Welcome to NordAccordion 2019!
It is a great pleasure to wish you all heartly welcome to NordAccordion 2019. After a year of preparations and further developing this festival, it is wonderful to greet all the new participants, and seeing so many of last years participants coming back to this year's summer course. At NordAccordion 2019 we have young accordionists from all over the world coming to Voss. Participants are from China, Israel and many countries in Europe. We are also very pleased to have several talented, young Norwegian participants. In 2019 the students will get to attend master classes with some of the worlds most renowned accordionists: Friedrich Lips (RU), Matti Rantanen (FI), Geir Draugsvoll (NO) and Ida Løvli Hidle (NO).
Both students and teachers will get to play concerts during the festival. In addition to a opening concert with Lips, Rantanen and Jostein Stalheim, we will get to attend an exclusive release concert with Geir Draugsvoll and Mette Rasmussen performing tango repertoire from their newest album. It is bound to go straight to the heart. We are also lucky to be revisited by Hanzhi Wang, who will repeat last year’s success by performing a lunch concert at beautiful Stalheim Hotel with Geir Draugsvoll.
The last time Skadedyr came to Voss was during Vossajazz 2018. Now the inventive and entertaining band returns to NordAccordion to play selected songs form their three albums: "Kongekrabbe", "Culturen" and "Musikk"! Last, but not least, we are visited by two of Norway's most talented, young opera singers; Aleksander Nohr and Sigrid Vetleseter Bøe. Together with accordionist Ida Løvli Hidle, they will dish out familiar melodies from a wide array of genres, from opera- and musical classics to folksongs. Come experience opera in an informal setting at the NordAccordion Operapub - at the cosy restaurant Tre Brør!
In other words; a little something for everyone at NordAccordion 2019! We look forward to seeing you in Voss Aug. 8. - 13. !!!