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Discovering Neglected Works by Kaprálová, Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Saminsky
In this podcast, join The Strad Magazine's Davina Shum and I as we discover neglected works by Vítězslava Kaprálová, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Lazare Saminsky, Irène Régina Wieniawski and Lili Boulanger. The pieces share similarities: they are all an ideal fit for the encore repertoire, consist of sparkling melodies and form a symbiosis with the piano part.
Most Recent Event: Theaterplatz 2, 3011 Bern On 5 April 2023, Gwendolyn’s Bridge Club hosted “Cancel Culture?”, an
evening with Mohomodou Houssouba, author, literary scholar and member of the International Institute for African Studies, and Inés Mateos, expert on education and diversity and a member of Institute New Switzerland (INES) in a discussion moderated by Jörg Scheller, professor of art history at the ZHdK, journalist and musician.
Next Event: The Secret Garden Party, 20 August 2023
“Legends” is a collaborative project in partnership with GAIA Music Festival, Orchid Classics and SRF 2 Kultur. Born out of an idea to elevate Irene Wieniawski aka Poldowski - composer, pianist and daughter of Henryk Wieniawski - as well as draw a family tree of blood lines and student-teacher relationships, the album showcases works that have rarely been explored before. These include Poldowski’s Tango for Violin and Piano, Eugène Ysaÿe’s String Quintet as well as George Enescu’s Sept Chansons de Clément Marot. Performing artists include violinist Kirill Troussov, soprano Rachel Harnisch and pianist Jan Philip Schulze.
National Concert Hall of Ireland International Master Course 2023
From 1st-6th August 2023, Gwendolyn artistically directs the fifth International Master Course at the National Concert Hall. This intensive summer school offers Irish and international musicians the opportunity to partake in a series of masterclasses and seminars by world-renowned musicians Mark Gothoni, (violin), Máté Szücs (viola), Adrian Brendel (cello), Silke Avenhaus (piano), and Gwendolyn Masin (violin). Participants also receive performance opportunities. The IMC strives to build confidence in students and promote participation in chamber music.
Live performances, artist residencies, collaborations, and masterclasses.
Cocktail für die Musen in Berne's Casino
Gwendolyn's annual concert series "Cocktail für die Musen" offers 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 2023 in Berne Casino's Great Hall with guests Lukas Bärfuss, Söndörgő, and cimbalom-player Miklós Lukács.
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.
The Exhale is an online platform and in-person retreat providing professional courses and holistic masterclasses to musicians, practitioners, and artists from across the globe. It 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 that, to date, is not offered on one single platform anywhere else.
“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.