Classical Contemporary Accordeon Concert
Claudio Jacomucci featuring The Musicians of the Italian Accordion Academy,
Wed, 20 May 2015 | 20:30 hour
Wed, 20 May 2015 | 20:30 hour
Door tickets: € 12.50
Presale: € 12.50
Splendor members: € 10.00
Students (upon presentation of college ID): € 5.00
CJP: € 10.00
Claudio Jacomucci featuring The Musicians of the Italian Accordion Academy, Kathleen Delaney (dance), Simone Spinaci (guitar)
Classical accordion: a modern re-visitor of traditional music and a fascinating contemporary music instrument.
The project of the Italian Accordion Academy “Il Fiore delle Mille e una nota
4″ presents works by Andriessen, Bach, Gismonti, Takahashi, Jacomucci,
Dowland, Prokofiev, De Pablo.
Claudio Jacomucci (accordion)
The Musicians of the Italian Accordion Academy:
Andrzej Grzybowski, Poland
Alessandro Ambrosi, Italy
Wieslaw Ochwat, Poland
Luca Pignata, Italy/Belgium
Kathleen Delaney (dancer and choreographer)
Simone Spinaci (guitar)
The Italian Accordion Academy is a project dedicated to classical accordion
advanced studies directed by Claudio Jacomucci and Kathleen Delaney. Based in
Urbino (Italy) since 2005, it is attended annually by students from several
European countries (France, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Bosnia,
Czech Republic, Portugal and Poland).
Claudio Jacomucci is an italian accordionist, composer and Alexander
He graduated with honors from Grenoble Conservatory (France) in 1992.
He was also graduated as an Alexander Technique teacher from the ATCA in
2000. He studied Southern Indian Music (Carnatic) at the Sweelinck
Conservatory of Amsterdam.
Winner of international contests such as Grand Prix International
d’Accordéon in St. Etienne (1988), Trofeo Mundial de acordeón (C.M.A.) in
Cuenca (1990), Premio Città di Castelfidardo (1990) and Arrasate Hiria
He has premiered a number of new works collaborating with composers such as
Luciano Berio, Franco Donatoni, György Kurtag, Luis De Pablo, Boris Porena,
Mario Pagliarani, Lucio Garau, Gabriele Manca, Dimitri Nicolau, Miguel Ruiz
Gil, Fernando Mencherini, Giorgio Tedde, Carlo Crivelli, Akemi Naito,
Francoise Barriere, Maxim Seloujanov, Oliver Schneller, Paolo Marzocchi,
Riccardo Vaglini, Daniel Glaus, Rico Gubler (who often dedicated their work
to him) and as a composer himself.
He has been performing in Europe, USA, China, Mexico, Russia in many
festivals and institution such as Cornell University (USA), Berlin
Philharmonic, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Salle Messiaen in Paris, Teatro
alla Scala in Milan, Gaudeamus Foundation in Amsterdam, Synthese Festival in
Bourges (France), Nuova Consonanza in Rome, GoG/Teatro Carlo Feilce in
Genova, Sala Chavez – Unam in Mexico City, Sibelius Academy in Helsinki,
Beethoven Haus in Bonn (Germany) to name a few.
He is running an intense pedagogic activity developing and promoting an
original approach in teaching based on the principles of the Alexander
He is the founder and teacher of the Italian Accordion Academy in Urbino and
he holds masterclasses all over the world: Paris Conservatory of Music, Royal
Academy of Music of London, Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Danish Royal
Academy of Music of Copenhagen, Chopin University Warsaw, Conservatory of
Barcelona, Yoliztli Academy in Mexico, Tianjin's Conservatory (China),
“S.Cecilia” Conservatory in Rome, Conservatory of Enschede, Tilburg and
Arnhem (Netherlands). He has taught accordion at the “Luisa D’Annunzio”
Conservatory in Pescara (Italy) from 2011 to 2014.
He has also played with Francesco Dillon, Joel Rubin, Stefano Scodanibbio,
Prometeo String Quartet, Michel Godard, David Moss, Terry Riley, Kálmán
Balogh, Pierre Favre, AlterEgo and as a soloist with the Orchestra of “La
Scala” Milan, Haydn Orchestra Bolzano, Filarmonica Marchigiana, Sinfonietta
del Teatro Lirico Cagliari (Italy), Ostrobothnian Chamber Trio (Finland),
Romanian Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Since 2002 he works with Kathleen Delaney (choreographer and dancer)
exploring the frontiers of dance and music creation in its diverse aspects:
live interactions, electroacoustic music and video-dance.
His CDs are published by Schott Wergo, W & B Music, Bridge Records,
Stradivarius, Rivoalto, StileLibero, Musica & Poesia, Ema Records, Adatto,
Blowout Records. His performances were broadcasted by Radio3 RAI, ORF,
DeutschlandRadio, RNE2, Vatican Radio, SFB, RSI, Radio Unam-Mexico,
He is regularly invited as a jury member by international accordion
competition such as Castelfidardo, Klingenthal, Arrasate and Moscow.
His book Technique I for button accordion about the modern accordion
technique is published by Bèrben.
The book Mastering Accordion Technique: a new approach to accordion playing
based on the Alexander Technique written together with Kathleen Delaney has
been recently released.
He has edited the publication “Modern Accordion Perspectives” (2013) and
“Critical Selection of Accordion Works, 1990-2010” (2014), coordinating
an international expert panel of the leading classical accordion performers
With the cooperation of: Kathleen Delaney Dance Company