07.05.2023 17:30 Sudhaus

Swiss vocalist, rapper and producer MISS C-LINE has composed new works that synthesize her distinct musical identity with a classical string quartet, allowing space for musical exploration by an ensemble that typically focuses on classical repertoire. The Rasumowsky Quartet is dedicated to performing the great masterpieces, especially Russian quartet literature as well as modern and cross-genre works.

MISS C-LINE, born Carolina Victoria Müller, grew up in Germany and Bern, Switzerland with parents who are both classical musicians. As a child, she played various classical instruments, even entering youth competitions. However, at the age of 12 she discovered Wu-Tang Clan, Nas and Biggie, and by the age of 14 she was already writing her own rap songs. Since then, she has completed a Bachelors degree in Jazz, and is currently enrolled in a Jazz Masters in Basel. Being a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, rapper and producer, with experience in so many different fields of music, makes her a truly unique artist. 

The Quartet feels connected with its namesake, Prince Andrej Kyrillowitsch Rasumowsky, the Russian Ambassador in Vienna, friend of Beethoven and patron of the string quartet. The ensemble focuses on Russian quartet literature, as well as new discoveries, contemporary Swiss music and cross-disciplinary programs. 

The ensemble will be joined by bassist, producer and composer James Iwa, who has worked with MISS C-LINE in various projects.

His music is heavily influenced by famous Neo-Soul names by the likes of D’Angelo, J Dilla or Erykah Badu, as well as various 70’s funk records and present-day musique genres.