Maria de Buenos Aires – Piazzolla’s Tango Opera – 6 dates in May and June 2106 – The Vaults, London. Fans of Astor Piazzolla and Tango will be pleased to hear that his opera is returning to London for 6 dates in May and June. It’s quite rare to see this performed so here’s your chance to see it and even participate in a bit of tango dancing after the show!
Romano Viazzani is very excited to be playing a variety of music from opera, Neapolitan serenades, tango, Italian and american standards and Jazz on his accordion alongside John Bailey on Piano, Nick Pini on Double Bass, Richard Jones on Violin, Jason Reeve on Drums with the beautiful operatic voice of Anna Greco at this event on May 22nd 2016.
Currently in his second year at the Royal Academy of Music Ben de Sousa spent his gap year converting from a classical piano accordion to the more compact classical button accordion. He also spent some time in Italy learning how to tune and repair accordions with Beltrami in Stradella. It was then that he decided to design his future instrument and trust its construction to Claudio Beltrami.
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.
Singer-Songwriter David Vaughan is back at The Pheasantry, King’s Road, Chelsea, London on Tuesday 3rd May 2016 at 8.30pm for The London Festival of Cabaret. Vaughan draws inspiration from the European chanson tradition and uses a unique blend of musical instruments to paint a wonderful palette of musical colours which underpin his original songs. Romano Viazzani on accordion, Daniel Broncano on clarinet and bass clarinet, Jason Reeve on drums, Tom Hewins on tuba and double bass and of course Vaughan himself on piano and vocals.
Claudio Beltrami restores the Dallapé Liturgical Accordion. It’s the stuff of legend and where legends are involved there is always a mystery involved. The Dallapé Liturgical accordion or “La Liturgica” belonging to Stradella Accordion Museum has just been restored by Claudio Beltrami of Beltrami Accordions, Stradella.