Master Academic Class "Accordions of Kravtsov"
Organized by Euro Folk Academy
The Accordion Kravtsov Master Class is held online through the specialized meeting channel Zoom.
prof. Nikolay Kravtsov - Honored Artist of Russia, Professor, PhD in Art History, Dean of the St. Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts, the winner of the "Golden Book of Motherland" -
Mssion impossible Grad Quartet Град Квартет -
"Ave Maria" - Astor Piazzolla - Maria Selezneva - Accordeon -
Sonata №3 Final V.Zolotarev plays Maria Selezneva -
Richard Galliano Opale Concerto Part 1 -
This system is actually new, invented by professor Nikolay Kravtsov from Russia. It was displayed at Musikmesse 99  (Frankfurt). It's been developed to try to open up the chromatic accordion repertoire to piano accordion players. There are for rows (or maybe 3 1/2). The keys are hexagonal and as seen in the layout below, some keys are connected and forms double sized keys. According to the inventor, he has trained several students to use it and they have adapted to it quickly and have also won international accordion competitions using this accordion. Victoria Accordions in Castelfidardo, Italy,  has made  instruments with this system. Also the Belarus company Slava has made instruments. I recommend a visit to, where you can order instruments using this system as well as the Excellent book, "N.A. Kravtsov, ACCORDION of 21st century".
…accordions “ZONTA” of series “ZK” are the most modern in the world. They allow not only reproducing any note texts of bayan, organ, or clavier compositions, but also adding to timbre wealth and true harmony into them. Sound palette is provided by the remarkable unity of all plank chord parts that are hand-made slats of Belarusian and Italians masters. The students of my class and those of profresor V.I. Golubnichiy (Nizhniy Novgorod) have already won a number of international competitions playing these instruments, where their opponents were playing the instruments of the most famous firms… -
Main advantages of the Kravtsov key system in front of standard keypads and knobs accordions:
  1. 30% Reduced Keyboard Length
  2. 30% reduction in the size and severity of the accordion
  3. 30% better ergonomics
  4. 30% increase in fingertips and access to end positions
  5. Identical left and right hand mark with standard bass switch
  6. Two times faster handling of the accordion due to the need to learn only one keyboard.
  7. Fast transfer from standard bass to the Kravtsov system due to the presence of a switch


23.10.2020 - Daily program
10.00 - 12.00 - Presentation of Kravtsov Accordion
14.00 - 16.00 - Overall training program
16.00 - 18.00 - Individual / Group Program by estimated daily timetable
24.10.2020 - Daily program
10.00 - 12.00 - Presentation of Kravtsov Accordion
14.00 - 16.00 - Overall training program
16.00 - 18.00 - Individual / Group Program by estimated daily timetable
25.10.2020 - Daily program
10.00 - 12.00 - Individual Program by estimated daily timetable
14.00 - 16.00 - Examination for certificates
18.00 - Awarding of diplomas to the participants
TOPICS of master classes

1. Sound production of the accordion
2. Sound production from the accordion
3. Accordion articulating means
4. Position. Organization of playing movements of the accordionist
5. Technical minimum and its importance in the preparation of an accordionist
6. Ergonomics in the organ-piano accordion keyboard.
7. How to play "Flight of the Bumblebee" by N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov in less than 50 seconds?

Participation fee:

40 Euro per person


Degrees of diplomas of completion of the Master Class "Kravtsov Accordion"
1. Diplom for participation - Diploma for completed Master Class "Kravtsov Accordion"
2. Student Grade 1 - certificate of acquired basic knowledge and mastery of technique
3. Student Grade 2 - certificate of acquired knowledge and high mastery of technique
4. Student Grade 3 - certificate of acquired high knowledge and mastery of technique and qualify for thetraining of "Kravtsov Accordion".
The diplomas are issued on the basis of competent assesment of Prof.Nikolay Kravtsov by Euro Folk Academy section Еducation and culture.
The program may include training and guidelines for classical accordion.
Kravtsov accordion is suitable instrument for both classic and modern performances and the performers of folklore.
To participate in the Master Class "Kravtsov Accordion" you should fill in the Application Form.


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