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Raffaele Damen In The "Italy's Got Talent" Finals - Italy

Raffaele Damen
It began in Pesaro, 4th March when young accordionist Raffaele Damen greatly impressed the four judges of "Italy's Got Talent", on Friday night TV Channel 8. The judges unanimously gave a "Yes".

On the 21st April in the second semi finals, Raffaele Damen performed and so impressed the jury, that he is now through to the Finals of the "Italy's Got Talent". See the video.


Dick Contino (1930 to 2017) Passes Away - USA

Dick ContinoDick ContinoDick Contino is a famous American accordionist and singer. Contino was born in Fresno, California January 17th, 1930. He studied accordion primarily with San Francisco-based Angelo Cognazzo, and occasionally with Los Angeles-based Guido Deiro and was later to become, one of the most famous American accordionists of all time.

Read a very passionate and thought provoking "Reflections" about the one and only Dick Contino, who passed away on April 19th, written by his friend and international competition winner and virtuoso accordionist Cory Pesaturo.

Also read the obituary by our Accordions Worldwide Editor Rob Howard.

Both the Obituary and "Reflections" are at: Dick Contino


National Competition for Children and Youth, Lappeenranta - Finland

Seppo and Päivi Valkeajoki, Raimo Vertainen
Pilva HuhtaThe national accordion competition for children and youth was organised in Eastern Finland in Lappeenranta last weekend. The competition is called ”Minä soitan harmonikkaa” (which means ”I Play Accordion”), and it is organized continuously since 1973.

In six categories there were 125 participants, age from 6 years up to 18 years. The basic idea of the 3-days event is to give children the chance to perform, to listen and to meet each other. At the same time the competition is the most important annual event and meeting of the Finnish accordion teachers.


Sirpa Kainulainen, Emilia Simos, Viivi Tigerstedt, Jaakko Jukonen

Italcinte "Know the People" Interview, Castelfidardo - Italy

"Know the People" Interview: with:

Italcinte Owners (picture left) Patrizia Bugiolacchi & Beniamino Bugiolacchi

Editor: Holda Paoletti-Kampl

"Know the People" of Castelfidardo who have made this small city so famous around the world for their quality accordion products. Interview at: 2017Italcinte


Willoughby Ann Walshe 80th Birthday, Kamen - Germany

Willoughby Ann WalsheOn April 20th, the American-born Willoughby Ann Walshe celebrates her 80th birthday – in Europe.

In the accordion scene, the economics journalist became well known through her highly respected and successful translations of outstanding specialist books such as the German version of the Russian publication by Friedrich Lips
"Die Kunst des Bajanspiels" Catalog: kslips01
or in English
"The Art of Bayan Playing & Playing the Accordion Artistically" Catalog: kslips00
both books published by Karthause-Schmülling, Germany.


Publications Willoughby Ann Walshe

New and Updated Sites

Updated Site: Karthause-Schmülling New Contact Details - Germany

Karthause-Schmülling header
New contact details for Karthause-Schmülling, publisher of sheet music, books and other media.

Karthause Schmülling, an internationally renowned and specialist book publisher based in Germany, has been a leader in the field of compositions for concert accordion literature for decades. Among other things, it publishes the most important works by Soviet and Russian authors. Please note the new contact data of the company:

Telephone: +49-2307-97088-28
Fax: +49-2307-97088-30
E-mail: uab-intermusic@gmx.de

The current and complete list of titles and prices is available as a PDF file download at:

All pieces for accordion in different instrumentation can be ordered worldwide online at:
Payment by credit card or by bank transfer.


Updated Site: Franco Cambareri Two New Compositions Released - Australia

Franco CambareriFranco Cambareri has released two new compositions:

cfranco224 - Happy Times
Happy Times is a Happy and Easy Disco Dance.
Sound sample .mp3 file and sheet music sample online.

cfranco225 - Harbour Lights
Harbour Lights is a nice and slow swing with feeling.
Sound sample .mp3 file and sheet music sample online.

These works are eSheet (pdf file, able to be emailed to you) and can be purchased online with secure server credit card.


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