Aïcha Touré Benjamin Macke Zabou Guérin Birgit Bornauw Servais Haanen Jure Tori Johanna Stein

Akkordeonale 2023

Servais Haanen

The elixir of life in spring:


As a special event not only in the accordion scene, the Akkordeonale celebrates its comeback after 3 years of pandemic time-out with the instrument of unlimited possibilities: Accordion at its best!

The program full of sparkling temperament, esprit and poetry is one single declaration of love to the extraordinary box of surprises.

With Slovenian soul, powerful and subtle, masterful French keyboard magic, African-tinged chansons about life, diatonic baroque-candy with foot-bass and bagpipes, Dutch sound aesthetics, cello unconventional and a presentation 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!

An event of a special kind!

See – Listen – Enjoy


Jure Tori (Slovenia)
Charismatic ear candy
Zabou Guérin (France)
Colorful - Lively - Virtuosic
Aïcha Touré (Gabon)
A voice, an accordion and life
Benjamin Macke (France)
Vivacious with hand and foot
Servais Haanen (Netherlands)
The Master of Fine Sounds
Birgit Bornauw (Belgium)
French baroque bagpipe/ violin
Johanna Stein (Germany)

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.

Kindly supported by:

Akkordeon Magazin Heimat PR Bernhard Zimmermann Hohner