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Country & Month
Title
Contact details
Different country each year, usually October, 2006 Asker Norway, 2007 in Washington DC in August, 2008 in Scotland.. Coupe Mondiale Annual World Accordion Championships International Competition. Classes:
- Coupe Mondiale
- Junior Coupe Mondiale
- International Piano Accordion Championship
- Virtuoso Entertainment
- Junior Virtuoso Entertainment
- Chamber Music class
Prof. Walter Maurer, Secretary General,
Confederation Internationale des Accordeonistes:
Email: icaccordions@netway.at

Information on websites:
www.accordions.com/cia
www.coupemondiale.org
Different country each year, usually October Trophee Mondiale of Accordion
Annual event, information on website.
President: Frederic Deschamps. Email: frederic.deschamps@wanadoo.fr
Andorra
June
Annual event
International Accordion Competition "Gran Prix d'Escaldes-Engordany", Principat d'Andorra For information: Fax:+376 864 075 Email: harmonia-music@andorra.ad
Argentina
April Annual event
International Accordion Festival
Buenos Aires
Contact: Amadeo Eduardo Menduiña Email: bemusica@infovia.com.ar
Australia
Annual event, May
Australian International Accordion Championships
Annual event, in Sydney, last weekend in May.
President: Tania Lukic 131 Carcoola St, Canley Vale, Sydney 2166, NSW, Australia. Phone: +61 2-97276608 Fax: +61 2-97276608 Email: tanialm@optusnet.com.au
Australia
Annual event, August
Australian Society of Accordionists President: Elizabeth Jones, Email: fisaccord@hotmail.com
Australia
May
Toowoomba Accordion Festival
Annual event, Toowoomba.
Organizer: Allan Polley. 174 North Street, Toowoomba 4350. Phone: +61 7 4632 4073
Email: apolleyaccord2@bigpond.com
Austria
 
International Accordion Festival Innsbruck, Austria. Probably the largest accordion event in the world. May/June, Event held every three years. Next event 2007. Email: dhv-trossingen@t-online.de
 
Austria
Annual event
 
Vienna International Accordion Festival
 
Friedl Preisl, Phone: + 43 676 51 29 104, Email: friedl.preisl@chello.at
Austria
Every two years
 
4th International Competition for Diatonic Accordion and Styrian Model, usually June, Next Event: 2007 Prof. Walter Maurer, Dietrichgasse 51/19, Vienna, A-1030, Austria. Phone: +43 1-7120960
Fax: +43 1-7120960 Email: icaccordions@netway.at
Brazil
September
Festival Internacional dos Acordeonistas
Annual event held in Ilha Solteira, Sao Paulo
Contact: Lauro Valerio, Phone: +55 11 5904 2954, Fax: +55 11 557 0638, Email: acordeon@valerio.com.br
Canada
September
Carrefour Mondial de l'Accordéon Festival
Annual event held in Montmagny, Quebec
Email: accordeon@montmagny.com Phone: +1 418 248 7927 Fax: +1 418 248 1596
Canada
Annual event July
Kimberley International Old Time Accordion Championships
Information on website, normally 2nd week July.
Information on website
Canada
Annual event
Annual PolkaFest Michael John Kozak
Email: mkozak@canadamail.com
Canada
August Annual event
Accordionfest
Annual event,
Organizer: Sheila Bower Email: smillerbower@telus.net
China
August
Chinese International Accordion Festival
Annual event
Registered office: Mr Jiang Jie, Office of Beijing Accordion and Piano School, No.70, Xi San Huan North Street, Hai Dian District, Beijing 100044 P.R. of China. Tel: +86 10-68428858 Fax: +86 10-68412912 or 66013626 Email: jiang-jie@yeah.net
Croatia
Annual event
Pula International Accordion Competition OKUD "ISTRA", Pula, J. Kalca 24, PO Box 99, 52100 Pula, Croatia
Czech Republic
March
European Festival of Accordion Orchestras
Event held every two years.
Festivalsekretariat CTA, Petra Svarcova, Na Hajku 367, 180 00 Praha 8, Czech Republic Phone & /Fax: +420 2 6843270 E-mail: cta@iol.cz
Denmark
Annual event
Grannastevna Accordion Festival, Faroe Islands
Annual event held on the last weekend in May
Event held in Thorshavn, Contact: Pauli Jacobsen Phone: +298 317216 Email: pauli-j@post.olivant.fo
Finland
 
Accordion Days in Spirit of Kuhmo
Annual event held in Tammisaari, South West Finland.
Artistic director Kalle Välimaa, Raasepori Music Institute, Raaseporintie 6-8, 10600 Tammisaari, Finland.
Finland
September
International Lasse Pihlajamaa Competition
Event held every five years
Organized by the Finnish Accordion Institute, Contact: Kimmo Mattila, Email: competition@harmonikkainstituutti.net
Finland
Annual event
Festival-Kokkola Winter Accordion Festival. Contact Person: Vertainen, Raimo Email: raimo.vertainen@pp.inet.fi Information:
Finland
Annual event
Sata-Häme Soi Accordion Festival in Ikaalinene
 
Sata-Hame Soi - Festival Office, Ikaalinen City Hall, Valtakatu 7, PL 33, 39501 Ikaalinen, FINLAND. Ph: +358 (0) 3 4400 224 Fax: +358 (0) 3 4501 365 E-mail: juhlat@satahamesoi.fi
France
July
"Airs de Musette" en Valenciennois, Annual event Place de la Republique 28, 59199 Hergnies, France Contact Person Jacky Hoogers
Phone and Fax: +33 3 27402028 Email cllhergnies@aol.com
France
Annual event
17th Grand Prix International De L'Accordeon, for soloists, ensembles and orchestras Secretary du Grand Prix, 15 rue des Voisins, CH 1205, GENEVE,
Contact in France: Concours Grand Prix,Villa Anouchka, La Renouillere, 74140 SCIEZ-PLAGE
France
Annual event
36th International Competiion of Accordion (and other instruments). l Centre Federal Et Pedagogique de L'Orgue et de L'Accordeon de France. Email Guy Vivier: guy.vivier@libertysurf.fr
France
June Annual event
Prix International Marcel AZZOLA et Wladislav ZOLOTARJEW, concours international d'accordéon Directeur Artistique: Jean Marc Fabiano, Traverse des Aires Nouveau, 13400 AUBAGNE, France
Tel: +33 4 42 70 14 36 Fax : +33 4 42 70 34 77 Cel.: +33 6 10 37 38 33 Email: prix.azzola@wanadoo.fr
France
July Annual event
Rencontres Internationales de Saint-Chartier, Folk Festival with lots of diatonic Comité George Sand Email: info@saintchartier.com
Germany
Annual event
Bavarian Accordion Competition for orchestras and ensembles Lindenstrasse 2e, 94036 Passau, Germany. Phone: +49 851-87045
Germany
Annual event
Berlin Accordion Competitions for Solo and Duo Phone: +49 30-3626966
Germany
May Annual event
International Accordion Competition in Klingenthal
Usually held first to second week of May. Details on website.
Büro Internationaler Akkordeonwettbewerb, Chairman: Manfred Gäbler, Postfach 10005, Schloßstraße 3a
D-08248 Klingenthal, Deutschland. Telefon: + 49 37467-23210 Telefax: + 49 37467-22275 Email:
Intern.akkordeonwettbewerb@t-online.de
Germany
Annual event
Kleine Tage der Harmonika Internationaler Akkordeonwettbewerb, Postfach 10005, Schloßstraße 3a, 08248 Klingenthal, Deutschland.
Phone: +49 37467-23210 Telefax:+ 49 37467-22275
Germany
Annual event
Saxony Accordion Competition Heinrich-Schütz-Konservatorium Dresden e.V., "3. Sächsischer Akkordeonwettbwerb" 1999, Frau Bärbel Claus, Glacisstraße 30, 01099, Dresden, Germany
Germany
Annual event
Todtmoos Akkordeon-Festival Thomas Luthy, Schwarzenbacherstrasse 1, D-79862 Todtmoos, Germany +49 7674-909120
Iceland
July
 
International Reykjavik Accordion Festival
Annual event
Holmgardur 34, 108 Reykjavik, Iceland Tel: +354 553 4070 Fax: +354 553 4072 Email: festivalbusiness@iceland-online.com
Iceland
Held every third year at different places in Iceland
Iceland Accordion Association Festival Iceland Accordion Association
Petur Bjarnason
email: stjorn@sibs.is
Italy
July
 
Astor Piazzolla Award" for soloists and band
Annual event
Segreteria del Premio, Piazza della Repubblica, 8, 60022 Castelfidardo (AN), Italy. Phone: +39 71-7829349 Fax: +39 71-7820119 or 7829319  
Italy
Annual event
Capistrello National Award for Accordionists for soloists and groups Centro Didattico Musicale Italiano section of Capistrello
Phone: +39 863-530392
Italy
Annual event
Città di Latina - Music Competition Accademia Moderna "Musica & Musica, via Migliara 45/92 - 04010 Borgo, Grappa - Latina, Italy. Email: musicaemusica@mbox.panservice.it or Renzo Ruggieri:renrug@libero.it Phone: +39 773-487181  
Italy
Annual event
International Accordion Competition for soloists and groups Centro Didattico Musicale Italiano section of San Vincenzo La Costa
Phone: +39 984-936283
Italy
October
 
International "Città di Castelfidardo" Competition and Festival
Annual event, always October
Segreteria del Premio, Piazza della Repubblica, 6, 60022 Castelfidardo (AN), Italy. Phone: +39 71-7829349 Fax: +39 71-7829331 Email: prolococ@tiscalinet.it
Italy
September
Annual event
International Competition of Composition for Accordion
"Città di Castelfidardo"
 
Piazza della Repubblica, 6, 60022 Castelfidardo (AN), Italy. Phone: +39 71-7829349 Fax: +39 71-7829331 Email: prolococ@tiscalinet.it
Italy
May
Annual event
 
International Composing Competition "2 Agosto"
Competition for accordion or bandoneon and orchestra scores.
Secretary's Office of the International Composing Competition "2 Agosto"
c/o Teatro Testoni, Via Matteotti 16, 40129 Bologna, Italy
Phone: +39 51 4153718 (from 2pm to 5pm), Email:intcomp2@yahoo.com
Italy
June
 
International Music Competitions of the Val Tidone
Annual event, next event
International Master Classes Project,
Livio Bollani, Via Martiri Partigiani, 38, 27049 Stradella (PV), Italy. Phone:/fax: +39 038540388 Email: info@valtidone-competitions.com

 
Italy
Annual event
International Festival for Classical Accordion Instituto Musicale "Fancelli-Beschello", Via Gramsci, 23, 30035 Mirano Venezia, Italy. Phone: +39 41-57023456 Fax. +39 41-5701557
Italy
Annual event
National Music Competition "Citta Bianca" Centro Didattico Musicale Italiano section of Ostuni
Italy
September
 
Perugia Classico
Annual event held in Perugia.
Via Eburnea, 9, 06100 Perugia, Italy. Phone: +39 075 5772253 Fax: + 39 075 572 4252 Email: info@perugiaclassico.it
Italy
Annual event
Stefano Bizzarri Award Centro Didattico Musicale Italiano
Lithuania
September
 
International Accordion Festival
Event held every two years
 
Raimondas Sviackevicius, Zemynos 33-30, 2022 Vilnius, Lithuania. Phone: +370 2 478427 Fax: +370 2 670273 Mobile: +370 85 37056 Email: laa@takas.lt
Lithuania
Annual event
International Seminar and Festival Raimondas Sviackevicius, Zemynos 33-30, 2022 Vilnius, Lithuania Phone: +370 2 478427 Fax: +370 2 670273 Mobile: +370 85 37056 Email: laa@takas.lt
Netherlands
 
Accordion Competition for Soloists
Annual event
NOVAM, PO Box 578, 6500 AN Nijmegen, Netherlands. Fax: +31 24-3273925. Email: lin-sckc@telebyte.nl or: novsspel@multiweb.nl
Netherlands
 
Accordion Orchestra Competition and Festival, organised by NOVAM
Annual event
NOVAM, PO Box 578, 6500 AN Nijmegen, Netherlands. Fax: +31 24-3273925. Email: lin-sckc@telebyte.nl or: novsspel@multiweb.nl
New Zealand
Annual event held on the first weekend in June
 
New Zealand Accordion Championships and Festival
South Pacific Accordion Championships and Festival
All details on the website.
All details on the website.
Poland
Held every two years
International Accordion Meeting-Festival, Sanok, Poland. Consists of competition for pupils, concerts and workshops Biuro Organizacyjne Miedzynarodowych, Spotkan Akordeonowych, Sanok Ul Podgorze 25, 38 - 500 Sanok, Poland. Phone: + 48 13-4631778
Poland
Annual event, September
International "Andrzej Krzanowski" Accordion Competition. Email: biuro@alkagran.pl
Portugal
September Annual event
 
International Accordion Competition Aníbal Leão Freire Phone +Fax +35 1 262596790 Email: anibal.leao.freire@netvisao.pt
Portugal
Portugal
March
 
“International Accordion Gala”
Annual event
Event held in Algarve, Portugal, organized by Francisco Saboia.
Russia
Annual event
Baltica-Harmonica Phone: +7 812-1141753
Russia
Annual event
Competition of Students of Music Colleges Phone: +7 81422-73595
Russia
 
"Cup of North" International Accordion Festival
Annual event
Vladimir Solovyev, ul. Leningradskaya 16, Petrozavodsk 185020, Russia. Phone: +7 81422-77152 Email: kubok-severa@yandex.ru
Russia
Annual event
International Accordion and Bayan Festival, St. Petersburg Victor Ducaltetenko, Teatralnaya pl, 3 St. Petersburg 190000 Russia. Fax: +7 812-3125729 Phone:+7 812-3112066
Russia
December
International Competition of Bayan and Accordion Players
Takes place every 5 years, next in December 2010.
Phone/Fax: +7 095 7712838 Contact E-mail: competition@bajan.ru
 
Russia
 
International "Yugoria" Accordion Competition for soloists and ensembles, Tyumen' region, Surgut. The competition is held in different age groups (from 13 to 22 years old). Organized by the Russian Minestry of Culture, Administration of Hanty-Manssiysk Region, Surgut Government Phone /Fax +7(3462) 352 248
Russia
March
V International "V.Andreev" Youth competition for folk instrument
performers, St.Petersburg, usually March.
Organized by the Russian Ministry of Culture, St.Petersburg Administration, Artistic director - Prof. Alexander Dmitriev, Phone: 7/812/279-97-66 Email: admitriev@front.ru
Slovakia
Annual event
International Accordion Festival and Coupe Jeunesse, Dunajska Streda. Normally held late May/early June
 
Tibor Racz, Email: tibor.racz@nextra.sk
Fax: +421 7-5330304
Spain
Annual event, December
Arrasate Hiria - Annual International Accordion Competition is open to soloists of any age. Organizer: Garbiñe Egilegor "HAUSPOZ" Euskal Herriko Akordeoi Elkartea, "Arrasate Hiria" Nazioarteko XI. Akordeoi Lehiaketa, 49 Postakutxa, 20120 Hernani (Gipuzkoa), SPAIN. Tel./Fax No. 34 943 33 19 31 E-mail: arrasate@hauspoz.org
Sweden
 
Ransäter Accordion Festival, Event held every summer at the beginning of July Email Bengt Hedman: bengt.hedman@coninsa.se
Sweden
April
 
Scandinavian Squeeze-In
Annual event
Olserod, Sweden Organiser: Jim Lucas Email: jel@danbbs.dk
Switzerland
June
 
Eidg. Harmonika- und Akkordeon-Musikfest
 
Organisation Committee Secretary, c/o Gemeinde Lyss, Marktplatz 6, CH 3250 Lyss
Phone: +41 32 387 01 11 - Email: info@akkordeonfest.ch
Switzerland
November
 
Grand Prix International, Annual event Geneva, Switzerland, Information from: Centre De Musique Lacroix, 15, rue des Voisins, CH 1205 Geneva, Switzerland. Phone: + 41 22 329.97.84 Fax: + 41 22 329.97.84
Switzerland
September
Accordion International Competition for Accordion Soloists.
Event held every three years, Next event will be held in 2006.
Organizer: Peter Frey, Email: info@musikstudio-reinach.ch
Switzerland
Annual event August
International Montreux Accordion Camp, early August. Tutors are Jean Louis Noton, Mady and Peter Soave. Email: info@accordioncamp.com
UK
October
Bridlington International Accordion Festival
East Yourkshire, England, Annual event.
Loretta Rolston, 11 Byron Road, Shotts, Lanarkshire, ML7 4LG, Scotland. Phone: +44 1501 820910 E-Mail: bridlington@accordiontimesandnews.co.uk
UK
November
Brian Laurie National Accordion Fun Festival in Paisley, Scotland
Annual event
Contact: Judy Brunton, Phone: +44 141 887 9827 Fax: +44 141 887 5893 Email: brian_laurie_paisley@hotmail.com
UK
Annual event November
Caister Accordion Festival. Organiser: Heather Smith, Email: heather@accordions.karoo.co.uk
UK
March Annual event
Folkbeat Derby Festival, England Chapel Lunch Productions, P.O.Box 5009 Derby De1 9fq, England. Phone: + 441332 677046
Fax: + 44 1332 677047 Email: fiona@chapel-lunch.co.uk
UK
April/May
Annual event
UK National Championships normally late April, early May, Scarborough. Many Area Festivals: listed on website.
 
National Accordion Organisation of Great Britain,
Email:
nao@accordions.com
UK
April Annual event
Fylde Coast Accordion Festival
Held in Fleetwood, Lancashire, Wyre, England
Contact: Gina Brannelli Email: accordions@btconnect.com Phone: +44 1253 778764 or 822046 Fax: +44 1253 863249
UK
February Annual event
North Central Area Accordion Festival, England Contact Mr H. Hinchcliffe Phone: +441535635074 Email: r1c_sm1th@hotmail.com
UK
March Annual event
Spring Accordion Camp in Rhyl, North Wales
 
Loretta Rolston, 11 Byron Road, Shotts, Lanarkshire, ML7 4LG, Scotland. Phone: +44 1501 820910 E-Mail: bridlington@accordiontimesandnews.co.uk
USA
July
Accordionists and Teachers Guild, International Festival
All details on website.
All details on website.
USA
July
 
American Accordionists' Association, International Festival
All details on website
All details on website.
USA
July
Accordion Federation of North America (AFNA) AFNA President - Randall Martin, 101 W. Orangethorpe Ave, Fullerton, CA 92833. Email: afna@musician.org
USA
Annual event
Annual Accordion Rally
 
Contact: Joe at (207) 667 0260 Email josephn@acadia.net
USA
Annual event
Annual Master Class and Concert Series (10th)
"NO ID ROCCA" ...that's right - it's accordion spelled backwards!
Tenri Cultural Institute, 43West 13th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenue), New York, New York
Contact - Dr. William Schimmel - moderator (212) 876-0827 or AAA Executive Office (201) 991-2233 Email: AAA1938@aol.com
USA
Annual event August
Cotati Accordion Festival
Northern California.
Cotati Accordion Festival, 1039 Madrone, Cotati, CA 94931, USA. Email: info@cotatifest.com Phone: +1 707-6640444
USA
Annual event
Florida Accordion Association Festival
 
Karen Adam, President, Florida Accordion Association, 2244 Musket Drive Navarre, FL 32566, USA. Phone: (850) 936-8722 Email: ibqueen@bellsouth.net
USA
Annual event
Galla-Rini Accordion Camp Friends of Galla-Rini, Kjell Holmes, 4779 Cather Ave. San Diego, CA 92122, Phone 858-453-5486
USA
March
American Accordion Musicological Society Festival
Annual event
Acme Accordion School, 322 Haddon Avenue, Westmont, NJ 08180, Phone: +1 856-854-6628 E-mail: accordion1@comcast.net
USA
June
Rose City Accordion Camp
Annual event
Camp held at Silver Falls Conference Center, Sublimity, Oregon, USA. Contact: Geoff Levear Phone: + 1 503 293 0322 Email: Glevear@aol.com
USA
Annual event
Wurstfest Phone: +1 830-6255709
Email: wurstfest@newbraunfels.com
USA
Annual event June
Las Vegas International Accordion Convention
All details on website, usually late June.
All details on website.
USA
Annual Event June
Leavenworth Accordion Festival
Washington State.
Email: events@leavenworth.org
USA
Annual event
Musikfest, at Vasa Park on Budd Lake, New Jersey, USA Email Jeanne Eriksson Widman: jwdragspel@aol.com
USA
April
 
New England Music Competition and Festival
 
Accordion Teachers Association of Massachusetts ATAM Contest Chairperson Roger Latulippe, 136 Lowell Road Hudson, NH 03051, USA. Phone/Fax: 603/882-8940 Email: Roger Latulippe
USA
August
Polka Reunion
Annual event
Colorado State Fair Event Center, Colorado State Fair Grounds, 950 S. Prairie Pueblo, Colorado, USA. Contact: Fred and Betty Hegler Phone: +1 719 545-1787 Fax: +1 719 545-1787 Email: bettyh@rmi.net
USA
August Annual event
Rocky Mountain Accordion Celebration
All details on website
All details on website
USA
March Annual event
National Accordion Association Annual Convention
All details on website
All details on website
Yugoslavia
Held in Belgrade annually
Young Accordionists Competition "Mladi Harmonikasi" Email: competition@accordion.co.yu

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