The 18th Annual Las Vegas International Accordion Convention

October 23 - October 26, 2017

2017 Convention Schedule
Fees and Registering
Hotel Info
2017 Stars
In Memory
Previous Years
 2017 StarsGina Brannelli     October 23, 2017  
Gina Brannelli


Gina Brannelli

Co-founder and British accordion champion Gina Brannelli is our returning 2003 Honorary Director and Master of Ceremonies!

Gina has won many accordion awards in her lifetime, including being twice named national champion for the Commonwealth nations. She represented the UK in the Coupe Mondiale and won first place. Gina is also a concert pianist and has a master’s degree in music, performance and education. In her words, “I have played the piano from 5 years of age, but my entire stage career has always featured the accordion. I am proud to present the accordion, as it has been part of my family for three generations!”

Gina toured for 12 years with Cunard Lines on the QE II. During this period, Gina continued to compose music and sold many of her works, which include several famous pop ballads. Today she runs the largest accordion shop in England, “Music World UK.” Beyond her many talents, you will find Gina to have a heart of gold, which is reflected in her music and warm personality.


Let's Play the Accordion
Let me see if we can make a difference. Interactive discussion group, instruments available.
  Wednesday 10:00 – 10:50 Room A  
Introduce the Concerto (with Paul Pasquali)
Come hear as we explore the sounds of the Concert
  Wednesday 4:00 – 4:50 Room A  
Taking the Accordion to the Stage
If singing is a part of what you do, setting up devices that can be very useful and apps that make it so easy. Presentation and repertoire suggested for those intending to play on stage. The Do's and Don'ts of making the best impression on stage
  Thursday 10:00 – 10:50 Room A  
The Accordion Basics
Methods used in my teaching facility, bellows, expression, fingering, instrument set up, straps, etc. helpful for those who intend teaching, or are self motivating.
  Tuesday 10:00 – 10:50 Room A  


Key Benefits of Attending the Convention

  • Join the fun and make new friends from all over the World.
  • See the latest in new accordions with factory exhibits.
  • Hotel accommodations are very inexpensive.
  • Be inspired by some of the finest.
  • Learn from the masters.

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• Outside USA +01 801-486-1695 •

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