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2009 CIA Award for Best New Original Work
The CIA made its second annual Award for Best New Original Work at a Coupe Mondiale. The awards were created by the CIA Music Committee, to promote new compositions for the accordion, after the discontinuation of the Test Piece requirement for the Coupe Mondiale competition.

The category was open to all new solo works, composed in 2008/2009 and performed as part of a 2009 CIA Competition program, which have never been performed at a previous Coupe Mondiale.
The 2009 Award for best new original work was awarded to Gary Daverne. His original music Koriana was composed in 2008, and performed by Edward Giffney in the Junior Coupe Mondiale Category.

Gary Daverne (ONZM) is New Zealand’s most prolific composer and arranger of music for the accordion. He was born in Takapuna and is an International Rotary Paul Harris Fellow. On the international scene, Gary has conducted many major symphony orchestras including London’s Royal Philharmonic, the Taiwan Symphony, Shanghai Symphony, Moravian Philharmonic-CzechRepublic; conducted symphony concerts in Jakarta, Indonesia and the National Symphony Orchestra of Malaysia.

In 2002 he was the first New Zealander to be invited to conduct in South Korea, where he was guest conductor of the Incheon City Symphony Orchestra. In April 2005, at the invitation of the Turkish Government, he conducted the acclaimed Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, in Istanbul, for two performances as part of the 90-year Gallipoli commemorations.

Gary is a frequent guest conductor with accordion orchestras in the USA and Europe and last year he conducted concerts in The Czech Republic and Slovenia.