Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA)
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2009 CIA Winter Congress & 123rd CIA General Assembly of Delegates
Arrasate, Spain
- December 5-6, 2009

Viteri str. 16,
Tel +34 943 712 433
Host: CIA Member "Hauspoz" Euskal Herriko Akordeoi Elkartea

Welcome to Arrasate and Schedule | 123rd CIA General Assembly | Mayor's Reception and Pictures
Welcome to Arrasate, Spain

Arrasate/Mondragón is located on the southwest of the historical territory of Gipuzkoa, in Debagoiena region. The town is formed by the Udala, Bedoña, Garagartza and Gesalibar neighbourhoods and encompassed by Udalaitz (1,082 m), Murumendi (775 m) and Kurtzetxiki (532 m) Mountains. In addition, the Rivers Deba and Aramaio meet in the urban area.

Arrasate/Mondragón is one of the most important industrial towns of the Basque Autonomous Region. Its economic development is closely linked to the cooperative movement that began in the 50s, which helped the town become a worldwide well-known industrial centre, through the Mondragón Cooperative Corporation (MCC), the greatest enterprise in the Basque Autonomous Region.

Medieval Old Town: Arrasate/Mondragón is an attractive spot for tourists. You can walk through the Old Town, which is surrounded by a wall. The church of San Juan Bautista (Baroque style), the convent of San Francisco (current culture centre) and Okendo and Artazubiaga Palaces are some of the captivating buildings you can find there.

Monterrón and Santa Bárbara Parks are worth a visit. Monterrón has a palace that was built in the 17th century and also ancient trees that are classified among the peculiar trees of the Basque Autonomous Region, such as giant sequoias. As to Santa Bárbara, it towers over the old quarter offering magnificent panoramic views of the town.

Access: Most attendees will choose to fly into Bilbao, Spain, and from there, take the convenient bus connection to Arrasate. For information about the bus connection, please visit: http://www.pesa.net

Tentitive Schedule of Events

Thursday - December 3rd, 2009

  • all day - arrivals to Spain
  • all day - free time for visiting Arrasate and surrounding areas

Friday - December 4th, 2009

  • all day - arrivals to Spain
  • "Arrasateko Akordeoi Lehiaketak" International Accordion Competition (Arrasate, Spain)
    First (Qualifying) Round. Contestants must perform:

    a) "Tango Prism. Op. 73" Maki Ishii (Ed. Moeck,Germany).
    b) One Prelude and Fuge from Well Tempered Clavier Book I or II by J. S. Bach
    c) Choose one of this pieces:
    - "Tango" L. De Pablo.
    - "Phantasie 84" J. Ganzer.
    - "De Profundis" S. Gubaidulina (Ed. IntermusikShmülling, Germany).
    - "Gena" J. Kaipainen (Ed. Wilhelm Hansen,Denmark).
    - "Aztarnak" R. Lazkano (Ed. Chant du Monde,France).
    - "Jeux d´Anches" M. Lindberg (Ed. WilhelmHansen, Denmark).
    - "Lluvia" S. Martínez.
    - "Flashing" A. Nordheim (Ed. Wilhelm Hansen,Denmark).
    - "Izpi" Zuriñe F. Gerenabarrena (Ed. Hauspoz,Basque Country).
    - "Suite" o "Cuatro Intermezzi" J. Feld (Ed.Hohner/Schott).
    - "Musica ricercata (Mov. I, II, III, IV y V)" G. Ligety(Ed. Schott Musik, Germany).
    - "Bone +" K. Harada (Ed. Wunn, Germany).

Saturday - December 5th, 2009

  • optional Delegate arrivals to Spain
  • 9:00 AM - Executive Committee Meeting
  • 11:00 AM - Music Committee Meeting
  • Lunch
  • 1:00 PM - Civic Reception at the Town Hall - All CIA Delegates Welcome
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM - 123rd General Assembly, Opening Session
    CIA Members (Voting, Corresponding, Supporting)
  • All Day - Hauspoz National Accordion Competitions

Sunday - December 6th, 2009

  • 10:00 AM - Noon - 123rd General Assembly, Closing Session
    CIA Members (Voting, Corresponding, Supporting) and Guests
  • afternoon - optional departure, sightseeing
  • All Day - Hauspoz National Accordion Competitions

Monday - December 7th, 2009

  • "Arrasateko Akordeoi Lehiaketak" International Accordion Competition (Arrasate, Spain)
    Second (Final) Round. Contestants must perform:

    The free program between 25 and 30 minutes and will conform to the following specifications:
    a) Two original pieces for accordion.
    b) Rest of the program on own free choice.

Tuesday - December 8th, 2009

  • "Arrasateko Akordeoi Lehiaketak" International Accordion Competition (Arrasate, Spain)
    Prize Giving
Host Contact Information

CIA Winter Congress Contact from HAUSPOZ: Iñigo Aizpiolea


Confederation Internationale Des Accordeonistes (CIA) - General Secretary
Kimmo Mattila, Kyrösselänkatu 3, FIN-39500 IKAALINEN, Finland. E-mail: kimmo.mattila@satahamesoi.fi

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