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Accordion Jass Chord
  Competition Results from Klingenthal – Germany
New Radio Program for Accordion Music, Valence – France
The Accordion Multi Media Conference, Montreal – Canada
New Lips CD Titled Dark Red Rose Encore 2 is Now Released – Austria
New Outlet for Accordion CDs, Wales - UK
AFNA to celebrate 50th Anniversary, Los Angeles - USA
Kochetov Has Pneumonia, Alexander Puoleov Tours - Russia
CD ‘dan_txa’ by Tomás San Miguel, Madrid - Spain
  International Accordion Festival, Blackpool – UK
  Dolci Romori Jazz Festival, Abruzzi – Italy
Phuong Nguyen in Concert, London – UK
Davide Bonetti Concerts, Brescia – Italy
Hermi Kaleta Concert, Vienna – Austria
Jean-Louis Noton MIDI Master Class, Auvergne – France
International Montreux Accordion Camp, Les Avants – Switzerland

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Competition Results from Klingenthal – Germany
Contributed by Dr Herbert Scheibenreif of Friedrech Lips Productions

From May 6th to 15th, the 42nd International Accordion Competition was held in Klingenthal. This year’s Jury consisted of well known teachers and performers: Jürgen Ganzer, Fritz Dobler, Stefan Fraas, Tobias Morgenstern, Gudrun Wall, Georg Reidys, Ulf Seifert (Germany), Xiao-Qing Cao (China), Marjut Tynkkynen (Finland), Viacheslav Semionov (Russia), Elsbeth Moser (Switzerland), Jacques Mornet (France), Lech Puchnowski (Poland), Tibor Racz (Slovakia), Ivan Kjoval (Czech Republic), Milana Barackov-Malewncia (Macedonia), Laszlo Ernyei (Hungary), Jeanette Dyremose (Denmark) and Nikolay Sevryukov (Belorussia).

The opening concert saw a performance of the Vogtland Philharmonic Orchestra (Jiri Malat, conductor) with Polish soloist Klaudiusz Baran (accordion, bandoneon). On Monday May 5th, Duo Marcel Loeffler and Gilles Coquard (France) played jazz and tzigane music, on Wednesday May 11th Mie Miki (accordion), Bernhard Wambach (piano), Frank Reinecke (violin) and Stephan Forck (violoncello) performed ‘Tango and more’, surely one of the highlights of this event. The next (43rd) International Accordion Competition in Klingenthal will be held from May 5th to 14th 2006.

Competition results:-
Category II (Soloists up to 15 years old):
1st – Nicolas Lazic (Austria)
2nd – Han Zhi Wang (China)
3rd – Nikolas Pekovic (Serbia and Montenegro)


Category III (Soloists up to 18 years old):
1st – Eduar Akanov (Russia)
2nd – Grzegorz Palus (Poland)
3rd – Maciej Frackiewicz (Poland)


Category IV (Soloists without age limit):
1st – Niko Kumpuvaara (Finland)
2nd – Jevgeny Kotchetov (Russia)
3rd – Nikolay Sivchuk (Russia)

Category VA:

1st – Duo Poznan (Poland)
2nd – Duo Skopovski (Poland)
3rd - Duo Bydgoszcz (Poland)

Category VB:
Special prize: Quintet Vatalinka (Russia)

Category VI (Virtuosic light music for soloists):
1st – Guy Giuliano (France)
2nd – Dmitry Saussard (France)
3rd – Camille Privat (France)
 

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New Radio Program for Accordion Music, Valence – France

The French radio station BLV has introduced a new radio program, titled ‘Accordion without Borders’, dedicated to accordion music and accordionists, broadcasting every Friday from 6pm to 7.45pm on 93.6 FM. The program will feature different types of music and accordionists worldwide are invited to send CDs for broadcasting to Radio BLV, Accordéon sans frontières, BP 311, 26503 Bourg Les Valence, France.

For further information email thierry.descaillot@wanadoo.f
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The Accordion Multi Media Conference, Montreal – Canada
Contributed by Rob Howard

On May 29th, from 1pm until 5pm, a conference for accordionists takes place in St-Michel, Montreal. The organiser, Mario Bruneau (picture), comments:- ”The main goal of this conference is to give the accordionist the necessary tools to further his knowledge of the accordion. The amateur will understand what type of accordion he needs in order to better perform his preferred music style.

He will also be more informed and will understand the vocabulary involved in expressing his preference regarding the sound he is looking after. Even the amateur tuner-repairer will obtain some good information. This conference covers the history, the construction, the physics involved in the accordion, the tuning, the new technologies and the performance”.

For further information email mariobruneau@abcde.net
 

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New Lips CD Titled Dark Red Rose Encore 2 is Now Released – Austria
Contributed by Harley Jones

This exciting new CD features music from Russian folk to Viennese and Finnish polkas and waltzes, from Brubeck's and Gershwin's blues to Piazzolla's tangos. This CD covers it all!

An outstanding musical document of how this famous virtuoso wants to thank his public, to which he owes his position as an internationally renowned artiste on his instrument, for its fidelity for
over thirty years!. Available online.
 
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New Outlet for Accordion CDs, Wales - UK
Contributed by Rob Howard

MSS Studios is a worldwide mail order service specialising in CDs, DVDs, videos and books of theatre, electronic and classical organ music. MSS, based in Wales, have recently included accordion recordings in their very extensive catalogue, with CDs by artistes such as Andre Verchuren, Yvette Horner, Eric Bouvelle, Maryline Menweg, Eric Comere, Bruno Lorenzoni, Michel Pruvot, Maurice Larcange, Sebastien Consiglio, Harry Hussey, Foster & Allen, Andrew Warren, Deirdre Adamson, KODA, Pearl Fawcett, Jimmy Shand, Antonio Rivas, Frank Marocco, Frank Mucedola, and many others.

For further information email mss@organ.co.uk
 
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AFNA to celebrate 50th Anniversary, Los Angeles - USA
Contributed by Larry Demian

The Accordion Federation of North America (AFNA) is celebrating its 50th Annual Music Festival this year and is inviting its present and past winners of the Queen and King categories to participate in the festivities.

AFNA has lost contact with some of these winners and would appreciate help in locating them.  A list of the Queens and Kings is available at the AFNA website http://afnafestival.org along with the information of who to contact with the information.  The 50th Anniversary Festival will be held August 12th to14th in Los Angeles at the Gateway Sheraton Hotel.  

AFNA originally began in 1956 as the ‘Western States Accordion Festival’ and invites all those involved with the AFNA organization over the years to attend this anniversary celebration.  For full details, AFNA History, festival activities, please visit http://afnafestival.org.

For further information email afna@musician.org
 

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Kochetov Has Pneumonia, Alexander Poeluev Tours - Russia
Contributed by Harley Jones

Last October, Evgeny Kochetov won the Coupe Mondiale International Piano Accordion class in Pontarlier, France. Part of his prize was a concert tour to Australia and New Zealand to be the guest artist at the Australian International Championships in Sydney (28, 29 May) and the South Pacific Accordion Championships in Auckland (3 to 5 June).

Just as Evgeny was due to depart, he had the great misfortune to become ill with pneumonia. This was little more than a week after he had won second place at the Klingenthal International Accordion Competition.

The tour sponsors approached the second place getter of the Coupe Mondiale International Piano Accordion class, Nenad Ercogovcevic of Serbia to see if he was available, but he was competing and on tour in France.

Alexander Poeluev has made himself available for the tour. In 2002 Alexander became the first contestant to ever win two categories in the same year - the "Coupe Mondiale World Accordion Championships" and "International Competition for Piano Accordion".

Everyone wishes Evgeny Kochetov a speedy recovery and it is hoped, another international concert tour can be arranged for him at a later date.
 

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CD ‘dan_txa’ by Tomás San Miguel, Madrid - Spain
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

Accordionist and composer Tomás San Miguel has recorded his latest work ‘dan_txa’, a unique composition that involves influences from numerous Basque dance traditions and is designed to feature the txalparta. This is an instrument, more than 2000 years old, from the Basque Country in Spain, one of the oldest cultures in Europe. Tomás San Miguel is backed by the duo ‘Txalaparta’, comprised of Ttukunak, playing txalaparta, and Marlon Klein on percussion.

Tomás San Miguel has been critically acclaimed in Spain and in the United States, where the music press variously said of him: "He is Truly Different, A Magnificent Job, Evocative Memories of Mystery and Charm, Fascinating and Exuberant Music, Powerful Meditations, An Original and Impressive Fusion"...

For further information email sanmiguel@musimagic.com
 
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International Accordion Festival, Blackpool – UK
Contributed by Rob Howard

The International Accordion Festival, held at the Norbreck Castle Hotel in Blackpool, England, from May 13th to 16th, featured US jazz accordionist Frank Marocco as the chief guest artiste. Frank Marocco, apart from his appearance on the concert stage and very popular master classes, also delighted festival goers with some informal and impromptu concerts with accordionist Harry Hussey, concertina player John Nixon, and drummer Billy Thom.

The festival also marked a return to the concert stage after a long absence of Rosemary Wright, former Principal of the British College of Accordionists, whose commanding performance of classical music was very well received by the audience. Apart from her concert appearance, Rosemary Wright was MD of the ‘Intermediate Orchestra’ workshop.

Also contributing significantly to the festival was Scottish dance accordionist, David Bowen, whose new CD ‘On the Spree’ sold many copies. David Bowen, accompanied on stage by keyboard player Dennis Morrison and drummer Billy Thom, also led a ‘Scottish music weekend orchestra’ workshop.
   

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Dolci Romori Jazz Festival, Abruzzi – Italy
Contributed by Harley Jones

Accordionist Renzo Ruggieri appears in a solo concert at the Dolci Romori Jazz Festival, in Rosetto Degli Abruzzi, on May 22nd, at 9.15pm. Renzo Ruggieri is also the Artistic Director of the festival, and for further information email info@renzoruggieri.it
 

Phuong Nguyen in Concert, London – UK
Contributed by Rob Howard

On May 25th at 7.30pm, Vietnamese-born accordionist Phuong and his pianist wife Miho Sanou will be performing at St Saviour’s Church, London. For tickets, telephone 0207 823 8979.
 

Davide Bonetti Concerts, Brescia – Italy
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

Accordionist Davide Bonetti, with a small group of other musicians, is involved in a series of concerts during June at various venues in Italy. The concerts take place on June 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 20th.

For further information email dade@lelastiko.it

 
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Hermi Kaleta Concert, Vienna – Austria
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl 

A concert starring the Hermi Kaleta Accordion Ensemble takes place at Volksheim Grob, Jedlersdorf 1210, Siemensstable 17, Vienna, on June 11th, at 6pm.

For further information email kaleta.hermi@aon.at
 
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Jean-Louis Noton MIDI Master Class, Auvergne – France
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

Jean-Louis Noton is to hold a master class on the MIDI accordion, examining the programming of the registrations, uses, dynamics and expression. The master class takes place from July 18th to 23rd, and places are limited.

For further information email jl.noton@wanadoo.fr
 
 

International Montreux Accordion Camp, Les Avants – Switzerland
Contributed by Rob Howard


Peter (right) and Mady Soave (left), and Jean-Louis Noton, have organised the International Montreux Accordion Camp, which will take place from August 20th to 27th in Les Avants, Switzerland. IMAC offers 7 days of workshops, lectures, master-classes and private instruction in a professional setting that harmonizes nature and learning.

Classes offered include:


1. Classical, tango, musette, jazz, improvisation, world-music
2. Midi programming and performance
3. Standard & chromatic bass, piano & chromatic keyboard, accordina, bandonéon
4. Articulation, fingering, phrasing, bellow techniques
5. Preparation for performance and international competitions
6. Solo and chamber music
7. History of the accordion
8. Sight reading
9. How to ‘play by ear’/jam sessions

Professional and amateur participants of all ages gather from around the world to perform, train, and share the beautiful art of the accordion. During the seminar all lectures, lessons, meals and room accommodations are hosted in a center that emphasizes camaraderie and progress in a friendly environment. The music making takes place surrounded by the breathtaking panorama of the Swiss mountains!

For further information email info@accordioncamp.com
 
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Help/Information Required

English composer and accordionist Trevor Siemens, based in Rochdale, Lancashire, is currently writing a music theatre piece (chamber opera), in which he would like to use the accordion. He would like contact with any free-bass accordionists in the North of England with regard to his production.

Email trevor@siemensnet.com
 
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A new CD Review of Iona Reed (accordion), Ron Kelly (guitar), Bill Tuttle (drums & percussion). Review by Joan Cochran Sommers
 

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The accordion manufacturer Ottavianelli, based in Castelfidardo, Italy, has produced a new website which includes some new models.
 
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Friedrich Lips site selling a new CD, Dark Red Rose with sound samples. Purchase online with credit card.
 

A to Z of the Accordion

Sebastiano Cali - accordionist, composer, piano tuner, harpsichord and other early instruments maker, releases another 6 new works for accordion available for purchase online. 'Tales from the Vienna woods' (Waltz, Austrian), 'The bat (Die Fledermaus)' (Waltz, Austrian), 'Vienna life (Wiener blut)' (Waltz, Austrian), 'Voices of spring'(Waltz, Austrian), 'Maple Leaf Rag' (Classical), 'The Entertainer' (Classical). The music is in eSheet format, able to be emailed to your computer. Purchase with credit card.
 
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James O' Brien - composer, arranger and performer, releases another 6 new works for accordion available for purchase online. 'El Carretero' (traditional), 'El Reloj' (traditional), 'Fa La Nana, Bambin ' (traditional), 'Fragosiriani' (traditional), 'I Gave My Love a Cherry' (traditional), 'Katyusha' (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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