PIF 2020 Rules Castelfidardo - Italy

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Ruben CittadiniMayor Roberto Ascani, Renzo RuggieriThe 45th PIF International “Città di Castelfidardo” accordion prize for soloists, ensemble & composers will be held from September 16th to 20th, 2020.

Competition rules are now published. Download the 2020 PIF Rules in English and Italian: 2020PIF-Rules.pdf

The City Council of Castelfidardo led by Mayor Roberto Ascani, the Councilor for Culture Ruben Cittadini and Artistic Director Renzo Ruggieri welcomes everyone to Castelfidardo.


Video: Tightrope Accordionist - Do Not Try this at Home!! - Netherlands

Video: We don't recommend you try tightrope walking over water with your accordion! However, enjoy this short video made available online by Muziekhandel Kees van Willigen, Barneveld, Netherlands. Who is the accordionist?


14th Accordion Art Festival “Italia” Award – Italy

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Renzo RuggieriThe 14th Accordion Art Festival “Italia” Award will be held from June 19th to 21st in Roseto degli Abruzzi, TE, Italy, organised by Art Director Renzo Ruggieri (picture left).

Contestants from any country and with instruments of all brands are eligible to take part. The competition will include a variety of age group categories for classical accordion, virtuoso accordion, diatonic accordion, electronic accordion and other musical instruments.


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2020 World Accordion Polka Cup, Button Akordion Rocks Club – Canada

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Accordionists are invited to the 2020 World Accordion Polka Competition held in Ontario, Canada in July and August organised by the Button Akordion Rocks Club.

The event will include categories for players of diatonic, piano, or chromatic accordion for all ages.

Preliminary rounds will be held on July 25th, 2020 in the Slovenija Center, at Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Parish in Toronto, Ontario.

Finals will be held on August 2nd, 2020 at the Hunters and Anglers Club in Everett, Ontario.

Three champions (chromatic, piano, and diatonic accordion) will be crowned. Additional grand prize and world cup title will be awarded to the top scoring accordionist overall.


World Accordion Day Fundraiser for NZ Coupe Mondiale Competitors - New Zealand

New Zealand World Accordion Day poster
World Accordion Day logoThe New Zealand Accordion Association (NZAA) is sponsoring World Accordion Day with a concert supporting the NZ competitors to the 2020 Coupe Mondiale, Jessie Chen, Catrina Lin and Angela Chen.

The concert, on World Accordion Day, Wednesday 6th May, will start at 7pm at the Rose Theatre, 4 School Road, Belmont. Poster download: 2020nz-wad.pdf

The concert will be filmed for the World Accordion Day website ...................


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

Kateryna Pylypenko New Music and Recordings - Ukraine

Rainbow AnimalsKateryna PylypenkoKateryna Pylypenko, accordionist, poet, artist and composer of Ukraine has released her first publications.

Catalog: pylypenko101 Rainbow Animals for accordion composed by Kateryna Pylypenko.

Rainbow Animals is an album of modern compositions for accordion designed for elementary school students. The album includes 7 different shaped compositions. 29 pages of music and artwork. Hear the sound samples online.

If you order the Rainbow Animals pdf book, you will also receive free of charge the sound files of the 7 complete pieces as performed by the composer.


New and Updated Sites

Gary Dahl (1937 to 2017) eBook Special Price - USA

Gary Dahl eBooks
Gary DahlThe home page of Gary Dahl (1937 to 2017) has been updated and for the first time, a special price is offered for the complete collection of Gary Dahl eBooks #1 to #10. The 10 eBooks worth USD $335 with 156 titles is emailed to you for the special price of USD$220, catalog DH01-10eB.


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