Christoph König – violin, viola
Maurice Maurer – violin
Miroslav Nisic – accordion
Matthias Hacker – doublebass
A virtuous classic violinist with a predilection for Eastern European gipsy music; a jazz violinist experienced when it comes to punk rock; an accordionist, master of improvisation, with the rhythms of the Balkans running in his blood, and a bassist who likewise feels at home be it in symphony orchestras, jazz combos, or funk bands..
Founded in 2007, Uwaga! pleasurably steps across any borderline seperating genres. By doing so, their acoustic crossover repertoire reflects the individual focus of each of the four musicians. Yet, these focuses conflated, and over the years, a very unique sound emerged somewhere in between classical music, jazz, gipsy music and modern pop.
This is what provides worldwide successes of Uwaga! for years already: Exuberant musicality and stylistic open-mindedness.
Uwaga!, meanwhile for more than ten years, refines the concerted vision of a music without borderlines. Showing undampered diligence, they create music that makes people happy, sets out directly for their hearts, and makes their legs move.
The musicians can easily hold up their enthusiasm to play, because in a world of music that has no limits, things never become boring.
The ensemble ́s multi layered sound is orchestral as well as percussive. The search for more extended ways of expression leads to encounters which max out these antipoles. One the one hand, at first in 2013, Uwaga! plays its own arrangements and compositions together with city of Essen ́s Folkwang Chamber Orchestra.
The extremely copious and successful cooperation is expanded and continued, while simultaneously, the quartet starts to play concerts together with big symphony orchestras throughout Germany. Uwaga! ́s enthusiasm ignites a spark within the orchestras immediately. This creates a most individual orchestral cross over sound, which finally, in 2016, results in a CD produced together with Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra, which will be followed by a CD in 2019 together with WDR Funkhausorchester Köln.
On the other hand, since 2014, Uwaga! works together with young percussionist Max Klaas. This musical globetrotter is the perfect choice for their joint play, since he converts his percussion set same as Uwaga! converts their string and keyboard instruments. A master of classical world music ́s drums instrumentation, feeling at home in the world of pop music as well, he finds his own ways to produce drum sounds of any nature on his percussion set.
Uwaga! played at festivals, in renowned concert halls and clubs such as:
Schleswig Holstein Musikfestival,
Rheingau Musik Festival,
Expo Shanghai (CN),
Dajeon Cultural & Arts Center (KOR),
EBU Festival/Folk Segovia (ES),
Akkordeon Festival Wien (AT),
Jazz en Baie (FR),
870 Stadtgeburtstag Moskau 2017
Alte Oper Frankfurt,
Grand Philharmonic Hall St Petersburg (RUS),
Uwaga! played original compositions and arrangements together with well known
orchestras such as the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Dortmunder Philharmoniker and Nürnberger Symphoniker.