reports by Kevin Friedrich (CIA Ambassador). Pictures provided
by Kevin Friedrich and Harley Jones
of Guests and Contestants to Croatia
4th Annual International Competition for Digital Accordion - Selects
Contestants for CIA Competition
before the Coupe Mondiale begins, certain activities are already
in place, and this year, this included the 4th Annual International
Competition for Digital Accordion which was held in Rome from
October 15 - 16, 2010.
As part of their ongoing support for Digital technology as it
pertains to the accordion, Roland pledged their support to the
CIA by offering to send the highest three placed contestants
in Rome that were able to continue their travels and attend
compete in the International Competition for Digital Accordion
held during the 63rd Coupe Mondiale Festival in Croatia. After
the final results, it ended up that the 4th, 5th and 6th placed
contestants from the Roland festival were the three artists
that would travel to Croatia.
and below: The Roland International Competition for Digital
Accordion displayed the CIA Banners and information
explaining to the audience their support of the upcoming festival
left: The President and founder of the Roland Corporation
Mr. Ikutaro Kakehashi offering his greetings by video
Above right: CIA President Raymond Bodell (United Kingdom)
being introduced to the Audience
Chernomodordikov (Russia) CIA Contestant being sponsored by
Janas (Poland) CIA Contestant being sponsored by Roland
Albanese (Italy) CIA Contestant being sponsored by Roland
CIA Delegation Travels to Croatia from Rome
of the attendees at the Roland International Digital Accordion
Festival traveled directly to Croatia for the CIA Coupe Mondiale.
CIA Delegate Mirco Patarini (Italy) arranged a bus to make the
11 hour journey through Italy and Slovenia to Croatia for those
that did not need to return home before making the trip to Croatia.
Originating in Spoleto (Italy), the bus stopped in Rome to collect
the further delegates and attendees.
Fabrizi (Editor of the Italian accordion magazine Strumenti
& Musica), Joan Sommers (Roland International Jury Member
Vice President of the CIA Music Committee), Tony Davies-Jones
(New Zealand) and Geanluca Pica (Italian CIA Delegate) waiting
for the Bus to depart.