May 5-6, 2023
Directed by Walter Martella and Karina Inkster
A project of the Powell River Academy of Music
Walter Martella and Karina Inkster are excited to bring you Powell River's first annual Accordion Fest!
Including a concert performance by Nikolay Bine, one of the world's foremost accordionists; workshops for beginners and advanced players alike; and a wide range of musical genres for our audiences to enjoy, mark your calendars for May 6-7, 2022!
Purchase a weekend pass, or buy tickets to individual events. For less than dinner and a movie, you get two days of diverse events celebrating one of the world's most versatile instruments!
A PEOPLE'S HISTORY
OF THE ACCORDION
REPAIRS & SALES
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2022
ACCORDION REPAIRS + SALES
All day May 6 and 7. Courtesy of Tempo Trend.
7pm NIKOLAY BINE IN CONCERT
Walter and Karina open, and Nikolay Bine performs his main concert of solo accordion pieces. Includes a few surprises!
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2022
11am ACCORDION MASTERCLASS
Nikolay will offer critiques, insights, and suggestions, providing a learning opportunity for both performers and observers.
12-2:30pm COURTYARD PERFORMANCES
Local and visiting performers share music in a casual environment.
ACCORDION REVOLUTION: A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF THE ACCORDION
Presented by Bruce Triggs, host of the Accordion Noir radio show in Vancouver and author of the book Accordion Revolution. Bruce's presentation will be interspersed among musical performances in the courtyard.
3pm ACCORDION 101
This workshop introduces accordion-curious folks of any (or no) musical background to the instrument.
7pm ACCORDION KITCHEN PARTY
A fun and inclusive event, featuring music of diverse genres, dancing, beverages, and [maybe] lederhosen.
Venue: Royal Canadian Legion
Nikolay Bine is an international award-winning accordionist. He placed first at the Trophée Mondial (Kaunas, Lithuania, 2014) where he became a world accordion champion. Specializing in jazz accordion and piano, he's performed at many international festivals as a soloist and with his jazz ensemble.
Accordion Fest preview
Highlight reel from a recent show. A sneak peek of what you'll see at the Fest!
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