Mirco Patarini is the Artistic Director of Italian Accordion Culture – Spoleto, Italy
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The association ACCORDION ITALIAN CULTURE is a non-profit organization located in Via Lorenzo Betti, 24 in Spoleto (PG). Their mission aims to document and promote music in all its aspects especially through cultural initiatives ; the main purposes focus on the reevaluation of the folk traditional music, vocal education and training, research of new talents and organization of new events, which tend to increase the personal skills, relations and mutual cooperation.
However, thanks to the volunteers support, the association work hard trying to preserve and spread the historical and artistical heritage, basis of our culture and folklore.
In occasion of the partecipation of some IAC voting members to the Congress of the Confederation Internationale des accordéonistes, Skopje – Macedonia occurred in January 2008, the IAC received the privilege to be Italian Premiere Voting Member of the CIA IMC-UNESCO. This title allow the association to select the best Italian accordionists, who will have the right to take part to the Coupe Mondiale (CIA), one of the most important award, that every year take place in different Countries around the world.
The music will be the protagonist of the event, from the International Competition (Prize Tools&Music) to a lot of concerts held by some of the most important and famous artists.
The association ACCORDION ITALIAN CULTURE takes part to all those activities related to the music, especially to the accordion, in order to create an important network between supporters, lovers and professionists of this instrument. This cooperation can contribute to spread the importance of accordion and music in general among people with different tradition, and background.