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  17th International Festival 'Bayan and bayanists', Moscow - Russia
5th International Accordion Competition in Benevento- Italy
ORLA's New Products, Castelfidardo - Italy
Klaus Paier Trio on International Tour - Austria
Dermot O'Brien Concerts, Ardee - Ireland

Death of Joseph Zarnich, Pittsburgh - USA
Death of Alice Dells, Macclesfield - UK
Jon Hammond Television Shows Now Accessible Via Video Node, New York - USA

  Masterclass and Final Examination Results, Cosenza - Italy
  Accordion Orchestra Festival, Bagnolo - Italy
'Joseph Petric Concert Schedule, Ontario - Canada
Isle of Skye Accordion & Fiddle Club, Scotland - UK
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17th International Festival 'Bayan and bayanists', Moscow - Russia
Contributed by Dr Herbert Scheibenreif, of Friedrich Lips Productions

The 17th International Festival 'Bayan and Bayanists' takes place from December 11th to 18th in the Concert Hall of the Gnessin Music Academy, Moscow. The concert program is as follows:-

December 11th - Opening ceremony featuring the Orchestra of Bayanists of the Russian Gnessin Academy of Music, conductor: Vladimir Shkurovsky, and Yuri Medianik (left) and Aidar Gainullin (right), both winners of the Competition for Bayanists and Accordionists in 2000.

December 12th - Mie Miki, Professor of Accordion at the University of Music in Essen, Germany. Claudio Jacomucci (Italy), prize-winner of international competitions.
December 14th - Pavel Fenjuk (Ukraine), Joesph Macerollo (Canada).
December 17th - Musicians from USA:- Art van Damme, legend of the jazz accordion, Stas Venglevski, John Simkus.
December 18th - Closing ceremony, including the prize giving and concert featuring prizewinners.

For further information or email herbert@accordion-cd.co.at
 
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5th International Accordion Competition in BENEVENTO - Italy
Di Holda Paoletti-Kampl

16,17 SETTEMBER 2005

Thanks to the many competitors from last year coming from Italy, Russia, Grecce, France, Francia, Poland, Austria, Serbia and USA and many visits to the ufficial website of the competition "Fisarmonica d'Oro/Benevento" the organizers decided to hold the next event on the 16 / 17 September 2005 in Benevento.
Categories:
1) Classic (student, junor, senior)
2) Varieté (student, junor, senior) 29benevento
3) Jazz
4)
Interpretation of Musics by M°Peppino Principe
5) Compositions for Variété.
There are no inscription fees and no test pieces required.
For every 4 competitors (50 euro) are rewarded to the teacher.

INTERNATIONAL GUESTS: MASSIMILIANO PITOCCO (classic) PASQUALE COVIELLO (variété)
MARIO BALESTRA (jazz)VALTER GIANNARELLI (ethnic), B.B.ORCHESTRA (Big Band di Benevento) with RENZO RUGGIERI (jazz)
Per informazioni e iscrizioni: info@fisarmonicadoro-benevento.com

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ORLA's New Products, Castelfidardo - Italy
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

In the last 10 years, the ORLA company has always been involved in the midi accordion market, offering a wide range of products (electronic accordions, arranger modules and special keyboards for accordion players), always having in mind the real needs of the players.

Following the success of the XM900 ands XM200 modules, two arranger modules that are not only very easy to use but also have excellent built in accordion sounds, ORLA is introducing the new XM400. This is a new arranger module that has the quality sounds of the XM family units including the accordion sounds, regarded by many as the best available in that type of unit. The XM400 also features a new selection of 130 styles from the best of the ORLA library plus a wide selection of brand new styles, for all types of music.

The very competitive XM400 price still includes Standard Midi File disk drive and a big LCD backlit display. For those used to playing button accordions, ORLA has introduced a new model KX9 Chromatic. ORLA believes this is the best product ever made for button players, 87 keys for the treble keyboard and 120 basses. There is a selection of 240 sounds, including the famous 40 accordions of the ORLA library, and 130 styles. There are two sections for the right hand together with the possibility of sustained chords with the auto accompaniment and bass section.
 

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Klaus Paier Trio on International Tour - Austria
Contributed by Rob Howard

In Autumn 2005 the Klaus Paier Trio release a new CD 'Tiempo', to coincide with a tour with nearly 40 concerts in 10 European countries. Klaus Paier is an accordionist whose music is influenced by jazz, tango, classical and Continental styles. Details of the Klaus Paier Trio's tour dates and venues will appear in next week's news.

   

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Dermot O'Brien Concerts, Ardee - Ireland
Contributed by Rob Howard

Irish accordionist Dermot O'Brien is appearing in concert in venues around Ireland in the autumn. The dates are:-

September
3rd - The Mattock Inn, Collon, Co. Lout
7th - National Concert Hall, Dublin with the Jim Doherty Jazz Ensemble - 'Old Fashioned Meets Gershwin'
10th - Fintan's Ceili House, near Dundalk, Co. Louth
11th - Aclint Art Festival, Ardee, Co. Louth
15th - Clifden Arts Festival, Connemara
17th - Private Function
18th - St Finbarr's Hurling Club, Cork City
19th - Cork Cricket Club
24th - The Blue Room, Readypenny, Co. Louth
30th - Tuar Ard Theatre, Moate, County Westmeath

October
5th - Philly Ryan's Pub, NC Rd., Dublin
7th - The Merchant Pub, on the Quays, Dublin
21st - Monasterboice, County Louth
24th - concert with accordionist Fintan Stanley at the Boyne Valley
Hotel, Drogheda, County Louth
28th - Daly's Bar, Corofin, Co. Clare
29th - Killarney Heights Hotel, Co. Kerry
30th - The Horse and Hounds, Thurles, County Tipperary

For further information email DermotOB@aol.com
  
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Death of Joseph Zarnich, Pittsburgh - USA
Contributed by Rob Howard

Known to many as 'The Accordion Man', Joseph Zarnich died on August 25th at the age of 90 from lung cancer. Zarnich was an accordion teacher and repair technician, and was also a professional player, well known in and around Pittsburgh. He performed solo and also with the Polish Aristocrats
Orchestra.

Joseph Zarnich's parents were from Yugoslavia, and introduced him to the accordion at an early age. Although a highly skilled performer, Zarnich received most satisfaction from teaching. He was known as a fine and enthusiastic teacher, with a sense of humour. His daughter Christine commented: "He taught kids of middle class, and people with low incomes. If they couldn't afford to pay for what he called the beginner's class, they might make him food or something. He just loved to see people play."
 
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Death of Alice Dells, Macclesfield - UK
Contributed by Rob Howard

Alice Dells, one of England's first international accordion star players, died on August 27th at the age of 83. Born Alice Swindells in 1922, Alice was the All Britain Advanced Champion in 1936. She was taught by the late Syd Baxter, who is remembered by many as the composer of the well-known accordion solo 'Gypsy Mood'.

As Alice Dells, she went on to a long and successful career as a professional accordionist, pianist and accordion teacher. Alice performed in many countries worldwide, but remained based in the Cheshire town of Macclesfield, where she taught the accordion for several decades and was the organiser of the local British College of Accordionists' examination centre. Alice Dells was highly respected by the accordion fraternity in the UK, and never lost any of her great playing ability, even in old age and infirmity.
 
 
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Jon Hammond Television Shows Now Accessible Via Video Node, New York - USA
Contributed by Rob Howard

Two weeks ago, we reported that Jon Hammond has archive tapes of his television show now available for listening via podcast technology. Jon now adds that these programs can now also be accessed by 'Video Node', and can now also be seen and heard. Jon's guests have included accordionists Art Van Damme, Dick Contino and Tommy Gumina, plus many other great musicians.

For further information email laterent@webtv.net
 
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Masterclass and Final Examination Results, Cosenza - Italy
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

The final examinations of the accordion school of Alessio Palermo took place before an examinations board on August 8th. The successful students were: Jessica Cetraro, Chiara Midaglia, Luigi Olivella, Luigi Pisciotti, Mirko Scilinguo, Daphne Siciliani, Simone Guaraschi, Luca Losardo, Francesco Oliviero, Silvio Occhiuto, Michele Gaeta, Adele Pirozzolo. The examiners were Maria Elena Murano and Renzo Ruggieri. Following the examinations, a successful Masterclass was held on August 9th by Renzo Ruggieri.
 
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Accordion Orchestra Festival, Bagnolo - Italy
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

On September 6th, the first National Accordion Orchestra Festival takes place in Bagnolo in Piano (Reggio Emilia). Participating in this festival are the orchestras: Città di Verona, Fisorchestra I Giovani Poggesi (Mantova), Luigi Valcavi (Reggio Emilia) directed by L. Brutti, Ado Rossi, Lorenzo Munari.

Three stages are prepared where each orchestra is presenting different genres of music from: classic, folk, light-rock. After the concert there will be a fireworks display.

For further information email fisa.armonica@libero.it

 

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Joseph Petric Concert Schedule, Ontario - Canada
Contributed by Rob Howard

Canadian concert accordionist Joseph Petric is to perform the following concerts in September and October:-

September
Bach organ sonatas, performed with oboe player Normand Forget:
4th - Kitchener, Ontario
9th - Elora, Ontario
11th - Hamilton, Ontario
15th - solo concert - Die Winterreise, Montreal, Maison de Culture
series
October
4th - Die Winterreise, Montreal, Maison de Culture series

For further information email richard@greatconcerts.com
 
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Isle of Skye Accordion & Fiddle Club, Scotland - UK
Contributed by Rob Howard

The forthcoming dates for the Isle of Skye Accordion & Fiddle Club are:-
October 6th - Ross MacPherson
November 3rd - Iain Angus MacLeod Trio
December 9th - Buffet Dance: Nicky McMichan
January 5th - local artistes
February 2nd - Highland Accordion Club visit
March 2nd - Fraser McGlynn
April 6th - Deirdre Adamson
May 4th - Lomond Ceilidh Band
May 25th to 27th - Accordion & Fiddle Festival

For further information email info@skyemusic.co.uk
 

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Help Required

Donal Sarsfield is a student at the University of Manchester, England, studying composition. He has composed a piece of contemporary music that needs an accordion player and is looking for a player for a recording session, from 10am to 4pm on September 12th at the University of Manchester. Expenses will be paid.

Please email: donalsarsfield@yahoo.co.uk
 

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A new CD Review of Francesco Palazzo. Review by Paolo Picchio

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Alexander Selivanov, first prizewinner of international competitions and teacher at the Gnessin Academy of Music in Russia
 

New products of Italian manufacturer ORLA of electronic accordions, arranger modules and special keyboards for accordion players
   
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A new site selling a CD titled 'Tango! Fado! Reality!', with sound samples. Music performed by William Schimmel. Purchase online.
   
Zubitsky

A new site selling a CD titled 'Small Hotels', with sound samples. Music performed by William Schimmel. Purchase online.
 
Cali

Yehuda Oppenheimer releases three grade 3 arrangements of 'Dutch Song ' and 'Czardas' and Irene. Samples of the music are available online. The music is in eSheet format, able to be emailed to your computer. Purchase with credit card.
   
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A new site selling a CD titled 'Road Rage!' with sound samples. Music performed by William Schimmel. Purchase online.
 
Excelser

A new site selling a CD titled 'Bad Renaissance' with sound samples. Music performed by William Schimmel. Purchase online.
 
Gary Dahl

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