Joan Grauman, AAA President Linda Reed, Lou Coppola

Bryant Park Performance of "New York, New York led by Frank Busso Sr. Contest Chairperson

Accordion greats: Eddie Monteiro, Joe Cerritos, Lou Coppola

Former World Champion Beverly Roberts Curnow

Accordionist Sam Thomas

Editors Rita Barnea and Kevin Friedrich

William Trigg and Dr. Robert Young McMahan

"K" Duo - Julie Cardona and Mary Tokarski

Dr. William Schimmel

Joe Natoli and Mary Tokarski

accordionist Joe Cerrito

Alexander and Liza Poeluev

Mirco Patarini and Joan Cochran Sommers

Mirco Patarini, Joan Sommers, Kevin Friedrich, Liza and Alexander Poeluev with Alina Reekie in between, Elena, Alexandra and Lionel Reekie.

Dr. Robert Young McMahan, Beverly Roberts Curnow, Dr. Joe Ciccone

Mirco Patarini, Rita Barnea, Kevin Friedrich, Joan Cochran Sommers, Linda Reed, Frank Busso SR, Mary Tokarski, Joan Grauman

Ray Oreggio and Dominic Karcic at Bryant Park. Photo by Rob Trietsch

Tor Stumo performs in Bryant Park. Photo by Rob Trietsch

Cody McSherry at Bryant Park. Photo by Rob Trietsch

AAA Massed Band at Bryant Park. Photo by Rob Trietsch

AAA Youth Jazz Ensemble

Marilyn O"Neil, Youth Jazz Coordinator and Conductor Joe Cerrito with Youth Jazz Ensemble

Mary Tokarski, Asher Barnea, Linda Reed

Asher and Rita Barnea: For the first time in his life, Asher Barnea experienced a major accordion event, attending the 75th AAA Festival. He said, “This is my first immersion into the accordion world and I enjoyed every moment of it! I learned about the great versatility of the accordion in a very friendly and appealing way, meeting and hearing excellent accordionists and accordion enthusiasts. I look forward to attending further accordion events in the future with my wife, Editor Rita Barnea."

Prize List – New York City, August 17, 2013


ELSIE M. BENNETT COMPOSITION COMPETITION - 1ST – Andre Fry, 2nd – Joe Ciccone

OPEN SOLO JUNIOR - 1st - Alexandra Reekie, 2nd - Nathan Chapeton, 3rd - Cody McSherry
OPEN SOLO INTERMEDIATE - 1st - Tor Stumo, 2nd - Liuba Pak, 3rd - Liam McCool

OPEN ORIGINAL JUNIOR - 1st - Nathan Chapeton, 2nd - Cody McSherry
OPEN ORIGINAL INTERMEDIATE - 1st - Tor Stumo, 2nd - Alexandra Reekie, 3rd - Liuba Pak

FOUNDER’S SOLO JUNIOR - 1st - Alexandra Reekie, 2nd - Nathan Chapeton, 3rd - Cody McSherry
FOUNDER’S SOLO INTERMEDIATE - 1st - Tor Stumo, 2nd - Liam McCool

OPEN ETHNIC SOLO JUNIOR - 1st - Alexandra Reekie, 2nd - Nathan Chapeton, 3rd - Cody McSherry
OPEN ETHNIC SOLO INTERMEDIATE - 1st - Julian Schwarz, 2nd - Liuba Pak
OPEN ETHNIC SOLO SENIOR - 1st - Michael Parziale

OPEN POP SOLO JUNIORETTE - 1st - Angela Falcetti
OPEN POP SOLO INTERMEDIATE - 1st - Tor Stumo
OPEN POP SOLO SENIOR - 1st - Michael Parziale

STANDARD SOLO PREP - 1st - Gia Ciccone
STANDARD SOLO ELEMENTARY - 1st - Angela Falcetti, 2nd - Darien Williams, 3rd - Felipe Gonzales, 3rd - Randy Harris
STANDARD SOLO INTERMEDIATE - 1st - Gracie Bernardi

ADULT OPEN SOLO - 1st - Monique Bellemare
ADULT ETHNIC SOLO - 1st - Yimeng Huang

STANDARD DUET ELEMENTARY - 1st - Felipe Gonzales & Darien Williams, 2nd - Randy & Ruby Harris
OPEN DUET INTERMEDIATE - 1st - Julian Schwarz & Tom Hasler, 2nd - Tor Stumo & Nathan Chapeton
OPEN DUET SENIOR - 1st - Monique Bellemare & Reine St-Louis, 2nd - Mike Bulboff & Cody McSherry

OPEN SENIOR ENSEMBLE - 1st - Philly Squeeze, 2nd - Alamo Angels Ensemble

OPEN SENIOR BAND - 1st - Busso Senior Orchestra

ENTERTAINMENT AAA - Alamo Angels, Busso Festival Orchestra


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