London Intermediate Accordion Orchestra welcomes the Leipzig Accordion Ensemble to give a joint concert at the beautiful St. Gabriel's Church in Pimlico at 3:30pm on 1st July 2017. This varied and fun program will include pieces by Vivaldi, Piazzolla and original works for accordion ensemble and orchestra.

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The Accordion Ensemble Leipzig Music School was formed in 1999 and currently consists of nine players aged between 16 and 28 years. The ensemble performs a wide range of music, from classical to klezmer. Conductor Valeri Funkner has successfully led the ensemble onto several tours, such as the World Music Festival 2013 in Innsbruck and a tour to Syria in 2011.

London Intermediate Accordion Orchestra (LIAO) was formed in 2014. It has around 20 players and is the 'little brother' to the London Accordion Orchestra, which has 40 players and performs all over Europe. LIAO performs original music for accordion orchestra as well as arrangements of pieces written for other instruments. Both of our orchestras have the goal of widening appreciation of this wonderful instrument and LIAO in particular encourages children to participate and experience the joy of playing music with other people.

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06.08.2017 klo 11:30

***Soloist Preview***

Our concert on the 3rd September features 3 incredible soloists. Here is a sneak preview of Antje Steen (Bandoneon) and Douglas Yates (Baritone), who will be performing with our guest orchestra from Germany. Tickets are selling fast, click 'Book Now' above for more details.

12.07.2017 klo 20:38

Thanks to our record label Sotones Music Co-op for this striking poster for the concert on the 3rd September. Tickets went on sale today, only 150 available so don't hang about... Click the 'Book Now' button above to secure your seats.

12.07.2017 klo 12:10

***BIG concert news***

LAO is delighted to announce a joint concert with the world famous Accordion State Youth Orchestra, Baden-Wurttemberg (Germany) on 3rd September in central London.

The orchestra have performed on all 5 continents including concerts in USA, Canada, Russia, China, Brazil, South Africa, Namibia, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Fiji and India. Now finally we get the chance to see them live in London. Performing with the orchestra are renowned American Baritone Douglas Yates and Bandoneon virtuoso Antje Steen. Their program will include works by Piazzolla, Schuman, Dobler and Hippe.

LAO will present the World Premiere of 'Voyage' by Ian Watson with guest soloist Eliza Marshall (Bansuri Flute), as well as Holst's 'The Planets' and 'Danzon No. 2' by Arturo Marquez.

There are only 150 tickets on sale for this very special concert so book now before it sells out!

29.06.2017 klo 11:47


Our 'little brother' ensemble, London Intermediate Accordion Orchestra, have their first full concert this Saturday 1st July, 3:30pm at St. Gabriel's Church in Pimlico. It's a joint concert with the Leipzig Accordion Ensemble from Germany. Online ticket sales will finish today at 5pm but tickets will be available on the door. Click below for more information!

08.06.2017 klo 13:53

thanks for the follow invite.... i'm now an official

04.06.2017 klo 18:50

What does London Accordion Orchestra do on a day like today? Get into the city and record a new single with Anja McCloskey. Great day recording in the 'Kinks' Konk Studios. We won't be beaten. #lovelondon #lovemanchester

26.05.2017 klo 12:01

Many of our players are heading down to Devon for the annual 'Bellows and Waves' orchestra course. Wishing all participants safe travels and a fun few days.