Stolen Accordion – Serenellini Model 343MW Custom Special Solid Wood Accordion

Serenellini Model 343MW Custom Special

Message from Pete Churchill – Please read.

Stolen Accordion (Photo above)

I had my Serenellini accordion (my pride and joy) stolen on Saturday night. (It was my stupid fault). Can I ask you to keep an eye open in any second hand music shops you might be in in the near future, and keep your ear to the ground in Birmingham muso circles? It’s quite rare and easily identifiable:
Serenellini 96 Bass, 3 Voice solid wood piano accordion. Model 343MW Custom Special.

In case anyone has heard or spotted anything, my number is 07855 315101

Cheers Pete.

Royal Academy of Music Accordion Department Events for Spring 2017

Iosif Purits

Accordion Department Events for Spring 2017

A wonderful programme of concerts and masterclasses organised by the accordion department of the Royal Academy of Music this spring featuring no less than three visiting accordion professors from around the world.

Wednesday 3rd May 2.30 – 5.30 pm  Free – Accordion Lecture-Recital with Corrado Rojac, professor of accordion at the Giuseppe Tartini Conservatorio di Musica of Trieste, who gives his first UK lecture on The First Italian Accordion Method 1839 by Giuseppe Greggiati and plays some of the many pieces from the book.  This book, which feature rare original romantic repertoire written for the accordion, was first featured in an article by ZZ Music in 2015 (Read Article)


Tuesday 9th May 1.05 – 2.00 pm – Iosif Purits Recital in the David Josefowitz Recital Hall, Free (no tickets required).  Solo-chamber pairing of pieces with Cecilia Bignall on cello.  Programme details will be found on the online Events listings soon.


Monday 15th May 2.00 – 5.00 pm – Accordion Masterclass with Borut Zagoranski, Associate Professor of Accordion at the Academy of Music, University of Ljubljana, and Juraj Dobrila University of Pula.


Friday 19th May 7.30 pm – David Josefowitz Recital Hall – Tickets £7.50 (concessions £5.50) from the Academy’s Box Office.  CONCERT – Solo and chamber music works by JS Bach, Scarlatti, Piazzolla, Efrem Podgaits and Berio.


Thursday 22nd June 10.00 am – 1.00 pm Free (no tickets required) – Accordion Masterclass with Mie Miki, professor of accordion at the Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen.

David Vaughan with Romano Viazzani (accordion) and Jordi Juan Perez (Clarinet) 29th April 2017-MAP Studio Café, Kentish Town, London

David Vaughan

David Vaughan at MAP Studio Café 46 Grafton Road, London NW5 3DU at 20.00

Wonderful Singer/Songwriter David Vaughan is back in April with his unique songs blending jazz, world music and tango, at a new venue, the MAP Studio Cafe, a uniquely bohemian centre for music, art and print (hence the name) tucked neatly away in the backstreets of Kentish Town. There is a music studio in the basement, a café on the ground floor, and an intimate performance venue upstairs.

Vaughan will be welcoming a great new clarinettist to the stage as Daniel Broncano is unable to make the event. Spanish-born Jordi Juan Perez has been wowing British audiences with his virtuosic command of the instrument as well as his warm, subtle tone together with the ever-faithful Romano Viazzani on accordion. Tickets are only £8 and can be purchased on the night or by calling 0207 916 0545. Doors open at 7.30pm and the concert begins at 8pm.

Southern Cone Quintet – Saturday, March 25th 2017 at 7:30 PM- St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace

Southern Cone Quintet - St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace

Southern Cone Quintet – Impressions of music from Argentina, Chile & Uruguay

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 twentieth 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 performers are as diverse as the music itself. They include a Chilean-born arranger and woodwind player, a Spanish prodigy accordionist, a classical violinist of Bosnian roots, as well as a jazz guitarist and double bassist (both British).

‘Absolutely outstanding….Wonderfully romantic… What a way to start this year’s BBC Proms Lates’ BBC Radio 3

*Lucia Veintimilla* – violin
Claude Werner – clarinet/flute/arranger
James Kitchman – electric guitar
Iñigo Mikeleiz Berrade – accordion
Louis Thomas – double bass

*Special guest

Food and drink will be available for sale on the night.
Food will be provided by Emanuel Peruvian Kitchen

Doors open at 7pm
More info here: