.
Catalog: vstas053 A Song (solo) with music page sample and sound sample.
Catalog: vstas054 Stas' Tune (solo) with music page sample and sound sample.
Catalog: vstas055 Octobler Rondo (solo) with music page sample and sound sample.
Catalog: vstas056 Summer Sunshine (solo) with music page sample and sound sample.
Catalog: vstas057 Sunshine Return, accordion (solo )with music page sample and sound sample.
Catalog: vstas058 In the Garden, accordion (solo) with music page sample and sound sample.
Catalog: vstas059 Butterfly Swing, accordion (duet) with music page sample.
Catalog: vstas060 K's Musette, accordion (solo) with music page sample.
Catalog: vstas061 Shaking Waltz, accordion (solo) with music page sample.
Catalog: vstas062 Ice Meadow, accordion (solo) with music page sample.
Catalog: vstas063 Twelve Hot Tango Compositions For Accordion (solo)
Catalog: vstas064 Poetic Rhapsody for accordion (solo)

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Accordion for Beethoven CD Released - Italy

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CD cover Accordion for BeethovenAccordion for Beethoven is a project led by Patrizia Angeloni (picture above, concert performer and Professor of Accordion at Conservatorio "O. Respighi" in Latina, Italy) including a limited edition CD in addition to a digital audio and a score collection. Accordion for Beethoven is published by Ars Spoletium Music Publishing, supported by Strumenti&Musica Magazine, Nuovo C.D.M.I. (New Italian Music Teaching Center) and IAC (Italian Accordion Culture).

Patrizia Angeloni writes:
"Just two years had passed since the death of Ludwig van Beethoven, when in Vienna Cyrill Demian registered in 1829 the patent of his Akkordeon, an instrument that matured over time, to configure the modern concert accordion.

Almost two centuries later, the accordion offers Beethoven, on the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of his birth, the originality and the sound plasticity of a polyphonic instrument, with its continous sound and its immediate dynamic variability, an instrument synthesis of the expressive modes of keyboards, wind and string instruments.

The Accordion for Beethoven collection integrates a transcription repertoire in which the original work is placed in a new reading, sometimes in rewriting operations in which the accordion expresses itself more in its nature as an instrumental ensemble than in that of the modern portable organ, in the sign of the attention to instrumental music and orchestration care of which the Beethoven opera is steeped."

Accordion for Beethoven Collection contains:
Fünf Stücke für Flötenuhr (2 acc.) transcription by Umberto Turchi
Preludio (2 acc.) transcription by Ivano Paterno
Sei Variazioni su "Nel cor più non mi sento" (solo acc.) transcription by Ivano Battiston
Ich liebe dich (fl. Acc) transcription by Ivano Battiston
Variazioni su Schöne Minka (fl. Acc.) transcription by Ivano Battiston
Adelaïde (soprano, acc) transcription by Ivano Battiston
Piccoli pezzi (solo acc.) transcription by Ivano Battiston

Performers include:
Patrizia Angeloni, Ivano Battiston, Ivano Paterno, Umberto Turchi, Roberto Fabbriciani (flute), Liana Maeran (soprano).
Purchase CD and printed music online at:
https://www.arspoletium.com/en/catalogo/cd-music-en/classical-music/accordion-for-beethoven/

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Video: Santa Claus Talks to NHS Shetland Hospital - Scotland

Video: Santa (Peter Wood) plays and talks to NHS Shetland Hospital.

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Andreas Nebl Presents New CD “Scarlatti” – Germany

Nebl CD coverAndreas Nebl has just released his new CD entitled “Scarlatti” which includes 20 sonatas recorded during the 2020 summer.

The CD is also part of the CD collection "Akkordeon pur und Musik satt". Ivano Battiston (Professor of accordion at the Conservatorio "Luigi Cherubini" in Florence, Italy) says “Andreas Nebl interprets this collection of sonatas with exemplary naturalness and elegance”.

For details email: AndiNebl@gmx.de

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Video: Oleg Lysenko Premiere of "Apocalyps of the XXth Century" - Netherlands


Impressions and interview of Aleksandr Nagaev after premiere performance
Oleg LysenkoVideo 1: Oleg Lysenko performs the World Premiere of the Symphony "Apocalyps of the XXth Century" composed by Aleksandr Nagaev, September 18, 2019. Rotterdam. Ivan Hut, conductor.

Video 2: Impressions and interview after the performance with ccomposer Aleksandr Nagaev.

Information from the website of Oleg Lysenko:
Oleg Lysenko (1974, Ukraine) attended music college in Poltava, where he won a scholarship for the renowned Tchaikovsky National Music Academy in Kiev. After his graduation, in 1999, he published his first CD, ‘Awakening’, and continued his studies in the Netherlands, where he specialised in Argentinian tango and learned to play bandoneon as well.

Together with fellow-students he won third price in the International Accordeon Competition (IAC) in Castelfidardo, Italy. Two years later, Oleg entered the competition again as a soloist and won first price with his interpretation of Victor Vlasov’s ‘Five Views on the Land of the Gulag Archipelago’, which has since become the titlepiece of his most recent CD.

Some highlights of Oleg’s career include a guest performance with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, together with the Russian bariton Dmitry Hvorostovsky. He appeared in the radio programme Spiegelzaal, broadcast from the ‘hall of mirrors’ of the national Concert Hall in amsterdam by the AVRO on radio 4, as well as in the VPRO television programma Vrije Geluiden.

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Concertino Accordion Band Performs at Commemoration Concert - Moldova

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Video: Performance of Carmen.

The Concertino Accordion Band performed at the recent concert to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Battle of Tutora in Moldova (also known as the Battle of Cecora).

The band is a group of professional musicians promoting the accordion in all genres of music.

The commemoration event was broadcast on Moldova television.

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Video: Trio Voronezh 2020 PIF Performance

Trio VTrio Voronezh (USA) which includes Sergei Teleshev (accordion), Val Petrukhin (balalaika) and Vladimir Volokhin (domra) won the 3rd Prize at the International Competition PIF Castelfidardo 2020 - Astor Piazzolla Award.

The video above is their live performance at the competition. Enjoy some Argentine tangos by Piazzolla.

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Video: Danilo Jovanović Performance at Sevdalinko Competition in Tuzla - Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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The 12th Sevdalinka Festival was held in December 2020 in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina and featured the 2nd International Accordion Competition Sevdalinko.

The winner of this competition was Danilo Jovanovic (Serbia). The video above is of his winning performance.

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Video: We Three Kings - Accordion Duo performed by Karen Tweed and Karen Street

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2 x KarensVideo 1: A lovely arrangement of the well-loved Christmas Carol “We Three Kings” by accordion duo Karen Tweed and Karen Street. The piece was arranged for the duo by Karen Street and the artwork is by Karen Tweed.

Video 2: Karen Street and Karen Tweed polkas

Picture left: Karen Street and Karen Tweed

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Martina Jembrišak Performs at "Hrvatski Dom" Concert Hall Opening - Croatia

Duo Artina posterVideo: Duo Artina

Martina Jembrišak, recent winner of the prestigious “Ivo Vuljevic” Croatian Musician of the Year 2020 award will perform a concert in Split, Croatia on December 19th. This concert will be held at the opening ceremony of the new concert hall "Hrvatski Dom" (literally Croatian Home), together with the GM Split quintet, which includes Renata Pokupic (mezzo-soprano), Lovorka Begovic (harp), Srdan Bulat (guitar), Gordan Tudor (saxophone) and Martina Jembrišak (accordion).

Their program will include the premiere of a new piece written by Blaženko Juracic entitled “Sea Dance”.

Martina will perform two further concerts in December as follows:

December 21st: Duo Artina concert (with flutist Andrea Jelavic) at the Festival of Classical Music in Pula (see picture left). The duo will present 2 new world premiere pieces. The first is written by Takumi Kawamoto entitled “Wind Ride” and the 2nd by Chris Hung entitled “Lacrimosus”.

December 23rd: Martina will perform a Christmas recital at the Croatian Music Institute Concert Hall in Zagreb, together with her friends from different ensembles. All proceeds from this concert will be donated to the Concert Hall restoration project as the hall was damaged in the massive March 2020 earthquake.

Their program will be played in collaboration with Marta Stanec and Katarina Kutnar on violin and Bruna Matic (drums) and include pieces by J. Strauss, A. Piazzolla, D. Shostakovich and many more.

For details email: jembrisakmartina@gmail.com

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Doug Eunson: "Live to Your Living Room" Concert - UK

Doug and SarahDoug Eunson (accordion) and Sarah Matthews (violin) will give an online concert as part of the “Live to Your Living Room” series on December 19th at 8pm.

The duo use their "natural, expressive musicality" to bring you a variety of English folk songs, European dance music and Christmas charm.

For details email: cat@livetoyourlivingroom.com

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Rachel Bell Online Winter Cotillion Concert - USA

Rachel Bell duoVideo Rachel Bell (accordion) and Becky Tracy (violin) playing Piquée Double

Rachel Bell (accordion) and Becky Tracy (violin) will give an online Winter Cotillion Concert on December 20th, 2020 at 1.30pm UTC+13, hosted by Eloise & Co.

Their program will include Celtic, French, Quebecois, and contra dance tunes, including some of their own compositions. There will be French dance demonstrations during their performance so you can join in and dance in your own living room.

Attendees can also take part in the comments section during the concert.

For details email: rachel@rachelbellmusic.com

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World Café Trio Performs Vivaldi in Cape Town - South Africa

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The World Café Trio will perform a concert of Vivaldi's 4 Seasons & Music of the Gypsies on December 20th (December 21st at 4.30am UTC+13 and December 21st at 8.45am UTC+13) at the Alma Café in Rosebank, Cape Town, South Africa.

The trio includes Stanislav Angelov (accordion), Petrus de Beer (violin) and Schalk Joubert (bass guitar).

Their program will include the ever popular Vivaldi's 4 Seasons performed in its entirety, plus a selection of swing and Gypsy music.

Seating is limited. For details email: bookings@alma.co.za

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Alex Meixner Band Entertain at New Year’s Eve Event - USA

AM BandThe Alex Meixner Band (picture left) will entertain at the Palm Beach Kennel Club New Year’s Eve “Thanks for the Memories” Event on December 31st, 2020 in Florida.

The event celebrates all the greyhound racing highlights from the past 88 years and will be a full day of special presentations, live entertainment, PBKC fan appreciation activities, giveaways, a greyhound pet adoption celebration, prize drawings and New Year’s toast.

The Alex Meixner Band will be strolling the grounds performing from 7pm to midnight with special guest, Jan Lewan.

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Video: Young Accordionists in South Africa

The “Weltmeister Wednesdays” online concert series began this year during Covid-19 on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7pm German time.

Above is a segment from a recent Weltmeister Wednesday featuring young students of Stanislav Angelov. The first is at the Kroenendal Music Academy of Hout Bay. Athula Dakuse plays with his teacher. This music school is a non-profit organisation and you can donate at: www.kmahoutbay.org Second young student in Stellanbosch, Ian Masson plays with his father on piano.

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Updated Site: Elsie M. Bennett Composition Winners and Information Online - USA

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Elsie M. BennettElsie M. Bennett (picture right) Composition Competition winners since 2009 are now online on the AAA site. http://www.ameraccord.com/bennett.php

From 2017, the AAA has added a sample page and sample sound file of the winning music. Also, the contact email of the composer to contact to purchase these new compositions.

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Updated Site: Rob Howard

Rob HowardRob Howard, author, has had several new pictures, text site update all books added to his home page

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