28 August - 1 September 2019
  Nessebar      Bulgaria

Master classes

Director:  Prof. Nikolai Kravtsov

Master Academic Class "Accordions of Kravtsov"

Organised by Euro Folk Academy
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 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onR3wOjCmCs
"Ave Maria" - Astor Piazzolla - Maria Selezneva - Accordeon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DXJzHGripA
Sonata №3 Final V.Zolotarev plays Maria Selezneva - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9zrwoWINQo
Richard Galliano Opale Concerto Part 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4otLGH8Pyc
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 www.accordionkravtsov.ru, 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… - http://zonta.by/guestbook/#prettyPhoto
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
28.08.2019 - Reception and registration of participants and guests.
29.08.2019 - day program
10.00 - 12.00  - Presentation of Kravtsov Accordion
12.00 - 13.00 - Lunch
14.00 - 16.00 - Overall training program
16.00 - 18.00 - Individual / Group Program by estimated daily timetable
19.00 - Visit a concert from the competition of World Championship of Folklore "World Folk 2019"
30.08.2019 - day program
10.00 - 12.00  - Individual Program by estimated daily timetable
12.00 - 13.00 - Lunch
14.00 - 16.00 - Overall training program
16.00 - 18.00 - Individual / Group Program by estimated daily timetable
19.00 - Visit a concert from the competition of World Championship of Folklore "World Folk 2019"
31.08.2019 - day program
10.00 - 12.00  - Individual Program by estimated daily timetable
12.00 - 13.00 - Lunch
14.00 - 16.00 - Overall training program
16.00 - 18.00 - Concert of participants of Master Class "Kravtsov Accordion"
18.00 - Awarding of diplomas to the participants
01.09.2019 - day program
10.00 - 12.00  - Individual Program by estimated daily timetable
Participation fee:
40 Euro per person
20 Euro per person - participant in World Championship of Folklore "World Folk 2019"
Accommodation for participants, guests and accompanying persons.
3*** hotel - single room -  4 HB -  145 Euro
3*** hotel - double room - 4 HB - 105 Euro
3*** hotel - triple and quadruple room - 4 HB - 85 Euro
Accommodation is on HB - half board - breakfast and lunch
Degrees of diplomas of completion of the Master Class "Kravtsov Accordion"
Diploma for completed Master Class "Kravtsov Accordion"
1. Student Grade 1 - certificate of acquired basic knowledge and mastery of technique
2. Student Grade 2 - Maestro - certificate of acquired knowledge and high mastery of technique
3. Student Grade 3 - Maestro - Academic - 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 education &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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