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Own Choice Program

OWN CHOICE PROGRAM ONLY: Own Choice Show/Entertainment Program.

  • Playing time: maximum 15 minutes. Failure to observe the maximum playing time will result in a mark penalty.
  • External sound modules, MIDI modules, backing tracks including SMF, audio files, CD or MP3 player etc. may be used. The organiser will provide a mixer sound system with a mixer plug-in for 1 or 2 channels and a single power plug (local plug) of 230 volts. The candidate must provide all other equipment.
  • Rehearsal time of up to 15 minutes per candidate will be scheduled prior to the competition.
  • Performance sound set up time - maximum 2 minutes. Performance sound break down - maximum 2 minutes.
  • All types and make of digital accordion may be used and bellows must be the primary volume control of the digital sounds. Digital accordions with acoustic sounds are permitted with the reeds amplified provided the candidate uses the accordion and bellows to make substantial use of digital sounds.
  • To assist the candidates in preparing their programs, please note that the adjudicators marks will take into account:
    -Originality and creativity of program
    -Technique/playing ability
    -Digital Usage eg: multiple voices, multiple sounds, programing of sound sets, correct sound useage. Look for effective use of many of the digital instrument capabilities plus creativity factors.
    -Creativity eg: additional equipment such as - computer, effects box, looping - multi tracking and backing tracks, exploiting instrument possibilities, customising settings. Effective use of technologies.
    -Structure eg: planned programing, adaption for digital instrument.
    -Stagecraft, charisma, performance presentation.
    -Candidates playing on a digital instrument, in the same way they would perform on an acoustic accordion, without good digital usage, are not making effective use of digital technology and that should refelct in the marks with higher marks to candidates with good digital usage, creativity and structure.


Guillaume Clerget

Own Choice Program
Strangers in The Night by B. Kaempfert
Superstition by S. Wonder
Le Dernier des Mohicans by T. Jones
All My Self by E. Carmen
Libertango by A. Piazzolla


Stanislav Malyshev

Own Choice Program
Two Parts of The Humouresque Suite (Old Clock, Russian Dolls) by E. Derbenko
Flora’s Game by A. Piazzolla
Carnevale by R. Ruggieri


Petar Maric

Own Choice Program
One Little Lady by V. Vlasov, arr. P. Maric
Tango Pour Claude by R. Galliano
Future Tronic-Toccata by P. Janas, arr. P. Maric

Michele Calvano

Own Choice Program
La Tempête by A. Astier
Medley Jazz arr. by A. Spaccarotella
Accordionist in NY by E. Rastelli

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