Klaus Paier, Asja Valcic © Michael Reidinger
Klaus Paier, Asja Valcic © Michael Reidinger


Genre(s): Global, Jazz/Improvised Music
From: Carinthia, Austria



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World music that draws its influences from all regions of the world – this encompasses the musical spirit that the duo Paier/Valcic have been pursuing for many years. On their records, the Austrian accordionist Klaus Paier and Croatian cellist Asja Valcic present an evolving sound that defies categorization.

In the musical universe of Klaus Paier and Asja Valvic there are no boundaries when it comes to stylistic diversity. With an immense conglomerate of different sounds, the two musicians follow their own path which is far from conventional traditions and dogmas. In their very varied musical pieces, sounds from South America meet those from Southern and Eastern Europe, traditional tango is mixed with waltzes, French musettes and classical music are merged with elements of jazz, folk and blues.

Klaus Paier and Asja Valvic especially know how to impress and amaze listeners with their dynamic and elegant style of combining various sounds. The broad spectrum of vivid and exciting melodies, the recurring captivating motifs, the elaborate and complex arrangements are all fused into a very special and unique homogeneous style. Armed with undeniable instrumental virtuosity and contagious enthusiasm, the open-minded approach of the duo instantly enchants listeners and takes them on an exhilarating and highly entertaining listening journey.


Low-End Theories: An Interview with Preuschl / Valcic

Photo of Preuschl / Valcic (c) Michael Reidinger

The duo of Asja Valcic (cello) and Raphael Preuschl (bass ukulele) focuses on the sound of low strings. The title of their new album, Velvet, is apt: a uniquely warm, gentle acoustic world, where pulsing … read more »

Klaus Paier & Asja Valcic – “Vision For Two – 10 Years”

Klaus Paier & Asja Valcic (c) Michael Reidinger

For a decade now the accordionist KLAUS PAIER from Carinthia and the cellist ASJA VALCIC from Zagreb have come together to perform outstanding music. Their tenth anniversary brings about the release of their new album … read more »


Paier Valcic Quartet (c) Michael_Reidinger

A sound that paints colourful and imaginative pictures – KLAUS PAIER, ASJA VALCIC and their quartet once again combined the most diverse stylistic in a breathtaking way on their new album “Cinema Scenes” (ACT). A … read more »