In these strange times, it is sad to inform all accordion fans, that the Nordaccordion festival in 2020 will not take place. We have awaited the situation of Covid-19 as long as we could, but now it is clear that we will not be able to arrange the festival this year with the artistic level we insist on. However, we are SUPER happy to announce that the whole festival will be moved to 221! This means that Richard Galliano, Claudio Jacomucci and a number of local and Nordic artists will visit us in August next year - we are already looking forward!

Welcome to NordAccordion in Voss, Norway 5-10 August 2021!

Richard Galliano

Accordionist and jazz musician

We are happy to introduce another living legend at the NordAccordion Festival. During his long and prolific career, Galliano has recorded more than 50 albums in his name. He also collaborates with an impressive number of prestigious artists and musicians:

Chet Baker, Eddy Louiss, Ron Carter, Wynton Marsalis, Charlie Haden, Gary Burton, Michel Portal, Toots Thielemans, Kurt Elling for jazz. Serge Reggiani, Claude Nougaro, Barbara, Juliette Greco, Dick Annegarn, George Moustaki, Allain Leprest, Charles Aznavour, Serge Gainsbourg for chansons. Nigel Kennedy for the classical repertoire and a large number of orchestras.

During his world tours, he has performed in the most prestigious theatres: the Lincoln Center in New York, the Victoria Hall in Geneva, the Accademia Santa Cécilia in Rome, the Théâtre des Champs Élysées in Paris, the Théâtre Marinsky in Saint- Petersburg, the New Philharmonies in Hamburg and Paris.

Galliano has been awarded numerous prizes for his many recordings. Among them are the “Victoire de la Musique Jazz” which he was awarded two times for his albums “New York Tango” (1997) and “Blow Up” (1998) . In 2014 he won the “Victoire de la Musique Classique” and also received the “Best Composer of the Year 2014 Award”. In 2009, he was appointed Officer in the Order of Arts and Letters. In 2010, he received the “SACEM Prize for the Best Pedagogical Work for the Accordion Method”, which he and his father Lucien Galliano, at the Lemoine Publishing House, realized.

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