International Accordion Festival
Most important event after Easter with 12 letters?
When accordionist and festival founder Servais Haanen invites you to the Akkordeonale, one thing is certain: it's going to be a party!
Innovative, exhilarating and refreshingly different, this is where you can experience the accordion at its best. Every year since 2009, the Dutchman has brought together musicians from a wide variety of countries to create a surprising ensemble mix across all styles. Whether traditional or contemporary, folkloristic, classical or jazzy - the programme full of sparkling temperament, esprit and poetry is a declaration of love to the instrument of unlimited possibilities. Subtle Nordic highlights, breathtaking virtuosity from Serbian to classical, passionate Mediterranean canzoni, unconventional Austrian jazz gems, Dutch sound aesthetics, grooving flugelhorn and masterful, atmospheric harp playing are the ingredients that make up this year's Accordionale.
And - no Akkordeonale without Servais Haanen's cabaret-style presentation!
At the heart of the concert are pulsating alternations of solos and ensemble pieces and exciting interactions between the musicians. As different as the personalities, cultural backgrounds and playing styles may be - the common language of music creates a lively understanding that does not care about boundaries and divisions.
A talent for improvisation, spontaneity and the fun of performing together combine the musical richness of each individual to create something new, something that has never been heard before.
A feast of sounds! Adrenalin and balm for the soul!
See - Listen - Enjoy
Irene Tillung (Norway)
Filigree compositions of Nordic beauty
Djordje Davidovic (Serbia)
Precision and liveliness at the highest level
Marcello Squillante (Italy)
Serenata from the soul of the south
Paul Schuberth (Austria)
Experimental surprises in a melodious guise
Servais Haanen (Netherlands)
The master of fine sounds
Kaya Meller (Poland)
Esther Swift (Scotland)
Accordion from its most beautiful side