Accordion Festival in Fuglafjordur Faroe Islands
23rd-25th Aug. 2019
We have a lot going on this year! Russian duo Vladimir Ushakov and Svetlana Stavitskaya , Alf Hågedal and Lennart Larsson from Sweden, Kristian H. Rusbjerg from Denmark and Trio HáHá og the HáHá quartette from Iceland will be playing. Some of the biggest artists in the Faroese music industry will also be joining us. There will be workshops, concerts, sing-alongs and you can enjoy a trip on board local sailboat Dragin, whilst listening to a live accordion music.
The accordion virtuoses, Svetlana Stavitskaya og Vladimir Ushakov are playing advanced accordion music at the accordion festival in the Faroese city, Fuglafjørður.
The instrumental duo, Vladimir Ushakov and Svetlana Stavitskaya, is well known in Europe for their excellent musical performances. The instrumental duet has existed for 20 years. Over the years, the duo has been performing concerts in many cities of Russia, in surrounding countries and abroad, like Belarus, Moldova, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Germany, Italy, and Great Britain.
As participating members of many music groups, Vladimir and Svetlana have been awarded several prizes and honors, and even been crowned with laurels at various international competitions. In 2003, they were laureated in an international competition, after having been performing successfully as a duet in the international competition "Citta di Castelfidardo" (Italy) in the category of music by Astor Piazzolla. At the same time, they received an invitation to perform at the memorial concert to the memory of the great Argentine composer.
Svetlana Stavitskaya was born in Daugavpils, the second biggest city of Latvia, in 1974. Her first teacher, who instilled love for the accordion, was her father. He played and sang, arranged home concerts and created a favorable creative musical atmosphere. Thereby, he influenced the choice of the daughter's professional occupation. Svetlana completed her musical education in the magistracy of the Lithuanian Academy of music and theatre in the class of professor Eduardas Gabnis, and graduated in 1998. She is a brilliant musical performer.
Vladimir Ushakov was born in Leningrad in 1968. He began playing the accordion when he was 4 years old. He graduated from the Conservatoire in the class of Valery Belyaev in 1983, progressed in the Mussorgsky music college in the class of Vyacheslav Gerasimov and finished in 1987. Thereafter he advanced in the Institute of Culture and qualified in 1994. Since then he has been a very active musician. He is a dazzling accordion player.
Svetlana Stavitskaya and Vladimir Ushakova are going to play a variety of exciting and international advanced accordion music at the accordion festival, Fuglafjarðar Harmonikufestivalur, organized by the accordion association, Fuglafjarðar Harmonikufelag. The accordion festival transpires from 22nd to 24th August 2019 in Mentanarhúsinum (the Culture House) in the Faroese city, Fuglafjørður.
The famous composer and dexterous magician on the accordion, Alf Hågedal, is coming to the Faroe Islands to play enthralling and attractive accordion music at the accordion festival in Fuglafjørður, from 23rd – 25th August 2019
Alf Hågedal was born in Tibro, Skaraborg, in 1976. He began to play the accordion at the age of 13, inspired by his father. Alf Hågedal is considered as an autodidact accordionist. Early on he showed talent and interest for musical composition. This interest took off and skyrocketed soon after. There was no time for anything else. For a couple of years Alf didn't play the accordion at all. In 1997-2004 he studied contemporary classical composition at Musikhögskolan vid Göteborgs Universitet. During this period Alf did find time to play the accordion again, and in 2001 he made a first attempt to market himself as a soloist. The first album "Solo & Trio" (2002) really contributed to make him famous, and he was elected to Swedish "Accordionist of the Year 2003".
Through the years Alf have taught many students - at music-schools, at universities and in study-groups. Nowadays, his teaching has boiled down to private tutoring though
In the studio Alf have been very prolific. Since 2002 he has recorded altogether nine solo-CDs, three quartet-CDs and additionally two CDs, where he is accompanying the vocalists Ove Köhler and Mika Tahvanainen respectively.
Ever since the summer of 2015, Alf has been focusing on composition. What then started out as an editing process to prepare a complete edition of his earlier accordion compositions, turned into a frantically creative period instead. Alf's former compositions as well as many brand new ones will in years to come be published by Alf Hågedal Musikförlag – launched in March 2019.
The popular singing accordionist, Lennart Larsson, comes to the Faroe Islands to perform at the accordion festival in Fuglafjørður, from 23rd. – 24th, August 2019
Lennart Larsson was born and raised in Frederiksberg, a town in the county Dalarna in Sweden. He has travelled a lot in the Nordic Countries as a performing evangelist. Lennart is more or less an autodidact pianist and accordionist. He masters both of the instruments to a high degree of proficiency. Lennart is a worthy and cheerful accordionist, who is able to enliven the audience where ever he performs.
Lennart is good at learning by heart. He remembers at least 400 songs and corresponding melodies. As time goes by and some of the songs become gradually rarer and even sink into oblivion, new and up to date lyrics and tunes are memorized, resulting in a fairly constant number of modern singable and sonorous evangelic material, suitable for spiritual congregations. Mastering such a large programme, he lets the audience suggest songs and immediately thereafter starts playing and singing flawlessly. This talent evokes admiration.
The majority of Lennart´s programme has been recorded on LPs , tapes, CDs and DVDs. Moreover, Lennart has participated in different hymn, psalm and song programmes on TV and radio, and it is still possible to witness him on several new channels with Christian messages.
Lennart Larsson is going to play and sing a variety of celestial and divine songs at the accordion festival, Fuglafjarðar Harmonikufestivalur, organized by the accordion association, Fuglafjarðar Harmonikufelag. The accordion festival transpires from 23nd to 25th August 2019 in Mentanarhusid (the Culture House) in the Faroese city, Fuglafjørður.
Kristian H. Rusbjerg
The dexterous and adept accordionist, Kristian H. Rusbjerg, comes to the Faroe Islands to perform at the accordion festival in Fuglafjørður, from 23rd – 24th August 2019
Kristian Rusbjerg was only 10 years old when he started playing the accordion. His grandfather, Evald Hammerum, inspired him and was also his first accordion teacher. They played by ear. Kristian progressed fast and became soon a member of the local accordion club in Videbæk and later also in Herning. There he met Jesper Christensen, who was at the same age. They soon became partners and started to perform as a duo at accordion festivals in Denmark.
Kristian´s talent and dexterity developed fast and he decided to participate in music competitions. His interesting rendition, interpretation and advanced performance made him a champion in the demanding Frosini Grand Prix competition in 1997, 1998, and 1999. In 2001 Kristian and Jesper released their first CD. Soon after, Kristian Rusbjerg, Jesper Christensen and Jens Peter Nielsen embarked on a project called: “Accordion hits”. The sale figures transcended 100.000 CDs and the group was honoured by gold and platin records for their musical feat. Afterward, Kristian and Jens Peter participated in the Danish film: “Inkasso” and the musical band: Dræsinbanden. as musicians.
In 2014 Kristian Rusbjerg released a double-CD named: “Visiting card – 25 years with the accordion”. Many musical genres are presented, and the performance is skillfully accomplished by a musician with the accordion and the heart on the right site.
Kristian Rusbjerg is going to play a wide assortment of interesting, familiar and advanced accordion music at the accordion festival, Fuglafjarðar Harmonikufestivalur, organized by the accordion association, Fuglafjarðar Harmonikufelag. The accordion festival transpires from 23rd to 24th August 2019 in Mentanarhúsinum (the Culture House) in the Faroese city, Fuglafjørður.
Sharon´s Men will be playing in Mentunarhusid, Friday 23. aug. 22.00 PM.
Sharon's Men have been playing together for years. During winter they accompany folk dance lessons in Torshavn. During summer the band plays at festivals across the country, e.g. at Summer Tunes which is an established music venue on the Faroe Islands. Sharon´s Men is headed by pianist Kristian Black, who plays Irish, Scottish and Faroese folk music. The members of the group are Janus á Húsagarði, mandolin and vocalist, Eyðun Mohr Hansen, guitar, Jóanis Erik Køtlum, accordion, Kristian Black, piano, and Mikkjal Helmsdal, flute.
In the week preceding the festival you will be able to enroll in a course on basic and advanced accordion techniques. The course is taught by Torild Aasen.
Venue: Sjóstovan Unika, Gjógvarávegur 3
For further details please contact us on: +298 50 52 52 or write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Venstrehåndsarbejde i Fuglefjord 2019
Harmonikakursus for begyndere i Fuglefjord 2019
Grundlæggende kursus for harmonikaspillere
Underviser: Torild Aasen
Kurset henvender sig til alle, der gerne vil lære at mestre en harmonika fra grunden. Hvis du har spillet harmonika i et par år, mangler du måske noget med noder, bælgteknik, fingersætningens betydning, effektiv øveteknik eller forståelse for harmonikaens logik.
Max 10 deltagere
4 dage á 3 timer
Fre. 16/8 kl. 16-19 søn. 18/8 kl. 13-16 tirs. 20/8 kl. 13-16 ons. 21/8 kl. 13-16
Pris kr. 1000,-
På kurset vil vi benytte Palmer & Hughes Book 1
Undervisningsbog kan købes ved kursusstart kr. 160,-
Husk at medbringe instrument, nodestativ, skråpude, blyant og viskelæder.
Grundlæggende Bas (og bælg) kursus for harmonikaspillere
Underviser: Torild Aasen
Kurset henvender sig til alle, der ønsker at forbedre sin venstrehåndsteknik på harmonikaen.
Uanset om du er forholdsvis nystartet eller erfaren harmonikaspiller, får du her en grundlæggende forklaring på systemet samt effektive indøvningsteknikker.
Max 10 deltagere
3 dage á 2 x 2 timer.
Fre. 16/8 kl. 10-15 Man. 19/8 kl. 10-15 Tors. 22/8 kl. 10-15
Pris kr. 1000,-
Harmonikabassens opbygning… Logisk - når systemet forklares
Kvint-cirklen – genial, når du har fanget idéen
Indøvning i grundlæggende bas-ledsagelse – 3/4 - 4/4 samt 2/4
Motorikken – når den driller (diverse øvelser)
Bælgens betydning for betoning
Becifring – valgets kval
Dur-skala og kromatisk skala
Intervaller – hvad er meningen
Bas op - og nedgange
Hvordan indøves ”lange” spring
Plus alt det I kan finde på at spørge om J
Kompendium inkluderer enkelte forholdsvis ”enkle” melodier fra Palmer & Hughes,
hvor vi afprøver alle indlærte bas - teknikker.
Husk at medbringe instrument, nodestativ, skråpude, blyant og viskelæder.
Workshop with Vladimir and Svetlanu. They are going to demonstrate basic as well as some advanced techniques, discuss the rich history of the accordion. There will also be a Q/A session. Price 100 DKK.
On the 24th Aug. at 16.00 pm you can go on a boat trip on Dragin. Good music, entertainment and hot soup. The price is 200 DKK per person. Limited seats available. Please press here to purchase tickets.
Impressive exhibition and purchase of accordions
Danish accordion vendour, Erling Knudsøe will be exhibiting a large stock of accordions, which are also for sale. The exhibition will be open as follows:
Friday, Saturday and Sunday – 11.00 am – 22.00 pm
Knudsøe Musikimport – Skansehøj 5 – 8680 Ry – Phone. +45 86 89 22 93 – Mobile +45 40 41 65 93 – Email: email@example.com
Hello! Wellcome to the homepage of the Accordion Association with the Faroese name, Harmonikufestivalur í Fuglafirði. The Accordion Festival was established and initiated anno 2014 by Sólgerð Andreassen. Fortunately, the festival has been well attended by locals and tourists since then. We hope to see you there in 2019.
Our scheduled concerts in 2019
4th May, Regatta, Toftir at 14.30 pm
1st June, Norðoyarstevna
21st June Regatta in Toftum, 21-23 PM
2nd August, Regatta in Hósvík. 00.00-04.00 AM.
17th August, Sjómannadagur
23rd – 25th August, Accordion Festival in Fuglafjordur
14th December, X-mas concert in Lonin
NB! The concert dates might be subject to change!
The managing director of Fuglafjardar Harmonikufelag, Sólgerð Andreassen, takes care of all internal and external communication. She answers all relevant questions and provides pertinent information to received inquiries. It is possible to get guidance and assistance by calling the following telephone number: +298 50 52 52 or writing to: firstname.lastname@example.org