Coupe Mondiale 2013
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Daily reports by Kevin Friedrich (CIA Ambassador)
Festival pictures and videos are provided by Kevin Friedrich, Harley Jones, Carol Yan, Alison Worthington and Graham Laurie.
24 August 2013
CIA Executive Meeting

Memebers of the CIA Executive Committee met to discuss items pertaining to the CIA and its activities:
 

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USA - Kevin Friedrich (CIA Ambassador), France - Frédéric Deschamps (Music Committee Chair),
Austria - Herbert Scheibenreif (Vice President), United Kingdom - Raymond Bodell (President),
USA - Joan C. Sommers (Vice Chairperson), New Zealand - Harley Jones (Public Relations Manager),
Finland - Kimmo Mattila (General Secretary)
CIA Executive Committee Members
United Kingdom - Raymond Bodell (President)
Austria - Herbert Scheibenreif (Vice President)
USA - Joan C. Sommers (Vice Chairperson)
Finland - Kimmo Mattila (General Secretary)
New Zealand - Harley Jones (Public Relations Manager)
France - Frédéric Deschamps (Music Committee Chair)
USA - Kevin Friedrich (CIA Ambassador)
Centennial Square Concerts

Each day at noon large crowds gathered for an outdoor concert at Centennial Square profiling a diverse and talented array of artists. Today on the final concert, the audience were treated to a three hour extravaganza concert and trade show featuring Esse Quintet, VAC Band, Ludovic Beier and Michael Bridge. The Esse Quintet won the CIA International Competition for Ensemble Music at the 2012 Coupe Mondiale in Spoleto, Italy.

Ludovic Beier (France) and Michael Bridge (Canada)
Federico Pigini (Castelfidaro, Italy) and Viatcheslav Semionov (Russia)
Viatcheslav Semionov (Russia) and Antonio Spaccarotella (Italy)
The beautiful T-shirt for the 66th Coupe Mondiale
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Alexander Kolomiytsev (Russia) and 2007 Coupe Mondiale Winner Alexander Sevastian (Canada)
Kirill Evseev (Accordion) and Kseniia Evseeva (Accordion) play the Kravtsov keyboard accordion
Esse-Quintet - Russia: Kirill Evseev (Accordion), Kseniia Evseev (Accordion), Mikhail Krylov (Balalayka),
Dmitrii Gogolev (Domra), Daria Chemykh (Balalayka)
the large crowd at Centennial Square for the daily concert series featuring accordionists
A reminder of how far away from home some people are while attending the Coupe Mondiale in Victoria
 
CIA General Assembly Closing Session

CIA President Raymond Bodell (United Kingdom) welcomed everyone to the closing session of the 130th General Assembly of Delegates and ratification of the results for the 66th Coupe Mondiale festival.

Presentations were given by the delegations from Austria and Finland for their upcoming Coupe Mondiale festivals in Salzburg and Turku, as well as many other future dates.

Details were announced on the 2014 World Accordion Day which will be hosted by Frederic Deschamps and Grayson Masefield and fellow CIA Executive Committee members, broadcast from the CIA Headquarters in Ikaalinen, Finland. Details on the exact schedule and how to submit items for broadcast will be announced soon.

The results of the 2013 Coupe Mondiale festival categories were ratified by the Geneal Assembly and published here on the Coupe Mondiale website for public download and viewing.

President Bodell thanked the BC Accordion Society for their tremendous hospitality and hard work in making the 66th Coupe Mondiale a tremendous success before closing the General Assembly. Full details of the General Assembly will be circulated in due course when the Minutes are prepared and distributed by the CIA General Secretary.
 

President Raymond Bodell welcoming everyone to the closing General Assembly
Herbert Scheibenreif (Vice President - Austria), Joan Cochran Sommers (Vice President - USA)
Frederic Deschamps (Chairman of the Music Committee - France),
Harley Jones (Public Relations Officer - New Zealand), Kevin Friedrich (CIA Ambassador - USA)
The CIA Executive Officers
Presentation on the upcoming Coupe Mondiale in Austria
Presentation on the upcoming Coupe Mondiale in Finland
Congress members checking over the results of the 66th Coupe Mondiale Competition
CIA Awards Ceremony and Closing Concert
The stage is set for the final Prize Giving and Closing Concert
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the beautiful Trophies
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the Trophies and awards for the Prize Winners
Aleksandar Milojevic, CIA Honorary Vice President 2013, welcoming everyone to the Closing Ceremony
Aleksandar Milojevic, CIA Honorary Vice President 2013, welcoming everyone to the Closing Ceremony
Aleksandar Milojevic thanking the 2013 Organizing Team from the BC Accordion Society
CIA President Raymond Bodell welcoming everyone to the Closing Ceremony
Contestants in the International Competition for Digital Accordion
Category sponsor ' Roland Canada' presenting Klavdiya Tarabrina (Russia) with First Prize
Contestants in the International Competition for Ensemble Music
Category sponsor ' BC Accordion Society' presenting Balin-Vioyan (China) with First Prize
Contestants in the Junior International Competition for Virtuoso Entertainment Music
Category sponsor Dr. C. D. Mazoff presenting Lorenzo Bosica (Italy) with First Prize
Contestants in the Junior Coupe Mondiale
Category sponsor ' BC Accordion Society' presenting Bozidar Rajic (Serbia) with First Prize
Contestants in the Masters Coupe Mondiale
Federico Pigini awarding First Prize on behalf of Category sponsor 'Pigini Accordions' to Nikola Kerkez (Serbia)
Contestants in the International Competition for Virtuoso Entertainment Music
Joe Petosa awarding First Prize on behalf of Category sponsor 'Petosa Accordions' to Radu Laxgang (Moldova)
Contestants in the 66th Coupe Mondiale
66th Coupe Mondiale 3rd Place Winner Marko Sevarlic receiving his prize
66th Coupe Mondiale 2nd Place Winner Nikola Pekovic receiving his prize
Alexander Kolomiytsev (Russia) First Prize Winner, category sponsored by BC Accordion Society
Alexander Kolomiytsev (Russia) First Prize Winner, category sponsored by BC Accordion Society
Klavdiya Tarabrina (Russia)
Winner of the 2013 International Competition for Digital Accordion
Balin-Vioyan (China) Yuan Gong, (Violin) and Tian Jianan (Accordion)
Winner of the 2013 International Competition for Ensemble Music
Lorenzo Bosica (Italy)
Winner of the 2013 Junior International Competition for Virtuoso Entertainment Music
Bozidar Rajic (Serbia)
Winner of the 2013 Junior Coupe Mondiale
Nikola Kerkez (Serbia)
Winner of the 2013 Masters Coupe Mondiale
Radu Laxgang (Moldova)
Winner of the 2013 International Competition for Virtuoso Entertainment Music
Alexander Kolomiytsev (Russia)
Winner of the 66th Coupe Mondiale
Alexander Kolomiytsev (Russia)
Winner of the 66th Coupe Mondiale
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The capacity audience at the Alix Goolden Hall, Victoria, BC
Guest artists: Esse-Quintet - Russia: Kirill Evseev (Accordion), Kseniia Evseev (Accordion), Mikhail Krylov (Balalayka),
Dmitrii Gogolev (Domra), Daria Chemykh (Balalayka)
Winners of the 2012 CIA International Competition for Ensemble Music
Esse-Quintet (Russia) - Winners of the 2012 CIA International Competition for Ensemble Music

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