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Video: Lorenzo Antonelli Awarded 24th Premio Nazionale Gentile da Fabriano - Italy

24th Premio Nazionale Gentile da FabrianoThe Institutional Video made on the occasion of the 24th National Gentile Award Fabriano ceremony by Lorenzo Antonelli, President and CEO of Voci Armoniche, which was presented on October 10th in Fabriano, Italy. Invitation: 2020Fabriano.pdf

The video presents the philosophy of the company and its production, a journey of the origin of quality and sound of the accordion, a "magical" journey between tradition and innovation!

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Anais Bessières Receives Francis Baxter Award for the 2020 Best Musette CD of the Year - France

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Anais BessièresVideo: excerpts of Anais Bessières musette CD "Une pointe d'accent" (montage Alexandra Astorg).

Young French accordionist, Anais Bessières, received the 2020 Francis Baxter Award for her musette CD "Une pointe d'accent". This award is presented by the SACEM (French society for music composers and song writers) for the best musette CD of the year, in memory of the great accordionist/composer Francis Baxter (arranger of the famous musette piece "les Fiancés d'Auvergne").

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Stéphane Chapuis Passes Away - Switzerland

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Stéphane ChapuisThe accordion world is in mourning and tributes are pouring in following the passing of Stéphane Chapuis this week.

Christine Savioz (Le Nouvelliste in Valais, Switzerland) wrote the following article:

Stéphane Chapuis, a virtuoso of the accordion and bandoneon, died on Tuesday after a long and cruel illness. The news of his death created much sadness among the artists of Valais and elsewhere and tributes poured in on social media.

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XXII All-Russian Competition of Young Performers Anatoli Kusiakov, Rostov-on-Don - Russia

Anatoli KusiakovRostov State ConservatoryThe XXII All-Russian Competition of Young Performers Anatoli Kusiakov (renowned composer - picture left) will be held at the Rostov State Conservatory from April 2nd to 6th, 2021.

This competition, which includes categories for bayan and accordion, has been held at the Rostov State Conservatory since 1968.

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XIII Francisco Escudero International Composition Competition Results - Spain

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The XIII Francisco Escudero International Composition Competition was held on October 23rd in Zarautz, Spain.

Hauspoz Euskal Herriko Akordeoi Elkartea, in collaboration with the culture department of Zarautz City Council, the Provincial Council of Guipúzcoa and SGAE Foundation, organized the awards ceremony which took place at the Cine Modelo de Zarautz.

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Francisco Escudero International Composition Competition

CD Reviews

CD Review: Quodlibet CD by Friedrich Lips

Quodlibet CD cover by Friedrich LipsCD Reviews Index for the Review of Quodlibet CD by Friedrich Lips. Review by Joan Cochran Sommers in English and German languages.

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