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  • KOKI FOX 23'America's Got Talent:' The 5 craziest auditions, plus that just-too-weird rejectKOKI FOX 23Multi-skilled Hans was bold in fashion choice and self-description: "International superstar, sex symbol, accordionist, home-wrecker, Madonna fan." He explained his act to Cowell: "You know, honey, I do it all. Simon, I give you a Beyonce-style show on ...and more »

  • Valley morning StarConjunto royalty: 4 pioneers to be inducted into Hall of Fame this SaturdayValley morning StarPedro Ayala Jr. Accordionist Pedro Ayala Jr. had roots in the regional music of South Texas and Northern Mexico. His grandfather was a member of Los Montañeses del Alamo. Ayala was born in Donna in 1945. In 1959 the Ayala brothers formed the conjunto ...

  • The Globe and MailFrench accordionist had a surprisingly long, eclectic careerThe Globe and Mail“I cannot do without music,” she said while promoting her album Yvette Hors Norme in 2012. “The bellows of my accordion is like a beating of my heart.” Yvette Hornère was born Sept. 22, 1922, in Tarbes, in southwestern France. Her family owned a ...

  • The GuardianYvette Horner obituaryThe GuardianThe name of the accordion player Yvette Horner, who has died aged 95, is synonymous with the golden years of the Tour de France, from 1950 until 1965. While it was (usually French) men at the heart of the narrative of the summer soap opera – Louison ...

  • New York TimesYvette Horner, France's Star Accordionist, Is Dead at 95New York TimesWhen George Gershwin and DuBose Heyward were writing “Summertime,” the evocative “Porgy and Bess” aria, they probably never imagined that it would one day be performed by a British pop singer known for androgynous outfits and a 71-year-old ...

  • 2paragraphs.comAGT Cabaret Accordionist Hans Calls His Dancers “Lucky Bitches”2paragraphs.comOn America's Got Talent, cabaret accordionist Hans who describes himself as an international superstar and sexy symbol gives a memorable audition with his ...and more »

  • The AdvertiserAdelaide cabaret artist Hans voted through to second round in America's Got TalentThe AdvertiserHis audition starts with some cheeky chat with the judges and many in the crowd initially appear completely bemused at Hans' German banter, green sequined jumpsuit and trademark piano-accordion. Hans kills it on America's Got Talent. Cowell cuts short ...

  • Slipped DiscTour de France loses its musical accompanistSlipped DiscTour de France loses its musical accompanist. June 12, 2018 by norman lebrecht. 4 comments. Yvette Horner, the accordionist whose sound long accompanied the annual cycling marathon, has died at 95. She recorded more than 300 albums. Yvette Horner ...

  • ACTmediaPiano and accordion recital at the 7th edition of Mogosoaia Clasic FestACTmediaAccordionist Fernando Mihalache will play works from Bach to Richard Galliano, from Mozart to Eugen Doga and Astor Piazzolla, prefigurating the program of Romanian Palaces Music Tour, in areas of historic and architectural value: Peles Castle, Neamt ...

  • Total Montenegro News (press release) (blog)Accordion Festival in Montenegro: Competition, Events and WinnersTotal Montenegro News (press release) (blog)May 30, 2018 - The VIII International Accordion Festival or Harmonika Fest is the first International Music Festival for Accordion in Montenegro. Founded in 2010 in Cetinje, it became a professional manifestation that brings together accordionists of ...and more »

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Souvenir de Lille
A delightful french musette piece for accordion, composed by myself.
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Samba Romantica --- Domi Emorine
Between 1983 and 1989, Domi Emorine won twenty-four prizes as a child prodigy.   In 1990, not yet fifteen years old, she won the World Accordion Championship and the UNAF prize.   In 1991, she won the Silver Medal; and in 1993 the SACEM medal in the 'Voice and Wind' category.   Five years later, Domi won the World Championship again.   She also did something unique in the annals of acc...
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Polka Italienne --- Domi Emorine
Between 1983 and 1989, Domi Emorine won twenty-four prizes as a child prodigy.   In 1990, not yet fifteen years old, she won the World Accordion Championship and the UNAF prize.   In 1991, she won the Silver Medal; and in 1993 the SACEM medal in the 'Voice and Wind' category.   Five years later, Domi won the World Championship again.   She also did something unique in the annals of acc...
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Paris-Moscow --- Roman Jbanov & Domi Emorine
For information on these amazing performers, see their separate biographies attached to other music files. This audio sample is from the title track of  their CD, The Paris-Moscou Duo, which we gave away in our January 2007 contest.   
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Hiver --- Roman Jbanov & Domi Emorine
Roman Zhbanov graduated from The Conservatory of Novosibirsk. When he was fourteen, he won the regional contest of young bayanists.  At eighteen he won the International contest in Kligental (Germany).  At nineteen he won the forty-seventh International Trophee Mondiale, in Italy.  Later, he became a laureate of international contests in Andorra, Spain, Russia and France.  He has perfo...
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Boys of Bluehill (local copy)
HI Folks, This is an Irish Hornpipe played on my Roland FR-3X LIVE. I am playing through a software LOOPER (Mobius). I can play once through with one sound and then the recording automatically repeats so I can layer on another saound.Even though I did this at home on St. Pat's day I performed an hours worth of these live before an audience.I hope you emjhoy it. LooseBruce
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Boutade --- Roman Jbanov & Domi Emorine
Bayanist Roman Zhbanov is known to music lovers of Novosibirsk from their childhood.  He performed as a soloist with The Russian Folk Instruments Orchestra of the TV and radio company 'Novosibirsk'.  Recordings of his performances on radio and TV programs were made time and again. Since 1996, five CDs have been issued, and two films made. This is a far from complete list of achievements ...
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Badinerie --- Roman Jbanov & Domi Emorine
For information on these amazing performers, see their separate biographies on the Contest Page; Domi was introduced in our October contest and Roman in our November contest.  Check out these samples.  The 'Hiver' is amazing!
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Accordion Mechanic --- Domi Emorine
Between 1983 and 1989, Domi Emorine won twenty-four prizes as a child prodigy.   In 1990, not yet fifteen years old, she won the World Accordion Championship and the UNAF prize.   In 1991, she won the Silver Medal; and in 1993 the SACEM medal in the 'Voice and Wind' category.   Five years later, Domi won the World Championship again.   She also did something unique in the annals of acc...
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typisk trekkspill
Hi, everyone!  I am new to this forum, and would like to introduce myself.  I am a Norwegian all-round musician, playing accordion and keyboards.  Most of my work is composing and arranging for all kinds of instruments, bands and choirs.  This is a demo page of a little composition for accordion orchestra.  More demos can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=126261&id...

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