Deep Strings is a duo featuring Anne-Christin Schwarz and Stephan Braun. They both hail from East Germany and met each other at the Musikgymnasium Belvedere in Weimar. They have been developing their own unique sound since 2000. With brilliant timing, amazing virtuosity, a beautiful voice and stunning new cello techniques, they astonish audiences. The music of deep strings offers an outstanding mix of rhythm, melody and text in lyric pop-chansons, virtuoso jazz improvisations and Latin folk music.
Deep Strings are 1st prize winners of the Jazz and Blues Award Berlin 2004. They have performed at jazz and classical music festivals such as Drumcliffe Music Festival in Ireland, Festival Vivacello in Russia, Ostsee Jazz Festival, Jazzrallye Duesseldorf and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany and they have worked together with different artists and ensembles, such as Rhani Krija (Sting), Camerata Hamburg, Gewandhauschor Leipzig, Vogler Quartet and the Amaryllis Quartet. They published their Debut-CD “Façon” in 2012 (NRW Records).
In their program Façon, the two Berliners go weightless beyond the genre boundaries, using different styles and languages. Getting inspired by the Ray Charles standard “You don’t know me”, they translate a German song by Manfred Krug into French, paint the impressive backdrop of the beach of Jobim’s Corcovado, reinterpret the cheeky rap of MC Solaar and touch with his own instrumental composition Tango Berlin.
Their sources of inspiration are life, love, the love of life! While travelling with various ensembles through different countries and musical styles they develop their musical ideas. Dive into a colorful cello world created by loops, sounds and percussive elements. In their concerts Deep Strings surprise with spontaneity and improvisation. Every show a new journey!
At the Cello Festival in Klaipėda their will play their music for the first time with the Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra.