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  Klingenthal Accordion Competition - Germany
International Entertainment Competition, Michigan - USA
Stanislav Anguelov in Concert, Bloemfontein - South Africa
New Competition, Madrid - Spain
New Reedless Accordion, Castelfidardo - Italy

Celebrity Interview with Renzo Ruggieri
Information/Help Required
  Sebastien Perrin's new CD - France
Concerts of International Accordion Music, Wroclaw - Poland
Accordion Business Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Matour - France
  Isle of Skye Accordion and Fiddle Festival, Scotland - UK
Jump n' Jam, Brescia - Italy
St George's Day Ceilidh, Dartington - UK
 



Klingenthal Accordion Competition - Germany
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

The 42nd Klingenthal International Accordion Competition takes place from May 6th to 13th, in the town of Klingenthal on the German-Czech border. This event was first held in 1948, and is a highly prestigious competition for solo, duo and ensembles of up to five players.

The Klingenthal event also features a program of concerts by international solo accordionists and accordion orchestras. Soloists this year include Mie Miki (Japan), Marcel Loeffler and Gilles Coquard (France), Daniele Donadelli (Italy), and Klaudiuz Baran - pictured (Poland), who plays both bandoneon and accordion.

For further information email Intern.Akkordeonwettbewerb @ t-online.de

 

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International Entertainment Competition, Michigan - USA
Contributed by Faithe Deffner

The International Entertainment Competition for Accordionists, a spectacular event, will take place from July 6th to 10th in Dearborn, Michigan, under the auspices of the American Accordionists' Association. The venue is the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dearborn,and the closing date for entries is May 31st.

Contestants are required to perform an own choice program of at least four pieces, exemplifying different musical genres such as pop music, musette, folk, Latin, Blues, Cajun and Zydeco (but classical music is ineligible). There is a $10,000 First Prize.

For further information and entry forms, view the American Accordionists' Association website.
 
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Stanislav Anguelov in Concert, Bloemfontein - South Africa
Contributed by
Rob Howard

Bulgarian born accordionist Stanislav Anguelov will perform the Concerto in A, by Pietro Deiro. The performance will take place on April 29th at Oliwenhuis in Bloemfontein. He will be accompanied by the Free State Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Chris Dowdeswell.

Stanislav has lived in Cape Town for the past 13 years. He has performed all over South Africa and Namibia. In February 2004, he performed with a great success the Concerto 'Acocncagua, by Astor Piazzolla, with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra. In November 2003 he performed at the 'Nelson Mandela 46664 Concert', where he appeared on stage with the rock group 'Queen', and later in a song with Sir Bob Geldof. He has recently returned from a very successful appearance with his Cape Town Tango Ensemble at the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival at Oudtshoorn.

For further information email sangelov@netactive.co.za
 
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New Competition, Madrid - Spain
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

The International Musica Presente competition for interpreters of 20th and 21st century music takes place in the Auditorium of Alcobendas, Madrid province, from January 10th to 17th, 2006. Its aim is to encourage musicians all over the world to be better acquainted with music of the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as music by the new generation of Spanish composers.

The competition consists of 3 rounds: elimination round (3 days), semi final (2 days) and the final. Six finalists will be chosen for the final round. The Director of the competition (who also acts as a member of the jury) is the pianist Ananda Sukarlan (pictured), and the president of the jury is the cellist Rohan de Saram.


Soloists and duetists must be born after January 1st 1968. For ensembles, the average age of the group members must not exceed 37 years. There are three categories: melodic instruments (woodwinds, brass and strings), ensembles of maximum 6 members, guitar and keyboard instruments (piano, accordion and percussion). Harpsichord, vocal, harp, ondes martenot and organ are excluded. For all the instruments, it is necessary to play at least seven minutes by Musica Presente composers.

The prizes are:
Grand Prize : € 5.000 and concerts during the festival ENSEMS of Valencia, The Miami Festival (Florida, USA), a concert in Monterrey (Mexico) and a Dutch tour organized by the Gaudeamus Foundation of Holland
Second prize: € 2.500
Third prize: € 1.500
Special prize for Musica Presente performance : € 2.000

For accordionists, there are available works for accordion and piano by David del Puerto, Polo Vallejo, Fabian Panisello and Javier Arias Bal to choose from. At the moment, Jesus Rueda and David del Puerto are writing solo accordion works for Angel Luis Castaño, to be finished in summer this year (2005). Angel Luis Castaño is the accordion section assessor.

For further information email madrid_school@hotmail.com
 


New Reedless Accordion, Castelfidardo - Italy

Master Sound have introduced the new Keevox reedless accordion, which will have a sound card with at least 30 new samples of original accordion brands such as Ranco, Beltuna, Pigini, Guerrini, Dallape, Petosa, Scandalli, Piermaria, etc…

This is a completely new sound card unlike any other one on the market, also uniquely including many new orchestral sounds. The new Keevox reedless accordion is available also without a sound card as a reedless MIDI accordion that connects to any kind of expander or keyboards. The sound card is also available separately. Full details available on request. Orders placed before the end of April qualify for 15% discount plus free delivery.

For further information email info@mastersound.it
   

Ángel Luis Castaño



Celebrity Interview with Mirco Patarini

Now online, is a Celebrity Interview with Mirco Patarini, performer and a company director of Menghini s.r.l. the manfacturers of SEM, Scandalli and Paolo Soprani accordions. The Celebrity Interview is by famous Jazz accordionist Renzo Ruggieri in both English and Italian languages. Other languages will follow soon.


Information/Help Required

Véronique Rénier is looking for a copy of 'Scherzo', by John Gart, for solo accordion. Email vrenier@fr.dea.it
 

Ángel Luis Castaño



Sebastien Perrin's new CD - France

Two French accordionists have recently released new CDs of musette and Latin dance music. One CD is called 'Le Champion du Dancing', by Christophe Lampidecchia, and the other is 'Quand tu reviendras au village', by Sebastien Perrin.

For further information email stephane.gonnon@free.fr
 

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Concerts of International Accordion Music, Wroclaw - Poland
Contributed by Michail Czernikov

Three very successful concerts were recently given by students and teachers of the Wroclaw School of Music.
The first concert, on April 15th, was a program of Tango, Waltz, Jazz sounds and rhythms by the following composers: George Gershwin, A. Rodriguez, F. Flai, and Kurt Weill.

The concert performers were teachers and students of the school as well as the accordion orchestra 'Harmonica', conductor - Galyna Kryval. On April 17th, the second concert was given by Olexiy Suslov. The concert gave an opportunity to present a new CD featuring Hungarian and Gypsy dances by J. Brahms, J. Strauss, P. Sarasate as well as some popular melodies.

The third concert, on April 19th, was a performance of French music by Olexiy Suslov, and held in the Café de France. The concerts were frequented by such honorable guests as the President of Lower Silesia, Mr. Wróblewski, who greatly appreciated the performance of the participating artistes and even suggested organizing an international contest of accordion music in Wroclaw.

For further information email mi45@o2.pl
 
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Accordion Business Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Matour - France
Contributed by Rob Howard

The accordion retail and repair business 'Accordeons Joel Louveau' is currently celebrating its twentieth anniversary. Situated at 3 rue des Chaumes, 71520 Matour, 'Accordeons Joel Louveau' specialises in free bass, standard bass and MIDI accordions. The business also stocks large quantities of sheet music, books and CDs.

For further information email accordinova@wanadoo.fr  

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Isle of Skye Accordion and Fiddle Festival, Scotland - UK
Contributed by Rob Howard

The Isle of Skye Accordion and Fiddle Festival takes place from May 26th to 28th. Events include an Isle of Skye Accordion & Fiddle Club Night on May 26th at the Well Plaid, Royal Hotel, Portree with All Scotland Champion Tom Orr (pictured) plus local and visiting players.

On May 27th there will be live music sessions in the Royal Hotel, Tongadale Hotel and Bosville Hotel during the day from 3pm, and an evening Ceilidh Dance, at 9pm, in the Skye Gathering Hall, Portree with The Ballochmyle Ceilidh Band.

On the morning of the May 28th, accordion and fiddle workshops will be held in the Skye Gathering Hall for anyone who wishes to participate. The tutor for accordion is Charlie MacLeod, and for fiddle is Cairena Campbell. As the number of available places is limited, they will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Players of all standards, are welcome - from beginner to advanced.

The afternoon of May 28th features the launch of 'Deoch & Doris' CD in the Ceilidh Room, Hotel, Portree, in association with Skipinnish Records - free entry. The festival ends with an evening of entertainment in Well Plaid, Royal Hotel, Portree, with Alasdair MacCuish & the Black Rose Ceilidh Band.

For further information email info@skyemusic.co.uk
 

Gary Darven


Jump n' Jam, Brescia - Italy
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl
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Jump n' Jam' is an dance improvisation festival in the Italian town of Brescia, scheduled for the afternoon and evening of May 8th, beginning at 2.30pm. This is a follow up of the two-day event held in February, and again involves accordionist Davide Bonetti.

For further information email liste@lelastiko.it
 

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St George's Day Ceilidh, Dartington - UK
Contributed by Rob Howard

There will be a ceilidh by Mr Gubbin's Bicycle to celebrate St George's Day, England's Patron Saint, on April 23rd at The Great Hall, Dartington Hall, near Totnes, Devon. Mr Gubbin's Bicycle features John Kirkpatrick, diatonic accordion, melodeon and Anglo concertina. There will be Morris dancing at 6pm, and the ceilidh begins at 8pm.

For further information email comments@dartington.org.uk 

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A new CD Review Title: 'Mantici e Tastiere'
by Complesso Fisarmonicisti 'Città di Varese'.
Review by
Paolo Picchio.
 
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Yehuda Oppenheimer - Yehuda Oppenheimer - accordionist, performing artist, composer, arranger and well known teacher. This CD proves the wide range the accordion has to offer in the hands of the master. The playback effect used in some of the pieces, enriches the performance to duo, trio and quartet playing.
 

Gary Darven

Vassily Glubochenko - Vassily Glubochenko - composer, arranger, performer and scientist, releases 3 new works for accordion available for purchase online. 'Yass Mowed the Clover' (traditional), 'Ah, Ulianitsa Sowed the Flax' (traditional), 'Water Flow to Ravine' (traditional). Samples of this music are available on the site. The music is in Esheet format, able to be emailed to your computer. Purchase with credit card.
  
 

James O' Brien - composer, arranger and performer, releases another 6 new works for accordion available for purchase online. 'Tiritomba' (traditional), 'Erinaki' (traditional), 'Karapiet' (traditional), 'The Wabash Cannonball' (traditional), 'Dance' (traditional), 'The Lover's Knot' (traditional). Samples of this music are available on the site. The music is in Esheet format, able to be emailed to your computer. Purchase with credit card.
 
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