ACCORDION CONCERT AND PODCAST TAKES CENTRE STAGE IN THE LEEDS INTERNATIONAL ORGAN FESTIVAL 2020 – Leeds International Organ Festival welcomes the Classical Accordion to its 2020 Festival with a special podcast and concert. The Podcast with Professor Owen Murray of the Royal Academy of Music is available from 1pm onward on Friday 19 June at www.anchor.fm/leedsiof and the concert by his student Qianyu Zhang is available from 1.15pm onward on Monday 22 June at www.lioflive.org.uk
The Classical Accordion and its Repertoire – Paolo Picchio – Translated by Romano Viazzani – After 13 years the book has finally been published! The story of how the book nearly didn’t happen.
The Romano Viazzani Ensemble – Covid 19 Lockdown Video – Tango Italiano. The Romano Viazzani Ensemble posted a lockdown video of Tango Italiano on social media one the tracks featured on their recent album London Tango whose opening words really suited the times, to thank their friends and musician colleagues in Italy for being the first to lead us through this pandemic with music. Music, that thing which is so underfunded and ignored by politicians (and one could say the same about many countries’ health services too) became the next most important thing in helping people get through the situation after the health service.
Sevenoaks Three Arts Festival ANNOUNCEMENT and VIDEO ENTRIES- Accordion category – from secretary Susan Day- Walthamstow Hall event cancelled but elements of festival will go ahead via video recording
London Tango CD – The Romano Viazzani Ensemble – Now available and also downloadable on Spotify, iTunes and other platforms. The London Tango album has been released but the launch concert was postponed until further notice due to Covid19
Ben de Souza and Chloë Meade launch Duo Fisarco. Accordionist Ben de Souza and violinist Chloë Meade are pleased to announce to the launch of Duo Fisarco!
The pair have been playing together for 18 months but from now on will be performing under the new name
London Tango CD Launch – The Romano Viazzani Ensemble – The Pheasantry 15th March 2020 – The Romano Viazzani Ensemble have chosen The Pheasantry to be their first in a series of concerts launching their new album London Tango which takes Argentine Tango and adds a London twist. Romano Viazzani relaunched his new ensemble at The Pheasantry, almost exactly two years ago to the day, so where better to launch their much-anticipated new album.