Another word for ear candy?
As an indispensable event in (not only) the accordion scene, the Akkordeonale is celebrating its comeback after the Corona disruption with the instrument of unlimited possibilities: Accordion at its best!
A program full of sparkling temperament, esprit and spicy variety awaits the audience, peppered with highlights of the increasingly popular versatile surprise box. An extraordinary listening pleasure across cultures and styles:
Innovative world music full of joie de vivre, Scottish high-speed folk and masterful French key magic, Swedish vintage sound caprioles and Dutch sound aesthetics with the special coloring of dynamic Swiss dulcimer, groovy flugelhorn and a moderation that is already iconic.
Pulsating alternations of solos and ensemble pieces and the exciting interactions between the musicians are the heart of each Akkordeonale.
As different as the personalities, cultural backgrounds and playing styles may be - the common language of music creates a vibrant exchange that does not care about borders and dividing lines.
With improvisational talent, spontaneity and the passion to put on a great concert together, the manifold musical possibilities intertwine, putting forth something new, something never heard before.
A celebration of sounds! Virtuosic and full of spirit! Adrenalin and balm for the soul!
A most exceptional event!
See – Listen – Enjoy
- Cathrin Pfeifer (Germany)
- Enchantress on the Accordion
- Andrew Waite (Scotland)
- Zabou Guérin (France)
- Colorful - Lively – Virtuosic
- Alf Hågedal (Sweden)
- Vintage Sound Caprioles
- Servais Haanen (NL)
- The Master of Fine Sounds
- Christoph Pfändler (Switzerland)
- Hammered Dulcimer
- Kaya Meller (Poland)
About the Akkordeon
Affectionately known as squeezebox, belly pincher, hell’s bellows, or asthmatic worm, the accordion has at least as much charm as it has names.
And though many do love this instrument, play it themselves or have one stowed away in the attic, few know about the wild career and the world wide influence of this headstrong wonder-box.
Like almost no other instrument, the accordion (invented in 1829) has spread across frontiers and continents at a breathtaking pace.
Massively exported to colonies and imported through the hand luggage of emigrants, it has established itself amongst musicians across the whole world.
It’s hard to talk of the accordion. The instrument has again and again been modified, reconstructed, refined or been developed, according to local needs, into a variety of different types of instruments, that differ in size, system, form, pitch range and playing technique.