RWTH Carbon Fiber Quartet

  Carbon Fiber Quartet at RWTH Science Night Copyright: Arne Balzer  

Since May 2018, the orchestra of Collegium Musicum of RWTH has had a string quartet of carbon fiber instruments at its disposal under the motto "Innovation Meets Culture." In this unique way, a link has been created in Aachen between research on one hand and innovation with music culture on the other.

The instruments are played by dedicated musicians from the orchestra. In the future, the string quartet will perform at RWTH events as well as other industry-related events in the region. The repertoire includes works from the Renaissance and late Romantic periods as well as works by Expressionist composers.

These carbon fiber instruments were developed by mezzo forte String Instruments, Werther, partly together with the Institut für Textiltechnik at RWTH Aachen University.

This new RWTH Carbon Fiber Quartet is sponsored by Dr.-Ing. Dr. Ing h.c. (RWTH) Thomas Muhr (Muhr und Bender KG, Attendorn), Dr. Kleinalstede (mezzo-forte string instruments, Werther) as well as proRWTH and Professor h.c. (MGU) Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirt. Thomas Gries (ITA Institut für Textiltechnik, RWTH Aachen).

 

Repertoire

Classical Music:
Eine kleine Nachtmusik – W.A. Mozart

Menuett - Boccherini

Largo from Xerxes – Händel
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Händel
Air – Bach
Meditation – Massenet
Andante festivo – Sibelius
Serenade – Haydn
salut d'amour – Elgar
Vocalise – Rachmaninov

Salon Music:
Liebesfreud/Liebesleid – Kreisler
Pour una Cabeza – Gardel
Tango Tsigane – Gade
Galop – Offenbach
„Offenbach-Cocktail“ – Offenbach

The Typewriter – Anderson

Pop Music:
Viva la vida – Coldplay
Who wants to live forever – Mercury
You raise me up – Groban
Bohemian Rhapsody – Mercury
Moon river - Mancini