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poland flag  Poland Celebrates World Accordion Day
World Accordion Day was celebrated in Poland at the Academy of Music in Gdansk on May 6th.

The celebrations included a presentation on accordion history and a concert of Polish contemporary music featuring works by Olczak, Przybylski and Majkusiak - three generations of Polish composers contributing many new works for the accordion repertoire.

In addition to these contemporary works, the Celebration also included a presentation of Roland V-Accordion by Piotr Skowronski, an Academy student who will represent Poland in November in Rome and the 3rd Roland World Digital Accordion Festival, and a very interesting exibition of ancient accordions presented by Academy student Pawel Nowak, who has collected more than 100 antique instruments over many years.

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Elzbieta Rosinska - Deputy Dean of the Instrumental Department and Accordionist
Gdansk, Poland
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Elzbieta Rosinska demonstrating Flutina
Elzbieta Rosinska demonstrating Concertina

Above left: members of the audience at the Gdansk World Accordion Day Celebrations
Pawel Nowak with some of his Antique Accordion collection
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Some of the Antique Accordion Display Collection
Krzysztof Olczak - Professor of accordion and composition
Gdansk Academy of Music
Pawel Zaganczyk
Piotr Skowronski
Malgorzata Skorupa - violin, Anna Sawicka - cello, Elzbieta Rosinska - accordion
Celebration attendees viewing accordions
Ewelina Nowakowska
Pawel Nowak demonstrating some of the instruments from his collection
Michal Mrozinski, a High School Music student from Grudziadz who travelled 199 km to attend the World Accordion Day Celebration
Piotr Skowronski
demonstrating possibilities
of Roland V-accordion
Pawel Nowak performing on one of the instruments from his collection


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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