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Monday - 20th August 2012

 pre Coupe Mondiale Concert: Una Sinistra and
 ContemporaneaMente Gruppo Danza.

 21.00 - 22.30  CIA Executive Committee Meeting with IAC

Performance featuring "ContemporaneaMente Gruppo Danza" with Arianna De Angelis and Sara Libori from Spoleto.

The duo "Una Sinistra", comprises Alexander Selivanov and Yulia Amerikova. Both from Moscow, Russia, Alexander was the winner of 57th CIA Coupe Mondiale in 2004 and in duo with Yulia, the winner of the CIA International Competition for Ensemble Music in 2007.
Above left and right: Arianna De Angelis and Sara Libori from Spoleto
Above left: Coupe Mondiale artistic director Mirco Patarini welcoming the audience
Above right: Alexander and Yulia thru the eyes of a smart phone
Above and below: Alexander Selivanov and Yulia Amerikova

The 65th edition of the CIA Accordion Coupe Mondiale (Confédération Internationale des accordéonistes) for classical and varieté accordionists will take place in Spoleto near Perugia, in the wonderful setting of the Opera House Teatro Nuovo "Giancarlo Menotti".
The Venue for the 2012 Coupe Mondiale, the Teatro Nuovo at the Opera House in Spoleto
Teatro 17 September Hall (venue for some of the competitions) in the Spoleto Opera House
Above and below: the spectacular Teatro Nuovo being prepared for the Coupe Mondiale

Above and below: The beautiful town of Spoleto, Italy
Spoleto, Italy

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