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  CIA Winter Congress and Opening of the Archive Collection, Ikaalinen - Finland
Ukrainian International Accordion Championships, Kiev - Ukraine
Vladimir Auraliov Passes Away, Voronez - Russia
Polverini's Response to the Alleged Trademark Piracy Scandal - China, Italy
 
  Gary Blair's New CD, Glasgow - UK
Vamö-Akkordeonwettbewerb 2006, Ergebnisse - Austria
 
  Accordion and Fiddle Championships, Musselburgh - UK
Henry Doktorski Plays Guido and Pietro Deiro, Pennsylvania - USA
Polka Radio, Melbourne - Australia
Joe Burke Concert Dates, Galway - Ireland
Zoltan Orosz Concert Tour, Budapest - Hungary
Accordions and Jazz festivals, New South Wales - Australia
Jump'n'Jam 2006, Brescia - Italy
Seminar for New Music, Darmstadt - Germany
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CIA Winter Congress and Opening of the Archive Collection, Ikaalinen - Finland
Contributed by Kevin Friedrich


Members of the Confederation Internationale des Accordeonistes (CIA) Executive Committee, Music Committee and Delegates conducted their 115th General Assembly and Winter Congress in Ikaalinen, Finland, from February 24th to 28th 2006.

Organized by CIA Vice President Kimmo Mattila, who is President of the CIA member in Finland 'Suomen Harmonikkaliitto' (Finnish Accordion Association), the CIA also celebrated the official opening of their archive collection, which is housed at the Hanuritalo (Accordion House).

The exciting event gave Delegates the opportunity to conduct their CIA international business as well as learn about the Finnish Accordion Culture headquartered in Ikaalinen, including the Finnish Accordion Association with over 5,000 members, the Finnish Accordion Institute, which publishes music and recordings, the Sata-Häme Soi Ikaalinen Accordion Festival, which plays to over 40,000 people at their summer festival, the Harmonikanrakennus Accordion Manufacturing and Repair School, and the Ikaalinen Accordion Museum containing over 100 instruments.

Delegates were invited to take part in the Sata-Häme Soi and Finnish Accordion Association cruise, where 2,600 people travelled aboard the Silja Europa Cruise line from Turku to Sweden and back. The cruise featured accordion music, dancing, performances, a display of instruments, music and recordings as well as the semi-finals for the Silver and Golden Accordion competitions. The finals are held during the summer festival as part of a live TV show.

The opening of the CIA Archives took place at an international Press conference on February 24th 2006. The archives contain documents, music, programs, press coverage, recordings and much more highlighting not only the history of the CIA, but also of the instrument, its repertoire and the development of the accordion in various countries around the world.

Winter Congress organizer Kimmo Mattlia, Sata-Häme Soi Director Sirpa Sippola and Public Relations Manager Minna Plihtari provided an excellent array of activities including meetings, luncheons, receptions, visits, concerts as well as an exciting afternoon of traditional Finnish Winter activities.

For a complete review of the Winter Congress please visit: www.accordions.com/cia/winter_06.htm
        

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Ukrainian International Accordion Championships, Kiev - Ukraine
Contributed by Tania Lukic-Marx

The First Ukrainian International Accordion Championships and Festival will be held in Kiev, Ukraine, from April 28th to May 3rd. The Director of the event is Ian Tabachnik (picture right), well-known Ukrainian accordion artiste. At the Festival part of the event, the guest artistes include: Ian Tabachnik, Richard Galliano (France), Sabottini (Italy), J.Sidorov (Russia), V.Kovtun (Russia), The Accordion Quaret "Rizol" (Ukraine), the Laureates of the International Accordion Competitions, and sisters Irina and Maria Serotuk (Ukraine).

The Competition part of the event includes Classical and Variety classes. This international competition is open to all nations and countries. Members of the Jury are: Vladimir Besfamilnov (Jury Chairman), Eduardas Gabnys (Lithuania), Richard Galliano (France), Jury Jastrebov (Russia), V. Kovtun (Russia), Tania Lukic- Marx (Australia), Igor Osipenko - Ukraine, Mirco Patarini (Italy), V. Rozhok (Dean of the Ukrainian National Music Academy), Anatolij Semeshko (JuryVice Chairman), Jury Sidorov (Russia), Ian Tabachnik (Ukraine), Radomir Tomich (Serbia), and Viktor Vlasov (Ukraine).

For further information and entry forms please email: vladvb2004@ukr.net
  

Vladimir Auraliov Passes Away, Voronez - Russia
Contributed by Harley Jones

On February 21st 2006, Vladimir Auraliov, at the age of 58 years, died suddenly of a heart attack in Voronez, a city about half way between Rostok and Moscow. In 1976, Auraliov was the winner of the Klingenthal International Accordion Competition top solo class.

He later founded the accordion manufacturer AKKO, a small family owned accordion manufacturing business producing small to full size instruments, both piano, button and bayan types. Several highly placed Coupe Mondiale competitors have used these instruments in recent years.

At the time of his death, Auraliov was building a concert hall in memory of his teacher, Nikolai Chaikon, which is not fully completed. Our sympathy is extended to his wife and family.
  

Answer from Polverini sas di Antonio Polverini & C. to article - Italy
Contributed by Antonio Polverini & Company Press Office

Answer from Polverini sas di Antonio Polverini & C. to the article published in the German Intermusik magazine on 20th December 2005 “Skandal in Castelfidardo und Shanghai” sensationeller fall von marken-piraterie.
        

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Gary Blair's New CD, Glasgow - UK
Contributed by Rob Howard

Accordionist Gary Blair has released a new solo CD, presenting a repertoire that reflects his concert stage performances rather than his Scottish dance music heritage.

The tracks include such well known accordion compositions as 'Dantesque', 'Sharpshooter's March', 'Bourasque', Il Capanello', 'The Morino Polka' and 'Moine.'

For further information email: gazzapt@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
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Vamö-Akkordeonwettbewerb 2006, Ergebnisse - Austria
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl


The results of the Vamö-Akkordeonwettbewerb 2006 competition, held on February 27th, were as follows:-

Category 1 A (Under 10 years)
1) Julia Ritter
2) Magnus Gielge
3) Felix Grundner
4) Johannes Raschhofer
Category 1 B (under12 years)
1) Julian Kabas
2) Marlies Fürst
3) Miriam Bitschnau

Category 1 C (under 15 years)
1) Nikolas Lazic
2) David Bijelic
Category 2 (under 18 years)
1) Nikola Djoric
2) Dragoljub Brkic
Category 3 (over 18 years)
1) Dusan Sekulic
2) Jelena Martinovic
3) Miljan Zaric
4) Rasa Antic

Jury: Herta Habersam-Wenghoefer, Eva Haupt, Gertrude Kisser, Kathrin Thorack and Adolf Wutscher
Jury Secretary: Evelyn Meyer
Festival Director: Hermi Kaleta

For further information kaleta.hermi@aon.at
 


 

Accordion and Fiddle Championships, Musselburgh - UK
Contributed by Rob Howard

The 32nd National Association of Accordion and Fiddle Clubs festival, generally known simply as Musselburgh, takes place on March 3rd. The venue is the Brunton Hall, Musselburgh, in the borders region of Scotland, and the competitions begin at 9.45am.

The adjudicators include Robert Black, Ian Muir - Classical Accordion; David Bowen and Brian Griffin - Traditional Accordion; Sandy Coghill - Button Accordion; Judi Nicholson - Fiddle; Neil MacMillan - Rhythm. In the evening, from 6.15 to 8.15pm, there will be a concert featuring the festival prizewinners, and from 9pm to 12.30am there will be a dance featuring the Iain Cathcart Scottish Dance Band.

For further information email: lorna@mair4080.fsnet.co.uk
 

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Henry Doktorski Plays Guido and Pietro Deiro, Pennsylvania - USA
Contributed by Rob Howard

Concert accordionist Henry Doktorski will be the guest artiste at the American Accordion Musicological Society annual festival on March 4th and 5th at the Wyndham Valley Forge Suites, Wayne, Pennsylvania.

Henry Doktorski will perform the music of Guido and Pietro Deiro at the Saturday night concert and also present a workshop on Sunday morning at 11.30 on the lives and music of Guido and Pietro Deiro. The concert will include excerpts from Henry Doktorski's newly released CD 'Celebrated Pietro Polkas'.

Other performers and workshop presenters at this festival include Robert Young McMahan, Lenny Feldman, Ron Onda, Ed Touchstone, Bobby Raye, John Matulis, Mike Dellapena, Mary Tokarski, James Vandelly, Stanley and Joanna Darrow.

For further information email: classicalfreereed@yahoo.com
    

Polka Radio, Melbourne - Australia
Contributed by Rob Howard

Polka Radio Melbourne is a weekend based Internet radio station/program in Melbourne, Australia, featuring the best of popular worldwide polka music. The polka styles include Slovenian, Czech, German, Bavarian, Polish and others. The broadcasting hours are Saturday 4pm to Sunday 4pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time) - offering 24 Hours of non-stop polka music!

For further information email: accordionmaniac@yahoo.com.au
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Joe Burke Concert Dates, Galway - Ireland
Contributed by Rob Howard

Diatonic accordionist Joe Burke, now based in his native Galway after many years living in the USA, performs at the following venues and dates:-

March 8th - Accordion and Fiddle Club, Port Royal Inn, Garrytord, County Antrim
March 10th - Sean McGuire Memorial Concert, Clonard Monastary, Belfast

For further information email: joeburkemusic@eircom.net
 

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Zoltan Orosz Concert Tour, Budapest - Hungary
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

Accordionist Zoltan Orosz performs the following concerts in March:

3rd - Salgotarján, with the Budapest Accordion Trio and the Zoltan Orosz Orchestra
7th, 7pm - Szombathely, Zoltan Orosz Orchestra
10th - Thália Theatre, Budapest. Singing contest and gala concert featuring the Zoltan Orosz Orchestra
11th, 4pm - 16h, Budapest - Zoltan Orosz Orchestra
24th, 7pm - Hódmezovásárhely - solo concert
26th, 7pm - Kecskemét
27th, 7pm - Tatabánya
28th, 7pm - Dunaújváros
29th, 7pm - Szeged
30th, 7pm - Székesfehérvár

Zoltan Orosz studied the accordion and the organ in Budapest, and at the age of 13, entered an international accordion competition in Klingenthal (Germany). He has since become a virtuoso performer, with an international repertoire and appeal, and with several recordings to his credit.
  
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Accordions and Jazz festivals, New South Wales - Australia
Contributed by Peter Rappolt

Accordions seem to be making a return to the jazz fraternity in NSW. Marie Rappolt, with Viva the band, introduced her accordion to jazz festivals in 2001, and has appeared at other jazz festivals at Newcastle, Gold Coast, Thredbo, Morpeth, Illawarra, Kiama, Manly, Darling Harbour and Jazz at the QVB.

Since then other accordionists have performed at jazz festivals. Kim Till appeared at Thredbo last year and Stephan Sernik with his band, Psycho Zydeco, will be appearing at Thredbo in 2006. The 19th Yalumba Jazz Festival, Thredbo, is a 3-day celebration of jazz, featuring over 120 performers, offering a unique environment to enjoy some of Australia's finest jazz musicians, including special overseas guests, while experiencing the breathtaking mountain scenery.

Marie and Viva the band was a hit last year at the Credo, The Terrace and Eagles Nest restaurants. Their repertoire includes delightful harmony vocals, plus a diverse repertoire of Jazz , Swing, Gypsy Jazz, Latin, Salsa, French, Spanish, Hungarian, Russian, and stunning show tunes on the accordion.

For further information email: rappolt@optushome.com.au
   
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Jump'n'Jam 2006, Brescia - Italy
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

Jump'n'Jam 2006, a dance improvisation event involving accordionist Davide Bonetti, takes place from April 22nd to 25th in Brescia. For further information email: dade@lelastiko.it
    
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Seminar for New Music, Darmstadt - Germany
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

The 43rd international discourse on contemporary music takes place in Darmstadt from August 5th to 20th. In 2006 leading composers, performers and musicologists will once again be passing on their extensive knowledge to participants in a variety of ways: in concerts, workshops, lectures, discussions and one-to-one tuition.

The composition teachers will be Mark André, Georges Aperghis, Beat Furrer, Adriana Hölszky, Toshio Hosokawa, Helmut Lachenmann, Dieter Mack and Michael Reudenbach. The guest ensembles include the Arditti Quartet, the Basel Sinfonietta, Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Recherche and Klangforum Wien. Concerts will also be given with the teachers present on the course.

The estimated 270 participants expected once again in Darmstadt in 2006 will have the chance to witness performances of the very highest quality before taking this unique experience out into the world. In the last 60 years, over 2000 works of New Music have been performed, discussed and analysed in Darmstadt.

For further information email: imd@darmstadt.de
    
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Olivia Sifuentes is looking for a Santa Marsala 3-row button accordion, with pick-ups and an internal microphone. Santa Marsala accordions were manufactured in the 1960s and 1970s, and were much favored by Tex Mex and Norteno musicians. Anyone with information please email: oliviasifuentes@sbcglobal.net
 
    

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New site of Marco Lo Russo accordion musician and composer, graduated in accordion at “ G. Rossini” in Pesaro, and now living in Rome.
Musicforaccordion.com is publishing four new eSheet music, 'Jumping Jack Polka', 'Jenny's Waltz', 'Minuet' 'Granada'. Samples of the 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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James O' Brien - composer, arranger and performer, releases another 6 new works for accordion available for purchase online. 'Die Musica'(traditional), 'Muss I Denn' (traditional), 'On the Bridge of Avignon' (traditional), 'Samiotissa' (traditional), 'Schwesterlein' (traditional), 'Vive la compagnie' (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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