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Anne Niepold (Belgium) & Riccardo Tesi (Italy) in Concert

Thursday 17 Oct 8pm–10pm, 2019

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  • £10 - Adults
  • £4 - Concessions

Concessionary priced tickets are available to children and students - of any age - in full-time education.

We are delighted to to share an evening with two of Europe’s greatest exponents of the diatonic button accordion.

Anne Niepold is a familiar name to many at Halsway, having been a regular tutor on our DG Melodeon Weekend and European Music Weekend. This will be Riccardo Tesi‘s first visit to Halsway, and a rare chance to see him play in the UK. Both Anne and Ricardo are tutoring on a week long Melodeon Workshop for advanced/intermediate players.

Tonight’s concert features solo performances from two extraordinarily gifted and influential European musicians.

Anne Niepold is a renowned diatonic accordionist and composer. Having started in the world of traditional music, she developed an interest in improvised music and studied jazz composition and arrangement at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, where she won her Master’s degree as well as the prestigious Toots Thielemans Jazz Award.

Anne will be debuting material from her new album Vita Brevis.

“Anne is an incredible diatonic accordion player. Nothing scares her. She knows no limits. On the contrary, she magnifies the constraints of her accordion with impressive results.” Accordéon et accordéonistes magazine.

“… she shows us the right path, that of intelligence, respect, emotion and heart. Run fast to listen to her and see her in concert! “ Richard Galliano

Riccardo Tesi is an internationally acclaimed accordion player and composer, and one of the most daring and authoritative musicians on the European world music scene. He has an instantly recognisable style, drawing on ancient and modern musical languages, he has widened the vocabulary and the technique of an instrument that has long been associated with traditional music. Over 35 years he has played with world music artists such as Elena Ledda, Justin Vali, Kepa Junkera, John Kirkpatrick and Patrick Vaillant, jazz musicians Gianluigi Trovesi and Gabriele Mirabassi, and great songwriters such as Ivano Fossati, Fabrizio De Andrè and Gian Maria Testa. Leader of Banditaliana , one of the most renowned Italian groups on the world music international scene , and member of Samurai, all stars quintet of European accordion players, he has played in the most important jazz and folk festivals all over Europe, Australia, Canada and Japan.

2019 tour dates

Fri 4 Oct.    The Bowerhouse, Maidstone.

Sat 5 Oct.  Forest Arts Centre, New Milton.

Sun 6 Oct. Pontardawe Arts Centre.

Mon 7 Oct. The Rye Bakery, Frome.

Tue 8 Oct.  Shaw House, Newbury.

Wed 9 Oct. The Forge, Anvil Arts, Basingstoke.

Thur 10 Oct. The Corn Hall, Diss.

Fri 11 Oct. St Mary’s Guildhall, Lincoln.

Sat 12 Oct. Prema, Uley, near Dursley.

Sun 13 Oct. The Plough Arts Centre, Torrington.

Mon 14 – Fri 18 Oct. Diatonic accordion workshops. Halsway Manor.

Thurs 17 Oct. Halsway Manor, Crowcombe.

Sat 19 Oct. Musicport Festival, Whitby.


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Organised by Paul James in association with Halsway Manor.

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