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CIA Winter Congress in Paks, Hungary

Updated: Apr 7

The Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) held their 149th General Assembly of Delegates Winter Congress in Paks, Hungary from 3-5 March, 2023. The Winter Congress attended by Delegates from 17 countries from as far afield as the USA, South Korea, Russia, Scandanvia and throughout Europe, was hosted by the CIA Voting Member "Az Ifjú Harmonikásokért" Alapítvány - "For the Young Accordionists" Foundation, Olga Papp – President. Representing the United States CIA members, the American Accordionists’ Association (AAA) and the Accordionists and Teachers Guild, International (ATG) was Delegate Kevin Friedrich who serves on the Board of Directors of both organizations. The opening event of the General Assembly was a Concert in the beautiful Lutheran Church of Paks by accordionist Marcell Csuka and the Mixed Choir of Paks. Marcell performed works ranging from Scarlatti and Rameau to the contemporary composers Berio, Cage and Sciarrino. A graduate of the Bartok Bela Vocational Schoolf of Music in Budapest and the Stain Petersburg Conservatory Rimsky Korsakov in Russia, Marcell specializes in promotin