Accordionist Ben de Souza and Violinist Chloë Meade forthcoming concert dates in aid of charities; all proceeds to be split between Daisy’s Dream, a Reading-based charity supporting grieving children, and CALM, a national charity tackling male suicide.
Stunning new Classical Accordion CD by Claudio Jacomucci – Orpheus’ Ballad – A counterpoint of ancient and contemporary music. Claudio Jacomucci hits the spot again contrasting ancient and modern for classical accordion. CD review by Romano Viazzani
Royal Academy of Music student Ben de Souza presents a concert of original and transcription works for the accordion, including composers such as Bach, Scarlatti, Trojan, Zolotaryov and Angelis. He will be joined in the second half by soprano Elly Broomfield, a fellow Royal Academy of Music student, for an exciting programme of music by Handel, Gounod, Haydn, Purcell and Piazzolla.
Royal Academy of Music Events for May – Accordion Showcase (19th May 2016 and Masterclass 24th May 2016).Always great to keep up with how well the accordion students at the Royal Academy of Music are doing and watching them develop in to fine young artists. It is now 30 years this coming September that the accordion was introduced there.The Academy was the first British conservatoire to introduce teaching for classical accordion as a principal study. Owen Murray has been Head of Accordion since the department was founded in 1986.
One of the UK’s rising young accordion talents, Ben de Sousa will be performing works by Bentzon, Trojan, Bach and Scarlatti at a recital on Sunday 6th December at Old Bluecoat School, 1 Chapel Street, Thatcham (nr Newbury) RG18 4JT.