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.