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On Social Media

Recently, I did something I rarely do. I decided, rather than just circling in the air above the jungle that is Twitter, I would fly straight into a polemic. I commented on a post regarding racism in Ireland, a country close to my heart, where I spent formative years as a child and teenager. The problem with a mud fight is that, even if you win, you still get muddy. This instance proved no different.

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COVID-19 Pandemic

Concerts Cancelled (and slowly returning as of summer 2021)

After one and a half seasons of pain, loss and cancellations caused by the pandemic, I sense a flicker of hope as the summer season of 2021 slowly sees the return of live concerts, live interaction, and continued global solidarity.


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Mastercourse/Retreat

THE EXHALE

The Exhale is an online platform providing professional courses and holistic masterclasses to musicians, practitioners, and artists from across the globe. The Exhale is unique in its holistic approach to music education. The Exhale redesigns how music is taught and practiced by exploring a broad variety of topics and offering a range of classes that encapsulate a diversity of subjects not offered on one single platform anywhere else.

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Concert Series

Cocktail für die Musen in Berne's Casino

Gwendolyn's annual four-concert series "Cocktail für die Musen" aspires to offer classical music fans a place to discover newness in the ‘mix’ and curious music-lovers an adventure for all the senses. The next concert takes place in October 2021 in Bern Casino's Great Hall together with Daniel Schnyder, Melisma Saxophone Quartet and Justin Clarke.

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Release - Live Recording

West Side Story

Gwendolyn Masin with Melisma Saxophone Quartet

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Summer Academy

National Concert Hall of Ireland International Master Course 2021

Initiated by Gwendolyn and Finghin Collins, the National Concert Hall of Ireland hosts the third International Master Course in summer 2021. Irish and international participants will have the opportunity to enjoy coaching from Gilles Apap, (violin), Finghin Collins (piano), Marc Coppey (cello), Máté Szűcs (viola), and Gwendolyn Masin (violin). Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the course will be held online.

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Festival

GAIA Music Festival 2021

Gwendolyn's GAIA Music Festival is 13 years old in 2021. Cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, it streamed only one concert for its 12th edition, still available online. In August 2021 the festival returns to live concerts.

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Blog

Gwendolyn's Music Stand

Music, Musings, and the Space Between the Notes.

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Author / Educator

Essays for The Strad Magazine

Gwendolyn's four-part series of articles for The Strad Magazine are woven around a holistic approach to learning and living as a musician. From the origin of human movement to the integration of somatic experience for the purpose of interpreting music, Gwendolyn builds a case for teaching human beings as a whole.

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Livestream

Gwendolyn and Simon Bucher live from Loeb

A unique happening, facilitating new audiences: Simon and Gwendolyn occupied the shop window of Loeb in Bern during three days of concert performances. Relive their last performance in our livestream.

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Agenda

Gwendolyn's 2021/2022 Dates

Live performances, artist residency, collaborations, and masterclasses.

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Thesis

Remembering the Future of Violin Performance

“Violin Teaching in the New Millennium" is a collection of stories about music, violinists and violin performance – involving intrigues and anecdotes, revealed secrets and unpublished interviews given by some of the leading lights of the classical music world.

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Media

Key Speaker at TEDxBern

“Better Performance Through Failing Better”

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