Welcome to the

Coupe Mondiale World Accordion Championships
16 - 20 October, 2002
Copenhagen, DENMARK


Wednesday 16th October

The CIA Music Committee met at 11.00am. After contestants arrived during the morning, registration began at 1pm in the foyer of the Hotel Cab Inn Scandinavia in Copenhagen. The 108th CIA Congress took place (also at the Hotel), followed by the draw at 6 pm, for playing order in all categories.

Some 100 candidates entering 6 categories were present to choose their playing order in the various six categories.

108th General Assembly Participants

CIA President - Kevin Friedrich, USA
CIA Vice President - Raymond Bodell, United Kingdom
CIA Vice President - Kimmo Mattila, Finland
Secretary General/Treasurer - Walter Maurer, Austria
Public Relations Manager - Tibor Racz, Slovakia
President of the Music Committee - Frederic Deschamps, France

CIA Music Committee Vice President - Kevin Friedrich, USA
CIA Music Committee Member - Harley Jones, New Zealand
CIA Music Committee Member - John Leslie, United Kingdom

Delegates, Guests and Visitors

USA-USA-AAA - Maddalena Belfiore
USA-ATG - Joan Sommers
New Zealand - Stephen Vincent
France - Jacques Mornet
Russia - Vitachislav Semionov, Alexandr Dmitriew, Oleg Sharov
United Kingdom, Gina Brannelli
Denmark - Alfred Renner, Lissi Petersen, Jeanette Dyremose, Ida
Macedonia - Zorica Karakutovska, Anica Karakutovska
Yugoslavia - Milan Ajeletic
Austria - Herbert Scheibenreif
Slovakia - Tibor Racz
Hungary - Panna Grigoncza
Italy - Gianluca Pica
Portugal - Paolo Jorge Ferreira
France - Bruno Teruel, Guillaume Rollet

Opening Ceremony Concert

To Celebrate the opening of the 55th Coupe Mondiale, the DHL presented an official Opening Concert at the National Museum in Copenhagen.

After the official opening welcome, the concert featured the Allerod Accordion Orchestra under the direction of Peter Anders and the Duo Modus featuring Marta Libalova - violin and Jytte von Ruden - accordion.

Concert Program
  • Suite from Hans C. Andersen - Jindrich Feld
  • Thoughts and Eurtion (World Premier) - Marie-Louise Trier Hauge (above center)
  • Carmen Suite - P. Sarasate, arr. P. Thomsen
    Loussine Azizian - violin soloist

    Allerod Accordion Orchestra - Peter Anders, Director

  • Romatiske Stykker - Dvorak
  • Pulcinella Sujite - Stravinski
  • Traditionelle Weisen Aus Theresienstadt - Lowenthal
  • Adios Nonino - Piazzolla
  • Three Jewish Dances - Lavry

    Duo Modus, Marta Libalova, Violin, Jytte von Ruden, accordion
The following categories will take place tomorrow:
Aude Giuliano, winner of last weeks "Città di Castelfidardo" competition will compete in the Junior Coupe Mondiale.

Coupe Mondiale World Championship - Round 1
Junior Coupe Mondiale - Round 1
Virtuoso Entertainment Competition
International Chamber Music Competition

The Junior Virtuoso Entertainment and Piano Accordion Competition category draws will be available in tomorrows report. A review of tonights concert will also be available tomorrow.

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