The 66th Coupe Mondiale, World Accordion Championships, is going to start in Canada, city of Victoria.
As we know, the Coupe has become the world’s biggest and most prestigious accordion event, attracting hundreds of accordionists and accordion lovers from all over the world.
The 66th Coupe Mondiale is organized by BC Accordion Society as a part of the 7th Victoria International Accordion Festival. The core of the event is the World Accordion Competition, started on Aug 19, for soloists and ensembles for musicians up to 32 years of age and classical and virtuoso entertainment genres.
On August 17 and 18, orchestras from several continents have been competing in the World Competition of Accordion Orchestras, in two rounds. In addition, on August 16, there has been the Annual Victoria International Accordion Competition.
Apart from the competition, the audience will enjoy the most incredible events and concerts, featuring the world’s best accordion soloists and ensembles, such as Ludovic Beier, Renzo Ruggieri, Alexander Sevastian, Jelena Milojevic, Trio Voronezh, Cory Pesaturo, Esse Quintet, World Accordion Orchestra, with special performances by Ballet Victoria and Vox Humana Choir.
The program provides seven world-class evening concerts, and many free concerts around the city, presenting the most various music genres and styles. The evening concerts will be held in the Alix Goolden Performace Hall. Throughout the festival, there will be an Accordion Museum Open Exhibition and there will be a large international Trade Show, culminating with a big concert on Aug 24, at Centennial Square.
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