David Vaughan back at MAP Studio with Romano Viazzani and Daniel Broncano-4th November 2017

David Vaughan at MAP Studio

Singer-Songwriter David Vaughan at Romano Viazzani on Accordion and Daniel Broncano on Clarinet

David Vaughan is returning to the MAP Studio Café for a concert with his trio on Saturday 4th November. The trio’s debut there last April was easily one of his favourite gigs ever. It’s a uniquely bohemian centre for music, art and print (hence the name) tucked neatly away in the backstreets of Kentish Town. Those that came last time will know what a fabulous time was had by all with various corners to settle down in, including a great ground floor café. David ‘s unique songwriting style has great appeal and the combination of sounds this trio generates is always very evocative and alluring. 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.

MAP Studio Cafe
46 Grafton Road


Cárismatico – a new Tango ensemble with Karen Street on Accordion – Mini Tour Autumn 2018

Cárismatico Tango Ensemble

Karen Street in new Tango Ensemble

Cárismatico, a new and exciting tango ensemble with Karen Street on accordion have three performances in the autumn. All will feature the mesmerising voice of Argentina’s finest and most significant tango vocalist Martin Alvarado. 

Wednesday 1 November 2017


Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside Arts

5.30pm – 6.30pm Dance Workshop

7.30pm Performance

Box Office 0115 846 7777


Title of show: Tango de Amor

The concert will also feature dancers Miriam Orcutt & Dante Culcuy, guest artists in milongas and festivals across the world and finalists in the World Tango Championships, Buenos Aires.

Tuesday 7 November

Thursday 9 November 2017


The Pheasantry

152 King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4UT

This will feature Martin Alvarado

Friday 10 November 2017

Wells, Somerset

Cedars Hall, Wells Cathedral School

Title of show: Tango de Amor

The concert will also feature dancers Miriam Orcutt & Dante Culcuy, guest artists in milongas and festivals across the world and finalists in the World Tango Championships, Buenos Aires.


Romano Viazzani – Concert at South Hampshire Accordion Club – 24th September 2017

Romano Viazzani

Romano Viazzani – Concert at South Hampshire Accordion Club – Sunday 24th September 2017 at 14.00

St. Luke’s Church, St Luke’s Close, Hedge End  SO30 2US

First solo concert of the Autumn for Romano Viazzani who recently, rarely performs solo.  Viazzani will play a wide variety of music from Classical, Tango, Jazz, Musette and other musical styles. Entry is £5 payable on the door.

Please contact Barbara Proud for more info: proud1969@msn.com


Autumn Open Day and Master class for the Accordion Department at the Royal Academy of Music

Royal Academy of Music

Royal Academy of Music Events, October 2017


05 October, Accordion dept. Open-Day.

Lunchtime concert at 13.05 followed by a talk by Owen Murray on the work on the accordion department.

At 15.30 to 17.00, there will be an opportunity for young accordionists to play and receive advice on further development.  Anyone wishing to play should contact the accordion dept. administrator, Karin Ingram (k.ingram@ram.ac.uk) giving details of age, some examples of pieces in your repertoire, and the title of a composition to play in the session.

Ben de Souza

Inigo Mikeleiz-Berrade







13 October, RAM students Master class taken by Peter Katina, 10.00 to 13.00

Peter Katina


Romano Viazzani – Concert at Harlow Accordion Club – 19th October 2017

Romano Viazzani

Romano Viazzani – Concert at Harlow Accordion Club – 19th October 2017 at 19.45

Links Social Club, Parsloe Road, Harlow, Essex, CM19 4RT  For more info contact Jean Tel:01279 432830 Tickets £7 in advance – £7.50 on the door. Plenty of car parking. Supported by the Harlow Accordion band.

Romano Viazzani will make another rare appearance as a solo artist in October at the Harlow Accordion club. Often too involved in ensemble projects which limit the time he can dedicate to solo performances, he occasionally ventures out on his own to bring his audiences a mix of classical, jazz, tango, musette and other continental music.

Lucy and the Time Machine – Trio with Luciana Di Bella (Vocals) Romano Viazzani (Accordion) and Chris Rodgers (Guitar)

Luciana Di Bella

Lucy and the Time Machine – New Italian Jazz Trio specialising in new takes on music from Italy’s golden era.

Luciana Di Bella is a classically-trained soprano but she has formed a new trio in London which takes a refreshing and jazzy look a some of the music from Italy’s golden era of popular music. Luciana leads the ensemble with her delightfully velvety vocals and is ably supported on guitar by Chris Rodgers and on accordion by Romano Viazzani.

The trio have a series of new videos on YouTube featuring Guarda che luna written by Fred Bongusto and made famous by Fred Buscaglione, El negro Zumbonby Armando Trovaioli from the 1951 Silvana Mangano film Anna, and Bruno Martino’s Estate. Click on each title to link to the videos.

Romano Viazzani in Concert – Castello di Bardi, (PR) 19.00 – Walter Belli Benefit Event

Romano Viazzani

Romano Viazzani Accordion Concert – Sala dei Principi, Castello di Bardi, Walter Belli Benefit Event

Bardi Castle
Bardi Castle

Romano Viazzani will give an informal accordion concert in aid of Walter Belli, the amazing stunt cyclist who suffered a tragic accident 3 years ago. The event kicks off at 19.00 at Bardi Castle with a pre-supper buffet and the concert will take place in the Sala Dei Principi just next to the central courtyard. Soprano, Bibiana Viazzani will make a special guest appearance.

Admission is €15.00 and it also includes entry to the Party at the Groppo in the shadow of the castle which starts at 22.00

Super Orchestra Day 2017 – 29th October, Ripley Village Hall, Ripley, Guildford

Super Accordion Orchestra

Super Orchestra Day 2017

Calling all accordionists! Following the success of last year’s event the ‘Super Orchestra Day – 2017’ is back. Participants will work on 3 pieces during morning and afternoon rehearsals and then perform in the evening concert with a West End percussionist. Ian Watson will be your conductor and Shona Holmes will lead the orchestra. It’s amazing what you can achieve in a day – the concert last year was a triumph. If you’ve never played in an accordion orchestra before this is your perfect opportunity. Last year there were 80 players – how many will we be in 2017…
Ian Watson and Julie North – your friendly course leaders.
On the day…
10am – Meet for coffee / tea / soft drinks and registration
10:30am – 1pm – Rehearsal 1 (break around 11:45am)
1pm-2pm – Lunch (please bring packed lunch)
2pm – 4:30pm – Rehearsal 2 (break around 3:15pm)
5:30pm Concert (note the earlier concert time) The Super Orchestra will be supported by performances from Watford Accordion Band, Tillingbourne Accordion Orchestra and London Intermediate Accordion Orchestra. Make sure you invite family and friends to the concert! Concert tickets are only £5 and available on the door.

To participate please email: mail@londonao.co.uk for a booking form.

This year a ‘mini orchestra’ will also be introduced. It will run on the same day in the rear hall, lead by Julie Luck. It’s a free workshop for under 16’s who are complete beginners or who have recently started playing. Around 15 instruments that children can borrow for the day are available. Although it is free anyone wishing to take part must be registered. Parents / guardians should email: mail@londonao.co.uk to register. We all know we need more young people playing the accordion so please do spread the word!

This year people can pay online for Super Orchestra if they prefer, or send a cheque as before. All details on the booking form but the online link is:








Ben de Souza – Autumn Concerts 2017

Ben de Souza

Ben de Souza – Autumn Concerts 2017

Great to see Royal Academy Student, Ben de Souza is managing to fit in some concerts around his studies. Catch him at a venue near you this autumn.


Wednesday 4th October 2017 – Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester – Time TBC

Accordionist Ben de Souza features as Royal Academy of Music students present a concert of Russian Chamber Music at Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester. Time and ticket details TBC.


Shostakovich – Four Waltzes for flute, clarinet and piano

Derbenko – Choral Prelude (solo accordion)

Zolotaryov – Chamber Suite (solo accordion)

Rimsky-Korsakov – Piano Quintet in B flat for piano, flute, clarinet and horn


Thursday 5th October 2017 – Royal Academy of Music, London – 1:05pm – Free entry

Royal Academy of Music accordionists present their first event of the year. Concert followed by the accordion department open day.


Mozart – Church sonatas K328, K67 and K336 for accordion, two violins and cello

Takahashi – Like Swans Leaving The Lake – accordion and viola

Podgaits – Rondez-vous with Haydn – accordion and clarinet


Sunday 26th November 2017 – South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell – 4:30pm – Tickets £10

2017 26 Nov WFS Chamber concert




















Join the West Forest Chamber Ensemble and Royal Academy of Music accordion student Ben de Souza as they demonstrate the versatility of the classical accordion and its transcription repertoire. Featuring Mozart’s Rondo and Adagio for glassharmonica (KV 617), Dvorak’s Six Bagatelles for 2 violins, cello and harmonium (Op. 47) and a selection of Mozart’s Church Sonatas (K328, K67, K336) for 2 violins, cello and organ, this concert will showcase the sound of the accordion and its similarities and differences with the instruments for which these pieces were written.

Tickets are priced at £10 and available from South Hill Park Arts Centre – http://www.southhillpark.org.uk/


Friday 12th January 2018 – Brunel University – 1:10pm – Free entry

As part of Brunel University’s Friday lunchtime recital series, Royal Academy of Music accordionist Ben de Souza presents a programme of solo repertoire by composers including Zolotaryov and Scarlatti.


Cambridge Accordion School Summer Concert – Friday 7th July 2017 – Cambridgeshire

Dawn Loombe

Cambridge Accordion School Summer Concert
Friday 7th July 2017
Doors open 6.30pm for 7.00pm start

Exning Community Church Hall Church Lane Exning CB8 7HF http://www.exningcommunitychurchhall.org/

All  accordionists, friends, family and all those interested in accordion music are welcome to the friendly informal Summer concert.

This is an opportunity for our accordion students to perform some of the pieces they have been working on this term. There will be solos, duets, trios and group pieces (in a variety of musical styles) from players of all ages and levels of experience.

There will be two sets of approximately 45 minutes of music, with refreshment break, raffle and plenty of opportunity to chat with other accordionists and friends. The evening will finish by 10pm. Tickets are not sold for these events and admission is free. However, the organisers kindly ask for donations for refreshments and for your support of raffle on the night, to cover the cost of the hall hire.

Accordion lessons will finish for the summer on 10th July and start again on Monday 18th September 2017 – new timetable to follow shortly.

Dawn Loombe Accordiondawn@yahoo.com

www.loombe.co.uk (07960) 399987