Each year, the AAA holds a Qualification round where young accordionists have the opportunity to represent their country at the Coupe Mondiale which will be held in Kaunas, Lithuania September 24-30, 2018. The qualifying round for this year’s Coupe Mondiale will be held at the 2018 AAA Festival in Alexandria, VA from July 11-15, 2018.
For complete information on Coupe Mondiale categories and requirements, please visit http://www.coupemondiale.org/2018/lt_coupe_generalrules.htm
If you wish to participate in the qualifying round at the AAA Festival, please contact AAA President, Mary J. Tokarski with questions and the category you wish to enter. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The entry fee is $30 for AAA members. Non-members are required to pay an additional $65 which will entitle them to one year membership to the AAA.
Nathan Chapeton was qualified in March 2017 to be the USA Representative to the 70th Coupe Mondiale which was held in Osimo, Italy, September 5-10, 2017.
Nathan Chapeton is a young musician who became interested in playing the accordion at the age of eight when he heard his teacher, Mary Tokarski perform in concert. He has attended multiple music festivals sponsored by the American Accordionists' Association and the Mid-Atlantic Music Teachers Guild, where he captured the Virtuoso Category prize twice so far!
Nathan has earned the privilege of representing the United States-AAA at the Coupe Mondiale (World Accordion Championships) three times so far.
Video: Nathan Chapeton 2017 Coupe Mondiale Performance.
Video: Contestant No. 13 Chapeton, Nathan (USA)
Franck Angelis, "Impasse", 1st Movement
Scarlatti, "Sonata In F Minor, K. 386"
July 11-15, 2018
William Schimmel, Moderator and Curator, July 27, 28, 29 at the Tenri Cultural Institute, NY.
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