최종 수정일: 2020년 1월 30일
그레이슨 메이스필드(Grayson masefield)
<Academic Qualifications & Training>
2007 - 2012 Private tuition with Prof. Frédéric Deschamps in Performance &
2012 Accordion Performers Diploma of New Zealand
2012 - 2015 Bachelor of Arts HES-SO in Musique, Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne
2015 - 2017 Master of Arts HES-SO in Specialised Music Performance, Major: Solo
Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne with Prof. Stéphane Chapuis.
2018 Appointed as the Instrumental Music Teacher for Accordion at the University of Auckland, NZ.
Grayson has won and been laureate at over a dozen international competitions around the world in classical, virtuoso and digital categories, his prizes include four world titles in both classical and virtuoso styles, and he was the first to win them in the same year:
Coupe Mondiale (CIA IMC-UNESCO) Senior Classical (2009) New Zealand
Coupe Mondiale (CIA IMC-UNESCO) Virtuoso Entertainment (2009) New Zealand
Trophee Mondial Variete (2008) Bosnia & Herzegovina
Trophee Mondial Senior Classical (2010) Portugal
Roland International V-Accordion Competition (2009) Italy
Primus Ikaalinen International TV Competition (2009) Finland
<Prizes & Scholarships>
2009 AIMES Excellence in Music Award
2012 Accordion Examination Board of New Zealand Scholarship
2015 Bachelor Graduation Scholarship paying first year's tuition of Master's Degree
2016 Won the Nicati de Luze Foundation Scholarship
2017 Max D. Jost Prize for achieving full marks for his Master recitals
<Performance & Concert Experience>
Since 2008 he has performed multiple solo concert tours throughout Europe, North & South America, South Pacific and China performing a wide repertoire of original accordion works and transcriptions of both classical and lighter style music. He has released three albums of these contrasting styles.
Grayson plays in many ensembles, in classical and contemporary styles and has been a soloist with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra (2012), the Orquesta Sinfonica de Chile (Santiago & Frutillar 2016), the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne (2017) and Berliner Kammerorchester at the Chamber Music Hall of the Berlin Philharmonie (Germany).
Premiered works composed for him by Petri Makkonen (Finland), Gary Daverne (New Zealand), Bete Ilin (Macedonia), Renzo Ruggieri (Italy), Gorka Hermosa (Spain).
Invited as guest artist to perform at International competitions that he had previously won:
Coupe Mondiale Shanghai, China (2011)
Trophee Mondial Pineto, Italy (2011)
Trophee Mondial Spokane, USA (2012)
Coupe Mondiale Rostov on Don, Russia (2016)
Trophee Mondial Portimao, Portugal (2016)
Trophee Mondial Victoria BC, Canada (2018)
Jury and International Accordion Activities
After his competition success Grayson has been invited to attend international competitions as a jury member including:
-Coupe Mondiale: Croatia (2010), China (2011), Spoleto (2012), Finland (2015), Russia (2016), Italy (2017), Lithania (2018), China (2019)
-Trophee Mondial: Italy (2011), USA (2012), Switzerland (2015), Portugal (2016)
In 2010 Grayson was elected to the Music Committee of the Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA IMC-UNESCO), and was re-elected in 2014 for a further 4 years. In 2018 he was elected as Vice Chairman to the Music Committee.
He has been a promoter and organiser of World Accordion Day. He produced and directed two 24-hour livestreams interviewing accordionists around the world.
Grayson currently teaches privately, he has been the assistant to Frederic Deschamps and guest artist for masterclasses at Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai Universities (China) and Hohner Konservatorium (Trossingen, Germany).
He has given master classes at universities and international festivals:
P.I. Tchaikovsky Institute of Music of Nocera Terinese (Italy) (2017/2019)
Fribourg Conservatory (Switzerland)
America (Spokane / ATG Festival / AAA Festival (2015/2016/2018) / Las Vegas Convention (2015/2017/2018)
NZAA Masterclasses & Seminars 2015/2016/2018/2019 (New Zealand)
Shenzhen Bao'an International Accordion Festival 2017 (China)
Shanghai Normal University (China)
Sichuan Conservatory of Music (China)
Grayson has considerable experience speaking publicly and broadcasting live. He has performed and been interviewed on multiple radio and television shows around the world including USA, NZ, Canada, France, Finland, Lithuania, China & Switzerland. He has also appeared on the front covers of many accordion publications including Hanuri (Finland), Instrumenti Musica (Italy), Nygamalt (Norway) and AccordionLife (USA).