Danielle Renzi Wins National Accordion Championship

A big congratulations to accordionist Danielle Renzi (Show 229 in Cedar Falls, Iowa) who won the Roland National Electronic Accordion Championship on July 29! The competition, which was held in Orlando, Florida, featured ten of the best young American accordionists. It was hosted by Chris Halon, Roland US Director of Product Management.

The Accordion USA website notes:

After two extremely close competitions just one mark separated the top three place getters in the USA National Roland V-Accordion Festival Final, with Danielle Renzi from New England narrowly taking the top title from Gregory Fainshtein, who was awarded a special recognition of his performance with an Honored Performance Prize for his second place.

Danielle’s prize included a new V-Accordion and trip to Rome to compete in the International V-Accordion Festival this October. She was also featured on the ATG Gala Concert, hosted by Roland, with a line-up of Roland Artists covering many musical genres.

Check out Danielle in action on our show this past March: