Tangente Quattro

Tangente Quattro

No matter if it is on stage, at the store next door, at the theatre or at a bar, Tangente Quattro love to try new things.

The four Dresdeners Anja Krauß, Franz Schubert, Heiko Mürbe and Ulrich Rüger openly abandon classical paths. Instead of Mahler they play Philip Glass, instead of Bruckner they play George Gershwin, and instead of Wagner they play Stevie Wonder. Or everything mixed together.

The musicians have treasured musical cheerfulness since fall 2012. Their concerts regularly surprise the audience, who has not heard tango or blues during a chamber concert of a string quartet before.

Anja Krauß – Violin

The Dresdener studied at the Carl Maria von Weber College of Music Dresden with Professor Reinhard Ulbricht. During her training, she played numerous concerts, both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. In 1998, she became part of the ensemble of the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden. To expand her horizons, she took a year off during the 2003/04 season and went to Paris, where she gained experience at the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and under Ivry Gitlis. In 2016, she became part of the ensemble of the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra.

Franz Schubert - Violin

The musician was born in 1974 in Dresden. After musical beginnings with domestic and church music on the flute, he started to play the violin at the age of eight. After studying at the Spezialmusikschule Dresden, he continued his studies in Leipzig, where he also successfully played concerts as a soloist and chamber musician. At the age of 23, he became a member of the ensemble of the Sächsische Staatskapelle, where he is still part of the First Violins Section to this day.

Heiko Mürbe - Viola

He was born in 1963 in Dresden. From 1984 to 1989, he studied at the Carl Maria von Weber College of Music Dresden with Joachim Zindler and Erich Krüger, followed by a post-graduate course in Cincinnati with Masao Kawasaki in 1991/92. In 1989, he became a member of the Dresden Philharmonic. He is a founding member of the Dresdner Kapellsolisten with whom he has done numerous concerts, tours and CD-recordings.

Ulrich Rüger  - Violoncello

The cellist was born in Dresden and studied at the College of Music with Peter Bruns, followed by private studies with Robert Witt in Italy. Besides Tangente Quattro, he gives concerts with the Karalis Cello Quartett. Rüger has edited several first issues for renowned publishing houses and has also made a name for himself as an arranger.