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Presidents Welcome

   
Sonja Palinich, NZAA President Welcome to the official website of the New Zealand Accordion Association (Inc).

We hope you will enjoy our site, find it informative and that you will be encouraged to attend events and make new friends amongst our members.

We welcome new members and welcome participation in our competitions, examinations, social events and concerts and we invite you to look at the membership benefits and join us.

Sonja Palinich
President
 

2017 South Pacific and New Zealand Championships and Festival

Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June 2017
Raye Freedman Centre, Epsom, Auckland.


Download 2017 Poster

The Prospectus (Rules and Regulations and entry form) for the 2017 South Pacific Accordion Championships & Festival, to be held in Auckland on Saturday 3rd June and Sunday 4th June 2017, are now available at: 2017 NZ Prospectus

Download separate entry form: 2017entry.pdf

The rules for the international categories closely follow the rules of the Coupe Mondiale. The South Pacific international concert music category has exactly the same rules as the Coupe Mondiale Masters category and the South Pacific entertainment category has exactly the same rules as the Coupe Mondiale Virtuoso Entertainment category.

Similarly Junior (under 18 years) South Pacific entertainment category. The South Pacific Junior solo concert category has the same rules as the first round of the Coupe Mondiale Junior category.

Entry closing date is 15th April 2017.

NZAA President Sonja Palinich writes: “The NZAA has staged this event since 1972 and we are delighted to once again have the use of the Raye Freedman Arts Centre (picture below). This outstanding modern venue is ideally suited to our requirements with excellent acoustics, lighting and full facilities all under one roof.”

Past events reports at: South Pacific Daily Reports

The Australian AATA Championships are held 1 week later in Sydney and have similar rules for the international categories.

Raye Freedman Centre, Epsom, Auckland
Superb Raye Freedman Arts Center



2nd Rhapsody for Accordion and Orchestra by Gary Daverne was recorded at the Takapuna War Memorial Hall, North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand, 11th December 2016.

Foundation North logoThis was a New Zealand Accordion Association (NZAA) project and the work was commissioned by a grant from Foundation North Trust. Published on Dec 19, 2016.

Soloist Grayson Masefield performs with the North Shore Accordion Ensemble conducted by Lionel Reekie.
Ensemble players left to right: Lian Jones, Campbell Bettridge, Alanah Jones, Jenna Murray, Kristina Roper, Stephanie Panzic, Catrina Lin, Alexandra Reekie.


NZAA Merit Award Presentation to Prof. Li Cong (China)


More pictures and information at: MeritAward



NZAA Daily Reports
2016 Daily Report & Results with pictures, video and results are online at the end of each day.

  Future South Pacific Accordion Championships Dates:
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June 2018
Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June 2019

 
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