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33. Internationels Akkordeon Festival in Castelfidardo – Italien
Pino Di Modugno zurück in Seacroft – GB
Accordéon Mélancolique’s neue CD, Friesland - Holland
Masterklasse mit  Ivano Battiston, Fier – Albanien
CMA Trophée Mondiale 2008 - Bosnia & Herzegovina
Konzertberichte, Masterklassen, Festivals, Wettbewerbe etc
Rocky Mountain Accordion Celebration, Montana – USA
Strumenti & Musica, Spoleto - Italy
Accordion Encyclopedia – Germany
Bevorstehende Konzertdaten/Auftritte usw
Richard Adey Concert, North Staffs AC – UK
Victor Prieto Trio + One, New York – USA
Music Summer School, Offaly – Ireland
Marco Lo Russo Concerts – Italy
Motion Trio Concerts – Poland, Switzerland, Russia, Germany
Gypsy Arts Festival, Kent – UK
Øivind Farmen Concerts, Oslo – Norway
Cavagnolo Demonstrations, Beynost – France
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33. Internationels Akkordeon Festival in Castelfidardo – Italien
Beitrag von Rob Howard


Das 33. internationale Akkrodeonfestival in Castelfidardo findet in diesem Jahr vom 13. bis 19. Oktober statt. Während dieses Events stehen jede Menge Aktivitäten auf dem Programm. Die Anmeldungen für den Wettbewerg in den verschiedenen Kategorien wie Duo, Solo, Gruppen und Orchesters müssen bis spätestens 31. August im Organisationsbüro eingereicht werden.

Für die musikalische Leitung ist wie seit vielen jahren, auch in diesem Jahr Maestro Paolo Picchio verantwortlich.
Im Konzertsaal Astra gibt es am:
13. Oktober das Eröffnungskonzert
14. Oktober ein Konzert mit Filmmusik
15. Oktob er ein Konzert mit dem ‘Musictech Digital Akkordeon Orchester’ mit den Künstlern Giancarlo Caporilli, Alberto Valguarnera, Gianni Mirizzi, Gennaro Ruffolo, Marco Polidori, Vincenzo Abbracciante, Mirco Azzalin, Heather Smith, Massimo Siviero und Vincenzo De Ritis) sowie dem Jazz Tango Trio “I Tangheri”: Vincenzo Abbracciante - Akkordeon, Antonio Di Lorenzo – Schlagzeug und Davide Penta – Doublebass
16. Oktober - Yiddish Kabarett mit Moni Ovadia
17. Oktober - Balkan Folkmusik mit dem Martin Lubenov Orkestar (Martin Lubenov, Petar Yankov, Kasimir Malakov, Harald Tantschek, Aleksandar Aca Stojic und Stefan Thaler)
18. Oktober – ‘Jazz and beyond’ mit dem Motion Trio: Janusz Wojtarowicz, Pawel Baranek, Marcin Galazyn
19. Oktober – Abschlußkonzert mit den Gewinnern der Wettbewerbe.

Wenn Sie zusätzliche Informaiton wünschen, dann schreiben Sie bitte via e- mail an: prolococ@tiscali.it
 
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Pino Di Modugno zurück in Seacroft – GB
Beitrag von Rob Howard

Der italienische Akkordeonstar Pino Di Modugno wird nach langer Abwesenheit wieder in England als Sondergast beim ‘Accordions International 2008’ im Seacroft Holiday Village, Norfolk vom 14. – 17. November auftreten. 1997 war sein letzer Besuch in England.

Pino Di Modugno, Gewinner von zahlreichen nationalen und internationalen Wettbewerben in sowohl Jazz- als auch klassischer Musik, ist bekannt als Italiens Akkordeon-Elitespieler. Er ist in vielen Ländern, darunter die USA, Kanada, Großbritannien, Deutschland, Schweiz, Portugal und Venezuela aufgetreten.

Das Festival umfasst Konzerte, Workshops, Tanz und eine Ausstgellung. Weiters treten während des "Akkordeons International 2008" folgende Gäste auf: Lars Ek Hot Trio - Schweden, Giancarlo Caporilli - Italien, Großbritannien’s Künstler: Stefan Andrusyschyn und Denise Leigh (Sopran), Harry Hussey, Bert Santilly und Akkordeon-Sextett Norvic Concordia.

'Accordions International 2008 bleibt also auch weiterhin der beliebten Tradition als „Vorweihnachtliches Festivals der Region East Anglia“ treu, die vom späten Malcolm Gee im Jahre 1986 gegründet wurde. Die Veranstaltung wird von Heather Smith geleitet.

Für jegliche zusätzliche Information können Sie sich via e-mail an: heather@accordions.karoo.co.uk
 
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Accordéon Mélancolique’s neue CD, Friesland - Holland

Die Akkordeonkünstler Cherie de Boer und Jean-Pierre Guiran, bekannt als das Duo ‘Accordéon Mélancolique’, haben eine neue CD namens "Les Invités" auf den Markt gebracht. Die CD beinhaltet "Gånglåt" (schwedische traditionelle Musik), 'Der Pate' (Liebeslieder, Tarantella und Mazurka), "Le Cygne" (Saint-Saëns), "Klezmer" (Jiddische traditionelle Musik), und "Gut Morgn '(Kostakovsky), sowie Original-Eigenkompositionen von Jean-Pierre Guiran.

Das Duo ‘Accordéon Mélancolique’ hat hunderte Konzerte über die letzten Jahren hindurch gegeben, vor allem in den Niederlanden mit zahlreichen Fernsehauftritten und Radioshows. Im Jahr 1998 wurde ihnen die spezielle Ehre zu teil bei der Marshall-Hilfe Gedenkfeier in Rotterdam, vor einem exklusivem Publikum, unter anderem der US-Präsident, Bill Clinton, Prinz Willem Alexander und der niederländische Ministerpräsident Willem Kok, aufzutreten.

Trotz der großen Erfolge nimmt sich das Duo immer wieder gerne die Zeit die verschiedensten Altersheime im ganzen Land zu besuchen und mit ihrer Musik Freude zu bescheren. Ihre Auslandsreisen führten sie nach Kanada, Island und Dänemark.

Möchten Sie dem Duo schreiben? Hier ist ihre email: info@acmel.nl
 
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Masterklasse mit  Ivano Battiston, Fier – Albanien

Der italiensiche Akkordeonkünstler und Lehrer Ivano Battiston gibt vom 6.-13 September in Fier/Albanien, nur wenige Kilomenter von Apollonia entfernte eine Masterklasse als Teil eines Musik-Traninigskurses.

Weitere Kurse warden gehalten von: Massimo Somenzi - Piano, Giulio Rovighi – Violine und Alain Meunier - Cello und Kamermusik. Teilnahmegebühr ist Euro 250.

Für zusätzliche Informaiton kann man via e-mail: masterclass@neisuonideiluoghi.it Auskunft einholen.
 
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CMA Trophée Mondiale 2008 - Bosnia & Herzegovina
Contributed by Raymond Bodell, Charnwood Publications

The 58th Trophée Mondiale de l’Accordéon organised by the Confédération Mondiale de l'Accordéon (CMA) is to be hosted in East Sarajevo, Republic of Srpska (Bosnia & Herzegovina) from the 1st – 5th October.

With the entry date for competitors closing 1st September 2008, competitions will be held in both Classical (Senior & Junior) and Virtuoso Entertainmant (Senior & Junior) categories.

Full details including entry forms and hotel accomadation are available on the CMA website www.accordions.com/cma or from the organiser of the festival Dr Zoran Rakic (picture left) - E-mail: makss@spinter.net
 
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Contributed by Davee Letford

The town of Philipsburg, Montana again played host to the Rocky Mountain Accordion Celebration. The event took place on August 1st and 2nd. An international collection of accomplished accordion musicians came from all over the US and Canada to share their music and benefit the local schools music department.

Headlining the event was Mario Padone (picture above), of Sugarland, Texas, and Richard Theiss (picture below), of Vancouver, BC, with guest performances by Bev Fess of Alberta, Canada, and Sam Thomas of Cheney, Washington. Musicians of all kinds and levels of expertise jammed together throughout the two-day event. All who attended had a good time, and a generous donation was given to inspire and motivate young musicians.

In summation, this was a thrilling , engaging, moving accordion event that brought people together to share the music they love, renew old acquaintances and make new ones. The event will be held again next year the first weekend in August 2009.

For further information email: quigleybb@yahoo.com
 
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Strumenti & Musica, Spoleto - Italy
Contributed by Rob Howard

In the new issue of ‘Strumenti & Musica - the magazine for music and music instruments’ there are interviews, stories and information of major Italian and foreign musicians. Also, for all lovers of the accordion, there is are contributions by Frederic Deschamps and the jazz accordionist Renzo Ruggieri. The magazine includes news, events and concerts organized in all parts of the world.

To subscribe visit the site www.strumentiemusica.com
 
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Accordion Encyclopedia – Germany

Since January 2008, student Sabrina Fuetterer (picture left) as a part of her degree dissertation at the Institute of Cultural Administration in Ludwigsburg, has had online an accordion encyclopedia which she has initiated with assistance from the Hohner-Conservatory of Trossingen. The objective of her project is to collect knowledge about the accordion and to make it accessible to everyone, who is interested in accordions.

This new source is available in German and English, making it possible to exchange opinions on the web in these two languages.

For further information email Sabrina Fuetterer: fuetterer@hohner-konservatorium.de
 
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Richard Adey Concert, North Staffs AC – UK
Contributed by Rob Howard

Birmingham’s Richard Adey is the guest artiste at North Staffs Accordion Club on Tuesday, August 19th, 7.30pm. North Staffs AC meets at the Holditch Miners’ Welfare Club, London Road, Chesterton, near Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Richard Adey studied accordion with Ingrid Gould, and plays in hotels, restaurants and accordion clubs. He recently played on the Ivor Novello Award winning debut CD of Midlands-based singer/songwriter Scott Matthews. He performs regularly at the Eastbourne Accordion Festival, and will be entering the UK Roland V Accordion competition at St Audries Bay, Somerset, on September 7th.

For further information email: lilylynch1@yahoo.com
 
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Victor Prieto Trio + One, New York – USA
Contributed by Rob Howard

The Victor Prieto Trio + One perform at Smoke, 2751 Broadway, New York, NY 10025, on August 20th. They will perform three times, at 8pm, 10pm and 11.30pm. The group line up is Victor Prieto – accordion and gaita, Chris Cheek – sax, Carlo de Rosa – bass, and Henry Cole – drums.

Victor Prieto writes: “I will be presenting my trio plus one at Smoke, NY, and also my new instrument, gaita Gallega (Galician bagpipe). After almost two years looking for a second instrument, I have started to study it last week. There are many things I have to learn about gaita, but I am ready to learn more and more about it…. so bring it on”.

For further information email: accordion12@gmail.com
 
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Music Summer School, Offaly – Ireland
Contributed by Rob Howard

The 36th annual music summer school known as Scoil Éigse the Annual, organised by Comhaltas Ceoltori Eireann, takes place in Tullamore, August 17th to 22nd, the week preceding the All Ireland Festival (Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann).

This summer school of Irish traditional music is the most comprehensive of its kind with classes on the fiddle, concert flute, whistle, 2-row button accordion, concertina, uilleann pipes, harp, banjo, piano accordion, traditional singing in English and Irish, set dancing, traditional dancing, accompaniment and Irish Language.

The Scoil Éigse is a phenomenal development through which hundreds of Irish people as well as many visitors from foreign lands, come to a better and deeper understanding of Irish music and culture. There is no age limit at the Scoil Éigse and certainly no generation gap. Enthusiasm knows no age barriers and whether you are keen on learning sets or making a comeback on the accordion you will find fellow pupils to join you in a session, to exchange tunes, songs or steps.

For further information email: liza@comhaltas.com
 
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Marco Lo Russo Concerts – Italy
Contributed by Rob Howard

Accordionist Marco Lo Russo performs in mid-August as follows:

August 14th, 9pm – Museo Madre, Naples
15th, 9.30pm – Teatro dei Templi, Paestum Festival
17th, 9pm - Giardino degli Aranci, Giffoni

For further information email: fisa@marcolorusso.com
 
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Motion Trio Concerts – Poland, Switzerland, Russia, Germany
Contributed by Rob Howard

The Motion Trio, an accordion trio from Poland founded in 1996 by Janusz Wojtarowicz – leader and composer of most of the group's repertoire. Motion Trio is a unique phenomenon on the European and worldwide music scene. Performing their own music, the group is changing the way the accordion is perceived as an instrument.

Forthcoming dates include:

August 15th - Polkowice ‘Festiwal Organowy’, Poland
28th - Solothurn, Switzerland
September 7th - Motion Trio and the Orkiestra Filharmonii Lodzkiej, Koncert Finalowy, Lodz, Poland
10th - Moscow Int. Performance Arts Center, Moscow, Russia
13th – Freiheitshalle, Hof, Germany
24th - ‘Filharmonia Pomorska’, Bydgoszcz, Poland

For further information email: annawojtarowicz@akordeonus.com
 
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Gypsy Arts Festival, Kent – UK
Contributed by Rob Howard

The Gypsy Arts Festival South East takes place on September 6th and 7th at The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent, England.

The festival features live music, dancing, storytelling, open fire cooking demonstrations and tastings, and various Gypsy Traveller crafts. The Festival will also feature music, step dancing and art workshops, and Gypsy Traveller film screenings.

Most of the performers include accordions and/or melodeons, and The performers include The Orchard Family, The Jaipur Kawa Brass Band, Parno Graszt, Hai La Drum, The Walking Wounded, and Sarah the Singing Gypsy.
 

Øivind Farmen Concerts, Oslo – Norway
Contributed by Rob Howard

Norwegian accordionist Øivind Farmen performs on the following dates. Most of these concerts are with Flukt, a trio comprising accordion, violin, percussion, who play a unique blend of Scandinavian folk music, blues and classical music.

Dates:
August 14th to 16th - Musical leader, ‘Sensommer i Selbu’, Theatre, Selbu
September 7th – Flukt, concert, Åfjord
8th to 12th – school concerts with Flukt, Sør-Trøndelag
12th, concert, Norwegian Radio Museum, Selbu
15th to 19th - school concerts with Flukt, Sør-Trøndelag
25th to 27th – Flukt, Folkelarm, Oslo

For further information email: farmen@farmen.net
 
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Cavagnolo Demonstrations, Beynost – France
Contributed by Rob Howard

Jean-Louis Noton will demonstrate Cavagnolo accordions on September 3rd, 17th and 14th at the Cavagnolo factory, Beynost, near Lyon.

Cavagnolo specialise in musette accordions (5 row chromatic button accordions), but also make piano accordions. They are the manufacturers of the reedless ‘Odyssee’ model.

For further information email: contact@cavagnolo-accordeon.com
 
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The Confédération Mondiale de l'Accordéon (CMA) who run the Trophée Mondiale competition have updated their web site - entry closing date 1st September 2008.
 

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The August edition of the USA News is now online. Also featuring an article about Roland production and the Roland accordion factory.
 

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