Mario Tacca was born in Italy. Later during his childhood, he moved to the Alsace Lorraine region of France where he began his musical studies. While in France, he was the winner of many regional and national accordion competitions. He went on to become a World champion, winning the World Cup of Italy, the Grand Prix of Paris, the US National competition and the International Accordion competition held at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Mario dazzles audiences across the US and around the world with his unmatched virtuosity on the Accordion and his consistently exciting interpretations of music from the International repertoire to the classics to pop. This is what people around the world are saying: 'Mario Tacca is a true Master of his instrument.' (Spring City Evening News - People's Republic of China); 'Mario Tacca - the invincible Master - unreachable!' (Accordiana) Chicago, IL; 'Mario Tacca combines the technique and the musicianship of a true performer.' (Hector Guzman - Music Director Plano, Irving and San Angelo Symphony Orchestras, Texas). 'Mario Tacca, an accordionist of the highest level - his fingers seem to fly over the keyboard - his musical interpretations were received with the great recognition he deserved!' (Le Republicain Lorrain - France Journal - Alsace Lorraine, France). Mario Tacca;s flair for International Music shines in this great collection of music from around the world. His talent as composer is equally obvious when you listen to four of his compositions included in the album. You will enjoy your International musical journey as you travel through many countries, including the US, Spain, Ireland, South America, France and Russia!