Featured Player – February, 2016
Featured Player – October, 2013
Vince Demor’s musical education began at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA at the age of 3. Until 9 years old, he studied cello and piano. His accordion lessons did not begin until age 7 and he debuted as an accordionist at the Bulgarian Folk Festival in Pittsburgh.
In 2009, Demor moved to Spartanburg to reside with his mother and sister and continued studying the cello at Converse College. Additionally, he played the cello for three years at both Dorman High School and for the Carolina Youth Symphony Orchestra at Furman University. Though achieving high accolades as a cellist, he decided to focus solely on the accordion two years ago.
His music education continues under the guidance of Lorraine Jennings, a nationally acclaimed accordionist, and national award-winning accordionist Bill Cosby. Demor is a member of the Southeast Accordion Association as well as a charter member of Accordion Heroes. He has performed at numerous venues locally and in the southeast, including Greer’s OktoberFest, Spartanburg’s International Festival, and Pendleton’s Spring Jubilee
Featured Player – August, 2012:
13 Years Old
Has been playing for 3 years, studied in Russia
Attended Accordion Heroes Workshop 20-23 June, Burr Hill, Virginia
“Liubov Pak has been studying accordion in Russia, Taganrog, for 3 years. During that time she participated in numerous competitions in her home town and in two nearest cities — Rostov-on-Don and Azov. She has a very strong passion for music and she dream to be an accordion player performer in the future. She also wants to open her own music school to implement Russian methods of teaching music there.”