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 Accordions International 2005, Caister - UK
CIA President to Participate in World Music Forum, LosAngeles - USA
Klaus Paier Trio's New CD, Vienna - Austria
Dr William Schimmel Featured in New Opera Recording, New York - USA
Accordion and Piano Store's New Promotions, Paris - France

 Accordionist Dazzles in Historic Memorial, Melbourne - Australia
Nihad Hrustanbegovic at the Enschede Music Festival 2005, Enschede - The Netherlands
Mario Bruneau on TV5, Montreal - Canada

 Mika Vayrynen to Perform and Lecture in Lappeenranta - Finland
Micheline Van Hautem and Frederik Caelen's 'Brel & Piaf', New York - USA
Alain Ray Tango Shows, Geneva - Switzerland

 

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Accordions International 2005, Caister - UK
Contributed by Rob Howard

'Accordions International 2005' is takes place at Caister Holiday Center, near Great Yarmouth, England from November 10th to 14th. The international guest artistes are Giancarlo Caporilli (Italy) (right), Oivind Farmen (Norway) (left) and Murl Allen Sanders (USA) (far right).

Also involved are Accordeon Club des Flanders de Lambersart (Belgium), Crawley Accordion Orchestra, Norvic Concordia, Gary Blair, Charlie Watkins, Johnny Coleclough and Bert Santilly. A unique and very interesting feature of this festival is the display of antique accordions and memorabila, presented by Caroline Hunt, including instruments dating back to the time the accordion was invented in 1829.

The festival includes celebrity concerts, master classes, orchestral workshops, 'Free and Easy' sessions, and Scottish and ballroom dancing. The festival will also feature an 'Auction of Accordions & Accessories'. There will be a trade show, featuring Trevani, Electronic Accordions Ltd, WEM, and Geoff Holter Accordions.

For further information email: heather@accordions.karoo.co.uk
 
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CIA President to Participate in World Music Forum, LosAngeles - USA
Contributed by Harley Jones

The Confédération International des Accordéonistes (CIA) President Kevin Friedrich will attend the International Music Council (IMC-UNESCO) General Assembly meetings in Los Angeles in conjunction with the World Music Forum. The series of lectures, concerts, meetings and exhibits will take place at The Hotel Renaissance - Hollywood Boulevard, from October 1st to 5th.

The IMC World Music Forum is staged to be a highly influential global knowledge-building platform and will address diverse topics such as music and social change; music and media; technology and public access; copyright and music education. In order to explore and integrate different perspectives, it will bring together voices from different stakeholders in the field of music such as government officials, private sector executives and professionals from the civil society, scholars, artistes, and students. Themes of the forum include: 'The Power of Music in a Fast Changing World, Music and Technology: What Lies Ahead and Globalisation and the Future of Music'.

The IMC was founded in 1949 at the request of UNESCO as a non-governmental advisory body on musical matters. It currently comprises national music committees in 74 countries on all continents as well as 34 International organizations representing most fields of musical activity and some Members of Honor.

In 1975 the Confédération International des Accordéonistes (CIA) became the first instrument specific organization to be accepted into the International Music Council and has maintained an active membership ever since.
 
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Klaus Paier Trio's New CD, Vienna - Austria
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

Austrian accordionist and bandoneonist Klaus Paier has composed all 13 tracks on his latest CD 'Tiempo'. Five of the tracks can be heard on Klaus Paier's website. The Klaus Paier Trio is currently on tour with 40 concerts in 10 countries in Europe.

For further information email: klaus.paier@aon.at

 
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Dr William Schimmel Featured in New Opera Recording, New York - USA
Contributed by Rob Howard

New World Records has recently released a two CD, one hour and forty minute chamber opera: 'The Floating Box', by Jason Kao Hwang. It traces the history of Chinese immigrants and their settling in New York's Chinatown. The libretto is by Catherine Filloux. The opera features an elaborate accordion part performed by Dr. William Schimmel.

A recent review in the International Record Review states: "most inspired of all is his (Hwang's) use of the accordion to provide the harmonic filling: and in this he is served by the admirable William Schimmel, whose subtlety is in itself one of the highlights of the recording."

Jason Kao Huang worked closely with Dr.Schimmel in developing this intricate part and Mr. Huang uses it as a bridge between his scoring for western instruments as well as traditional Chinese instruments such as the erhu and the pipa. The International Record Review lists Dr. Schimmel as a character in the opera along with the singers. 'The Floating Box' had its world premiere in 2001 at Asia Society in New York. Juan Carlos Rivas conducted both the premiere and the recording.

For more information on this recording: www.newworldrecords.org
 

Accordion and Piano Store's New Promotions, Paris - France
Contributed by Rob Howard

The long established accordion and piano retail business Hista, founded in 1930, has upgraded its premises and established a website. Hista sells Victoria, Pigini, Borsini and Maugein button and piano accordions and also carries out repairs. Hista is situated at Denis and Armelle Salmon 1 rue Louis Ganne, 75020, Paris.

For further information email: hista@wanadoo.fr
 
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Accordionist Dazzles in Historic Memorial, Melbourne - Australia
Contributed by Rob Howard

Melbourne witnessed one of its rare concerts to feature the accordion in a classical setting. Visually impaired accordionist, Bernadette Conlon, performed two concertos with the Melbourne based string orchestra, The Melbourne Musicians at the prestigious St. John's Lutheran church at Southgate, one of Melbourne's most coveted performance venues.

Bernadette performed New Zealand composer, Gary Daverne's 'Concert Waltz' for strings and accordion, which delighted the audience with its sweeping Parisian style, as one newspaper critic put it.

She also performed Australia's first concerto for accordion and orchestra, 'Concerto for Bernadette', which she commissioned nine years ago, from Melbourne composer, Michael Easton, which work Bernadette had previously recorded for the Naxos label. This performance was a memorial to Michael, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in London who died, aged 54, last year.

Bernadette was critically acclaimed in Melbourne's daily newspaper, The Age, as an accordionist, who played with "agility and relish in her work", and that the concerto "brought home again Conlon's enthusiasm and talent".
 
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Nihad Hrustanbegovic at the Enschede Music Festival 2005, Enschede - The Netherlands
Contributed by Rob Howard

Accordionist Nihad Hrustanbegovic was born in Bosnia-Herzegovina, where he received a musical education at the Tuzla Music School, under Professor Midhat Zulic. During music studies in Bosnia he became 3 times National Accordion Champion of Bosniacom, from 1988 to 1991. In 1996 he become a student of Professor Miny Dekkers at the Hogeschool v/d kunsten, in Arnhem in The Netherlands, and later in 1999, a student of Gerie Daanen at the Messiaen academie, also in Arnhem. During these studies he took part in many accordion projects for classical and modern music.


Nihad Hrustanbegovic has performed as a soloist in major Dutch concert halls such as Concert Gebouw, in Amsterdam, the Hall of Knights in The Hague, and recently on September 16th, at the Enschede Music Festival 2005 together with one of the most promising Dutch talents of the year - the Moses Rosenberg Trio. Some Dutch musical experts during the concert become very enthusiastic about Nihad's accordion playing, especially combination of classical and modern techniques, together with his powerful creation of the improvisations where he makes a cross-over between the orient, jazz and Hot club de France.
 
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Mario Bruneau on TV5, Montreal - Canada
Contributed by Rob Howard

Accordionist Mario Bruneau has composed and recorded original background music for the Quebec-based television channel, TV5. TV5 is the world's largest French language television station, and its broadcasts are received around the world via Sky and cable networks.

Mario Bruneau has many recordings to his credit, some of which are in French musette style. He plays piano accordion, piano and organ, and often accompanies his wife, the singer Hélèn Cardinal. Their performances include an appearance at the Chartres Accordion Festival in France in 2000.

For further information email: mariobruneau@abcde.net
 
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Mika Vayrynen to Perform and Lecture in Lappeenranta - Finland
Contributed by Kevin Friedrich

Concert accordionist and recording artist Mika Vayrynen will perform on September 29th in the City of Lappeenranta, with the Lappeenranta City Orhestra under the direction of Jan Söderblom. Mika will peform Aulis Sallinen's 'Chamber Music V - Barabbas Variations'. This concert is part of the ongoing celebration of Professor Sallinen's 70th birthday. While in Lappeenranta, Mika will also give a lecture at the Lappeenranta Music Institute.
 
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Micheline Van Hautem and Frederik Caelen's 'Brel & Piaf', New York - USA
Contributed by Rob Howard

Micheline Van Hautem sings the songs of Jacques Brel and Edith Piaf, with accompaniment by Frederik Caelen on accordion and piano. Micheline Van Hautem and Frederik Caelen are both from Belgium, and have performed their shows in many parts of the world. They have produced two CDs, and have a website.

Frederik Caelen obtained a Master's Degree in classical accordion at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp, and a Laureate in piano at the Stedelijk Conservatorium Hasselt. The duo's concert dates for October and November are as follows:-

26th, at 7.30pm - The Red Hat, Irvington, New York
27th, at 6.15th - Le Dôme at The Manor, New Jersey
28th, at 7pm - Dannys' Skylight Room, Manhattan
29th, at 9.30pm
30th, at 8.45pm
2nd, at 7.30pm - The Red Hat, Irvington, New York
3rd, at 9.30pm - Dannys' Skylight Room, Manhattan
4th, at 9.30pm
5th, at 9.30pm

For further information email: zmusic@bart.nl
 
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A new CD Review:

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Alexander Sevastian.

Review by
Joan Cochran Sommers.
Dark Red Rose

Joe Burke is among the greatest exponents of traditional Irish music. His sheer musical brilliance, his knowledge and love of his land, its music and culture had earned him an immortal place in the history of Irish music and Folklore. Resident in the USA for many years, Joe Burke has now returned to Ireland, and now lives in Galway, where he performs, records and teaches.
Excelser
Peter Piccini releases 6 compositions of 'It's You', 'Just The blues', 'Mood Swings', 'Night Life', 'Pete's Blues' and 'Paris Mood'. 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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Yehuda Oppenheimer releases 5 arrangements of 'Irish Song', 'American March', 'Scandinavian Dance', 'Fuer Adina', and 'Tambourin'. 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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Musicforaccordion is publishing a new music mfa1107 ‘Grizzly Riders March’ composed by Tom J Colins. A sample of this music is available on the site. The music is in eSheet format, able to be emailed to your computer. Purchase with credit card.
 
Gary Dahl
A new site selling a CD titled The Nutcracker Suite with sound samples. Music performed by Stas Venglevski. Purchase online.
 
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A new site selling a CD titled Accordion Illusions with sound samples. Music performed by Stas Venglevski. Purchase online.
   
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Vassily Glubochenko - composer, arranger, performer and scientist, releases 1 new work titled 'Grandfather's Krutch' composed by Glubochenko, available for purchase online. A sample of this music is 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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Gary Dahl's site is updated to include full length .mp3 sound files of music from 3 of his popular books. Please visit www.accordions.com/garydahl to enjoy these varied samples of music.
 

The United States National Accordion News has been updated with its September edition including news from around the United States and Canada.
   

Alexander Selivanov, first prizewinner of international competitions and teacher at the Gnesin's Academy of Music in Russia.
 
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