Monthly Archives: June 2016

Marco Lo Russo receives the prestigious Orpheus Award for his album Cinematic Piano Accordion

Marco Lo Russo

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.

POSTPONED – Pietro Roffi Scarlatti Recital on Classical Accordion – St Bride’s Church, London July 22nd 2016

Pietro Roffi

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

Craven Accordion Orchestra CD launch – Tuesday 5th July 2016

Craven Accordion Orchestra

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.

Ben de Souza in Concert – Friday 15th July 2016 – 19.30 – Reading, Berkshire

Ben de Sousa with his new Beltrami CVC5

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.

Rafal Luc – Brave new CD release – acc++ca – Accordion and Computer

Rafal Luc CD acc++ca

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.

Southern Cone Quintet with Inigo Mikeleiz-Berrade on accordion at Sands Films, 29th June 2016

The Southern Cone Quintet

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.