Norman Quinlan, husband of Gina Brannelli
died on the 10th October after becoming ill in Castelfidardo, Italy. He
died three minutes before arriving at his local hospital. The funeral
took place on Thursday the 16th October, it was a large attendance, and
Gina would like to thank everybody who paid tribute to her husband
Norman, those who attended the funeral, those who have sent over 350
cards and 90 e mails, those who made telephone calls, and those who sent
Floral tributes, and money for the chosen charity.
Norman had been ill for three years, but
his death was a complete shock, Gina said,' I have lost my best friend,
my soul mate, the other half of me and I am heartbroken'
Gina recipient of
the 2003 Trophy for the Honorary Conductor at the 4th Las Vegas
Convention.She is joined at the presentation, made by Paul Pasquali,
Organiser of the event, by Honorary Conductors, Dick Contino, Art Van
Damme and Myron Floren.The event was a complete success and next year
the event is the13th -17th June,2004 UK and European Organiser Gina
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Gina & Romany Rye, Gina and Norman, receive The Key to the freedom of the
City of Rogue River, Oregon and Honorary Citizenship.
The Songs Rogue River and Hellgate Canyon written by them are now
official songs for this Southern region of Oregon. The songwriters have written many top singles but this is the first time
they have been honoured in this way, and they are truly overwhelmed by the
experience of both the People of Rogue River and the magnificent Rogue River
Artists Mirco Patterini,
Renzo Ruggieri and Mario Pietrodarchi represented Italy at the
Convention in Las Vegas, they were superb, Mirco Patterini of Scandalli,
Menghini, Paolo Soprani and a representative of SEM. Representative of
Piermaria was Bruno Casali, also representation from Ballone Burini.
Other Artists in Concert at the event were Dick Contino, Myron Floren,
Art Van Damme, Pete Barbutti, Kenny Kotwitz, Don Lipovac, Janet Todd,
Julien Labro, Gordon Kohl, Mady Soave, Ginny Mac, Hanni Van Zandt,
Jean-Marc Fabiano, Ron Borelli, Joe Vento, Steve and Michael Trucco
Hosts Gina and Romany Rye. Mario Pietradarchi received the Guido Diero
Outstanding Award for the young Artiste, presented by Count Guido Diero
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Pauline Noon recently Honoured for her long service to the Accordion
at the NAO UK Championships in Scarborough. Secretariat of the
National Accordion Organisation, organiser of the CIA Coupe Mondiale
in London 37 years ago and 2 years ago. Secretary of the British
College of Accordionists, her long career has been truly astonishing,
working long and hard most of the time in the background, a
solid foundation for any Organisation within which she operates.
Pauline, how very deserving you are to receive this award. We are all
much richer by knowing you and working with you.
Chairperson of the National Accordion Organisation of the United
2002. Gina Brannelli had her hand cast for the Museum in Italy,
observing the procedure is Maestro Bio Boccosi, Gina first met Maestro
Boccosi in Ancona in 1964 having performed his composition Rhapsodia
da Primavera, also met Maestro Volpi who complemented her performance
of Allegro da Concerto. Bio Boccosi unfortunately passed away, but Mme Volpi remains
great friends of Gina today.
Italy, Belluno was the host city for
the CMA World Championships in 2002 some of the Adjudicators and
Organisers posed for a photograph