We are happy to announce that this year we will be hosting the World Accordion Day celebration in Singapore for the first time! (http://www.accordions.com/cia/cia_wad_general.htm)
Lets's celebrate the 188th birthday of the accordion - May 6th 1829, the date the accordion was first patented, in Vienna, Austria, by Cyrillius Demien.
Accordion Singapore Ensemble and our Special Guests (piano, vocal) will present the new programme "From classics to jazz".
1. Albert Fossen, Flying Leaves
2. Joseph Colombo, Indifference
3. Gerardo Matos Rodríguez, La Cumparsita
4. Louis Ferrari, Soir de Paris
5. C. Fonten, Pasodoble
6. Ivan Panitsky, Oy Da Ty, Kalinushka
7. Vittorio Monti, Hungarian Dance - Czardas
8. Astor Piazzolla, Libertango
9. Astor Piazzolla, Ave Maria
10.Astor Piazzolla, Vuelvo Al Sur
11.Camille Saint-Saëns, The Swan
12.Andy Williams, Under Paris Skies
13.Johann Pachelbel, Chaconne in F Minor
14.Variations on Russian Folk Song, Duck in Latin America
About the musicians
Sasha Farseev is one of the known musicians in his home city of Saint - Petersburg. He started his music studies at the age of six when he entered the Saint - Petersburg Music School N4 (class of S. Uhno). He performed hundreds of concerts in different Russian and international concert venues. Most notable performances were conducted in: "Saint - Petersburg Big Concert Hall, 2007", "Saint - Petersburg Capella Concert Hall, 2009, 2010", "Saint - Petersburg Philharmonic Hall, 2013", "Mosaic Festival 2014 @ Esplanade, Singapore", "Singapore National Libraries, 2014, 2015", and “Singapore Art Museum, 2016”. The most prominent awards are the 1st and the 2nd prize in international accordion music festivals "Baltica Harmonica, 2000, 2002" and the 3rd prize in international music festival "Peter and Paul Asamblea, 2005". During the recent years, Sasha was working with the accordionist ensemble "Primavera" that was officially introduced in 2012 (Saint - Petersburg). In 2012 he was appointed as a resident accordionist and the accordionist ensemble conductor in Saint - Petersburg Rimsky - Korsakov music school. He is the co-founder and leader of the "Accordions Singapore" accordionists community and "Accordion Singapore Ensemble".
Jiaxi Zhang is one of the young accordionists from city of Xi’an. He began his accordion journey at the age of five when he enrolled in the accordions’ group of the Children's Palace of his city. Soon after that he continued his accordion study in Xi'an Conservatory of Music, supervised by A. Professor Liu Yongyuan, who serves as the Executive Director of Chinese Musicians' Association - Accordions Council. Jiaxi’s accordion playlist ranges from Chinese to Western, and he has vast accordion performance experience in music festivals and concerts, including “Xi’an Conservatory of Music Accordion Performance, 2004”, “Tsing Hua University Music Camp, 2006”, “National University of Singapore - University Culture Center, Orchestra Performance 2009 & Jazz Music Festival, 2010”, “Singapore National Libraries, 2016”, and “Singapore Art Museum, 2016”. He was the 1 st prize winner of China National High School Student Art Winter Camp and the only representative from north - western China. In recent years, Jiaxi devoted himself in cultivating Singapore local accordion culture through co-founding the “Accordions Singapore” community and “Accordion Singapore Ensemble”.