18th International Akkordeonfestival Wien - Austria

18. International Akkordeonfestival WienThe 18th annual International Accordion Festival, organised by Friedl Preisl, takes place at numerous venues in Vienna from February 25th to March 26th.

Program/Schedule: 2017wien.pdf

The focus this year is on Austria's neighbouring countries. The festival begins on February 25th with Großmütterchen Hatz & Klok and the ladies from Karat Apart. The next day audiences will be treated to performances by Otto Lechner, a leading act of the festival, and The Wiener Zieharmoniker at Theater Akzent. .......


In Harmony, 2017 Coupe Mondiale and 2017 Castelfidardo PIF - Italy

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Mayors Simone Pugnaloni and Roberto AscaniMirco Patarini, Vincenzo Canali"Two competitions without competing" was a heading for a feature article by Corriere Adriatico newspaper of Marche region. View article: 2017Corriere.pdf

The newspaper highlights the cooperation by the two cities for these two major international accordion competitions - 2017 Coupe Mondiale (5th to 9th September) in Osimo and the 2017 PIF Castelfidardo (10th to 17th September).

After a series of meetings, the Mayors of Castelfidardo Roberto Ascani and Mayor of Osimo Simone Pugnaloni are co-ordinating international promotion of both events to increase international competitors, supporters and music lovers tourism to their cities.


PIF 2017 Castelfidardo

Accordion-YellowPages.com Future Events Free Listing - Cyberspace

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All concert, competition and festival organizers are reminded to list their Future Events for 2017 in the Accordion-YellowPages.com website. Its free to list and you can do it yourself. You can also change and update your listing yourself as further information becomes available.

The Accordion-YellowPages.com Future Events calendar displays at the top right hand side of this Weekly News of accordions.com in all 7 languages and also on the USA News, Diatonic News and Russia News.

Huge numbers of readers, about 5,000 visitors per day, view also the Future Events calendar display, so all accordion event organizers are reminded to take full advantage of this free service to keep the accordion community informed.

Any internet challenged organizers may email their event details: harleyaccordion@yahoo.com


2017 International Competition and Festival "Accordion Plus", Rostov-on-Don - Russia

The International Music Center Harmony logoThe 2017 International Competition and Festival "Accordion Plus" takes place from 24th to 28th March 2017 in Rostov-on-Don.

For the first time, "Accordion Plus" now adds the Amateur category, so almost everyone can participate! The competition includes: classical accordion, bayan, folk accordion (all types) in such nominations as "Classics", "Entertainment", "Folk accordion", "Electronic instruments", "Ensembles", "Orchestras" and "Amateurs".


'The Art of Tango' Concert @ RAM, London – UK

RAM logoMario Stefano PietrodarchiThere will be a very special event at the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) in February: a concert 'The Art of Tango' featuring bandoneon virtuoso Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi in concert with Academy accordion students and the RAM string quintet.

The concert takes place in the David Josefowitz Recital Hall on Thursday February 2nd at 7.30 pm.

The day before, Wednesday February 1st, 10am, Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi, Professor of accordion at the Conservatorio Torrefranca, Vibo Valentina, Italy, gives an accordion master class in the David Josefowitz Recital Hall.


New and Updated Sites

Alessandrini Accordions Factory Interview, Castelfidardo - Italy

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Daniela and Tonino Alessandrini"Know the People" Alessandrini Accordions Factory Interview 2017Alessandrini with:

Tonino Alessandrini (Owner)
Daniela Alessandrini (Owner)

Editor: Holda Paoletti-Kampl

"Know the People" behind the manufacturing of accordions in Castelfidardo who have made this small city so famous around the world for their quality accordions. Interview 2017Alessandrini


New Site: Lars Ek Original Compositions - Sweden

Lars EkLars Ek, composer, arranger, performer and teacher of Sweden has now released his original compositions on the MusicForAccordion.com site. See samples of the music and further information at:

ek131 - Mikaelas Polka
ek132 - The Norrtulls Waltz
ek133 - Nu Blommar Angen
ek134 - Oh Wunderful Archipelago
ek135 - Polka for Fun
ek136 - Ransaterjoy
ek137 - Samba Isopor
ek138 - Sambo Hambo
ek139 - Schottis på Vikafjallet
ek140 - Ska Vi Dansa Schottis


New release: Jessi Teich & Laurent Derache Duets eTracks Album - USA

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the Duets album cover, Jessi Teich & Laurent Derachemp3 eTracks album by Jessi Teich & Laurent Derache released on 8th December.
Sound samples now online.

Singer Jessi Teich, International Award Winning Indie Singer, Songwriter, Musician, and Performer based in Los Angeles writes:

"I have added a video above that my amazing team put together so you can see some of the footage from the recording session. Enjoy!

It is with great pleasure that I share one of my most treasured projects with you today - "the duets". Rarely do I perform covers, but these particular ones are all very special to me.'

Each one of these songs has moved my musical heart in one way or another throughout my life. I hope they bring you joy and peace in this upcoming holiday season!"

The single mp3 tracks and album are available online at: TheDuets00eT


NAA New Website & Promoting 30th Anniversary Convention in Texas - USA

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Norman SeatonThe National Accordion Association (NAA) President Norman Seaton (picture left) announces the new NAA website which has been totally reconstructed to be mobile friendly and allow people on phones as well as on computer, to look for any accordion-related information within 3 clicks.

The new site also promotes the the 30th Anniversary Convention of the NAA at the Hyatt Regency in Richardson, Texas from March 8- 11, 2017.

Full information and registration details are online on the new website at: http://www.NationalAccordion.org


Updated Site: Yehuda Oppenheimer (1925-2012) Music Published - Israel

Yehuda OppenheimerFurther music composed or arranged by Yehuda Oppenheimer (1925-2012) has been published.

OY509 - Serenade - Tosselli
OY523 - Debka (Oriental Dance
OY579 - Souvenir d'amour (Valse Romantique)
OY594 - Ave Verum corpus - Mozart
OY596 - Mazurka (Traditional Polish)
OY559 - Tumbalalaika (4 part arrangement)
OY608 - Toy Symphony Haydn

View sample pages of the music and purchase online.


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