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italy flag  Italy Celebrates World Accordion Day
On May 15th, 2009 the Strumenti & Musica Spring Festival in Spoleto, Italy, dedicated their Gala Concert featuring 2008 CIA World Champion Vladislav Pligovka, in celebration of World Accordion Day.
spoleto festival
Viatcheslav Semionov (Festival Competition Jury Chairperson) and
Mirco Patarini (Festival Artistic Director) addressing the audience
Vladislav Pligovka
2008 CIA World Champion Vladislav Pligovka in Concert
Viatcheslav Semionov, Vladislav Pligovka
and Mirco Patarini, the Artistic Director of the Strumenti & Musica Spring Festival, and CIA Advancement and Development Committee Chairperson
Current CIA Coupe Mondiale
World Accordion Champion
Vladislav Pligovka and
1992 CIA Coupe Mondiale World Accordion Champion - Frederic Deschamps
Parade of CIA World Champions: Alexander Selivanov (2004 CIA Coupe Mondiale World Accordion Champion), Viatcheslav Semionov (renowned Teacher, Artist and Composer and teacher of numerous CIA Coupe Mondiale Champions), Yulia Amerikova (2008 CIA Winner with Alexander Selivanov of CIA International Competition for Ensemble Music) and 2008 CIA Coupe Mondiale World Champion Vladislav Pligovka


What:  World Accordion Day
When: 6th May
Why: a unified global effort to celebrate and promote the Accordion
Where: World Wide!
Contact: Harley Jones - CIA Public Relations Officer e-mail:

Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) - General Secretary

Kimmo Mattila - Kyrösselänkatu 3, FIN-39500 Ikaalinen, FINLAND
Phone: +358 3 4400221, Fax +358 3 4589071 E-mail:

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