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National and International Accordionists of renown
are included here. Of course space does not permit
the acknowledgement of all prominent accordionists at one time.
Instead this page will periodically change to add accordionists, while
deleting accordionists listed at earlier dates.
Legendary virtuoso of the accordion/ premier entertainer.
biography and information go to: dickcontino.com
|Pietro Deiro was
the younger of the two Deiro brothers and was born in 1888. Under the
influence of his older brother he began to play the accordion in Germany
in 1905. In 1907 he moved to the USA. He began recording in 1910
and one of his most famous songs "Pietro's Return" was
recorded in 1914. He wrote many compositions, studies and
transcriptions, and even opened his own publishing house. He is
sometimes called the American 'Father of the Accordion' and died in 1954.
More information at: http://www. guidodeiro.com
much biographical information is available about this profound
performer, composer, arranger, conductor, teacher whose
contributions to the accordion are almost endless.
Anthony Galla-Rini died on July 30,
2006 at the age of 102 years. See: Memorial
Read more about him at the following sites:
(at that web site, click on Galla-Rini's 99th)
titled "A Collection of Lectures for Accordionists" by Galla-Rini
along with other Galla-Rini music and arrangements are available
GRAPHICS PRESS in San Diego.
Marocco - was born in Illinois and grew up in the town of
Waukegan, a suburb of Chicago. When he was seven years old, his parents
enrolled him in a six-week trial program on the accordion. At age
17, Marocco took first place in a national music contest, performing his
winning solo with the Chicago Pops Orchestra for a huge crowd at
Chicago's Soldier's Field. Later he formed a trio which went on
tour in several Midwestern states. During his travels, he met his future
wife, Anne, in South Bend, Indiana. They were married in 1951. Together
they decided to head west to make their home in the Los Angeles area.
Marocco organized a new group which toured the hotel and club circuit of
Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, and Palm Springs. Hollywood, close to the
movie and the TV studios, offered many opportunities. There, he
was launched on an unbelievable career - the list of his credits is
endless. For more info, click frankmarocco.com
|Find his biography and much information about
him and his music at: petersoave.com
|Born April 1920, Norway, Michigan
Top jazz accordionist; inspiration for jazz
accordionists around the world; continues to tour and perform;
continues to amaze all who hear him perform by his phenomenal
technique and unique style. Find his biography and
information about him and his music at:
Art VanDamme Web Site
(check his CDs and Videos and much more)
Interesting Interview at Excelsior
Venglevski- Brilliant artist and composer/ arranger of music for the
accordion. A native of the Republic of
Moldova, part of the former Soviet Union, came to the United States in
Stas' astounding repertoire
includes works by Bach, Weber, Lizt, Shubert, Rachmaninoff. An
international performer, Stas resides in Milwaukee and performs
regularly with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's Arts in Community
education program. Stas is a Vice-President of the prestigious
Accordionists and Teachers
Guild, International (ATG).
Read more about him at: Stas
Venglevski Biographical Information
Founders of the American Accordionists Association (AAA)
- see if you can identify the accordionists in this photograph.
For answers click: AAA Founders
For more information about the prestigious organization go to: American
More Prominent Accordionists to be added to this