2024 Malaysia Accordion Festival, Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia

Ding Peng and Huang DaMore than 500 accordionists and supporters from China and Malaysia took off from 28 different cities to gather in beautiful Kuala Lumpur for the annual Hohner Accordion Cup (held most years in China), a Seniors Accordion Festival and a series of musical activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Malaysia.

Festival organizers are Ding Peng (Member of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the CPPCC, Deputy Secretary General of the Chinese Accordion Association, conductor Peking University Accordion Orchestra) and Huang Da. Picture right.

Such was the success and the excitement of the participants plus the extensive official tourism support within Malaysia, that another festival to Malaysia will immediately be planned.


2024 Pantonale Festival – Germany

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The opening concert of the 2024 Pantonale Festival featured Moldovan accordionist Radu Ratoi playing a solo concert “From Baroque to Avant-Garde”. This concert was held at the Auenkirche Berlin-Wilmersdorf in Berlin, Germany on April 14th, 2024.

His program included works by Bach, Rameau, Schubert, Saint-Saëns, Liszt, Nørgård and Kosoric.


5th Kutná Hora Accordion Week – Czech Republic

5th Kutná Hora Accordion Week – Czech Republic
Aliaksandr YasinskiThe 5th Kutná Hora Accordion Week and international festival will be held in the historic town of Kutná Hora, Czech Republic from August 20th to 25th, 2024, organised by the Friends of the Accordion Association.

The Friends of the Accordion association was founded in 2019 by Michal Karban, Marie Cejnová and Markéta Laštovicková. Its goal is to teach and promote the accordion.


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XVI Edition Grand Tour of the Museums - Italy

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Museum tour 1Museum tour 2There is a rich program of events that have been organised to celebrate the XVI edition of the Grand Tour of the Museums in Italy, held from May 17th to 19th, 2024. The three days will be dedicated to museums and culture of the Marche region.


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14th Harmonika Fest International Music Festival - Montenegro

14th Harmonika Fest International Music Festival
The 14th Harmonika Fest International Music Festival will be held in Tivat, Montenegro from May 24th to 26th, 2024, organised by the NGO "Harmonika Montenegrina" from Podgorica.

Their goal is to promote classical music on the accordion and the great cultural, educational and psychosocial significance of the festival forms the foundation that their ideas become real.


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Kansas City to Host Accordionists & Teachers Guild, International (ATG) Festival - USA

ATG JoanKansas City's vibrant music scene is set to take center stage in a whole new way as it welcomes the Accordionists & Teachers Guild, International (ATG) for its annual Festival from July 23rd to 27th, 2024.

Spanning five days of festivities, the ATG Festival will showcase the incredible versatility and artistry of the accordion, drawing participants and performers from not only the United States and Canada but from around the world.


2024 South Pacific and New Zealand Accordion Championships and Festival - New Zealand

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The 2024 NZAA South Pacific Accordion Championships & Festival will be held at the superb Raye Freedman Arts Centre (picture below), Silver Rd, Epsom, Auckland on 1-2 June.

The Finale concert will be held at 2:30 pm Sunday 2nd June with the performers listed on the poster above.


Published: Latest Expanded Article About AAA Commissioned Works - USA

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Dr Robert Young McMahanNow published is the expanded article from the Past Annual Series of Articles for the AAA Festival Journal:
2015: Four of the Five Commissioned Works for the Intermediate Level Student
Solos by David Diamond, William Grant Still, Carlos Surinach, & José Serebrier.

View the expanded article at: http://www.ameraccord.com/aaacommissions21.php


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