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  Editor's Note:
'Lifetime Achievement Award' for Frank Marocco, New Jersey - USA
International Accordion Championships, Sydney - Australia
Dr. William Schimmel's AAA Master Class and Concert, New York - USA

  Mexico's Trio Zur in Concert tour of Guatemala
Renzo Ruggieri's Seminars and Concerts, Castelfranco Veneto - Italy
First Ukrainian International Accordion Festival 'Accoholiday', Kiev - Ukraine
Salvatore Cauteruccio's Musical Activities Around Italy

  Heinrich Biegenzahn Concert, Vienna - Austria
Guy Klucevsek Concert, Bordeaux - France
Mauro Carra and ZUM in World Music Festival Concert, London - UK
Claudio Jacomucci Concerts, France and Italy
Paris Est Un Escargot', Paris - France
MUSICFEST 2006 Cancelled, Luzniki - Russia
Shane Brogan Concert, Edinburgh - UK
Dolci Romori Jazz Festival, Atri - Italy
 
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Editor's Note:

Each week the Accordions Worldwide news reports a wide variety of events involving accordions and accordionists, and this week is certainly no exception. Just look at what is going on around the world and you will see that interesting events large and small are happening everywhere. Please let us have your details of events and people, wherever you are, for free publicity. Remember the old show business saying: "If they don't know, they won't go"!
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'Lifetime Achievement Award' for Frank Marocco, New Jersey - USA
Contributed by Rob Howard

A 'Lifetime Achievement Award' will be presented to Frank Marocco on June 4th by the American Accordionists' Association who are organizing the event and presenting the award. The award dinner will be held at the La Fiesta Restaurant in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, including cocktails at 12:noon, presentations at 12.45, then dinner and entertainment at 1.15pm.

Guest performers include Nick Ballarini, Tony Dannon and Joe Cerrito, the US Army Strings, featuring Manny Bobenrieth on accordion. A particular highlight will be Frank Marocco and Eddie Monteiro performing together.

Frank Marocco is without doubt one of the most respected accordionists active at the present time. His career has taken him around the world, and he has also played on the soundtracks of over Hollywood 450 movies, plus a large number of television shows and commercials.
 
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International Accordion Championships, Sydney - Australia
Contributed by Tania Lukic-Marx

The 13th Australian International Accordion Championships and Festival organized by the AATA will take place in Sydney on May 27th and 28th of May.

The Championships part of the event will take place on the 27th of May with the competitors from New Zealand, Australia and Croatia. Jury members will include: Elizabeth Jones (Australia), Sarah Langley (NZ), Cathy Day (Australia), Alexander Shirunov (Russia) and Marjan Krajna (Croatia).

Master Classes conducted by Alexander Shirunov, Marjan Krajna and Tania Lukic-Marx are a new feature of the event and any interested accordionists can participate.

One of the most popular features of the event is the Gala Concert, which will take place on May 28th at 2pm. Guest artistes include Alexander Shirunov - current Coupe Mondiale Piano Accordion world champion, the Australian Concert Ensemble, the ASA Orchestra and solo accordionist Enzo Giribaldi.

For more information on venues, timetables, etc, please visit our web site at: www.accordions.com/aata
 

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Dr. William Schimmel's AAA Master Class and Concert, New York - USA
Contributed by
Rob Howard

The American Accordionists' Association Master Class and Concert Series will be moving into its 12th year. It is moderated and organized by William Schimmel, who received the CIA Merit Award in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of 'The Seminars' - the term used by participants and the New York artistic community, which it was initially designed for. The three-day event will take place on July 28th, 29th and 30th at the Tenri Cultural Institute of New York, and this year's title is HA HA! WA WA! THE ACCORDION CAN KILL YOU!

For further information email: billschimmel@billschimmel.com

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Mexico's Trio Zur in Concert tour of Guatemala
Contributed by Rob Howard

The Trio Zur, a Mexican group whose members are accordionist Antonio Barberena accordion, Javier Nandayapa on marimba and percussionist Mirna Yam, carried out a concert tour of Guatemala. The tour included concerts in the cities of San Pedro Sucatepéquez, Quetzaltenango and in the National Theater Miguel Angel Asturias in the capital Guatemala City before an audience of 1300 people. The Trio Zur's repertoire included music by the composers Astor Piazzolla, Richard Galliano, Kepa Junkera, Jovan Zivkovic, Rodolfo Mederos, as well as of Mexican and Irish composers. Their first titled CD 'Firedance' will be released in the autumn of 2006.

For further information email: byacsa@prodigy.net.mx

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Renzo Ruggieri's Seminars and Concerts, Castelfranco Veneto - Italy
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl


Accordionist Renzo Ruggieri recently led two seminars on the topic of jazz accordion, concentrating on non-academic aspects of playing.

These took place at the Agostino Steffani Conservatory in Castelfranco Veneto, and were followed by performance of 'Solo Accordion Project' by Renzo Rugieri.
  
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First Ukrainian International Accordion Festival 'Accoholiday', Kiev - Ukraine
Contributed by Tania Lukic-Marx

From the April 28th to May 3rd the first Ukrainian International Accordion Festival and Championships 'Accoholiday' took place in the beautiful city of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. The organizer of the event is a famous Ukrainian accordion artiste and entertainer, Professor Jan Tabachnik.

The event was superbly organized with the generous funds for the competitors, guests and adjudicators. There was no competition entry fee and all the competitors were provided with the free accommodation and meals for the duration of the whole event.

The Competition was divided into the two categories: Classical and Entertainment. The winner of the Classical Category was Evegenij Kochetov (pictured) and the winner of the Entertainment Category was Bojan Jovanovic. The event had a high number of competitors, with the jury divided into the two categories: classical and entertainment. Jury members included: Jab Tabachnik(Ukraine), Vladimir Besfamilnov (Ukraine) - the Chairman of the Jury , Radomir Tomich (Serbia), Jurij Sidorov (Russia), Anatolij Semeshko (Ukraine), Eduardus Gabnys (Lithuania), Richard Galliano(France), Mirco Patarini (Italy) , Tania Lukic-Marx (Australia), Viktor Vlasov (Ukraine), Jurij Jastrebov (Russia), Valerij Kovtun (Russia), Vladimir Rozhok (Ukraine).

The Festival part of the event included two concerts with performers such as Richard Galliano, Jurij Sidorov, Eugenie Kochetov, Valerij Kovtun, Quartet 'Rizol', and Duet 'Moscow', etc. The concerts were well received with the standing ovations.

During the event, an 'International Higher League of Accordion Artistes' was formed and registered in Kiev, the President of which is Jan Tabachnik and the members include the accordion artistes from Russia (Jurij Sidorov, Jurij Jatrebov, Valerij Kovtun), Australia (Tania Lukic-Marx), Ukraine (Jan Tabachnik, Vladimir Besfamilnov, Viktor Vlasov, Anatolij Semeshko, Vladimir Rozhok), Italy (Mirco Patarini), France (Richard Galliano), Serbia (Radomir Tomich), and Lithuania (Eduardus Gabnys). Each member was presented with the Certificate to testify that he/she is the owner of the STAR denomination from the constellation 'LIRA' (Catalogue of the 'Space-Earth', Moscow, Russia, President of J.S.C. pilot-cosmonaut German Titov).
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Salvatore Cauteruccio's Musical Activities Around Italy
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

Salvatore Cauteruccio has recently been performing in several Italian regions with his two ensembles: 'Acoustic Music Ensemble', with Peter Perrone - violin, Enzo Campaign - guitar, and the 'Aperitif Jazz Quartet' with Salvatore Barbuscio - bass, Sirufo Angel - drums, Enzo Campaign - guitar.

The concert of May 1st in Lungomare di Diamante (CS) with the A.J.Q where the group had also been a great success with their concert there on the April 26th at the Auditorium I.T.C. 'A.Sacco' in Sant' Arsenio, where the accordionist in the trio A.M.E. exhibited himself in front of four hundred young people in order to promote the culture of the accordion.

For further information email: s.cauteruccio@tiscali.it
 

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Heinrich Biegenzahn Concert, Vienna - Austria
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

A concert featuring Heinrich Biegenzahn - free bass accordion, clarinet and saxophone - takes place on May 17th, at 7pm, at the Urania Club, 1011 Vienna, Uraniastrasse 1. Also involved are Zsuzsa Varga - piano, and accordionists Nenad Gajic, Valentin Sützl and Sebastian Novak.

For further information email: hbiegen@hotmail.com
 
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Guy Klucevsek Concert, Bordeaux - France
Contributed by Rob Howard

American composer and accordionist Guy Klucevsek will be in residence in Bordeaux, May 17th to 19th, sponsored by Musique de Nuits. Klucevsek will perform a solo concert, featuring selections from his Winter & Winter CD, 'The Well-Tampered Accordion'; perform his composition, 'Four Portraits', inspired by Michael Cunningham's novel, 'The Hours', accompanied by a reading of selections from the novel; and present a duo concert with Alan Bern (accordion, piano).

Following the residency, Guy Klucevsek and Alan Bern will record their second CD for Winter & Winter (following their highly-regarded 2000 release, 'Accordance') in a vineyard outbuilding in the St. Emilion region.

For further information email: gklucevsek@si.rr.com
 
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Mauro Carra and ZUM in World Music Festival Concert, London - UK
Contributed by Rob Howard

St Martin's-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London, presents its first acoustic World Music Festival in the last week of May. The first concert, on May 20th, presents the virtuosic talents of Zum, featuring Edward Hession on accordion, and Italy's award-winning accordion virtuoso Mauro Carra. St Martin's-in-the-Fields is an Anglican church with a long established reputation for music - both Handel and Mozart performed there!

Zum, a highly acclaimed gypsy tango band, combine the fire and brilliance of Eastern European gypsy fiddle music with the hot-blooded passion of Argentinean Tango. ZUM's new show includes 'Nuevo Tango' masterpieces by Astor Piazzolla and music from the golden era of tango, alongside addictive traditional gypsy melodies and dazzling virtuoso fiddling. The band adds its own compelling original material, inspired by both gypsy and tango, sophisticated threads of jazz connected with gypsy, celtic, salsa, bluegrass, klezmer, Arabic, calypso and tango to create a stunning new sound. Zum's performance begins at 7.30pm.

Virtuoso accordionist Mauro Carra, from Italy, performs at 10pm. Mauro Carra is currently one of Italy's hottest young talents, has recently toured the UK, has released a new CD titled 'I need You', performed for films, and won competitions in various countries.

For further information email: BoxOffice@smitf.co.uk
 
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Claudio Jacomucci Concerts, France and Italy
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

Italian accordionist Claudio Jacomucci has the following concerts in the next week:-

May 20th - the Auditorium dell'Istituto Lettimi, Rimini, Italy
24th - Eglise de Triors, Lyon, France

For further information email: info@claudiojacomucci.com
 
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'Paris Est Un Escargot', Paris - France
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

A musical show titled 'Paris Est Un Escargot' takes place at the Theatre Michel Galabru, 2 rue de l'Armée, 75018 Paris, on May 24th, 27th and 31st, and June 3rd, at 2.30pm. The performers are Béatrice Fontaine - vocals, Daniel Denecheau - guitar, and Alexandre Leitao - accordion.

For further information email: blayau@wanadoo.fr
 
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MUSICFEST 2006 Cancelled, Luzniki - Russia
Contributed by Rob Howard

The event set to take place in Luzniki, Russia, May 26th to 28th, known as MUSICFEST 2006, has been cancelled due to financial problems. American accordionist Jon Hammond was one of the scheduled guest performers.
 
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Shane Brogan Concert, Edinburgh - UK
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

Leith Community Concert Band, a military band, conducted by Frederick Frayling-Kelly, feature accordionist Shane Brogan as guest soloist. The band's repertoire will feature Shane performing with them, as well as him performing solo.

The concert takes place on June 8th at St Thomas'-Junction Road Church, Great Junction Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, starting at 7.30pm.

For further information email: shanebrogan@hotmail.com
 
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Dolci Romori Jazz Festival, Atri - Italy
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

The Dolci Romori Jazz Festival takes place from June 7th to 10th, directed by Renzo Ruggieri. On June 7th, at the Teatro Comunale in Atri, at 9.30pm, Renzo Ruggieri will perform his 'Solo Accordion Project' show.

For further information email: info@renzoruggieri.it
 
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Giuliano Cameli, the CMA 1988 World Diatonic Champion from Italy, has a new website

A new site selling a CD titled 'Le Sourire De Melody', with sound samples. Music from Karthause-Schmuelling of Germany. Purchase online.
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A new site selling a CD titled 'From Barroco To Jazz', with sound samples. Music from Karthause-Schmuelling of Germany. Purchase online.

A new site selling a CD titled 'Horizons', with sound samples. Music from Karthause-Schmuelling of Germany. Purchase online.
 
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A new site selling a CD titled 'Atmosphere De Concert', with sound samples. Music from Karthause-Schmuelling of Germany. Purchase online.

A new site selling a CD titled 'Capriccio', with sound samples. Music from Karthause-Schmuelling of Germany. Purchase online.
 
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A new site selling a CD titled 'No Comment', with sound samples. Music performed by Friedrich Lips. Purchase online.
 
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Franco Cambareri - accordionist, composer, producer, releases 7 new works for accordion available for purchase online. 'Café Arabesque', 'Play 'n' Simple', 'Cielo Azul (Blue Sky)', 'Accordion Magic', 'Corrida de Toros (The Bullring)', 'A La Francois' and 'Papa's Blues'. 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.

A new site selling a CD titled "Zhang Guoping" with sound samples. Supplied by Karthause-Schmuelling of Germany. Purchase online.

A new site selling a CD titled "Trio Moskua" with sound samples. Supplied by Karthause-Schmuelling of Germany. Purchase online. 
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A new site selling a CD titled "Les Virtuoses Du Baiane Moskva" with sound samples. Supplied by Karthause-Schmuelling of Germany. Purchase online.

A new site selling a CD titled "Oleg Sharov Bayan Collage" with sound samples. Supplied by Karthause-Schmuelling of Germany. Purchase online.

A new site selling a CD titled "Impromptu" with sound samples. Supplied by Karthause-Schmuelling of Germany. Purchase online.
 
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A new site for Yuri Medianik selling a CD titled "Recollections Of Piazzolla" with sound samples. Music performed by Yuri medianik. Purchase online.

A new Celebrity Interview of Peppini Principe is now online, detailing some of the important moments of this famous acordionist and composers life and his tremendous popular successes. It makes a most interesting historical record, published in English and Italian.
 

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