24th International Week of the Accordion “Alcobaca 2021” – Portugal

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The 24th International Week of the Accordion “Alcobaca 2021” will be held in Alcobaca from June 16th to 19th, 2021, organized by the Accordion Association of Portugal, together with the Municipality of Alcobaça and the Typical and Coral Orchestra of Alcobaça.


2nd International Competition “City of Lariano” - Italy

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Riccardo TaddeiThe 2nd International Competition “City of Lariano” and RIM International gathering of instruments in Mantice will be held in Lariano, Rome, Italy from July 9th to 11th, 2021.

Artistic Director Riccardo Taddei (picture left) works in collaboration with the C.A.M. (Musical Academic Center), the Free Events Association and the Municipality of Lariano to present the event.


Results Announced: Online Akkordeon Musik Preis 2021 Competition - Germany

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DHV logoThe Deutscher Harmonika-Verband e.V. (DHV) have announced the winners of the 2021 Akkordeon Musik Preis video competition, a youth competition of the DHV for instrumentalists up to the age of 27 with their first place of residence in Germany.

The event was a complete success, with almost 200 video contributions submitted and evaluated from 5th to 6th June by jury members.


2nd Carinthian Harmonica Competition, Klagenfurt – Austria

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The 2nd Carinthian Harmonica Competition will be held for young musicians from the age of 14 years in the ORF Theater, Klagenfurt, Austria this month, organised by the ORF Carinthia in cooperation with music schools in the state of Carinthia, Styrian harmonica and folk music groups, the Alpe Adria manufacturer Strohmaier and Harmonica Müller.

The aim of the competition is the promotion of Carinthian folk music, the search for the "best" harmonica player in the state of Carinthia, the creation of an attractive performance platform and the public presentation of high-quality folk music in Carinthia.


Reports for Concerts, Masterclasses, Competitions, Festivals, etc.

Giorgio Dellarole, The Art of Accommodating - Italy

La Saison culturelle proposed the concert "The Art of Accommodating" by the Extrarmonica ensemble. Extrharmonic Ensemble members are: Giorgio Dellarole (accordion), Alessandro Ciccolini (violin), Enrico Contini (cello), Francesco Baroni (harpsichord).

When we talk about baroque music we generally mean that composed between the early 1600s and the mid-1700s, when the production of brilliant and incredibly prolific composers created and developed musical forms languages.


Giorgio Dellarole

New and Updated Sites

Voci Armoniche New Website, Announcing Voci BlueStar Reeds - Italy

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On June 1st, the new website went online of Voci Armoniche, the producer of high quality reeds for harmonicas and acoustic accordions since 1935.

The new website announces for the first time, BlueStar highest quality reeds, different from the reeds of the past and those of today.

The concept that led to BlueStar is a combination of Voci Armoniche production history as handed down over the years plus years of research and development to create new innovation; to achieve the highest quality possible, surpassing the hand-made voices for acoustic and functional potential.


2021 South Pacific and New Zealand Accordion Association Championships and Festival Daily Reports - New Zealand

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Renee JeffriesThe 2021 South Pacific and New Zealand Accordion Association Championships and Festival, this year open to only New Zealand residents due to Covid-19 restrictions, will be held on June 5th and 6th, 2021 at the Rose Centre in Belmont, Auckland. Competitions Secretary Renee Jeffries (picture right).

Download the free program with competition times and door price information at: NZAA Put the program on your phone or print, to take to the event. Information about the competition times, Finale Concert, massed orchestra, prize giving and the Farewell Dinner are in the program.


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