News erstellt am 5.11.2002
Friedrich Lips in Concert in the USA
Bayanist Friedrich Lips has just completed his United States concert tour. Appearing in New Jersey as a guest of the American Accordionists Association, Lips presented a varied and challenging program. One of the most outstanding and important bayan accordionists in the world, Lips has distinguished himself as a legendary virtuoso, author, music professor at the world famous Gnessin Institute for Music Education in Moscow, educator and musicologist.
In addition to the AAA concert, Friedrich also performed several concerts in the midwestern United States with former student Stas Venglevski. Lips performed concerts in Duluth (22nd), at the Chicago Accordion Club (23rd), New York (25th), and with his former student Stas Venglevski at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (26th), Wisconsin Lutheran College Milwaukee (27th), and at the North East Wisconsin Accordion Club in Green Bay (29th). Lips' program included pieces by Boellmann, Gubaidulina, Berinsky, Podgaits, Gershwin, Strauss, Piazzolla, Shenderjov and others.
His AAA performance, as well as several others during his concert tour of the US, awed audiences both in terms of repertoire and mastery of his instrument. He is, unquestionably, one of the most significant accordionists of our time.
The photo shows from the left: Friedrich Lips, Faithe Deffner (former AAA-President), Kevin Friedrich (ATG-First Vice President, CIA-President)