World Accordion Orchestra XI, 18 August, Shenzhen - China

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Joan Sommers andThe Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) announces the 11th Anniversary edition of the magnificent World Accordion Orchestra which will be held as part of the 72nd Coupe Mondiale Festival in Shenzhen, China from 12-18 August, 2019.

Conductors are Joan C. Sommers (USA) and Chen Weiliang (China).


Chen Weiliang (China)

Piazzolla-Studio Ensemble Performance in Germany and Russia

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Smolensk PosterOn May 26th, the concert of the well known Piazzolla-Studio Ensemble entitled “Not only Tango ...” took place in the German Museum of Munich (picture above). The artistic director was Friedrich Lips, the people's artist of Russia and winner of the All-Russian competition “The Best Names of the Germans of Russia” 2016 in the field of art.


Piazzolla-Studio Ensemble

AAA Master Class & Concert Series, New York - USA

AAA Masterclass 2019
William Schimmel2019 AAA Master Class & Concert Series
"That Means What!?"
William Schimmel, Moderator and Curator

July 26 27 and 28, 2019
Venue: The Tenri Cultural Institute
43A West 13th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues


Two Additional World Accordion Day Reports - Italy/Spain

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World Accordion Day logoGlauco CeccarelliTwo World Accordion Day reports have been added the event report which includes events in 14 countries and 16 videos, many pictures and posters which can be viewed at: World Accordion Day

Ferran Martínez reports that at the University of Cervera in Catalonia, Spain on the 4th May, is celebrated World Accordion Cervera, a project promoted by the Catalan Association of Accordion, which included more than 200 accordionists from around Catalonia, Basque Country, Aragon and Andorra. Picture above.


Glauco Ceccarelli

2019 Australian International Accordion Championships and Festival - Australia

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Tania Lukic-Marx, competitorSydney, Australia played host to a real variety of accordion music with the Australian Accordion Teachers Association (AATA) annual Championships and Festival, held on 8th and 9th June.

Each year this event attracts international competitors and guest performers and this year was no exception with participants from Poland, China, New Zealand, Slovenia together with local and out of state Australian accordionists.



New and Updated Sites

Schedule Released, Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration – USA

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The detailed schedule has been released for the Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration (LIAC) which will take place from June 20th to 23rd in Leavenworth, Washington sponsored by the Northwest Accordion Society. Download: 2019Leavenworth.pdf


Gary Daverne Releases New CD "Koriana" - New Zealand

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Gary DaverneKoriana CD CoverRenowned composer, arranger and conductor Gary Daverne has released his new CD/Album catalog: nzom005 titled 'Koriana New Zealand Accordion Music'.

Video 2 above: Track 11 of the Koriana Album is 'A Musical Party', Stephanie Poole soloist with Auckland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gary Daverne.

There are 15 tracks of Daverne compositions of many different styles. Solo, duet, trio, solo accordion solo with symphony orchestra and accordion orchestra.

The performers include internationally known players: Grayson Masefield, Kevin Friedrich, Lionel Reekie, International Trio (USA), Stephanie Poole, Eddie Giffney and orchestras: Accordion Orchestra Music School ‘Risto Saviv’ (Slovenia), Auckland Symphony Orchestra, "World Accordion Orchestra III".


Updated Site: Friedrich Lips New CD Quodlibet - Austria

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Quodlibet CDUpdated information about Catalog CD029 Quodlibet CD by Friedrich Lips.

Updated biography at: Lips Biography


Site Updated: 2019 Coupe Mondiale CIA Delegate and Jury Online Registration - China

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The Coupe Mondiale site has opened the Delegate and Jury online registration at: http://www.coupemondiale.org/2019/cn_delegates.html


Coupe Mondiale Prize Money

Renzo Ruggieri Releases Song for S.B. for Accordion & Orchestra - Italy

Song for S.B. coverRenzo RuggieriRenzo Ruggieri has released Song For S.B. for accordion & orchestra or accordion & string orchestra.

Catalog: rrenzo500 - Song for S.B. was composed in 2002 and published in 2003 as a compulsory piece for the jazz section of the international competition "Stefano Bizzarri" of Morro D'Oro (Italy).


Daily Reports: 2019 Harmonika World Championships - Austria

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Daily Reports: The 2019 Harmonika World Championships will be held at St. Peter-Freienstein, Steiermark (Styria), Austria from May 30th to June 2nd organised by Gottfried Hubmann (picture right).

Holda Paoletti-Kampl attended and has made a full report of the event at: 2019Harmonika


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