In Kooperation with Frauenbad Heidelberg
Admission free for students
Ballsaal Stadthalle Heidelberg
€ 60 Chamber Music Academy Season Ticket incl. lunch concerts
A production of Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg
In cooperation with Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg
Christoph König, violin, viola
Maurice Maurer, violin
Miroslav Nisic, accordion
Matthias Hacker, double bass
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 ensemble ‘s multi layered sound is orchestral as well as percussive. They perform as a quartet, but also with renowned symphony orchestras from Germany.
Boris Faust studied viola in Cologne and in Freiburg. 1994 he graduated at the Musikhochschule Freiburg, followed by another graduation at the Musikhochschule Hannover. He is the winner of international competitions, for example the Lionel Tertis competition in England and in the Vittorio Gui competition in Italy, as well as in the competition of the German industry. In 1992, he received a scholarship from the German Music Competition.
As a soloist, he undertook numerous concerts and recordings with various orchestras for example the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and the Heilbronner Kammerorchester among others. As a chamber musician he performed at festivals such as the Edinburgh Festival, the Kronberg Festival, the St. Gallen Festival and others with renowned soloists such as Boris Pergamenschikow, Andras Schiff, Kim Kashkashian, Rainer Kußmaul and his sister Isabelle Faust, violin. He also performed at the Bayreuth Festspiele.
Since 1997, Boris Faust has been the first soloist of the Bremer Philharmoniker and the Hamburger Philharmoniker regularly engages him. He teaches at the Bremen University of the Arts.
Since October 2014, he has been Professor of Viola at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg.
Lisa Batiashvili unfortunately fell ill. We are happy to announce a great replacement for this concert: the American violinist Benjamin Beilman, who can be heard several times in the “Standpunkte” concerts. Beilman regularly performs in the USA with major orchestras such as Los Angeles and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, and has already been a soloist in Europe with the London Philharmonic and the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra with conductors such as Sir Neville Marriner and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. He is also known as a chamber musician and has performed at prestigious festivals such as Marlboro and Verbier.
You may book this concert individually or as part of »Standpunkte Season Ticket« (€ 190 | € 172 | € 152 | € 136 | € 119 | € 100). Book online or call us from Mo – Fri from 10 am to 6 pm: 0049 (0)6221 – 584 00 44.
€ 54 Day Pass valid until 6.00 pm