7th edition: Sunday 10 March 2019
The organisation had made again a nice program with accordionists from the Netherlands and abroad with a wide variety of styles. There where about 300 people in the theater Geert Teis in Stadskanaal where the Internationaal Accordeonfestival was held. The organisation is busy with the program for the 8th edition on Sunday 8 March 2020 again in theater Geert Teis in Stadskanaal and the program will be announced on Sunday 13 Oktober 2019. Below you will find some photo's of the 7th edition made by Henk van Nijkerk.
Gert Wantenaar from Amsterdam (Netherlands).
Gert Wantenaar, living in Amsterdam, opened the festival with a nice Amsterdam medley of well known Dutch songs. He continued with Tea for two followed by some South American peaces and ended his first set with a nice musette, Flambee Montalbanaise. In his 2nd set he started with the number All the things you are followed with an English Waltz medley (True love, Tennessee and Vaya con Dios). After this he played two peaces on his bandoneon, Silbando andMilonga de mis Amores. He cloed his performance with a blues number , Sweet Lorraine.
Second Souffle from Belgium.
The duo Second Souffle, consisting of Béatrice Adam and Alain Van Muysewinkel brought subtle performed accordion sounds in the forst two self composed songs Evanescence en Les petits matins. Their first set was closed with a solo peace plahed bay Alain, Feira de Mangaio. In their 2nd set three own compositions were played, Aliento Cubana, Cristaline and Omerta on a beautiful subtle way arranged for two accordions. With their music you can dream away. Second Souffle is working on their first CD and they hope to present the CD before the end of this year 2019. Meer informatie vindt u op hun website en op hun facebook page.
Vincent van Amsterdam from Haarlem (Netherlands).
This year we had for the first time 30 minutes reserved for classical music played by the Dutch accordionist Vincent van Amsterdam, He started his performance with the well known peace Asturias from I. Albinez and continued with La Campanella from R. Wüthner and Ave Maria from A. Piazzolla. Vincent is the winner of the Dutch Classical Talent Award in 2016. He ended his performance with Don Rapsody from W. Semionov. He played on a Bugari Prime 3 which he demonstrated in the pause i the foyer of the theater.
Click HERE and take a look at the website of Vincent van Amsterdam.
Pietro Adragna from Italy.
Already for the third time we had Pietro Adragna in our program. On Friday 8 March he gave already two concerts in the musicshop Muziekhuis Da Capo in Nietap (the Neterlands). In his first set he started with a Valse medley followed by Tico Tico, wich he played because he was asked for by some people. He ended his first set with his own arrangement of Tango pour Claude. In his second set he started with a classical medley arranged by himself and it took about 18 minutes! On special request of the organisators Jac and Jeanne Puts he played Adios Nonino from A. Piazzolla in his own arrangement'. This peace is well known in the Netherlands because of the tears of Maxima during the wedding of Maxima with King Alexander from Holland. Click HIER to visit his own website.
Yolanda Lelijveld from Roswinkel (Netherlands).
Omdat Because we also like to give young accordionists the chance to present themself on stage in the theater we reserve some time for this in the program. This year we had Yolanda Lelijveld from Roswinkel asked to play onne peace of maximum 10 minutes. Her choice was the peace “Danse Macabre” from Camile Saint-Saëns wich is not the easiest peace. It was very appreciated by the audience. Congratulations Yolande, well done.
Bert van Erk (NL) and Sebastian Demydczuk (PL)
The rhythmic accompaniment came from Bert van Erk on double bass and Sebastian Demydczuck on drums and percussion.
Website Bert van Erk: www.bertvanerk.nl.
Website Sebastian Demydczuck: https://www.sebastiandemydczuk.com/
Muziekhuis Da Capo from Nietap (Netherlands).
Again present was one of our sponsors Muziekhuis DaCapo from Nietap (NL). They came with a great stand in the foyer of the theater. Music Meyer Benelux had deliverd a number of HOHNER accordeons at Muziekhuis Dacapo and on this way there was a presentation of HOHNER accordions on the stand of DaCapo. We are very happy especially with our music and accordion sponsors Music Meyer Benelux, Mengascini accordions, Muziekhuis DaCapo, Leo Music and Toon Sileon. Pieter Bosma (photo) from DaCapo gave a demonstration of the Bugari Evo in the foyer of the theater.
Organisation and Presentation: Jac & Jeanne Puts together with the board of Stichting Internationaal Accordeonfestival.
Jac and Jeanne decided in July 2017 to create a foundation with a board consisting of 5 persons. Jac Puts (chairman), Jeanne Puts (secretary), Accordeon teachers Gertie Bruin and Henk Puister and cashier Gina Verhoeven. With this foundation we can grant applications at culture funds. We hope to ensure the continuity of this unique accordion event to the future.
Thanks to all sponsors and funds and everyone who helped make this wonderful accordion event possible.
At life and welfare, we hope to welcome you again in the Geert Teis theater on Sunday 8 March 2020.
Jac & Jeanne Puts
9501 JL Stadskanaal
For questions or comments: Telephone +31 6 83014316