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  Manufacturers at Musikmesse Frankfurt - Germany
New Website Selling Karthause-Schmülling Musik, Kamen - Germany
Statement by Victoria Accordion Factory - Italy
 
  Midi Concertina Concert, Stockport - UK
Belgrade Accordion Festival - Serbia and Montenegro
Accordion Music at the Winter Olympics, Turin - Italy
 
  Accordion Showcase, London - UK
Concerto Premiere and Tango Concert, Melbourne - Australia
Len Wallace Concerts, Ontario - Canada
Alexander Korbakov UK Tour
Stage di Jazz, Anagni - Italy
Jean-Louis Noton Master Class, Saint Dizier France
Coupe Mondiale Selection, Rome - Italy
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Frankfurt Music Fair
 
 

Manufacturers at Musikmesse Frankfurt - Germany
Contributed by Harley Jones

The Musikmesse Frankfurt Fair takes places from March 29th to April 1st. The Suoni Company, from Castelfidardo, Italy, will be there with their range of Scandalli, Sem, Paolo Soprani and Paganini accordions. Suoni will have some new models on show from Scandalli and Paolo Soprani. On Friday and Saturday their demonstrator Renzo Ruggieri will be on the stand playing the famous Scandalli Super VI.

Other accordion manufacturers and accordion related companies who are exhibiting include:- Accordiola, Baffetti, Ballone Burini, Beltuna, Borsini Srl, Bugari Armando srl, Dallape, Excelsior, Fismen, Gabbanelli Italy, Hohner, IMC, Intermusik, Karthause-Schmülling, Italcinte, Master-Production, Mengascini, MusicTech, Orla,
Pigini, Polverini, Roland, Strasser, Totter-Midi, Victoria, and Vignoni-Fisart.

Many of these manufacturers take demonstrators to the event for performances and demonstrations to the public of their product range including new products often released for this event.
Cavagnolo's demonstrator will be French accordionist Jean-Louis Noton.

Holda Paoletti-Kampl, Accordions Worldwide Europe Manager, will be present as an exhibitor on behalf of Accordions Wordwide. Accordionist, organist and broadcaster Jon Hammond, from New York, USA, will also be present at the Musikmesse Fair demonstrating for Excelsior, as well as hosting his annual 'Musikmesse Warm Up Party' on March 28th at the Jazzkeller.
 

New Website for - Germany
Contributed by Harley Jones

Karthause-Schmülling Musik and Medien of Kamen, Germany, owner Ulrich Schmülling, in cooperation with MusicForAccordion.com have launched a new site to promote the Karthause-Schmülling Musik catalog.

Karthause-Schmülling Musik and Medien are a prominent high quality music publishing house in all ranges of music (solo literature, chamber music, orchestra works, educational instruction music, classical and contemporary music) and vowel music. Their special emphasis lies in literature for accordion, for concert, education, folklore, including hundreds of works of important Soviet composers.

The site features various search options such as by composer, grade, style of music, that help viewers quickly find the type of music they want. The site also features text descriptions about many works.

Director Ulrich
Schmülling is also the owner and director of the Intermusik Newspaper, a major German accordion news publication.
  

Statement by Victoria Accordion Factory - Italy
Contributed by Harley Jones, Director of the Accordions Worldwide

In January, Accordions Worldwide Weekly News published the Intermusik Press Release concerning Trademark Piracy. This was followed by a statement from the Borsini Factory, a statement from the Polverini Factory, now a statement by the Victoria Accordion Factory and not published, an Intermusik statement strongly defending their original Trademark Piracy Press Release.

Accordions Worldwide believes it has now given all parties involved a fair opportunity to make a public statement. Several legal actions are now before the courts and these will be reported at the appropriate time.
       

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Midi Concertina Concert, Stockport - UK
Contributed by Rob Howard

John Nixon's demonstration concert of the midi concertina at Stockport Accordion Club in the North of England proved to be a most interesting evening, with John performing sounds and styles of the Spanish guitar, clarinet, trumpet, panpipes, church organ, etc. Using pre-recorded backing CDs, the audience heard a variety of sounds for some numbers.

The tricky Benny Goodman composition 'Slipped Disc' was one of the most memorable items, using clarinet backed by a rhythm section. John's 'string quartet' performance of Mozart's 'Eine Kleine Nachtmusik' was a startling combination of 2 violins, viola and cello. Some of the concertina purists in attendance seemed to be sceptical about the uses and potential of midi, but we did have a most enjoyable performance from John Nixon.

John Nixon is one of the UK's leading concertina players, and has worked with the likes of Henry Mancini, Barbara Streisland, Paul McCartney, and accordionists Frank Marocco, Jack Emblow, Harry Hussey and Marcel Azzola.

For further information email: aeola@msn.com
  
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Belgrade Accordion Festival - Serbia and Montenegro
Contributed by Mirco Patarini

The Belgrade Accordion Festival took place on March 12th and 13th, which from this year has become an international event. The organization was handled exceptionally well by Aleksandar Sasha Nikolic, accordion and bandoneon concert artiste, teacher and Director of the Muzicka Skola Vuckovic of Belgrade.

The standard of the competitors was high throughout the proceedings. The competition jury consisted of Mirco Patarini (Italy), Alexander Selivanov (Russia), Miroslav Jankech (Slovakia), Miljan Bjeletic (Serbia), and Aleksandar Nikolic (Serbia). Mika Vayrynen (Finland) was unable to attend due to illness.

An evening concert on March 10th opened the festival, featuring a magnificent performance by Alexander Selivanov. The evening concert on the 11th was an exceptional event based featuring the quintet Beltango, featuring Alexandar Nicolic on bandoneon and the dancers Joselito and Juanita, who produced a dazzling interpretation of pieces by Astor Piazzolla.

Accordion students from the Muszicka Skola Vuckovic, known as Tango Juventud, gave an after concert performance in the theatre foyer of Argentinean tangos. The festival concluded with a concert featuring the various section winners.
 

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Accordion Music at the Winter Olympics, Turin - Italy
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl



The Salzburg Quintet, featuring Günther Lerch on accordion, were at the recent Winter Olympics. They stayed in the house of the Austrian skiing team for 4 days, playing music and celebrating the successes of their national team's medal tally of 9 gold, 7 silver and 7 bronze medals. Austria finished 3rd in the medals table.
 
Picture 1 - olympic champion downhill Antonine Dereriaz from France.
Picture 2 - Michael Walchhofer und Günther Lerch with his new Fismen
Picture 3 - the group with the Austrian skiers

 

Accordion Showcase, London - UK
Contributed by Rob Howard

Accordion students of the Royal Academy of Music will perform solo and chamber works by Domenico Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Mozart, Luciano Berio, Timothy Bowers and Sergej Berinski in a concert on March 24th, at 7.30pm. The RAM is on Marylebone Road, London NW1 5HT.

For further information email: box.office@ram.ac.uk
 

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Concerto Premiere and Tango Concert, Melbourne - Australia
Contributed by Rob Howard

Visually impaired, Melbourne accordionist, Bernadette Conlon, will give what is believed to be the Australian premiere of Andrew Walter's Reflections for Accordion and Symphony Orchestra, in a concert with the Frankston Symphony Orchestra. The vibrant concert will also include Astor Piazzolla's Oblivion, with strings, as well as some specially crafted tangos, with tango dancers.

This concert will take place on Sunday, April 2nd, at 2:30pm at the Frankston Arts Centre and is a unique opportunity to hear the accordion in an orchestral setting.
 

Len Wallace Concerts, Ontario - Canada
Contributed by Rob Howard

Accordionist Len Wallace, from Windsor, Ontario, has the following concert appearances in his diary:-

March 31st, (with The Bowsies) - Dick O'Dow's, Birmingham, Michigan, USA
April 14th, (with The Bowsies) - Dick O'Dow's, Birmingham, MI
April 21st, (with The Bowsies) - Fiddler's Hearth, South Bend, Indiana
April 28th - The Kildare House, Windsor, Ontario
April 29th - (with The Diggers), Scottish Club, Windsor
May 12th - (with The Bowsies) Dick O'Dow's, Birmingham, MI
May 13th - The Kildare House, Windsor, ON
May 19th - Lundy's Lane Folk Society, Midland, ON
May 26th - (with The Diggers), Baile Corcaigh, Detroit, MI
May 27th - (with The Bowsies) Fiddler's Hearth, South Bend, IN

Len Wallace also produces an interesting and amusing newsletter titled 'Squeezebox from Hell'. To receive this newsletter or for other information email: lwallace@mnsi.net
 
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Alexander Korbakov UK Tour
Contributed by Rob Howard

Alexander Korbakov, from St Petersburg, Russia, is to tour the UK in June and July. His concert dates are:-

June 3rd - South East Cornwall Accordion Club
7th - Sherborne, Dorset (with The Yetties)
8th - Stockland Church, Honiton, Devon
12th - Warehouse Theatre, Ilminster
16th - Guildford Accordion Club
17th - Youlgreave Methodist Church, Derbyshire
20th - Sheffield Accordion Club
21st - Lumsdale School, Matlock, Derbyshire
24th - Soar Valley Accordion Club, Leicestershire
29th - Harlow Accordion Club
30th - Cambridge Accordion Club
July 1st - Long Marston, Hertfordshire
5th - Christ Church, Southport, Lancashire

For further information email: jean@shearmans.plus.com
 
   

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Stage di Jazz, Anagni - Italy
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

A course focusing on jazz accordion takes place on April 13th and 14th, from 9am to 1 pm and 2.30 to 7pm, at A.P.M. Music center, via Preturi Collepero n°59 cap, 03012, Anagni. Professor Antonio Colagiovanni leads the course.

For further information email: info@gianlucapica.it
  
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Jean-Louis Noton Master Class, Saint Dizier France
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

Jean-Louis Noton has been invited by Thierry Accard (Professor of Accordion) to hold a Master Class in Saint Dizier. The scheduled dates are July 25th to 29th at the E.S.T.I.C. and the event is open to all levels with individual and collective courses for individual needs. The cost is 180 Euros.

For further information email: thierry.accard@cegetel.com
 
Coupe Mondiale Selection, Rome - Italy
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

The selection of candidates to represent Italy in the CIA Coupe Mondiale will soon take place, and full details are now available. The selection process takes place on July 16th from 9am, in the town of Santa Maria delle Mole, near Rome The 2006 Coupe Mondiale takes place in Asker, Norway from October 18th to 22nd.
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UK accordionist Bert Santilly writes:-
"I am doing a gig for a couple getting married in July and they want an accordionist to 'honour the grandmother`s memory'.

The grandmother was apparently a well-known accordionist in the 1930s and 1940s in California, USA. Her name was either Teresa Robbiano or Teresa Parcell. Her first husband, Joseph Parcell, was French-Italian and they had a travelling trio comprising of accordion, banjo and something else (not known). Apparently the husband was killed in an accident and the grandmother never played again.

I would like to fill in some of the gaps in the story for this couple if I can, and I would be grateful for any info you might be able to find; or failing that, for any help you can offer in pointing me in the direction of someone who might have that sort of info".

Contact Bert Santilly on: Bvcs42@aol.com
 

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Free of Charge - Advertising Theme of the Eurovision Song Contest, Athens 2006. Israeli arranger, composer and performer Yehuda Oppenheimer has just released in cooperation with MusicForAccordion.com an arrangement of the Te Deum Prelude, which was written by M.A.Charpentier (1643-1704). This melody is the advertising theme of the Eurovision Song Contests, which is next being held in Athens.

This year the Eurovision Semi Final is being run on 18 May and the Final on 20 May. As a promotional gift, the new arrangement is being sent free of charge to all MusicForAccordion.com February and March 2006 clients. So buy any music, book or CD from MusicForAccordion.com in March 2006 and you will receive free of charge, this new arrangement by Yehuda Oppenheimer. Listen to the sample tracks of the beautiful Oppenheimer CD now online as well as view samples of his fine compositions and arrangements.
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Updated site for Fabio Alderighi Italy

The Coupe Mondiale International Accordion Competition website has been updated with all the information pertaining to the 59th Coupe Mondiale World Accordion Championships to be held in Asker, Norway from October 18-22, 2006. Information includes a tentative schedule of events, accommodation, competition categories, guidelines for participants and general information on Norway.


The American Accordionists' Association (AAA) site has been updated to show current competition information for 2006 including the national festival comeptitions and the $10,000 first prize 'Vivian Vivio Stolaruk International Entertainment Competition for Accordionists' which will be held from July 12-14, 2006 at the Adams Mark Hotel, Buffalo/Niagara Falls, NY.
 
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GSB srl, Manager: Markus Rumpf. GSB srl specialise in:- Keyboards of accordion and electronic keyboards assemblage. Mechanical assemblage of all kind of accordions. Constituent elements of accordion assemblage. Accordion repairing. Revisione generale per fisarmonica. Accordion general reconditioning.

The Confédération International des Accordéonistes (CIA) website has been updated with a complete review of the 2006 Winter Congress and official opening of the CIA Archives which took place in Ikaalinen, Finland, and onboard the Silja Europa Finnish Accordion Association Cruise to Sweden and back.
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James O' Brien - composer, arranger and performer, releases another 6 new works for accordion available for purchase online. 'Talk To Me' (traditional), 'Tarantella-Napolitana' (traditional), 'Tiritomba' (traditional), 'Vieni Sul Mar' (traditional), 'Wild Mountain Thyme' (traditional), 'Windmiller Polka' (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.

Peter Piccini releases 5 new compositions of 'Evening Waltz', 'Genova Tango', 'Magic Waltz', 'Midnight Blues' and 'Mystic Waltz'. Samples of the music are available online. The music is in eSheet format, able to be emailed to your computer. Purchase with credit card.
Vassily Glubochenko releases a new composition of 'Walk With the “Mops”'. Sample of the music is available online. The music is in eSheet format, able to be emailed to your computer. Purchase with credit card.

A new site selling a CD titled "Accordion Magic" with sound samples. Music performed by Franco Cambareri. Purchase online.
 
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A new site selling a CD titled "Accordion Magic" with sound samples. Music performed by Franco Cambareri. Purchase online.

A new site selling a CD titled "Mystique" with sound samples. Music performed by Franco Cambareri. Purchase online.

A new site selling a CD titled "A La Francois" with sound samples. Music performed by Franco Cambareri. Purchase online.
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