ROLAND U.S. HOLDS FIRST EVER V-ACCORDION FESTIVAL
(Roland | Posted 2008-10-07)
In conjunction with the second International Roland V-Accordion Festival, Roland Corporation U.S. held the first ever U.S. V-Accordion Festival in Los Angeles on September 20, 2008. Contestants hailed from all over the country, and played in styles ranging from Jazz to Celtic. Each contestant was given an FR-7 V-Accordion to play during their five-minute performance.
A panel of five judges including Frank Marocco, Joan Cochran Sommers and Eddie Monteiro awarded top honors to finalist Joseph Natoli. As the grand prize winner, Natoli will fly to Rome, Italy on November 7, 2008 to participate in the International Accordion Festival and compete against 15 other countries, courtesy of Roland.
“Roland is proud to promote accordion music at its finest, and we were very excited about the number of participants and great quality of musicianship,” says Roland V-Accordion Festival event coordinator Ron Lankford.
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