Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA)
member of the International Music Council - (IMC-UNESCO)
2009 CIA Winter Congress & 123rd CIA General Assembly of Delegates
Host: CIA Member "Hauspoz" Euskal Herriko Akordeoi Elkartea
Arrasate, Spain
- December 5-6, 2009

MONDRAGON HOTEL, Viteri str. 16, Tel. +34 943 712 433
Pictures from the Mayor's Reception

In 1975 HAUSPOZ organized its first accordion competition with the intention to broaden the horizons for the instrument.

Featuring five days of competitions and concerts, the International and National Competitions including the 17th Annual "Arrasateko Akordeoi Lehiaketak" International Accordion Competition attracted entries from throughout Spain as well as many countries around the world including China, Russia, Serbia, Poland, Germany, Austria, Finland, Slovenia, Lithuania, Croatia and Portugal.

Jury members for the 17th Annual "Arrasateko Akordeoi Lehiaketak" included Matti Rantanen (Finland), Vojin Vasovic (Serbia), Inaki Alberdi (Spain), Claudio Jacomucci (Italy) and Friedrich Lips (Russia).

All Jury Members, Competitors, Guests and members of the CIA were invited to join Ino Galparsoro, the Mayor of Arrasate, at a Reception hosted at the City Hall in Arrasate.

Opening with traditional dances in the Town Square, the guests were then invited upstairs into the Municipal Chambers for the official speeches, before enjoying a welcome reception.

above: CIA Delegates make their way through the narrow streets of Arrasate to the Mayor's Reception
below: Delegates, guests and competitors in the Arrasate International Competition gathering outside the City Hall
above and below: Guests receiving the traditional Dance welcome prior to the reception
above left: Arrasate Competition organizer from HAUSPOZ Iñaki Alberdi welcoming guests
above right: Renowned artist and teacher Friedrich Lips (Arrasate Jury Member)
talking about the annual Arrasate Competition
above left: CIA President Raymond Bodell with translator Aitziber Gomez welcoming guests and thanking organizers
above right: Ino Galparsoro, the Mayor of Arrasate welcoming guests from around the world
above left: Iñaki Alberdi (Spain - Hauspoz) presenting a welcome gift to Friedrich Lips
above right: Anna Bodell receiving a welcome gift from Iñigo Aizpiolea
(Spain - Hauspoz)
above left: Arrasate Competition Contestants, CIA Delegates and Guests
above right: Werner Weibert (Austria), Georg Hettman (Germany) at the Mayor's Reception
above: guests enjoying the Mayor's Reception
above left: Herbert Scheibenreif (Austria), Friedrich Lips (Russia), Werner Weibert (Austria)
above right: Matti Rantanen (Finland) Kimmo Mattila (Finland)
above left: Thierry Paillet (France), Claudio Jacomucci (Italy), Federico Pigini (Italy)
above right: Vojin Vasovic (Serbia), Paulo Jorge Ferreira (Portugal)
Host Contact Information

CIA Winter Congress Contact from HAUSPOZ: Iñigo Aizpiolea


Confederation Internationale Des Accordeonistes (CIA) - General Secretary
Kimmo Mattila, Kyrösselänkatu 3, FIN-39500 IKAALINEN, Finland. E-mail: kimmo.mattila@satahamesoi.fi

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