Element CR

In July 2013, two young and determined cellists met at the Sommerakademie Biel.

The two of them are connected through passion for music making as well as their spontaneous musical interaction and technical brilliance. It was soon obvious that this special musical collaboration is going to be successful in the future.

On one side the name of the duo “Element CR” refers to the initials of the two soloists. On the other side the chemical element with the atomic number 24, chromium, is hidden behind it. The word chroma originates from the ancient Greek and signifies colour. Chromium in its pure form is silver, but in conjunction with other elements, the silver can transfer into different kinds of colours.

The collaboration of Raphaela Gromes and Cécile Grüebler is undoubtedly promising for all sorts of new colours and sounds.