Ronith Mues studied in Berlin at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music with Maria Graf and in Hamburg with Xavier de Maistre. She has won international competitions (including Concours International de Harpe in Lyon and Premio Rovere d’Oro) and was a scholarship holder at the German Music Council, Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now and the Villa Musica Foundation. She forms the DuoBerlin with the soprano Bettina Jensen. As a soloist, Ronith Mues performs at international festivals, including the Ludwigsburg Festival, Rheingau Music Festival and Lucerne Festival. She has been a professor at Mannheim State University of Music and Performing Arts since October 2015.
My mother is also a harpist, so I was brought up with the sounds of the instrument. Once the harp is in tune, there are never any jarring notes. It sounds beautiful and has a pleasant sound intensity.
I am fascinated by good, intelligently made advertising. I often think about why it appeals to me so much. A profession at the interface of psychology and language might also have been something for me.
Get changed, put on make-up, tune the harp, drink an espresso – and I’m ready to go!
My summer cabin! I potter about there so much that things start rattling. I never would have imagined that I could have so much fun there gardening. But that’s how it is.