Coupe Mondiale Video Online Now - Austriaby Harley Jones
|Online now. Videos and Video Timetable at: 2014CM-Video|
2014 Coupe Mondiale Ready to Start, Salzburg - Austriaby Harley Jones
|The Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) 67th Coupe Mondiale is ready to start, hosted by the Harmonikaverband Österreichs (HVÖ), from Tuesday 27 October to 2 November, 2014.|
CIA President Raymond Bodell (left) and HVÖ President Werner Weibert (right) warmly invite you to atttend the 2014 Coupe Mondiale in beautiful Salzburg, Austria at the world class Salzburg Congress Center (picture below). The event promises wonderful music and the very highest level of competitions with over 190 entries from 30 countries of the world.
Qingdao National Accordion Festival for Senior Citizens - Chinaby Harley Jones
|A full report, pictures and video is at: 2014Qingdao|
What is probably the worlds first National Accordion Festival for Senior Citizens was held in Qingdao, a major city in Eastern China. Accordionists came from around China to this well attended event.
The type of music performed was generally quite different than competition festivals .......
Roland Releases FR-8X V-Accordion Updateby Harley Jones
|Sean Montgomery, Roland Europe V-Accordion Product Manager (picture right) writes: "Roland is pleased to announce a significant ‘Version 2’ system update for their flagship FR-8X V-Accordion. This free, user-installable upgrade adds many new improvements and enhancements designed to make the FR-8X even more versatile in any musical situation.|
Akkordeonorchester Hof presents 30th Anniversary Jubilee Concert - Germanyby Kevin Friedrich
|The Akkordeonorchester Hof (Hof Accordion Orchestra) presented their 30th Anniversary Concert to a capacity audience at the newly refurbished Freiheitshalle in Hof, Germany on Sunday, October 19th, 2014. |
The Jubilee celebration presented by the Hofer Symphoniker Musikschule featured the accordion ensembles from the music school ......................
Video: Poem by Chen Yiming about "Our China Accordion Dream" - Chinaby Harley Jones
|Well known Chinese teacher Prof. Chen Yiming, Shan Dong Normal University, Jinan City has written a poem about "Our China Accordion Dream" and the development of the accordion in China.|
Reports for Concerts, Masterclasses, Competitions, Festivals, etc.
Accordion Concerts in Shanghai - Chinaby Harley Jones
|On 21st October, the Shanghai Childrens Palace hosted a concert featuring some of their accordion students and the two players from Shanghai who are representing China at the 2014 Coupe Mondiale in the Virtuoso Entertainment Category. Pictures below.|
Lionel and Alexandra Reekie Awards - New Zealandby Heather Masefield
|13 year old Alexandra Reekie and her father Lionel Reekie were honored to receive separate awards at the New Zealand Variety Artists’ Benny Awards in a Gala event at The Crowne Plaza Auckland on October 12th. |
Lionel received the award for “Top Male Artist” and Alexandra, the “Rising Star Award”.
New and Updated Sites
New Website: Mirco Patarini - Italyby Mirco Patarini
|New website for Mirco Patarini with full CV, outlining his extensive performing career, jury and seminars as well as his work in the accordion industry. http://www.mircopatarini.com|
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