Accordion player Karl Kikas

Accordion player Karl Kikas

Kesk tänav-13, Põlva linn, Põlva vald, Põlva maakond

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Karl Kikas (1914–1992) from Valgjärv was a man who made the national instrument radio-famous. To commemorate his importance in the cultural history of the Teppo-type accordion, a sculpture of Karl Kikas in the downtown of Põlva was erected by Heino Tartes and the local accordion community.
Donations were made to make the bronze statue and a big accordion concert was organised at the Estonian National Museum in Tartu.
The bronze sculpture by Bruno Kadak and Ekke Väli was opened in Põlva on 20 July 2019.

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The sculpture is located in the city centre of Põlva, in front of the Põlva Culture Centre on Kesk tänav.


  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By public transport

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Bus: Kooli


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