The Golden Accordion
This competition is the Finnish Championship of entertainment accordion music.
The Golden Accordion is arranged in co-operation with the Sata-Häme Soi Festival organisation, and
The Finnish Accordion Association. The first
competition was arranged in 1983.
The Silver Accordion
The competition is arranged alongside the Golden Accordion Competition, and is aimed at juniors up to 10 years of age.
The atmosphere is relaxed and encouraging for the young musicians. The
competition has been held since 1986.
The Finnish Accordion Folk Musician Championship
Traditional Accordion music, such as the polka, mazurka, jenka and
waltz, played by musicians of all ages. There are separate competitions
for chromatic accordions, as well as for diatonic instruments in
different age groups respectively.
Primus Ikaalinen 2014 Contestants
• Xuan Shi, China
• Sergey Lobkov, Russia
• Guillaume Fric, France
• Tiago Inácio, Portugal
• Petar Maric, Serbia
• Henriikka Santamaa, Finland
• Joni Stein, Finland