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Video: Coupe Mondiale Round III
09 September 2017

Video Archive Project sponsored by Scandalli
Candidates Program
  • INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR ACCORDION SOLOISTS (COUPE MONDIALE) 2016. There will be three (3) rounds. Each candidate must include a polyphonic (contrapuntal) work in Round III of their program. The candidate may select in Round I "Any type of Baroque work".
Round I - Test Round Section

The candidate must perform the 2016 Test Round consisting of the following three (3) pieces:

  • Any Baroque work.
  • Own Choice Program: The candidate must select a program consisting of two (2) pieces, one piece to be of a slower, lyrical style and the other piece to be of a technical virtuosic style.  At least one (1) of these Own Choice pieces must be an original work for accordion.
  • A Single movement from a cyclic works is acceptable, however a maximum of only one movement from any cyclic work will be accepted. Playing time for Round I: maximum 20 minutes.

Round I music must be played in one sitting and may be played in any order.

Round II - Complete Original Work
  • One complete original work for the accordion.
Round III - Own Choice Program
  • Own Choice program consisting of three (3) or more pieces of different style and character.
  • A minimum of two (2) different composers
  • A Polyphonic (contrapuntal) work must be included in this round.
  • Playing time: a suggested minimum 20 minutes to maximum 30 minutes.  

Contestant No. 1 Zhang, Zhiyuan (China)
Program for this round:
Round III
Sofia Gubaidulina, De Profundis
Staffan Mossenmark, Wood Spirit
Johann Sebastian Bach, Prelude And Fugue In G-Minor BMV 885
Viatcheslav Semyonov, Divertimento 2nd Mvt. 3rd Mvt.

Contestant No. 2 Vernarelli, Alberto (Italy)
Program for this round:
Round III
J. Ganzer, Silhouetten (3rd movement)
A. Kusyakov, Sonata No. 6 ( 1st and 2nd movement)
F. Mendelssohn (transcription By V.Semionov), Spinning-Wheel Song

Contestant No. 3 Murza, Alexey (Ukraine)
Program for this round:
Round III
J. S. Bach, Prelude And Fugue B Minor WTC II
V. Runchak, Devoted To Igor Stravinsky
D. Kosoric, Balkan-Tango
M. Balakirev, Oriental Fantasy "islamey"

Contestant No. 4 Stupnikov, Vladimir (Russia)
Program for this round:
Round III
J.S. Bach, Prelude And Fugue Gis-Moll (2 WTC)
S. Gubaidulina, De Profundis
Z. Bozanic, Toccata
Arr. Grunfeld, Concert Paraphrase On Strauss Waltzes

Contestant No. 5 Ma, Qi (China)
Program for this round:
Round III
J.S.Bach, Prelude Und Fugue E flat-Major , BMW852
Sampo Haapamäki, Power
W. Zolatariev, Sonata No.3 (4th movement)

Video Archive & Educational Project sponsored by Scandalli
The Scandalli Accordion Factory is the sponsor of the 2017 Video Archive and Education Project. 

This is a project initiated in 2010 by the Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) with assistance from sponsors and Accordions Worldwide

The project includes:
(i) A video of all the Coupe Mondiale categories and their contestants to be kept in the CIA archives in Finland, which over the coming years will become a wealth of historical recordings, including the premiere of many original accordion works and the emergence of upcoming artists at the Coupe Mondiale.

(ii) Each year, video and pictures from many international accordion events are added to the CIA archives in Finland.

(iii) Free downloads of the performances by competitors in each Coupe Mondiale category. These will be placed online as free downloads for the educational benefit of accordion teachers and students. The purpose is to enable the free spread of knowledge and information and thereby raise the levels of accordion performance and musicianship internationally.

We thank the Scandalli Accordion Factory for their sponsorship to enable this ambitious free project to assist accordion students and tutors throughout the world.

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