The recent album Cinematic Piano Accordion by GeM duo with the pianist Gino Marcelli, released by GBMUSIC Label by Giacomo Bondi, in distribution also on the Japanese market with the store E-Onkyo from April 2015, has received the prestigious Orpheus Award 2016 for best CD in the World Music category.
Pietro Roffi performs his recital “I love Scarlatti!” in the centre of London. The stage is the wonderful St. Bride’s Church and the entrance will be FREE.
Friday 22nd July 2016, at 13:15 St. Bride’s Church, Fleet St, London EC4Y 8AU
The Craven Accordion Orchestra is holding an open doors event on Tuesday 5th July at St Thomas Hall Sutton in Craven starting 7:45 pm. This is an opportunity to see the Craven Accordion Orchestra in the hands of Bob playing tracks from the new CD and ongoing preparation with new material.
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.
The accordion has been used in modern music over half a century ago. Arne Nordheim is probably one of the best known exponents of combining accordion with electronics in his piece Dinosaurs from 1971. It takes a brave accordionist to release a CD of this type rather than going for the more commercial option or even going down the classical transcription route. Perfectionist Luc is the perfect person to carry out such an endeavour. His perfectionism and extraordinary ability combine to create a perfect symbiosis between his instrument and the sounds generated on the computer.
Royal Academy of Music Accordion Masterclass 21st June 2016 – Bjarke Mogensen. Tuesday, 21.06.2016 10:00, York Gate 150. 10.00am–1.00pm. (then Lunch) resuming at 2.00–5.00pm. Free, no tickets required
Southern Cone Quintet with Inigo Mikeleiz-Berrade on accordion at Sands Films, 29th June 2016, 19.45 Sands Films, 82 St Marychurch Street, SE16 4HZ London, United Kingdom. Music from South America, Tango, Cueca, Candombe. Nuevo Tango.