Anne Niepold (Belgium/Germany) and Riccardo Tesi (Italy). October 2019 tour.

Riccardo Tesi / Anne Niepold

Riccardo Tesi / Anne Niepold

Solo performances from two extraordinarily gifted and influential European musicians in one concert.


Anne Niepold

Anne Niepold is a renowned diatonic accordionist and composer. Having started in the world of traditional music, she developed an interest in improvised music and studied jazz composition and arrangement at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, where she won her Master's degree as well as the prestigious Toots Thielemans Jazz Award.

Anne will be debuting material from her new album Vita Brevis.

“Anne is an incredible diatonic accordion player. Nothing scares her. She knows no limits. On the contrary, she magnifies the constraints of her accordion with impressive results.” Accordéon et accordéonistes magazine.

"... she shows us the right path, that of intelligence, respect, emotion and heart. Run fast to listen to her and see her in concert! "Richard Galliano


Riccardo Tesi

Riccardo Tesi is an internationally acclaimed accordion player and composer, and one of the most daring and authoritative musicians on the European world music scene. He has an instantly recognisable style, drawing on ancient and modern musical languages, he has widened the vocabulary and the technique of an instrument that has long been associated with traditional music. Over 35 years he has played with world music artists such as Elena Ledda, Justin Vali, Kepa Junkera, John Kirkpatrick and Patrick Vaillant, jazz musicians Gianluigi Trovesi and Gabriele Mirabassi, and great songwriters such as Ivano Fossati, Fabrizio De Andrè and Gian Maria Testa. Leader of Banditaliana , one of the most renowned Italian groups on the world music international scene , and member of Samurai, all stars quintet of European accordion players, he has played in the most important jazz and folk festivals all over Europe, Australia, Canada and Japan. 



Tickets and venue info


Fri 4 Oct.    The Bowerhouse, Maidstone. TICKETS

Sat 5 Oct.  Forest Arts Centre, New Milton. TICKETS

Sun 6 Oct. Pontardawe Arts Centre. TICKETS

Mon 7 Oct. The Rye Bakery, Frome. TICKETS

Tue 8 Oct.  Shaw House, Newbury. TICKETS

Wed 9 Oct. The Forge, Anvil Arts, Basingstoke. TICKETS

Thur 10 Oct. The Corn Hall, Diss. TICKETS

Fri 11 Oct. St Mary's Guildhall, Lincoln. TICKETS

Sat 12 Oct. Prema, Uley, near Dursley.  TICKETS

Sun 13 Oct. The Plough Arts Centre, Torrington. TICKETS

Mon 14 – Fri 18 Oct. Diatonic accordion workshops. Halsway Manor.  TICKETS  

Thurs 17 Oct. Halsway Manor, Crowcombe. TICKETS

Sat 19 Oct. Musicport Festival, Whitby. TICKETS


Organised by Paul James in association with Halsway Manor.

Information  or phone Paul 0788 794 8853