Yuri Medianik, dans une nouvelle saison, continue une série de concerts dans la Salle Rachmaninov du Conservatoire de Moscou, qui sont organisées par le fonds de bienfaisance "New Names". L'année dernière, Yuri a conduit une manifestation similaire avec la célèbre violoniste Alena Baeva. Dans le concert de la saison 2008-09, le Président de la "New Names" Ivetta Voronova s'est engagée à soutenir Yuri.
Les concerts de cette série auront lieu le 19 Octobre, 1er Mars et 5 avril 2009. Ensemble avec des jeunes musiciens diplômés (subventionné étudiants de la fondation), Yuri Medianik a invité ces musiciens connus comme le pianiste de jazz Daniel Kramer, classique Denis Matsuev (Denis Matsuev), et le violoncelliste Alexander Buzlov. Yuri présentera chaque artiste en concert, et va aussi jouer dans chacun des concerts avec l'ensemble des participants.
Le 5ème Festival de l'accordéon aura lieu dans l'Auditorium Manuel Lekuona, Maison de la Culture, Lasarte-Oria, Gipuzkoa le 27 Septembre. Les Artistes vont effectuer des Zoltan Orosz - Hongrie, l'Orchestre Accordéon Sabadell - France, et Zero Sette Akordeoi Orkestra - Espagne.
Zoltan Orosz, a étudié au Conservatoire Bela Bartok à Budapest, où il a étudié accordéon et orgue. Il a ensuite étudié au Collège Franz Liszt de Budapest. À l'âge de 13 ans, Zoltan Orosz est entré dans la concurrence internationale d’ accordéon en Klingenthal, en Allemagne, où il a étonné le public avec son talent.
Depuis 1992, Zoltan Orosz a joué professionnellement, figurant en lieux comme Singapour à Paris, de réaliser une grande variété de musique. Il est sans aucun doute le premier accordéonniste virtuose en Hongrie actuellement.
Friedrich Lips célébrera son 60eme anniversaire, le 18 Novembre 2008, qui marque également une carrière artistique de 40 ans. Quelques-uns des événements importants prévus dans les mois à venir sont les suivants:
Septembre 20 au 27 - Master Class à Pula, en Croatie
Octobre 2 au 6 - Concurrence à Tianjin, Chine
-- Du 17 au 25 - Chef du jury de la concurrence russe nationale de Vladimir; Efrem Podgaits: «LIPS-Concert ' pour accordéon solo et orchestre de chambre
30 octobre à Novembre 5 - chef du jury, "Coupe Friedrich Lips", Tchelyabinsk
Novembre 16 - Giya Kancheli: “Kapote" pour accordéon solo et orchestre de chambre, Yuri Bashmet - chef d'orchestre, Big Hall, Tchaikowsky-Conservatoire de Moscou
Décembre 10 au 14 - Festival de Moscou Bayan et Bayanists
13 - G. Kancheli: “Kapote" pour accordéon solo et orchestre de chambre; E. Podgaits: «Viva Voce» pour accordéon solo et orchestre de chambre - première mondiale, Concert Hall, Gnessine Académie de Musique de Moscou
“Accordéons Now!”, New Hampshire - États-Unis
Contribution de Donna Maria Regis
Le ”Accordéons now!” Festival, co-parrainé par le New Hampshire et l'Association Accordéon et Accordéon Connexion LLC, a lieu le samedi, 2 août, de 9h jusqu'à 18h, à l'Hôtel Radisson, 700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03101.
"Accordéons Now!" Au Festival des concerts du chromatique, diatonique, accordéon piano; MIDI et d'autres ateliers, Scandi-Danse de démonstration, accordéons pour vendre, plus des jam sessions ouvertent pour tous les participants inscrits.
Il y aura des concerts et des ateliers de Tony Lovello, Nils Lundin, Gary Morin, Mary Tokarski, Tchad Huval, John Leeman, et le “Accordéons Now!” Festival Orchestra dirigé par Donna Maria Regis, seront entrecoupés de spectacles de styles différents de la musique sur différents types d'accordéons de Bob Abrams, Joe Maciejowski, Frank Padula et Jerry Tramontozzi, Anita et Bob Siarkowski, Carmen Vitanza, et peut-être un invité surprise ou deux. Laurie Widmark, en costume traditionnel suédois, MC la démonstration par la Scandi-danseurs, tandis que Peter Widmark et Donna Maria Regis joindre Nils Lundin dans les accompagnement.
On June 19th Maestro Azio Corghi held the final concert of the advanced composition course at the Philharmonic Academy of Bologna. Performing were the members and soloists of the Ensemble FontanaMix Bologna, directed by Francesco La Licata, also Corrado Rojac presenting the first performance of two new pieces for accordion.
The first piece for solo accordion, ‘Shift’ by Gianluca Verlingieri in which the young composer from Cuneo has fully exploited the possibilities and sound of the accordion, bringing together the piece in its most disparate effects that this instrument can give. The second piece - a first execution of ‘Liturgy’ – in which Corrado attended the course as a composer - for violin, accordion and piano. The piece, dedicated to Messiaen, the French composer, is intended to be a cathartic journey.
A very interesting evening, with as many as seven premieres, with the accordion alongside traditional instruments such as piano, flute, violin, giving an interesting touch of colour, and also demonstrating that it has found its own dimension of culture. The latest developments of the instrument, then, do presage a future in contemporary music still full of novelty and excitement.
This event took place in the Mozart Room, where in 1770 Mozart himself played counterpoint that allowed him to become a member of the Academy.
Accordionist Tom Alexander MBE has released a new CD, ‘More Bits and Pieces’, a sequel to his previous recording ‘Bit and Pieces’, another great collection of musical all sorts. Tom, the accordion playing half of the renowned Alexander Brothers (who, incidentally, celebrate 50 years in show business in 2008) takes time out once more to enjoy himself as an accordion soloist.
About half of the tracks are Scottish tunes, performed as concert pieces rather than in dance settings. The other tracks include melodies, old and new, such as ‘Snow Train Shuffle’, an accordion solo made famous in the 1950s by America’s John Molinari, ‘Veronique’ - a valse musette, ‘Rumbango’ - a cha cha, a Beatles medley, and ‘Tea For Two’, originally written as a song in the1920s, but here played in a jazzy style. Tom Alexander’s classy playing and ability to use MIDI with great taste are much in evidence throughout this splendid recording.
Famous French jazz accordionist Richard Galliano continues to be very active, performing concerts with his Tangaria Quartet in many places around the world. Galliano, who created a style he calls New Musette, a blend of styles ranging from samba, salsa, and reggae to waltz, tango, and bolero, recently performed in concert at New York’s prestigious Carnegie Hall on June 28th, as part of the JVC Jazz Festival.
Galliano’s tour schedule includes:
July 19th - Tangaria Quartet, Verruchio, Rimini, Italy
20th - duo with clarinettist Michel Portal, Carthagena, Spain
21st – solo concert, Albertville, France
22nd - guest of the Solis Quartet, Pozzuoli, Italy
24th - Tangaria Quartet, Marseille, France
25th - Tangaria Quartet, Venice, Italy
26th - Tangaria Quartet, Cuneo
27th - solo concert, Valtournenche, Aoste
29th - Tangaria Quartet, Vannes, Brittany, France
August 2nd - Tangaria Quartet, Kaliningrad, Russia
4th – solo concert, Brentonico, Alto Aldige, Italy
5th - Mare Nostrum, Ospedaletti, San Remo
6th - Tangaria Quartet, Vasto, Pescara
7th - Mare Nostrum, Laurino, Salerno
8th - Mare Nostrum, Gordes, Avignon, France
13th - concert with trumpet player Wynton Marsalis, Marciac
14th - duo with Lundgren, Oslo, Norway
15th - duo with Michel Portal, Fenetrange, France
16th - guest of Trio Hoboken, Limoges
17th - guest of Thierry Caens, Le Vigan
21st - guest of Mimo Calopresti, Rocella Jonica, Italy
23rd - Tangaria Quartet, Taranto
30th - Tangaria Quartet, Tokyo Jazz Festival, Japan
Frank Marocco Jazz Accordion Workshop, Bassano del Grappa – Italy
American accordionist Frank Marocco leads this year’s Veneto jazz summer workshop, organised by the Associazione Culturale Veneto Jazz. The jazz accordion workshop is organised with the support of Victoria Accordions, and takes place in Bassano del Grappa from July 21st to 25th.
The lessons include: general approach of using the accordion in different jazz styles; explanation of the various ways of combining the left and right hand, harmony/rhythm; advanced techniques for jazz chords; accompaniment techniques.
Frank Marocco is one of the world’s most accomplished accordionists, with soundtracks recorded for hundreds of Hollywood movies and television programmes. He has performed with Frank Sinatra, Pink Floyd, Prince, Madonna, Luciano Pavarotti, Liza Minnelli, and many others.
The French Qualifications for the 2008 Coupe Mondiale and the CMA Trophée Mondial will be held at La Selle sur le Bied, 100 kms south of Paris on Sunday 20th July 2008.
This competition is where the French contestants for these two international accordion competitions are selected. There will also be other concert performances during the weekend and the event is being organized by Frédéric Deschamps (picture left).
This accordion festival, at Espace Ribatel 31660, Buzet-Sur Tarn, Toulouse, has free entrance, and is from 10am until 6pm, on August 23rd and 24th. The event includes a Grand Concert, on Saturday evening, August 23rd, 9pm, featuring Sergei Voitenko (Bayan Mix), Roman Jbanov (picture left), Nicolas Massoutié Jazz Quartet, le quatuor Toulouse accordéon, and Thierry Capdeville.
John Kirkpatrick, one of the British folk scene’s leading singers and players of free reed instruments, is also one of the hardest working accordionists around today, playing concerts, dances and leading workshops throughout the year. John K, as he is often known, plays the 3-row diatonic button accordion, 1 and 2 row melodeons, and the Anglo concertina. Specialising in English folk music, he has recorded over 70 albums, and produced a two-volume DVD tutor for the melodeon.
July 20th - Bothy Folk Song Club, The Park Golf Club, Park Road West, Southport, Lancashire, PR9 0JS
29th - Ringwood Folk Club, The Elm Tree, High Town, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 3DY
August 15th to 17th - Bideford Folk Festival, North Devon
September 2nd - The Hoy at Anchor Folk Club, The Ship Hotel, Leigh on Sea, Essex
16th - Great Knight Folk Club, The Old Black Lion, Marefair, Northampton
18th - Lymm Folk Club, Lymm Rugby Club, Crouchers Lane, Lymm, Cheshire, WA13 0AT
19th to 20th - Deal Maritime Festival – 25th Anniversary, Kent; Friday evening concert spot, Saturday lunchtime workshop
Scottish singer/accordionist Emily Smith appears as follows:
July 19th – guest on the Bob Harris after midnight show on BBC Radio 2; you can listen online:http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2
August 4th to 9th – Celtic Roots Festival, Goderich, Ontario, Canada
August 12th, 7.30pm – Rum Runner, Kitchener, Ontario
14th, 7pm - Emmanuel Howard Park United Church, 214 Wright Ave, Roncesvalles, Toronto
16th, all day event - Amherst Museum Scottish Festival & Highland Games, Amherst, New York, USA
29th to 31st – Tonder Festival, Denmark
One of the longest playing accordionists in Auckland, New Zealand, John Petrie, was a player in the North Shore Musicale Accordion Orchestra for over 25 years, unexpectedly passed away on 8th July 2008.
John is survived by his wife Frances who said that John had a very happy last day playing with the Mandolinata Orchestra and a lovely dinner. He was then reading a book and watching the TV when he passed away.
The funeral on the 15th July was a ceremonial event as John Petrie was a Scots Guard. The last post was played, each guard coming individually to the coffin, standing to attention then a bow, and when the cofin was taken out they formed a honour guard.
Our thoughts are with Frances at this sad time. John and his Scottish accent will be sadly missed by accordionists in New Zealand.
Gary Dahl - accordionist as well as a composer, arranger, recording artist and music educator, release 1 new work for accordion available for purchase online, ‘Crazy’. 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.
Crazy has continued to be as popular as it was in the late 1940's as a billion seller recording. This arrangement follows the original Patsy Cline billion seller and it still remains the best version.