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Uwe Steger

Uwe lives a little Village in the area of Leipzig in Germany. He was one of the first digital accordion users in Germany, because he has already started his digital expieriences 1998 with the Cavagnolo Odyssee and presented many models of the Roland series for the first time at the Frankfurt Music Fair.

Uwe studied music at the music academy in Berlin with the German-Russian lecturer Eduard Wall.
Versed in many musical styles his repertoire reaches from classical music and original works to jazz, folk and pop.

Besides Solo Performances on both digital and acoustic accordion Uwe works as arranger, studio - and theater musician. He is lecturer at the college of music Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy in Leipzig since 2010.

He played in numerous Bands and Orchestras, Schnaftl Ufftschik, Rachelina and the Maccheronies, Klaus Hoffmann, Ina Deter, Montserat Caballee, Maria Bill, Ute Lemper, Leschenko Orchestra, Deutsches Sinfonieorchester and almost all other Berlin-Orchestras. Berliner Ensemble, Deutsches Theater, Kudamm Theater, Gewandhaus Leipzig are some of his workplaces. Currently, he plays at Theater Rudolstadt and in duo with his wife Heidi and with the soprano Teresa Hoerl. In German TV shows you could see him playing with Shakin Stevens, Ross Anthony, Stefanie Hertel and others.

Uwe has also  won some competitions like "Deutscher Akkordeon Musikpreis" or national Competition Klingenthal, second price at Roland V-Accordion Festival, and was Finalist at the Moscow Bayan Festival. He was a scholarship holder of the foundation of Yehudi Menuhin.


Programming and practice go hand in hand in Uwe's quest for expression. For that, taste and creativity is the most important thing. Some works are composed for him, recently a cycle „4 Seasons“ by Rene Moeckel from which Uwe will perform the 2. movement Summer at Gr8 Idea Symposium Concert. Let him entertain you :-)

Uwe Steger (b. 1971)

  • Several prizes in German competitions

  • 1987-1993 studying at College of Music Hanns Eisler in Berlin

  • 1985 - 1993 participation in international competitions

  • 1990 finalist in the Hugo Hermann competition and 1. Bayan Festival in Moskau

  • 1990 special price of Mogens Ellegaard

  • 1993 -1997 extended international concert tour with his wife Heidi Steger and teaching at a state school of music in Leipzig

  • Some pieces - among them the test piece of the Internationaler Akkordeonwettbewerb Klingenthal 1998 - are dedicated to him.

  • Scholarship of the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation

  • Since 1997 as free lancer in cooperation with practically all major theaters and orchestras in Germany

  • Artists with whom he has performed are Montserat Caballe, Ute Lemper, Klaus Hoffmann, Maria Bill, Ina Deter, Christina Lux, Manfred Maurenbrecher und Katherine Mehrling and many more.

  • He played soundtracks for TV series, movies and worked as an actor in the film „Marlene“ mit Katja Flint und Heino Ferch.

  • He is a permanent member of three bands:

    • Schnaftl Ufftschik (World Music Brass),

    • Rachelina und die Maccheronies (Neapolitan singer)

    • Leschenko Orchester (Russian tangos)

  • 2007 second Place at the 1. international V-Accordion Festival

  • Since 2008 lecturer at the College of Music Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy in Leipzig.

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