Tuulikk Bartosik Andrew Waite Jelena Davidovic Alf Hågedal Servais Haanen Christoph Pfändler Charlotte Ortmann

Akkordeonale 2020

Servais Haanen

What is the Akkordeonale?

The most beautiful declaration of love to an instrument!

Counting 12 years of Akkordeonale by now, it is impossible to imagine the accordion scene without this event.

Every tour highlights new sides of this versatile suprise-box that is growing in popularity with its endless possibilities.

Accordion at its best!

Sparkling verve, elegance and esprit entice the audience into an exceptional aural pleasure across all cultures and styles.

For the 2020 lineup, Servais Haanen, the festival’s spiritus rector, has assembled once more a colourful melange:

Cheerful melancholy from Estonia, Scottish high-speed-folk and Serbian key-magic, Swedish vintage sound caprioles and Dutch sound aesthetics, framed by a dynamic Swiss hammered dulcimer, saxophone, transverse flute and a presentation worthy of cabaret.

The pulsating change of solos and ensemble pieces and the encounter and interaction between the performing musicians are the centerpiece of every Akkordeonale. As different as the personalities, cultural backgrounds and musical approaches may be, with music their common language, the musicians create a vibrant exchange that does not care about borders and separation.

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

Musicians:

Tuulikki Bartosik (Estonia)
Cheerful melancholy from Estonia
Andrew Waite (Scotland)
High-Speed-Folk
Jelena Davidović (Serbia)
Serbian Key-Magic
Alf Hågedal  (Sweden)
Vintage Sound Caprioles
Servais Haanen (The Netherlands)
The Master of Fine Sounds

Accompanying Musicians:

Christoph Pfändler (Switzerland)
Hammered dulcimer
Charlotte Ortmann (Germany)
Saxophone / Transverse flute

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 Music Contact Bernhard Zimmermann Hohner