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  03 February 2006 This weeks news | Past News  | Send news
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Editor's Note

Accordion events take place around the world almost every week of the year, many of which are reported on Accordions Worldwide. There is no doubt that the accordion continues to be universally popular, adapting perfectly and uniquely to an incredibly wide range of musical genres. Accordions Worldwide will support all those who play or promote the accordion, wherever you happen to be. Anyone who is involved in the organization of accordion events, large or small, should take advantage of the free publicity given by our weekly news.

Rob Howard 

 

7th Vienna Accordion Festival - Austria
Salomon Canelo's New CD, San Miguel - Mexico
Lana Gore Passes Away, Michigan - USA
Acoustic Music Ensemble's CD, Castelfidardo - Italy
Borsini's Response to the "Piracy in China" Article, Castelfidardo - Italy

 

Tania Lukic-Marx Conducts Teacher Seminar, Auckland - New Zealand
Olexiy Suslov's Concerts, Wroclaw - Poland
The Victorian Connection, Melbourne - Australia

  Mazaika Concert, London - UK
Pascal Contet's Concert Dates, Paris - France
Yo Yo Mundi's UK and Ireland 'Sciopero' Tour - Italy
Tom Torriglia's Valentine's Day Media Performances, San Francisco - USA
Change of Venue for NAO North Central Festival, Yorkshire - UK
Nikolai Ryskov Plays Piazzolla, London - UK


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7th Vienna Accordion Festival - Austria
Contributed by Dr.Herbert Scheibenreif of Friedrich Lips Productions

The 7th Vienna Accordion Festival from February 25th to March 26th will exceed all past ones: 160 artistes from 28 countries in 26 concerts (16 double concerts).

This year's festival includes the following new features:-
" the literature salon in the 'film casino' : literature with accordion (5 times)
" film brunch in the 'film casino' : the accordion in films (4 times)
" a night adventure for kids
" 'Squeeze-box Friday': each Friday concert meetings with rising Austrian musicians

Once again multi-colored and exciting meetings around the accordion may be expected. If certain stylistic directions appeared in the past festivals, this time they will join together: art music, fusions crosswise by time and area from the Mediterranean, Eastern and Alpine regions, Latin America, Celtic, Scandinavia, Klezmer, Musette, Tango, Gypsy, jazz, Cajun, Zydeco, Chamamé, Rock, Rhythm & Reel, Swing, Latin... Special highlights of the festival will be the appearances of Geoff Berner (Canada), Jason Webley (USA), Croft NR. 5 (Scotland), Rehom (Ireland), Bavan (Ireland), Frank Marocco (USA), Raùl Barboza (Argentina), C.J. Chenier (USA), Chango Spasiuk (Argentina), Kimmo Pohjonen (Finland), plus the actors Erika Pluhar, Anne Bennent and Willi Resetarits. During these 4 weeks the accordion will mean more than just a musical style, more than an individual kind of artistic self-development - the accordion will be a way of life!

For further information email: herbert@accordion-cd.co.at
 

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Salomon Canelo's New CD, San Miguel - Mexico
Contributed by Rob Howard

Concert accordionist Salomon Canelo has recently released a CD titled 'Vanguardia'. This is a solo recording, made using a Universal accordion that Solomon personally restored and reconstructed.

For further information email: salomoncanelo@yahoo.com.mx
 

Lana Gore Passes Away, Michigan - USA
Contributed by Kevin Friedrich

The accordion world was saddened to learn of the loss of well-known accordionist, teacher and conductor Lana Gore, who passed away on January 29th 2006 after losing her battle with cancer. Lana studied accordion under the tutelage of jazz artiste Tony Dannon at the Modern Accordion School in Dearborn, Michigan. She attended Wayne State University's School of Music and the Detroit Institute of Musical Arts, later earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan with a major in music history and theory. In 1981 she opened her own private music school in Dearborn Heights, The Music Centre Conservatory, where there is currently has a teaching staff of ten instructors and over 300 students.

Lana's students have won major titles in all of the most prestigious music competitions throughout the USA and Europe. Her most decorated student, Peter Soave, won the CIA Coupe Mondiale, as well as several other international titles. Her other students have won awards in many national and international competitions and her prize winning accordion orchestra has performed throughout the metropolitan Detroit area and made two European concert tours performing in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, the Republic of San Marino and Switzerland.

Lana was appointed as an adjunct faculty member teaching Accordion and Bayan studies at the College of Fine and Performing Arts at Wayne State University in Detroit in 1985, and was also affiliated with the Applied Music Faculty at the University of Michigan, Dearborn Campus.In addition to teaching, giving seminars and adjudicating in international festivals around the world, Lana supported the local accordion scene by serving as President of the Michigan Accordion Society as well as supporting the Accordionists and Teachers Guild, International (ATG), and the American Accordionists Association (AAA).

Her funeral was held on February 2nd, and in lieu of flowers, Lana's friends are suggesting donations be made to the Vivian Vivio Stolaruk & Steve Stolaruk Foundation, 1928 Star Batt Drive, Rochester Hills, Michigan 48309. Steve Stolaruk has generously offered to assist in paying the portion of Lana's enormous medical expenses that were not covered by insurance. Additionally, the Stolaruk Foundation is also hosting an Italian Dinner-Dance to benefit Lana on February 12th at 3pm. The Al Battistelli Orchestra, with Tony Dannon, will provide music. All proceeds will benefit Lana's medical expenses. The event will be held at the Best Western ConCorde Inn located at 44315 Gratiot (just south of M-59) in Clinton Township, Michigan. Tickets are $25.00 per person and may be ordered by calling the hotel at 586-493-7300 or at Star-Batt, 248-853-1500. Recently Lana was nominated as one of the ten 2005 Michiganians of the Year sponsored by The Detroit News.
 

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Acoustic Music Ensemble's CD, Castelfidardo - Italy
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

The first CD of the Acoustic Music Ensemble has been released. ACM is a trio consisting of Savior Cauteruccio (accordion), Pietro Perrone (violin) and Enzo Campagna (guitar). The CD attempts to recreate the atmosphere of 'live' performances given in ACM's concerts last summer, hence the title 'Live in Studio'. The music includes Morricone, Piazzolla, Carpi, Girotto and Galliano. Savior Cauteruccio at present studies jazz accordion with Renzo Ruggieri.

For further information email: s.cauteruccio@tiscali.it
 
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Claimed Trademark Piracy Scandal

With regard to the article published on our News of the 20th January 2006 by the magazine “Intermusik” with the title “Claimed Trademark Piracy Scandal” Accordions Worldwide is not assuming any responsibility for the content and the expressions in it referring to persons and facts.

The source and the paternity of what was reported in the article is to be exclusively ascribed to “Intermusik”, a well know international accordion newspaper, reliable among the accordionists’ community and specialized in the accordion market, without any “adhesion” by Accordions Worldwide to what was written in the publication.

Borsini's Response to the 'Piracy in China' Article, Castelfidardo - Italy

The article about 'Piracy in China' published in last week's Accordions Worldwide news, produced the following response from the Borsini company:- "We do not agree to the publication of information involving our name in unsubstantiated news items.

If someone, in good faith, had meant to defend to us from this presumed piracy, it would have been better that they had pre-advised to us of their intention to involve our name, asking our specific approval. However, we inform all interested parties that we have been on the worldwide market for 84 years and know how to defend our brand in the world; we have always done so and we will continue to do so in the future. We would add that a brand is not defended by a journalistic scoop, but with precise contracts and strategies.

Borsini wishes all their customers and all visitors of this wonderful website a happy 2006
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Tania Lukic-Marx Conducts Teacher Seminar, Auckland - New Zealand
Contributed by
Kevin Friedrich

Top Australian accordion teacher and performer Tania Lukic-Marx visited Auckland to work with advanced accordion teachers and students as part of an ongoing development program aimed at elevating the awareness and standard of teachers and students in New Zealand.

During the three day session sponsored by the New Zealand Accordion Association (NZAA), Tania assisted teachers in the selection of international competition repertoire, presented videos of recent international competition winners, advised them on current tools available to teachers as well as working with some of the students on specific aspects of improving technique.

Pictured from left to right is the AATA President Tania Lukic-Marx, CIA President Kevin Friedrich, NZAA Committee Heather Masefield, and recent Coupe Mondiale contestants Grayson Masefield and Campbell Hill.

Tania, a former Yugoslavian National Accordion Champion, studied for seven years at the Kiev Conservatory of Music in the Ukraine with Vladimir Besfamilnov, where she completed her Master of Arts, majoring in accordion. Now an Australian citizen residing in Sydney, Tania is the President of the Australian Accordion Teachers' Association and is often invited to join international adjudication panels at various International Accordion Competitions as well as to hold seminars and master classes.

The visit to New Zealand launches the beginning of a new drive by the NZAA to support accordion teachers and students, which will also include hosting the 2009 CIA Coupe Mondiale.
   

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Olexiy Suslov's Concerts, Wroclaw - Poland
Contributed by Rob Howard

Three concerts featuring accordionist Olexiy Suslov, at the Wroclaw Philharmonic Hall, attracted an audience totalling1,500 and were part of the recent Accordion Music International Festival. The program included the works of Brahms, Strauss, and Sarasate.
 
   

The Victorian Connection, Melbourne - Australia
Contributed by Rob Howard

The Melbourne Accordion Orchestra, under the baton of Bernadette Conlon, played host to an international sextet with a difference. Melbourne is situated in the Australian state of Victoria, and the Italian group from Trento, Italy is titled Ensemble Victoria. The sextet comprises Michelangelo Felicetti, Attilio Amitrano, Margherita Berlanda, Alessandrio Zambaldi, Matreo Paoli and Stefano Bragagna.

The Victorian connection was further increased, with a visit from Ries Vilk, of the Victorian Accordion Club in Victoria, Canada, who contacted Bernadette, as he was in Melbourne for an extended visit and joined the Melbourne Accordion Orchestra for rehearsals for this very special private concert.
The program included performances of music ranging from Chinese and Korean traditional songs, to a vocal performance by bass accordionist Merrin Torpy, a professional tango singer, as well as traditional accordion standards by Guido Diero, marches and film music.

The visiting guests brought a new light to the accordion world in Melbourne, with arrangements of Galliano, Piazzolla, Scarlatti, Fancielli and Schiamo. The Melbourne City Council invited the Ensemble Victoria to Melbourne for the Grand Opening of the Plaza Italia in Lygon St - Melbourne's Italian quarter. Whilst in Melbourne they performed several other concerts including one in the Melbourne City Square.

This very multi-cultural evening, which featured performers of at least a dozen nationalities, (including Scotsman Scott McDonald, a resident of Australia for less than 2 weeks), further forged relations between Melbourne and Italy in the strengthening of the accordion network between the newly revived and developing accordion world in Melbourne and the rest of the accordion world.
 
 
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Mazaika Concert, London - UK
Contributed by Rob Howard

After the great success of the Mazaika Quartet at the Russian Winter Festival at Trafalgar Square, London, on 14th Jan 14th, Mazaika's next performance is on February 3rd at the Polish Centre (Posk), 238-246 King Street, London, W6, nearest tube, Hammersmith. The performance starts at 7.30.

The Mazaika Quartet consists of Igor Outkine (accordion, vocals), Sarah Harrison (violin, domr), Simon Moore (guitar), and Bernard O'Neill (double bass). Their performances have been described as: "A magical and exhilarating evening of colourful music, guaranteed to transport you from the fairytale snow-covered Russian steppe to the glow of the gypsy campfire, from Opera House to a Parisian café. With Igor's powerful and expressive tenor voice and Sarah's dynamic playing, expect an evening of passion and fun".

For further information email: igor@mazaika-music.com
 
    

Tom
Pascal Contet's Concert Dates, Paris - France
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

Accordionist Pascal Contet, well known for his work in theatrical productions and with orchestras, is to perform at the following venues in February:-
5th, at 5pm - Maison de la Culture, Amiens
6th, at 8.30pm - Le Théâtre, Poitiers
10th, at 8pm - Atelier du Plateau, Paris
23rd, 24th and 25th, La Fenice Theatre, Venice, Italy
27th, at 9pm - Péniche-Opéra, Paris
 
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Yo Yo Mundi's UK and Ireland 'Sciopero' Tour - Italy
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

The Italian folk-rock band Yo Yo Mundi, featuring Fabio Martino on accordion, have released on CD the soundtrack music to the 1925 silent movie classic 'Stachka', a film made in the USSR and directed by Sergei Eisenstein. The film is on release at a select number of venues in the UK and Ireland, and Yo Yo Mundi are providing live musical accompaniment wherever the film is being screened.

Sciopero is the Italian word for Stachka, which in English means Strike. Eisenstein's film features historic experiments in the art of montage, and is ideal for musicians to add sound patterns to fit the visual images. Publicity for the film states that: "Yo Yo Mundi create an all round musical and visual atmosphere, with their guitars swinging from ethereal to punk rock and their gorgeous, swirly accordion sounds along with tinkling percussion. Waltz-time keyboard tunes and pounding folk-rock complete the opera, placing the band at the apex among the Italian masters of silent film soundtracks".

Yo Yo Mundi's tour dates, all in February, are as follows:-
5th - London, Barbican Centre
6th - Petersfield, The Studio TPS
7th - Dartington, The Barn
8th - Norwich, NAC Norwich Arts Centre
9th - Chichester University - The Showroom
10th - Sheffield, Showroom
11th - Edinburgh, Filmhouse
12th - Manchester, Cornerhouse
20th - Dublin, Sugar Club


For further information email: fabioyoyo@libero.it
 
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Tom Torriglia's Valentine's Day Media Performances, San Francisco - USA
Contributed by Rob Howard

On the morning of February 11th, accordionist Tom Torriglia is scheduled to appear on KRON TV (a local san Francisco TV station) between 8 -10 am, as part of the station's news broadcast. He will be performing as part of scheduled activities about Valentine's Day.

On February 14th, Tom will be performing on KFOG Radio (104.5 FM in San Francisco-also available on the web at KFOG.com) at approximately 6:50 am Pacific Time, for Valentine's Day. Tom Torriglia's latest CD 'Legends of the Italian Lounge', made with his band Bella Ciao, has been nominated for a Grammy Award.

For further information email: tom@ladyofspain.com
       
Tom
Change of Venue for NAO North Central Festival, Yorkshire - UK
Contributed by Rob Howard

The NAO North Central Festival, one of the qualifying regional area festivals in the UK championships, has had to change its venue from the Glusburn Institute to the Aireville School in Skipton. The festival has moved to a bigger venue due to the record number of entries, and takes place on February 25th.

For further information email: northcentral@ukaccordions.com
 
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Nikolai Ryskov Plays Piazzolla, London - UK
Contributed by Rob Howard

On March 4th, at 7.30pm, Russian accordionist Nikolai Ryskov performs a concert titled 'The Most Celebrated 21 Tangos of Astor Piazzolla'. The concert takes place at The Grosvenor Chapel, South Audley Street, Mayfair London W1K 2 PA. Nikolai Ryskov's program includes 'Oblivion', 'Rio Sena',
'Milonga Sin Palabras', 'Revirado', 'Jeanne Y Paul', 'Che Tango Che', 'Decarisimo', 'El Penultimo', 'Adios Nonino', 'Bando', 'Chiquilin De Bachin', 'Otono Porteno', 'La muerte Del Angel', 'Invierno Porteno', 'Milonga Del Angel', 'Escualo', 'Verano Porteno', 'Triunfal', 'Primavera Porteno', and 'Libertango'.

For further information email: nikolai.ryskov@ntlworld.com
 

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  A new CD Review:

of
Jean Louis Noton.

Review by
Paolo Picchio.


Victor Semyonkin, the winner of the Castelfidardo International Accordion Competition Special Award, of Russia.

Accordions Worldwide announces an additional new CD reviewer, Alessandro Mugnoz, from Italy.

Duet Fedorov, with new contact details:

Beniamino Bugiolacchi with new information
A new site selling a CD titled "Dúo de Acordeón Clásico" with sound samples. Music performed by Angel Luis Castaño. Purchase online.

A new site selling a CD titled "Musika Kontenporaneoa Akordeoia" with sound samples. Music performed by Angel Luis Castaño. Purchase online.

A new site selling a CD titled "Patrick Busseuil" with sound samples. Music performed by Angel Luis Castaño. Purchase online.
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Yehuda Oppenheimer releases 3 arrangements of 'Portuguese Dance', 'Frailach' and 'Alexandrova'. Samples of the music are available online. The music is in eSheet format, able to be emailed to your computer. Purchase with credit card.

Musicforaccordion.com is publishing five new eSheet music, ‘Dinty Miss’, 'Bella Bambina', 'El Cumbanchero', 'Globetrotting' 'Blue Flash', 'La Rosita' and 'The North Western Blues'. Samples of the 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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