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Honored with “Gwendolyn IS Music”

“Gwendolyn IS music” – words used by The Independent to describe the violinist's performance during recent concerts in support of her new album ORIGIN.

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New Album

ORIGIN – Now on Limited Edition Vinyl, CD and DELUXE re-release

The compositions and improvisations on ORIGIN are those that inspire and have shaped Gwendolyn's identity as a musician and artist. ORIGIN is available on CD, limited edition 180-gram vinyl, at Naxos, and digitally on most platforms. On 6 January 2017, ORIGIN is re-released. This deluxe, digital version features a world premiere of an arrangement of Camille Saint-Saëns’, “Danse Macabre“.

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Live Performance

Key Speaker at TEDx

Gwendolyn was invited to be a key speaker at TEDxBern. Her talk explored how we connect with ourselves and the world around us. The conference took place on 7 September 2016 in the Pavillon of the Gurten.

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Recordings & Videos

Gwendolyn plays Dinicu

Gwendolyn leads her students and players from the Young European Strings School of Music in Grigoraş Dinicu's Hora Staccato with her customary badinage and vivacity to present an electrifying and captivating performance.

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Cities & Dates 2015/16

Concerts, Premieres, Recordings, Public Lectures and more.

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Recordings & Videos

Gwendolyn plays de Falla

The lead track on her latest album, ORIGIN, Danse Espagnole is played delicately and with vivacity by Gwendolyn, her students and players from the Young European Strings School of Music.

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Challenge Life's Definitions

Gwendolyn Masin is one of today‘s significant concert violinists. She is also a highly-regarded educator, author, artistic director and lecturer. Read about her story from child prodigy to full-fledged artist.

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Recordings & Videos

Gwendolyn plays Sarasate

Gwendolyn's Hungarian roots whisper in every note of this much-loved piece.

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Recordings & Videos

Gwendolyn plays Ysaÿe

In dialogue with the very essence of Ysaÿe's Ballade, Gwendolyn shares an intense and considered performance – creating a new narrative within the story, breathing new life into the legacy of a great master. The Ballade is available at Naxos and digitally on most platforms.

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Recordings & Videos

Gwendolyn plays Ravel

Taken from her latest album ORIGIN, in the hands of Gwendolyn, the Pièce en forme de Habanera breathes new life.

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The Laboratory

Thus named by her students as a result of Gwendolyn's approach to teaching and encouraging her students' search for their own voice.

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VIVA GAIA: Singing the praises of the Festival's 2016 edition

In its eighth year in Switzerland, Gwendolyn's GAIA Music Festival has received more attention than ever. Outstanding musicianship and sold-out concerts bear witness to this.

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The second edition of GAIA in Geneva takes place in January 2017.

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Recordings & Videos

Gwendolyn plays Kreisler

Gwendolyn's interpretation of one of Austria's noted violinist's show pieces. It weaves the qualities of the rhythmic and fiery Spanish temperament with the delicacy of Viennese Waltz.

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GAIA CloseUps: Interview with Gwendolyn Masin

The violinist, founder and artistic director of GAIA speaks about the festival's objectives and why it inspires participating musicians and their audiences.

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Teaching / Geneva

Haute École de Musique de Genève / Dates

Lessons, Masterclasses, Class Concerts, Public Exams. *Gwendolyn fosters an open-door policy. Auditors always welcome.

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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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