Krischa Weber (Cello) and Mauretta Heinzelmann together are MARIE CLAIRE. The composer's duo exists since 1995 and in 2000 received a scholarship by the cultural senate of Hamburg.
plays contemporary music for everyone, with that certain something.
that is modern string sounds, comical songs, groovy movements, sensual soundstories with discreet showelements.
meets artist from other media for common projects:
Tom Stellmacher / Illustrator - Jeff Kowalkowski + Carrie Biolo / New Music from Chicago - Jan Feddersen / Young Composer- Jo Apel / Dance - Sabine Stein / Writer - Francois le Roux / Improvised Music from Southafrica - Harri Schemm / Painter and Performance Artist
awakens imaginary female characters to a colourfully splendid life.
Newspapers write on Marie Claire:
"The duo Marie Claire proved not only its musical but also ist comical talent and received for its creative and witty performance lots of applause." (Stormarner Tageblatt, 5th of november 2002)
"The opening of the exhibition was accompanied by the genial-comical duo Marie Claire." (Der Markt, 6th of november 2002)
"Two incredibly funny musicians. The two friends combine musical comedy with artistic brilliance." (Hamburger Abendblatt 1st of november 2002)
Krischa Weber - Cello
Classical education since 1973 - studied music at the university in Bremen - studied jazz and improvisation with Malcolm Goldstein + Ralf Werner - played with BLICKWECHSEL THEATERKOLLEKTIV - DAS ERSTE IMPROVISIERENDE STREICHORCHESTER - FRISCH GESTRICHEN - TONART STRING QUARTETT - literature + music with actor Ulrich Pleitgen - CD: "Neben mir im Sand lag Gott und schlief" (Paranus Verlag 1999) - band project DRECKSTÜCKCHEN
Mauretta Heinzelmann - Violin, Trombone
Freelancing musician and music author - plays violin since 1973 - studied musicology and philology (slavistics) in Vienna and Hamburg (M. A. from University Hamburg 1993) - composition lessons with Dieter Glawischnig - played with John Tchicai, Howard Johnson, Malcolm Goldstein, Fred Frith, Gert Anklam, Gabriele Hasler - TONART - TÄTÄRÄ - UNITED WOMEN'S ORCHESTRA - band project PELIKAN