Herbert Scheibenreif is a current Vice-president of the Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes. He finished an advanced course at Russia‘s Gnessin Academy of Music in Moscow (class of Prof. Friedrich Lips). He is producer of the Lips CD-series and also very active as a correspondent to accordion newspapers and Accordions Worldwide. Since more than 30 years he has been organizing seminars and concert tours of internationally renowned accordionists. In 2012 he was rewarded the „Russian Silver Disc“ by Russia‘s Gnesin Academy of Music in Moscow for his outstanding contribution to the bayan art. In 2014 he got the „Merit Award“ of the International Accordion Cenfederation in appreciation of his support of the international accordion movement in Salzburg (Austria).