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Weekly News from Around the World - 24-Jun-2022
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2022 Coupe Mondiale Online Entry System Now Open - Finland/Switzerland
Marco Lo Russo Performs at 58th Pontino Music Festival 2022 - Italy
Deutscher Harmonika-Verband e.V (DHV) New Home - Germany
Alfred Melichar Performs with Vienna Philharmonic at Summer Night Concert Schönbrunn 2022 - Austria
18th Angus Accordion and Fiddle Festival – Scotland

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

Aotango Debut Concerts Sell Out Success - New Zealand
Concertino Accordion Band Performs at 2022 "DescOperă" Festival - Moldova
1st Accordion Festival in Estremoz - Portugal
"Tangos to Turkey" Concert - Australia
Video: Akkordeon-Ensemble Hermi Kaleta Concert Performance - Austria

Future events

Accordionist Performs in Cabaret Theatre Production - Australia
The Black Rolandertjes Entertain at Tirol Accordion Festival - Netherlands
Accordion Weekend at Halsway Manor - England
Alex Meixner Band Performs at Live Free & Fly Festival – USA
Honky Tonk Jump Perform at Red Wing Concert in the Park – USA
2022 Montreux International Jazz Festival – Switzerland

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Video: Having Fun Playing the Accordion - North Korea

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Renzo Ruggieri Releases New Arrangement, Birdland by Zawinul - Italy
Updated Site: Gary Daverne Discography and Video Clips - New Zealand

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2022 Coupe Mondiale Online Entry System Now Open - Finland/Switzerland

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2022 Coupe Mondiale posterMirco Patarini, Kimmo MattilaCIA Secretary General Kimmo Mattila announces that the 2022 Coupe Mondiale online entry system is now open for entries to the 75th Coupe Mondiale from the 2022 General Competition Rules page: 2022CM-Rules

CIA President Mirco Patarini invites all (45) CIA members to register delegates to the 148th International Congress of Delegates which meets twice in Zofingen, Switzerland. President Patarini also invites competitors from all nations to please lodge their entries well before the closing date to assist the organisers for what will certainly be a great Coupe Mondiale.

The 75th Coupe Mondiale will be held from 4-9 October 2022 in Zofingen, Switzerland hosted by the Swiss CIA member accordeon.ch. President Yvonne Glur and CIA delegate and Vice-President Ruedi Marty welcomes everyone to Zofingen and the excellent facilities and halls for competitions and concerts.

View 14 pages of information: 2022CM-Presentation.pdf Poster download: 2022CM-poster.pdf

The festival will feature competitions as follows:
• 75th Coupe Mondiale
• Masters Coupe Mondiale
• Junior Coupe Mondiale
• International Competition for Virtuoso Entertainment Music
• Junior International Competition for Virtuoso Entertainment Music
• Chamber Music - Classical
• Chamber Music - World Music

Entry closing date is 31 August 2022 and travel information, all entry and hotel information is online at: Coupe Mondiale
Online entries at: 2022CM-Rules
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Marco Lo Russo Performs at 58th Pontino Music Festival 2022 - Italy

Pontino Music Fest
Marco Lo RussoVideo: Marco Lo Russo live concert “Made in Italy” Linguistic Variations at the Mutua Theater, Carloforte and Diocesan Arborense Museum, Oristano, Sardinia, Italy.

Marco Lo Russo will perform at the 58th Pontino Music Festival 2022 held at the Gardens of the Municipality in Latina, Italy from July 2nd to 31st, 2022 and organised by the International Music Campus.

The concert will be held on July 30th at 9pm and feature a solo “Made in Italy” program of “original music, transcriptions and arrangements of Italian music from classical to world music, passing through jazz pieces, original soundtracks and compositions by Lo Russo himself”.

For details phone: +39 0773 605551

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Deutscher Harmonika-Verband e.V (DHV) New Home - Germany

New DHV Office
DHV logoThe Deutscher Harmonika-Verband e.V (DHV), one of the larger accordion associations in the world, has a new home office in Trossingen.

On June 19th, 2022, the new Kompetenzzentrum für Amateurmusik Trossingen (Competence Center for Amateur Music Trossingen) was ceremoniously opened after one and a half years of construction.

The new building (photo above by Ralf Pfründer) is a strong signal for cultural education in rural areas and houses the office of the DHV, the Bundesmusikverband Chor & Orchester (BMCO) and the Landes-Hackbrett-Bund Baden-Württemberg.

DHV President Jochen Haußmann MdL is pleased: "Amateur music is carried with great passion by many voluntary contributors. With the Kompetenzzentrum für Amateurmusik Trossingen, we have taken an important step into the future. The music town of Trossingen will be further strengthened and the Federal Music Association will continue to have its headquarters in Baden-Württemberg as the umbrella organization for amateur music in Germany, thus creating a contact point for the 14.3 million people who make music in their free time".

Picture below: Handover of keys by Trossingen's Mayor Susanne Irion (center) to BMCO president Benjamin Strasser (2nd from right), framed by the team of architects: Günter Hermann (left), Juliane Busch (2nd from left) and Attila Irmes (right). Photo: Ralf Pfründer
Kompetenzzentrum für Amateurmusik Trossingen opening

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Alfred Melichar Performs with Vienna Philharmonic at Summer Night Concert Schönbrunn 2022 - Austria

Vienna Philharmonic
Alfred MelicharOn 16th June 2022, the Vienna Philharmonic's Summer Night Concert took place in Schönbrunn Palace Park in Vienna, Austria. Around 65,000 visitors listened to the open-air concert, which was conducted for the first time by Andris Nelson.

Their program included works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Mykola Lysenko, Arturs Maskats, Camille Saint-Saëns, Gioacchino Rossini, George Enescu, Bedrich Smetana, Antonin Dvorák and Johann Strauß.

In view of the war in Ukraine, their message was “International understanding through music”!

Alfred Melichar (picture right), accordion professor at the Bruckner Privat-University in Linz, was invited to perform Arturs Maskats’ “Tango for symphonic orchestra”.

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18th Angus Accordion and Fiddle Festival – Scotland

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The 2022 18th Angus Accordion and Fiddle Festival will be held at a variety of venues in Angus, Scotland from July 1st to 3rd, 2022.

The festival will include a variety of Pub Sessions, Dance evenings, concerts and a Ceilidh.

For details email: aaandff@btinternet.com

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Aotango Debut Concerts Sell Out Success - New Zealand

Grayson MasefieldVideo: Muerte del Ángel by Astor Piazzolla. ‘Ao’, the Maori word for ‘world’ is at the epicentre of Aotango. Grayson Masefield (picture left) is part of a new group called Aotango, an exciting quintet specialising in Tango and World Music.

Aotango’s members include Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO) Concertmaster Andrew Beer, APO Section Principal Bass Gordon Hill, NZTrio pianist Somi Kim, jazz guitarist Sam Swindells and multi world champion accordionist Grayson Masefield.

Aotango debut concerts sponsored by the APO titled "Piazzolla Tangos In Your Neighbourhood" were held on:
• June 13th at St Heliers Church, Auckland
• June 14th at Titirangi War Memorial Hall, Auckland
were a great success to cheers and long applause from the audience.
Aotango Debut Concerts

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Concertino Accordion Band Performs at 2022 "DescOperă" Festival - Moldova

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The Concertino Accordion Band performed at the 5th "DescOpera" outdoor classical music festival held in Butuceni, Moldova from June 17th to 19th, 2022.

Their performance was part of a modern production of the famous opera "Carmen" by Bizet, along with performers Ljubica Vranes (Serbia), Dragoljub Bajic (Serbia), narrator Nicolae Jelescu, the Academic Choral Chapel "Doina" (led by Ilona Stepan), the Children's Choir of the National Opera and Ballet Theatre "Maria Biesu" and the National Philharmonic "Serghei Lunchevici".

The event was organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Moldova in partnership with the National Association for Inbound Tourism of Moldova (ANTRIM) and with the support of the Light Industry competitiveness support and tourism activity (MCTA), funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
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1st Accordion Festival in Estremoz - Portugal

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The 1st Accordion Festival was successfully held at the Bernardim Ribeiro Theatre in Estremoz, Évora, Portugal on June 18th and 19th, 2022.

The event, organized by the Municipality of Estremoz, was held in conjunction with the centenary celebrations of the Teatro Bernardim Ribeiro.

Performers included the Valencia Accordion Group de Alcántara (Spain), António Charrinho, Carlos Poeiras and Andreia Sofia.
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"Tangos to Turkey" Concert - Australia

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The Accordion Society of Australia presented a concert at Box Hill, Victoria, Australia on June 17th in conjunction with The Boite multicultural music organisation.

The concert entitled “Tangos to Turkey”, included a “selection of music from Argentinian tango (by Piazzolla) to the melismatic tunes of the Middle East” by Stephen Cutriss (bandoneon) and Amy Lynch (piano).

In addition, accordionist Phil Carroll performed a variety of French, Italian, jazz and Balkan music styles, accompanied by drummer and percussionist David Joseph.

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Video: Akkordeon-Ensemble Hermi Kaleta Concert Performance - Austria

Video: The Akkordeon-Ensemble Hermi Kaleta performed in concert at the Haus der Begegnung in Vienna, Austria on June 11th, 2022.

This video shows the group playing Malaga, Paso doble by German composer Jo Rixner.

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Accordionist Performs in Cabaret Theatre Production - Australia

George ButrumlisAccordionist and vocalist George Butrumlis will perform in the Cabaret Theatre production: Robyn Archer: An Australian Songbook at the Bille Brown Theatre - Queensland Theatre in South Brisbane, Australia. The production began on June 25th and will run through to July 9th, 2022.

The Australia Arts Review included an article on Robyn Archer who says “Some of the songs I wrote, some I knew, and then I sought some that might reflect certain periods of the 200 years the song list covers.”

The trio of George Butrumlis (accordion), Cameron Goodall (guitar and vocals) and Enio Pozzebon (keyboards and vocals) will accompany Robyn Archer during the show.

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The Black Rolandertjes Entertain at Tirol Accordion Festival - Netherlands

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venueThe Black Rolandertjes will perform at the Tirol Accordion Festival, held at Café de Bosrand (picture left) in Swalmen, Netherlands on June 26th, 2022.

For details email: info@cafebosrand.nl

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Accordion Weekend at Halsway Manor - England

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Two Weekend Accordion courses will be held at Halsway Manor in Crowcombe, England from July 1st to 3rd, 2022.

The first is a Beginners Weekend Course run by Jane Ward. This course will cover simple technique to ensure the best start to playing the accordion. The weekend will be taught by ear and with music.

The second is an Intermediate & Advanced Course with Amy Thatcher, Paul Hutchinson and Murray Grainger (picture top). This course will include a packed programme of workshops offering participants the opportunity to work with all three tutors, honing technique, repertoire and interpretation of folk tunes and accompaniment.

For both courses, there will be informal evening sessions and a Saturday night tutors’ concert.

For details email: office@halswaymanor.org.uk

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Alex Meixner Band Performs at Live Free & Fly Festival – USA

LFF posterAM BandThe Alex Meixner Band will perform at the Live Free & Fly Festival, held at the Texas Heritage Vineyard in Fredericksburg, Texas, USA on July 4th, 2022.

Gates open at 12 midday and there will be live music, games, food and wine from 1pm to 6pm.

For details email: info@alexmeixner.com

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Honky Tonk Jump Perform at Red Wing Concert in the Park – USA

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Red Wing bandshellHonky Tonk Jump (which includes accordionist Dan Newton) will entertain at the Red Wing Concert in the Park in the Central Park Bandshell (picture left) in Red Wing, Minnesota, USA on July 6th, 2022 at 7pm.

This concert is part of a summer concert series of free Live Music in the Park events for all ages, by Red Wing Arts from June 1st to August 31st, 2022.

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2022 Montreux International Jazz Festival – Switzerland

Jazz Fest 2022
The 56th edition of the2022 Montreux International Jazz Festival will be held at two venues, the Auditorium Stravinski and the Montreux Jazz Lab on the shores of Lake Geneva, in Montreux, Switzerland from July 1st to 16th, 2022, organised by the Fondation du Festival de Jazz de Montreux.

Attendees will be “treated to an array of activities, stages and terraces along the waterfront, including the new three-story Lake House”.

The festival features over 450 concerts, DJ sets and workshops on 11 stages.

For further information email: staff@mjf.ch

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Video: Having Fun Playing the Accordion - North Korea

Video: This young boy from North Korea is having a great time playing.

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Renzo Ruggieri Releases New Arrangement, Birdland by Zawinul - Italy

Video 1: Birdland acoustic accordion
Video2: Birdland digital accordion
Renzo RuggieriRenzo Ruggieri (picture right) has now released a new solo arrangement of the famous song Birdland composed by Joe Zawinul (group Wheater Report).

Video: Listen to this special interpretation, where Leonardo Rondolone performs the same arrangement in two versions, Video 1 for acoustic accordion and Video 2 for digital accordion.

Below is a picture of the Diploma 1st Place that Leonardo Rondolone received when he made the premiere public performance of this Birdland arrangement and won with it. Birdland is now available online at: Catalog: rrenzo526 - Birdland

Also, earlier this month, Renzo Ruggieri updated his popular rrenzo502 - Volo Degli Angeli Solo arrangement. The is a famous melody composed by Carmen Carozza. "I made this arrangement especially for international competitions and with this arrangement, my students won many competitions."

Other virtuoso arrangement by Renzo Ruggieri

rrenzo500 - Song For S.B (Accordion and Orchestra) and (Accordion and String Orchestra)
rrenzo501 - Song For S.B (Solo)

rrenzo503 - Tango Italiano (Solo) this very successful solo has been updated in February 2021 (ver. 1.3). Tango Italiano for 5 types of ensembles rrenzo522 (ensemble)

rrenzo504 - Carnevale (Solo)
rrenzo505 - Roma Tango (Solo)
rrenzo506 - Cinema (for 4 parts and drums, electronic accordion)
rrenzo507 - Variations on Säkkijärven Polka (Solo)
rrenzo508 - Medley Disco (Solo)
rrenzo509 - Acquarelli Italiani (Solo)
rrenzo510 - Grande Jo (Solo)
rrenzo511 - Figaro (Solo) or (Solo with string orchestra)
rrenzo512 - Accordion Kids (10 pieces) simple and modern compositions
rrenzo514 - La Vita Delle Cose (The Life of Things)
rrenzo515 - Peccatum et Gratia for electronic (hybrid) accordion
rrenzo516 - Lo Scuro e il Chiaro (accordion duo)

rrenzo517 - Il bosco incantato (for free bass accordion, solo) This work for free bass accordion and string orchestra is catalog rrenzo524

rrenzo518 - Valentango (Solo)
rrenzo519 - The Jackson Medley (Solo)
rrenzo520 - Acquarelli Italiani for Accordion and Orchestra
rrenzo521 - ll Tuo Sguardo (solo)

rrenzo522 - Tango Italiano (ensemble) (full score and individual parts). The solo version is catalog rrenzo503

rrenzo524 - Il Bosco Incantato for free bass accordion and string orchestra (full score and individual parts). The solo version is catalog rrenzo517
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Updated Site: Gary Daverne Discography and Video Clips - New Zealand

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Gary Daverne awardGary Daverne Discography list now online. https://www.garydaverne.gen.nz/orch_rec.htm
Video clips list now online: https://www.garydaverne.gen.nz/videos.htm


Amalia Hall (violinist), recipient of the inaugural, ‘Gary Daverne Classical Music Award’,
with sponsor, Gary Daverne, at the Variety Artists Club Awards evening, Sunday12 June 2022.

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