Romano Viazzani Ensemble – Tango – Pizza Express Live BIRMINGHAM 6th May 2018

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Romano Viazzani Ensemble – Tango

With special guests Jacqui Tate and Joanna Strand – Pizza Express Live- Birmingham,

PizzaExpress, Brindley Place, The Water’s Edge, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2HL

Tel: 0121 643 2500

Doors open at 18.00, show starts at 20.00. £20.00

The Romano Viazzani Ensemble take their sell-out London show to Birmingham. It has gathered in its ranks some of the finest musicians from the world of classical, jazz and Latin American music to bring to its audiences Tango-inspired music using an instrumental line-up similar to Astor Piazzolla’s famous quintet. With this combination of Corinna Hentschel on violin, Romano Viazzani on accordion, John Bailey on piano, Jonathan Preiss on guitar and Yaron Stavi on double bass they not only perform the music of Piazzolla as it was originally intended but also use this combination of sounds to bring us new music as well as traditional Argentine and European Tango, and other associated music.  With special guests  Jacqui Tate and Joanna Strand. Book now to avoid disappointment.
Tickets: https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/the-romano-viazzani-ensemble

Royal Academy of Music – The Spirit of Tango – Concert

Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi

The Spirit of Tango featuring Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi

Friday 4th May at 7.30 pm in the Duke’s Hall, RAM. Marylebone Road, London

The internationally renowned Bandoneon virtuoso performs alongside Academy string, piano and accordion students with a programme inspired by tango music. Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi is one of those rare beasts who plays accordion and bandoneon.  He has been working with accordion students on their interpretation of Piazzolla and other Tango-related music. Pietrodarchi plays the chromatic bandoneon which many accordionists find easier to adapt to than the most common “bi-sonoric” variety used in Argentina. This gives him a unique insight into both instruments and in translating bandoneon phrasing onto the accordion. As a performer Pietrodarchi is always a joy to listen to and the accordion department were very impressive too in the last Spirit of Tango event.

Tickets are £7.50 (concessions £5.50) from the Academy’s Box Office.

 

Andrei Oloieri – Accordion Concert – Ripley Accordion Club 16th March 2018

Andrei Oloieri

Andrei Oloieri – Special Guest Accordionist at Ripley Accordion Club 16th March 2018

Guildford Accordion Club – Ripley Village Hall, High Street Ripley, Surrey GU23 6AF

Originaly from Moldova Andrei began his musical studies at the age of 7 mastering the Violin and Accordion. He studied at music college in Kishnew for 9 years and then moved to Romania where he studied composition for 2 years at the Music Conservatoire in Cluj – Napoca.

He began his musical career playing accordion in the renowned San Marco Square in Venice and from then on his love for both music and travel have led him to work all around the world either on Violin, Piano or Accordion. He spent 3 years working in Japan as part of a classical group and as a featured artist on many cruise lines. In 2009 Andrei spent a year working in a recording studio in Iasi – Romania his home town, practising sound engineering so that he could be in control of his whole sound production. Andrei is in the process of creating a new composition but you can listen to his previous work You Tube. Most recently Andrei has worked as Musical Director and arranger for Entertainment Connect and travelled the world presenting his new show featuring himself on Violin, Piano and Accordion.

Don’t miss and exciting evening of accordion music. Tillingbourne Accordion Orchestra will also be performing a sparkling selection of music that will banish the Winter blues – from film scores to modern tango.

Club starts at 19.00  There will also be a raffle and refreshments available.

Tickets available on the door £5.00 (Including refreshments)

Royal Academy of Music – Accordion Dept. Chamber Music Concert 15th February 2018

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Accordion Chamber Music: The Emperor’s Nightingale

Don’t miss the wonderful playing of the accordion students of the Royal Academy of Music, London playing a selection of chamber music works.

Thursday, 15.02.2018 19:30David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Tickets: £7.50 (concessions £5.50) from the Academy’s Box Office:  https://tickets.ram.ac.uk/sales/categories/chamber-music/accordion-chamber-music-the-em

An evening of chamber music by DvořákMozart and Efrem Podgaits, as well as Václav Trojan‘s beautifully descriptive and poetic The Emperor’s Nightingale for violin, guitar and classical accordion.

 

Romano Viazzani Ensemble – Tango – Pizza Express Live MAIDSTONE 25th March 2018

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Romano Viazzani Ensemble – Tango

With special guests Jacqui Tate and Joanna Strand – Pizza Express Live- Maidstone,

PizzaExpress Live, 32 Earl Street, Maidstone, ME14 1PS Tel: 020 7439 4962

 Doors open at 18.30, show starts at 20.00. £20.00

The Romano Viazzani Ensemble take their sell-out London concert at The Pheasantry to Maidstone. The ensemble has gathered in its ranks some of the finest musicians from the world of classical, jazz and Latin American music to bring to its audiences Tango-inspired music using an instrumental line-up similar to Astor Piazzolla’s famous quintet. With this combination of Corinna Hentschel on violin, Romano Viazzani on accordion, John Bailey on piano, Jonathan Preiss on guitar and Yaron Stavi on double bass they not only perform the music of Piazzolla as it was originally intended but also use this combination of sounds to bring us new music as well as traditional Argentine and European Tango, and other associated music.  With special guests  Jacqui Tate and Joanna Strand. Book now to avoid disappointment.
Tickets: https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/the-romano-viazzani-ensemble

Inigo Mikeleiz-Barrade – Concerts for Winter 2018

Inigo Mikeleiz-Berrade

Accordionist Inigo Mikeleiz-Barrade – Winter Concert Season

Accordion Chamber Music: The Emperor’s Nightingale

7.30 pm Royal Academy of Music, London (David Josefowith Recital Hall)

February 15th 2018

An evening of chamber music by Dvořák, Mozart and Efrem Podgaits, as well as Václav Trojan’s beautifully descriptive and poetic The Emperor’s Nightingale for violin, guitar and classical accordion.

Diphonon Duo at Faversham

10.45 am The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Faversham, Kent (UK)

February 27th 2018

Accordion and viola duo. Repertoire includes from original contemporary works to transcriptions from baroque and classical music.

Concordia Foundation Solo Recital

11.30am @ UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre, London

March 6th 2018

Concordia encourages excellence in both performance and technical musicianship. We also focus on developing the whole artist, illustrating the benefits of giving back to the community and helping to foster a well-rounded personality able to surmount the challenges of a life in the Arts.

Romano Viazzani Ensemble – Tango – Pizza Express Live BIRMINGHAM 6th May 2018

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Romano Viazzani Ensemble – Tango

With special guests Jacqui Tate and Joanna Strand – Pizza Express Live- Birmingham,

PizzaExpress, Brindley Place, The Water’s Edge, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2HL

Tel: 0121 643 2500

Doors open at 18.00, show starts at 20.00. £20.00

The Romano Viazzani Ensemble take their sell-out London show to Birmingham. It has gathered in its ranks some of the finest musicians from the world of classical, jazz and Latin American music to bring to its audiences Tango-inspired music using an instrumental line-up similar to Astor Piazzolla’s famous quintet. With this combination of Corinna Hentschel on violin, Romano Viazzani on accordion, John Bailey on piano, Jonathan Preiss on guitar and Yaron Stavi on double bass they not only perform the music of Piazzolla as it was originally intended but also use this combination of sounds to bring us new music as well as traditional Argentine and European Tango, and other associated music.  With special guests  Jacqui Tate and Joanna Strand. Book now to avoid disappointment.
Tickets: https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/the-romano-viazzani-ensemble

Joanna Strand and Jacqui Tate in cabaret – The Crazy Coqs – Brasserie Zedel Live 18th Feb 2018

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The West End’s favourite jazz-cabaret duo – Joanna Strand & Jacqui Tate – return to Crazy Coqs for an evening of comedy and song.

The Crazy Coqs – Brasserie Zedel Live 18th Feb 2018 at 19.00

Tate is currently performing the role of Madame Thenadier in Les Misérables and Strand has until recently been covering the role of Madame Giry in Phantom of the Opera and is now appearing in Rothschild and Sons at The Park Theatre. Tonight, our two West End Mesdames come together with their well-loved jazz duo show formula, with new arrangements of songs by Piaf, Porter, Arlen, Cy Coleman and many more.

“The most exciting thing in cabaret today, Strand & Tate are the perfect vocal duo. Tate is a natural comedienne and Strand is effortlessly elegant at all times. The result is an act that should be compared to that of Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett” – Cabaret News

Strand & Tate share a host of west end credits including Avenue QSouth PacificMaster Class, and Jekyll & Hyde.

The band member’s line-up John Bailey (piano), Romano Viazzani (accordion), Nick Pini (double bass) and Jason Reeve (drums).


Should you wish to enjoy dinner or a light bite to eat before or after your show, Brasserie Zédel is located just across the foyer from Crazy Coqs. To book a table, please call 020 7734 4888 or visit Zedel online at www.brasseriezedel.com/re

Tickets available from: https://www.brasseriezedel.com/live-at-zedel/strand-and-tate-2018

 

Barimar releases a new CD and Sheet music album

Barimar in his 90s

The incredible energy and creativity of an accordionist in his nineties

An inspiration to accordionists of several generations, Barimar is as hungry to express himself musically as he’s ever been, in fact even more so.  In an interview Romano Viazzani did with him for Strumenti e Musica http://www.strumentiemusica.com/en/highlights/a-long-conversation-between-romano-viazzani-and-mario-barigazzi/ he seemed to still have the urge to do things he never got round to doing.  He has lost none of his powers as a performer too.

Barimar as a child
Barimar as a child

Barimar was born Mario Barigazzi in Noceto in the province of Parma, Italy on the 18th June 1925.  He studied music from a young age and was discovered by Maestro Ferruzzi who introduced him to the record label La Voce Del Padrone (His Master’s Voice) – Columbia Records.His meeting with Tienno Pattacini was fundamental in his development in the world of music and one for which he will always be grateful. He made his first recording aged 15 and then, at 18, he made his debut in Milan as a soloist with Cosimo di Ceglie who leaned towards a programme with jazz tendencies. After completing an accordion course in Parma he perfected his piano playing by himself thanks to natural flair and musical talent. His continued success in various theatres in Italy, from the Regio of Parma to the Lirico of Milan and the Monteverdi of  La Spezia, was a testament to this talent.In 1946 he won the first prize in the Concert artist category of the Concorso Internazionale di Stradella, and later designated the “Virtuoso Internazionale” of the Confédération Internationale Accordéonistes.

 

 

Barimar and his Orchestra
Barimar and his Orchestra in the 1940s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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He then established himself as a band leader of a 16-piece orchestra and made many recordings for “La voce del padrone”. In addition, all the arrangements and orchestrations were by his own hand. He is a technical master of the accordion. Barimar performs to perfection the Prelude to acts 1 and 3 of La Traviata, the Overture from The Barbiere di Siviglia, The Theiving Magpie, Moto Perpetuo by Paganini and many of Chopin’s waltzes.In the 1970s due to the great demand, he recorded music from the world of popular dance whilst at the same time recording many of his own compositions far from the influence of dance music and which are both rare and elegant.

In the late 80s he often featured playing the accordion live on a RAI2  broadcast called “Mezzogiorno è…” presented by Gianfranco Funari.  In the late 90s he moved away from Milan and back to his roots in the countryside between Parma and Reggio Emilia, where he lives to this day and continues to find inspiration to continue composing.

A new quartet playing his work has also recently established itself with the aim of playing much of this maestro’s music.The new Barimar Quartet are:

Violin: Marina Mammarella

Double Bass: Agide Baldini

Percussion: Flavio Spotti

Accordion: Yuri Vallara

ZZ Music is pleased to be able to offer to it’s subscribers the new CD and Sheet Music by Barimar, or a special package for both at a discounted price.

 

 

Romano Viazzani Ensemble plays Tango – Sunday 28th January 2018

Romano Viazzani Ensemble

Romano Viazzani Ensemble

With special guests Jacqui Tate and Joanna Strand – The Pheasantry, King’s Road, Chelsea, London.  

Doors open at 18.30, show starts at 20.00. £20.00

 The Romano Viazzani Ensemble has gathered in its ranks some of the finest musicians from the world of classical, jazz and Latin American music to bring to its audiences Tango-inspired music using an instrumental line-up similar to Astor Piazzolla’s famous quintet. With this combination of Corinna Hentschel on violin, Romano Viazzani on accordion, John Bailey on piano, Jonathan Preiss on guitar and Yaron Stavi on double bass they not only perform the music of Piazzolla as it was originally intended but also use this combination of sounds to bring us new music as well as traditional Argentine and European Tango, and other associated music.  With special guests  Jacqui Tate and Joanna Strand. Book now to avoid disappointment.
Tickets: https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/romano-viazzani-ensemble
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