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Weekly News from Around the World - 24-Mar-2017
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Frankfurt Musikmesse 2017 - Germany
2017 Kyiv International Bayan-Accordion Music Marathon - Ukraine
MusicTech "Know the People" Interview, Castelfidardo - Italy
All Russian Day of Bayan, Accordion and Harmonica 2017 - Russia

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

Teija Niku new CD 'Memento', Helsinki – Finland
New Arrangement Release: The Brave Ranchero Arranged Gary Dahl - USA

Future events

Motion Trio Concert, Bielsku-Białej – Poland
Southern Cone Quintet Concert, London – UK
Franck Angelis Concert @ Novosibirsk – Russia
Mariya Leminskaya Concert, Brackenheim – Germany
Zoltan Orosz Quartet Concert, Veszprém - Hungary
Rizol Bayan Quartet ‘Four Seasons’ Concert, Kiev – Ukraine
Alex Meixner Tour Dates – USA
Yves Leynaert plays for dancing, Leffrinckoucke – France
‘La Giara’ Concert & Book Release, Philadelphia - USA
Frédéric Deschamps Master Class, Chalone sur Saone – France
Seacroft 2017 Accordion Festival, Norfolk – UK
Dobrek Project Concerts, Vienna – Austria
World Accordion Day (WAD) Concert - Singapore

CD Reviews

Review of Two Jazz Improvisation eBooks by Renzo Ruggieri - Italy

New and Updated Sites

Updated Site: Additions to Charnwood eSheet Music Catalog - UK
Updated Site: Franco Cambareri Two New Works Released - Australia
Updated site: Karthause-Schmülling - Germany

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Frankfurt Musikmesse 2017 - Germany

Frankfurt Musikmesse building
The Frankfurt Musikmesse 2017 is the world's largest music trade fair for musical instruments, sheet music, music production and marketing.

- Wednesday 5th April to Saturday 8th April 2017, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Open daily for Trade and Private visitors
- More than 30.000 instruments shown in seven exhibition halls
- Many workshops, concerts, demonstrations and discussion events.

Accordion factories exhibiting include:
Beltuna Halle Hall 8 Level 0 Stand E10
Bugari Armando and Bugari Evo Hall 8 Level 0 Stand F20
Cagnoni Srl Hall 8 Level 0 Stand F11
Dino Baffetti Hall 8 Level 0 Stand G19
Dallape in visit
Excelsior Hall 8 Level 0 Stand G14
Harmonikas s.r.o. Hall 8 Level 0 Stand D26
Italcinte in visit
Mengascini Nello Srl Hall 8 Level 0 Stand F21
MusicTech Hall 8 Level 0 Stand E20
Orla Srl Hall 9 Level 0 Stand C01
Pigini Srl Hall 8 Level 0 Stand G14
Scandalli Accordions Hall 8 Level 0 Stand E21
Zero Sette Hall 8 Level 0 Stand F20

A full report of the 2017 Frankfurt Musikmesse with photos and video will be available after the opening at: Frankfurt2017

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2017 Kyiv International Bayan-Accordion Music Marathon - Ukraine

Poster: Kyiv International Marathon of accordion
Volodymyr RunchakAbout 50 videos of the 2016 event were released. Video above: Full concert by Victor Kravchuk in 2016. Program Details: 2016KyivKravchuk.pdf

The 2017 Kyiv International Bayan-Accordion Music Marathon takes place on the 1st and 2nd April 2017 from 12.00 to 21.00 hours.

This Kyiv International Bayan-Accordion Music Marathon was held for the first time in April 2013, organized by the National Ukrainian Music Union and its Association of Accordionists. Artistic Director is well known Ukrainian composer and conductor Volodymyr Runchak (picture left).

The aim for this event is to promote Ukrainian accordionists, accordion compositions and accordion concerts in general.

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MusicTech "Know the People" Interview, Castelfidardo - Italy

MusicTech
"Know the People" Interview: with:
MusicTech Owners Claudio Sabbattini and Maria Rita Bartomeoli

Editor: Holda Paoletti-Kampl

"Know the People" of Castelfidardo who have made this small city so famous around the world for their quality accordion products. Interview at: 2017MusicTech

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All Russian Day of Bayan, Accordion and Harmonica 2017 - Russia

Friedrich Lips
Mikhail BronnerPoster: All Russian Day of Bayan, Accordion and Harmonica 2017Video: "Eight Sonnets About Love", soloist Friedrich Lips, world premiere.

Upon initiative of the chair for bayan and accordion of the Gnessin Music Academy in Moscow, the annual All-Russian Day of the bayan, the accordion and the harmonica was started in 2010.

For 2017, a concert was held in the concert hall of the Gnesin Music Academy, 18th March. A feature was Friedrich Lips performing a world premiere of the Michael Bronner composition "Eight Sonnets About Love" for bayan and chamber orchestra.

Program details and pictures at: 2017All-Russian

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


Teija Niku new CD 'Memento', Helsinki – Finland

'Memento' CD coverVideo: Making of Memento album by Teija Niku

Accordionist Teija Niku, from Helsinki, Finland, has just released her second solo album 'Memento', which mixes elements from Scandinavian and Balkan folk music to jazzy and cinematic moods.

The tracks include: Limp, Suvivirsi, Humma, Haven, Yksi ruusu, Talven tulo, Flypolska, Unen maa, Memento.

Teija Niku is a professional folk musician with a master's degree from the Sibelius Academy Folk Music Department. Teija plays both diatonic and chromatic accordion. She specializes in Nordic and Balkan folk music, but she also plays tango, French musette, accordion evergreens and composes her own music.

Her debut solo album ‘Finsko Pajdusko’, released in 2011, received positive reviews from the Finnish press.

For further information email: teijaniku@gmail.com

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New Arrangement Release: The Brave Ranchero Arranged Gary Dahl - USA

Gary DahlNew arrangement: The Brave Ranchero composed by Juan José Espinoso and arranged by popular USA arranger Gary Dahl. Catalog: DH0259

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Future events


Motion Trio Concert, Bielsku-Białej – Poland

Motion Trio
The Motion Trio perform in concert on Saturday March 25th, 7pm, at the Bielskie Centrum Kultury, Bielsku-Bialej, Poland.

The Motion Trio is an internationally renowned Polish accordion trio. Formed in 1996, the Motion Trio are Janusz Wojtarowicz, Pawel Baranek, and Marcin Galazyn. Using all the advantages of the accordion in their creations, the Motion Trio continually explore the new possibilities of this instrument, changing the way that it is perceived. Their concerts are musical performances that contain action and drama.

For further information email: annawojtarowicz@akordeonus.com

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Southern Cone Quintet Concert, London – UK

Poster: Southern Cone QuintetThe Southern Cone Quintet concert on March 25th, 7.30pm, at St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG, offers ‘Impressions of music from Argentina, Chile & Uruguay’. Food and drink will be available for sale on the night.

Southern Cone Quintet takes its name from the geographical area of the same name, embracing the countries of Uruguay, Argentina and Chile. The Southern Cone has a rich and diverse musical tradition, with genres including Tango, Cueca, and Candombe, as well as indigenous ethnic forms such as Mapuche music.

It is from this rich earth that the Southern Cone Quintet draws its inspiration. The repertoire consists of re-arrangements of pieces from a wide variety of sources. From 20th Century composers like Astor Piazzolla and Violeta Parra, to traditional folk songs and ancient native chants. While the style resembles Nuevo Tango, it could also be described as “Nueva Cueca” or “Nuevo Candombe”.

The SCQ performers are Lucia Veintimilla – violin, Claude Werner – clarinet/flute/arranger, James Kitchman – electric guitar, Iñigo Mikeleiz Berrade – accordion, and Louis Thomas – double bass.

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Franck Angelis Concert @ Novosibirsk – Russia

Franck AngelisOn Saturday March 25th, 6.30pm, the leading French composer and accordionist Franck Angelis performs in concert in the Concert Hall Nsmsh, Novosibirsk, Russia, as the chief guest at the National Bayan Competition. Tickets cost 500/250 Rubles.

Franck Angelis won the CMA Trophee Mondiale in 1981, and went on to establish himself as both a performer and most notably as a composer, with many compositions for cinema and the theatre to his credit. His works are frequently performed by leading international accordionists. He currently teaches at the l'Ecole Nationale de Musique de Gennevilliers in France.

The festival runs from March 23rd to 26th, and closes with a free concert featuring the competition winners at 6.30pm on Sunday.

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Mariya Leminskaya Concert, Brackenheim – Germany

Poster Mariya Leminskaya ConcertAccordionist and organist Mariya Leminskaya performs music by Felix Mendelssohn, JS Bach, and Astor Piazzolla, in concert on Sunday March 26th, 5pm, at the Martinskirche, Meimsheim, Brackenheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, southern Germany. Entrance is free.

Mariya Leminskaya, born in Kaliningrad, Russia, studied accordion and piano at the Hohner Conservatory in Trossingen, Germany. She now teaches both instruments, and also performs.

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Zoltan Orosz Quartet Concert, Veszprém - Hungary

Accordionist Zoltan Orosz performs in concert with Mihaly Borbely – clarinet/saxophone, Kornel Horvath - percussion, and Bela Lattmann – bass guitar, on Sunday March 26th, 7pm, at Peton Szinhaz, Veszprém, Hungary.

Zoltan Orosz studied the accordion and the organ at the Bela Bartok Conservatory in Budapest, and later at the Franz Liszt College, Budapest. He has since pursued a very successful international career as an accordionist, with several recordings to his credit.

For further information email: info@harmonika.hu

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Rizol Bayan Quartet ‘Four Seasons’ Concert, Kiev – Ukraine

Rizol Bayan QuartetOn Thursday March 30th, 7pm, the Rizol Bayan Quartet performs Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ at the White Hall of the House of Scientists, National Philharmonic Hall, Kiev, Ukraine.

The ‘Four Seasons’ (‘Le quattro stagioni’), by the Italian Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), was published in 1725, and has been performed and recorded worldwide by many artists, ensembles and orchestras.

The Rizol Bayan Quartet, one of Europe’s longest established accordion quartets, was formed in 1939. Its current members are Sergiy Grichenko, Oleg Shiyan, Igor Sayenko, and Roman Molochenko.

For further information email: philharmonia@ukrpost@.ua

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Alex Meixner Tour Dates – USA

Alex MeixnerAccordionist Alex Meixner’s forthcoming US tour dates include:.

March 30th – German Heritage Festival, Fire Ant Brewing Company, 308 Market St, Tomball, Texas
March 31st, April 1st and 2nd – Tomball German Heritage Festival, Ziegenbock Stage, Downtown Tomball, near 201 S. Elm St., Main St. (FM 2920) and Market St., Tomball, Texas
April 15th – private event, PA
April 28th and 29th – Bavarian Bierhaus Nashville, 109 Opry Mills Drive Suite 315, Nashville, Tennessee
April 30th – concert, Acorns Golf Links, 3933 Ahne Road Waterloo, Illinois

Alex Meixner comes from a musical family going back four generations. He began performing when he was 6 years old, with his father, Al, in the family band, and he has appeared on more than 50 recordings, including the 1994 Grammy winning ‘Music and Friends’ by Walter Ostanek.

Since 1995 he has led his own band. His main instruments are accordion and trumpet, although he can also play keyboards, bass, drums, and many different horns. ‘Polka Freak Out’, his 2007 release, was nominated for a Grammy in 2007. The latter is described on the CD cover as "A collection of songs mixing elements of polka styles from around the world ... on top of a Tex-Mex rhythm section and enveloped in a pop-rock aesthetic."

His latest, ‘Three Ring Circus’, mirrors the variety in his live shows. His original songs are mixed in with polkas from many cultures. There is even an Irish dance rocker. And to ensure the disk's polka authenticity, one of the 23 tracks is titled "Is Anything Better than Beer?"

For further information email: info@alexmeixner.com

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Yves Leynaert plays for dancing, Leffrinckoucke – France

Yves LeynaertAccordionist Yves Leynaert performs for a tea dance on Thursday March 30th, 2.30pm until 7.30pm, at the restaurant La Poudriere, Leffrinckoucke, northern France.

Yves Leynaert, based in the Dunkirk area, is one the most popular musette dance accordionists in the north of France and Belgium. He has many compositions and recordings to his credit.

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‘La Giara’ Concert & Book Release, Philadelphia - USA

‘La Giara’ Concert & Book Release,
‘The Water Jug’ (‘La Giara’), a novel by Patricia Haddad King, will be presented on Friday March 31st, 8pm, at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St, Philadelphia, with the new book release and signing. The evening includes a musical drama based on the book set in concert form and merges Italian folk music, jazz and opera, with a Brazilian Choro influence. It is a true story beautifully written about the family of Patricia Haddad King. Joseph Soprani has added accordion in many of the selections where appropriate.

For further information email: joesoprani@gmail.com

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Frédéric Deschamps Master Class, Chalone sur Saone – France

Frédéric DeschampsFrédéric Deschamps presents an accordion master class on Friday March 31st, 5pm, at 16 Place du Collège, 71100 Chalon-sur-Saône.

Frédéric Deschamps, whose many accomplishments include winning both the CIA Coupe
Mondiale and the CMA Trophee Mondial in the same year in 1992, is one of France’s leading accordion teachers.

Chalon-sur-Saône is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France.

For further information email: chrismusic71@gmail.com

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Seacroft 2017 Accordion Festival, Norfolk – UK

Poster Seacroft 2017 Accordion FestivalHeather Smith’s festival ‘Seacroft 2017’ runs from Monday April 3rd to Friday April 7th, at Seacroft Holiday Centre, Hemsby, Norfolk. The guests include the international championship winning orchestra Jenny’s Accordionists, Denise Leigh (soprano) & Stefan Andrusyschyn (accordion), the accordion duo Amaryllis, Jovan Rnjak, the accordion sextet Norvic Concordia, Harry Hussey, and Bert Santilly.

The trade show includes the Birmingham Accordion Centre and Robaccord Publications.

Prices are £269 (standard), £299 (premier), with a single supplement at £25. To book call Sceptre Promotions on 01780 782093.

For further information email: heather@accordions.karoo.co.uk

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Dobrek Project Concerts, Vienna – Austria

Dobrek Project
The Dobrek Project, led by and featuring the compositions of Polish accordionist Krystof Dobrek, is a show performed on Saturday April 1st and Sunday April 2nd, 8pm both evenings, as part of the Vienna International Accordion Festival, at the Orpheum, Steigenteschgasse 94b, 1220 Vienna (Wien), Austria.

Performers of the Dobrek Project are Golnar Shahyar – vocals, Laura Korhonen – vocals, Sakîna Teyna – vocals, Xenia Ostrovskaya – vocals, Gina Schwarz – bass, Ingrid Oberkanins – drums, and Krzysztof Dobrek – accordion.

For further information email: dobrek_project@dobrek.com

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World Accordion Day (WAD) Concert - Singapore

Poster World Accordion Day Singapore
The sound of Accordion can be lost in a bustling City like Singapore.

Accordion Singapore Ensemble of Sasha Farseev (St Petersburg) and Jiaxi Zhang (China) will present a concert of popular and classical accordion music to celebrate World Accordion Day.

Full details of the concert and information about other WAD events is on the World Accordion Day website.

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CD Reviews


Review of Two Jazz Improvisation eBooks by Renzo Ruggieri - Italy

10 Approaches to Jazz Improvisation eBookDieci Approcci All’ImprovvisazioneCD Reviews Index for the Review of the two eBooks (sent to you by email) written by Renzo Ruggieri, reviewed by Prof. A Mugnoz in Italian and English.

- English: Ten Approaches to (Jazz) Improvisation by Renzo Ruggieri
- Italian: Dieci Approcci all'improvvisazione (jazz), Renzo Ruggieri
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New and Updated Sites


Updated Site: Additions to Charnwood eSheet Music Catalog - UK

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Additions had been made to the Charnwood eSheet Music Catalog page.

Now over 23 titles by composers English accordion composers H. Benton, Karolyn Broadhead, Sue Coppard, W. J. Farran, Cyril Pasby, Frederik Parnell, Douglas Ward,
available at: Charnwood eSheet

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Updated Site: Franco Cambareri Two New Works Released - Australia

Franco CambareriFranco Cambareri has released two new compositions:

cfranco220 - Bahian Samba
Grade 4, 4 pages, Danza Vittoriosa (Victory Dance) is a Paso Doble with a Victory Marching Dance.

cfranco221 - Danza Vittoriosa
Grade 4, 4 pages, Danza Vittoriosa (Victory Dance) is a Paso Doble with a Victory Marching Dance.

These works are eSheet (pdf file, able to be emailed to you) and can be purchased online with secure server credit card.

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Updated site: Karthause-Schmülling - Germany

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Karthause-Schmülling recently restarted business and the catalog is steadily being uploaded to the internet. Over 130 titles were loaded in the last week.

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