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Weekly News from Around the World - 20-Dec-2019
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
2020 Coupe Mondiale Rules and Regulations Released, Castro Marim - Portugal
31st International Festival "Bayan and Bayanists", Moscow - Russia
Italcinte Changes for 2020 - Italy
2020 South Pacific Accordion Championships & Festival Prospectus – New Zealand
Ksenija Sidorova New Year’s Concerts with National Symphony Orchestra – Latvia

Reports for Concerts, Masterclasses, Competitions, Festivals, etc.

New Album release: "MARY plays GARY" - USA
Accademia del Ridotto - 3rd Stradella International Music Competition – Italy
"Jingle all the Way" Concert a Roaring Success - New Zealand
Salvatore Cauteruccio New Recording - Accordion Solo
Closing Date in 2 Weeks for Accordion & Flute Compositions - Worldwide

Future events

CNIMA February 2020 Courses – France
“Fuelles Salteños” at Encuencro Tradicional de Saucedo - Uruguay
Daddy Squeeze Lunch Concert, Minnesota - USA
Accordionist “Jenny J” at New Year’s Eve Party - France
Zoltán Orosz Christmas and New Year Concerts - Hungary
“Pearl Django” Concert at Jazz Alley in Seattle - USA
Eastbourne Accordion Festival – UK
Brandon McPhee at 2020 Tunes by the Dunes Music Festival - Scotland

New and Updated Sites

Rob Howard: Accordion Anthology 2 Book Review
Teachers - Win a Trip to New Zealand, 3 Weeks to Entry Closing - New Zealand

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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Merry ChristmasAccordions Worldwide would like to wish all our readers a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We hope you have enjoyed the news over the last year, and AWW (since 24 years) will continue to keep you informed about accordion events wherever they are happening.

The first news for next year is on Friday January 10th, 2020.

We can still receive news of your upcoming concerts over the holiday season at:

cjmusic@outlook.co.nz

All the best from the team at Accordions Worldwide

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2020 Coupe Mondiale Rules and Regulations Released, Castro Marim - Portugal

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2020 Coupe Mondiale posterThe 73rd Coupe Mondiale will be held from 05 - 11 October 2020 in Castro Marim, Portugal, hosted by the CIA member Mito Algarvio - Associação de Acordeonistas do Algarve, President: João Pereira.

The festival with 20,000 Euro in prize money will feature competitions as follows:
• 73rd Coupe Mondiale
• Masters Coupe Mondiale
• Junior Coupe Mondiale
• International Competition for Virtuoso Entertainment Music
• Junior International Competition for Virtuoso Entertainment Music
• Chamber Music - Classical
• Chamber Music - World Music

2020 rules and regulations at: Coupe Mondiale
The on-line entry system will open in Spring and the entry closing date is 31 August 2020.

The Coupe Mondiale festival will also feature the magnificent World Accordion Orchestra XIII, to be held on Sunday, 11 October 2020 at the conclusion of the festival competitions.

You will find a complete record of the 2019 Coupe Mondiale at:
http://www.coupemondiale.org/2019/cn_coupemain.html
In Chinese
http://www.accordion-news.cn/news.aspx?d=20-Dec-2019&lang=cn
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31st International Festival "Bayan and Bayanists", Moscow - Russia

PosterAbove: Video from 15th December concert, closing of festival

Under the patronage of the Russian Ministry of Culture, the Russian Gnessin Academy of Music and the Friedrich Lips Fund, the traditional international festival "Bayan and Bayanists" was held for the 31st time in the concert hall of the Russian Gnessin Music Academy in Moscow from December 11th to 15th, 2019.

The event organisation was led by Artistic Director Friedrich Lips and Alexander Gataullin (picture below).

2019booklet.pdf
Videos of 4 major concerts and a report written by Dr Herbert Scheibenreif is at: 2019Moscow
Alexander Gataullin and Friedrich Lips

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Italcinte Changes for 2020 - Italy

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Beniamino BugiolacchiItalcinte has been working for you and with you since the beginning of the 1900s: four generations, one family (photo above). Italcinte is an artisan business specializing in the production of exclusive and totally customisable accessories for accordions and musical instruments: adjustable leather straps, with all kinds of padding and bags for accordions of different materials, colours and sizes.

In 2020 the time has come for Beniamino Bugiolacchi to hand the business reins over to his daughter, Patrizia. He would like to thank you all for your continued cooperation and friendship.

Beniamino Bugiolacchi has been prominent through the decades in Castelfidardo with his books and other work documenting the history of the accordion in Castelfidardo, Italy, supporting the Museum Castelfidardo from inception and also promoting the accordion products of the region internationally at many events in different parts of the world.

The family wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a 2020 full of joy and gratification.
With gratitude and affection,
Italcinte di Beniamino Bugiolacchi and family.

An interview with Italcinte owners Patrizia Bugiolacchi and Beniamino Bugiolacchi by Holda Paoletti-Kampl is online at: http://www.accordions.com/interviews/italcinte.aspx

2019 family photo below.
2020 photo

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2020 South Pacific Accordion Championships & Festival Prospectus – New Zealand

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NZAA President Sonja PalinichThe Prospectus (Rules and Regulations) for the 2020 South Pacific Accordion Championships & Festival, to be held in Auckland on Saturday 30 May and Sunday 31 May 2020, are now available at: 2020 NZ Prospectus

The rules for the international categories closely follow the rules of the Coupe Mondiale. The South Pacific international concert music category has exactly the same rules as the Coupe
Mondiale Masters category and the South Pacific entertainment category has exactly the same rules as the Coupe Mondiale Virtuoso Entertainment category.

Similarly Junior (under 18 years) South Pacific entertainment category. The South Pacific Junior solo concert category has the same rules as the first round of the Coupe Mondiale Junior category.

Entry closing date is 17th April 2020.

NZAA President Sonja Palinich writes: “I extend a warm invitation to all accordionists from not only New Zealand but also from all over the world to participate in the 2020 South Pacific International and New Zealand National Accordion Championships and Festival. Our association has staged this event since 1972. This event attracts enthusiastic and appreciative audiences who enjoy all genres of music.

We are delighted to once again have the use of the Raye Freedman Arts Centre (picture below). This outstanding modern venue is ideally suited to our requirements with excellent acoustics, lighting and full facilities all under one roof.”

Past events reports at: South Pacific Daily Reports
The Prospectus (Rules and Regulations): 2020 NZ Prospectus
Raye Freedman Arts Centre

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Ksenija Sidorova New Year’s Concerts with National Symphony Orchestra – Latvia

Ksenija SidorovaAccordionist Ksenija Sidorova will perform three concerts with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Andris Poga) at the Great Guild Hall in Riga, Latvia on December 28th, 29th and 30th, 2019.

Their program will include Alborada del Gracioso (Ravel), Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (Piazzolla), Gypsy (Ravel), Rapsodie Espagnole (Ravel) and Aconcagua Concerto (Piazzolla).

For details email: alice.o'reilly@harrisonparrott.co.uk
Latvian National Symphony Orchestra

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New Album release: "MARY plays GARY" - USA

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Gary DaverneReleased just before Christmas was the album titled "Mary plays Gary" with American accordionist Mary Tokarski playing the music of New Zealand composer Gary Daverne.

The album features 12 tracks with tracks 1 to 6 being Mary Tokarski recorded with the Moravian Philharmonic and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestras.

The other tracks are solos by Mary Tokarski and the album features compositions of many different styles.

The album of 47 mins is available as mp3 tracks for only US$10. Full information about the album and the music including sound samples is online at Catalog: mary19eT "Mary plays Gary"
Mary Tokarski

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Accademia del Ridotto - 3rd Stradella International Music Competition – Italy

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The Accademia del Ridotto 3rd Stradella International Music Competition will be held at the Stradella Theatre in Pavia Province, Italy from April 1st to 5th, 2020. This competition is open to musicians from any country.

Winners will be awarded with prize money, concerts and scholarships to study at the Accademia del Ridotto.

Prizes include the Professional Performance Prize for accordionists:
“Mariano Dallapé” Accordion Prize
Prize money: 2,750 EUR
Indicative Schedule: April 3rd and 4th, 2020

Age Category Competition “Accademia del Ridotto” Prize:
Solo Sections
Accordion (Subsections: Classical music – Varietè/Jazz – Diatonic – Electronic Accordion)
Ensemble Music Sections
Chamber Music
Indicative Schedule: April 3rd, 4th & 5th, 2020

The deadline for entries is February 29th, 2020
Click here for competition Rules: 2020StradellaRules.pdf

For further information email: info@accademiadelridotto.com

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"Jingle all the Way" Concert a Roaring Success - New Zealand

Jingle posterKevin FriedrichKevin Friedrich (picture right) held his "Jingle all the Way" Christmas concert at the Dargaville Museum Lighthouse Function Centre on December 8th to a sell-out crowd.

For the past 12 years, Kevin has organised an annual March concert, and this year was the first time the Christmas concert was introduced. The enthusiastic audience confirmed the popularity of these concerts, which Kevin now plans to repeat in 2020.

Entertainment was provided by the North Shore Music Makers Accordion Orchestra, Alanah & Maurice Jones, Lionel Reekie (who appeared as a soloist, as the Easter Bunny and also as Santa Claus in a variety of comedy acts), the Kaipara Ukelele Orchestra, choirs and a variety of vocalists.

A full report and photos are online at: 2019Jingle
Lionel Reekie, Alanah and Maurice Jones

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Salvatore Cauteruccio New Recording - Accordion Solo

A new recording by accordionist Salvatore Cauteruccio entitled “Accordion Solo” is an all-acoustic performance, where Cauteruccio offers the audience a repertoire of original songs of his own composition, music written specifically for accordion by Roberto Musolino and some of the most extraordinary compositions by Astor Piazzolla.

Salvatore Cauteruccio has performed in Italy, Russia, Brazil, the Netherlands, Germany, England, Switzerland, Slovenia, Albania, performing on important stages such as Moscow's Kremlin, Ariston Theatre, Scanderberg Square, Ibirapuera Auditorium, and Auditorium of the Conciliation.

He collaborates with the likes of Geoff Westley, Mariella Nava, Anna Mazzamauro, Amedeo Minghi, Paolo Vallesi, Maurizio Morante, Eric Daniel, Robertinho De Paula, Daniele Scannapieco, Gianfranco Campagnoli, Janice Watson, Renzo Ruggieri, Umberto Napolitano, Roberto Musolino, Roberto Guarino, Fabrizio La Fauci and others.

For details email: salvatorecauteruccio77@gmail.com
Salvatore Cauteruccio

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Closing Date in 2 Weeks for Accordion & Flute Compositions - Worldwide

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Martina JThe closing date for the Duo Artina (which includes accordionist Martina Jembrišak - picture left) accordion and flute compositions is on December 31st, 2019.

Composers of any age can enter and the winner will have their work premiered in June 2020 at the Gustav Adolf Church in Berlin, Germany. The winning compositions will also be recorded on CD. The objective of the contest is to promote the creation of pieces for accordion in chamber music.

Composers may submit multiple works, which must be no longer than 6 minutes and written for flute/piccolo and accordion. The submitted works should not have been premiered in any public performance or through any digital or mechanical means. Works that have been previously premiered will not be admitted.

Entry is free of charge.

For further details email: duoartina@gmail.com

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Future events


CNIMA February 2020 Courses – France

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Alain PennecThe CNIMA directed by Nathalie Boucheix will begin their 2020 courses in February as follows:

Accordion courses with tutor Alain Pennec (picture left) from February 17th to 21st, 2020; February 17th to 22nd, 2020; and February 24th to 29th, 2020

Group accordion course from February 17th to 21st, 2020

These courses will include individual lessons and group lessons on one or two pieces of your choice.

For further details email: cnima@orange.fr

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“Fuelles Salteños” at Encuencro Tradicional de Saucedo - Uruguay

Saucedo posterFuelles SalteñosVideo: Perfomance at "La Dentradora", festival Huellas de Tradicion en Lavalleja.

Uruguayan folklore band “Fuelles Salteños” will entertain at the Encuencro Tradicional de Saucedo in Salto, Uruguay on December 21st.

The band, which consists of vocalists Caterin Zaz & Vanessa Zaz, accordionists Elida Rusconi, Walter Olhausen & Carlos Seyañes, Federico Zacarias (bass), Franco Nuñez (guitar) and Miguel Acosta (drums) perform dance music and traditional folk tunes at a variety of festivals throughout Uruguay.

For details phone: +598 92 241 407

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Daddy Squeeze Lunch Concert, Minnesota - USA

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Daddy Squeeze (accordionist Dan Newton) & guitarist Pat Donohue will play music for your Sunday brunch pleasure at the 925 Restaurant in Hotel Landing, Wayzata, Minnesota on December 22nd from 11am to 2pm.

Daddy Squeeze enjoys mixing up styles and genres that don't generally seem compatible. "Music out of context", or "Ethno-clectic Bop" is the result of his genre-bending experiments with Celtic, Tex-Mex, Creole, Blues, Jazz, Scandinavian, Polka and pop music.

For reservations phone: 952-777-7900

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Accordionist “Jenny J” at New Year’s Eve Party - France

Jenny JAccordion entertainer Jenny J. will perform at a New Year’s Eve party in the Salle des fêtes (Party room), 2 Route d'Orléans in Darvoy, France on December 31st beginning at 7.30pm. The event is organised by Les Joyeux Compagnons Darvoysiens in Darvoy and reservations are open until December 22nd, 2019.

Jenny J will play a variety of music including some jazz until after midnight.

For details phone: Michel - 06.70.57.08.23

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Zoltán Orosz Christmas and New Year Concerts - Hungary

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Zoltan Orosz will perform at a traditional Karva Christmas Concert at the Roman Catholic Church in Karva dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary on December 22nd, 2019 at 5pm.

Entry to this annual concert is free again this year, everyone is welcome.

Following this event, Orosz Zoltan and Friends will perform a New Year concert at the MOM Cultural Center in Budapest on January 2nd, 2020 beginning at 7pm.

This is the sixth time, Zoltan has held this New Year's concert, rejoicing fans with his soul-lifting music, amazing virtuosity and passionate performance.

Zoltan will be accompanied by artists Mihály Borbély (wind instruments), Mariann Falusi, Kornel Horváth (percussion), Béla Lattmann (bass guitar) and Roby Lakatos (violin).

For details email: jegy@momkult.hu

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“Pearl Django” Concert at Jazz Alley in Seattle - USA

Video: Begin the Beguine (at Carnegie Hall) Gypsy Jazz group Pearl Django perform "Begin the Beguine" live in studio. Players: Troy Chapman (guitar) Michael Gray (violin), Ryan Hoffman (guitar), David Lange (accordion) and Rick Leppanen (bass).

Gypsy Jazz group Pearl Django (which includes accordionist David Lange) will entertain at Jazz Alley in Seattle, WA on January 7th and 8th, 2020 at 7.30pm.

The group has a performance history spanning more than two decades, and is one of the most highly regarded Hot Club style groups working today. The band’s roots are firmly in the music made famous by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, its extensive repertoire includes traditional jazz classics and original compositions.

Accordionist David Lange has been an unofficial member of Pearl Django since the group's inception. He has been the recording engineer and co-producer of all of the Pearl Django CDs.

The band are hoping to have their brand new CD, (their 15th) ready for this performance.

For details phone: 206-441-9729
Pearl Django

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Eastbourne Accordion Festival – UK

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The Eastbourne Accordion Festival will be held at The Queens Hotel Eastbourne, East Sussex from February 7th to 10th, 2020, organised by CGF Music.

The festival will feature four days of music the way only accordion players know how. The programme will include concerts by both leading UK and International musicians as well as a full supporting cast of traders and displays.

Over ten hours of workshop classes will also run including orchestras, group and individual private lessons. Music genres include Folk, Scottish, Jazz, Classical, Electronic and guests are more than welcome to bring their accordions along for both classes and to join in the afternoon guest concerts.

See poster for details or email: sales@cgfmusic.co.uk

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Brandon McPhee at 2020 Tunes by the Dunes Music Festival - Scotland

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Brandon McPheeTickets are now on sale for the Tunes by the Dunes Music Festival which will be held at Ham Park, Dunnet, Scotland on September 4th and 5th, 2020. Popular accordion entertainer Brandon McPhee will play at this event.

Further information on the event will be released next year.

See poster above for details.

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Rob Howard: Accordion Anthology 2 Book Review

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Rob HowardThe new book by Rob Howard, ‘Accordion Anthology 2’ Catalog robaccord08 has been reviewed by Peter Ayers (MD Norvic Concordia), Norwich.

A segment of the review: "What makes the book so enjoyable to read are the numerous excellent colour photographs, the only black and white photographs being those taken a long while ago. Although Rob has written some of the articles, others are by those who are specialists in a particular area of the accordion."

Read the whole review at: Catalog robaccord08

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Teachers - Win a Trip to New Zealand, 3 Weeks to Entry Closing - New Zealand

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2020 International Video Competition & Promotion of Accordion Music by Gary DaverneThis is a great opportunity for the teacher and one winner accordionist to visit New Zealand.

The New Zealand Accordion Association (NZAA) announces the 2020 International Video Competition & Promotion of Accordion Music by famous New Zealand composer Gary Daverne.

This is a free online "Video Competition for Accordionists of all ages and nationalities" with a 1st prize of two round trip air tickets to New Zealand to the 2020 South Pacific Accordion Championships, 30-31 May 2020, Auckland, New Zealand. Accommodation for 3 nights included plus some additional other concert/holiday possibilities.

Contestants must send a .mp4 video recording of one (or more) work/s composed by Gary Daverne who has a wide repertoire of compositions for accordion including:
- solo;
- accordion duet or accordion with another instrument;
- accordion trio/ensemble or accordion with string ensemble;
- accordion orchestra;
- accordion soloist with accordion orchestra or accordion soloist with string orchestra or accordion soloist with symphony orchestra.

The accordion music is available for any contestant free of charge upon request.

The international jury will be: Gary Daverne, Kevin Friedrich, Grayson Masefield, Stephanie Poole.

Entries online close 5th January 2020.

Full information at:
http://www.accordion.co.nz/2020/VideoDaverneCompetition.htm

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