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Igor Ozim

Mein Lehrer, Professor Igor Ozim, ist kürzlich, am 23. März 2024, verstorben. Mein Unterricht bei ihm begann, als ich 18 Jahre alt war, nach einem Sommer mit einer Reihe von Meisterklassen in seiner Heimat Slowenien sowie in Klagenfurt und Semmering. Professor Ozim kümmerte sich sehr engagiert um seine Schülerinnen und Schüler. Da ich mir ein Studium in der Schweiz nicht leisten konnte, drückte er mir eine Liste von Wettbewerben in die Hand, an denen ich teilnehmen sollte, um mir so die finanzielle Grundlage für den Unterricht in seiner Berner Klasse zu schaffen. Einen davon gewann ich, und so reiste ich von Dublin aus in die Schweiz, mit meiner Geige in der einen und einem Koffer in der anderen Hand.

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Summer Academy

National Concert Hall of Ireland International Master Course 2024

The sixth edition founded and artistically directed by Gwendolyn Masin. With Sarah Christian and Gwendolyn Masin (violin), Hartmut Rohde (viola), Maximilian Hornung (cello), and Hisako Kawamura (pn). Composer in residence, Emma O'Halloran. Trad. Irish Music, Zoë Conway. Applications deadline: 29 April 2024. Open to violin, viola, cello and piano students over the age of 18.

National Concert Hall | Dublin, IRL

> Deadline for entry: 29 April 2024.
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Produktion

The Journey - mit Lukas Bärfuss, ORIGIN Ensemble, Miklós Lukács

The Journey ist eine literarisch-musikalische Reise in den Osten. Minsk, Odessa, Istanbul und Sarajevo. Die Route folgt den Menschen, die ihre Heimat verlassen mussten. Ihre Lieder erzählen vom letzten Morgen im alten Zuhause, vom ersten Abend in einem fremden Bett. Geschichten aus alten Zeiten? Es sind die Neuigkeiten des Tages. Inspiriert von ihrer osteuropäischen Herkunft und dem tiefen Wunsch, Brücken zwischen Genres, Kulturen und Epochen zu bauen, greift Gwendolyn Masin zusammen mit ihren ungarischen Volksmusikkollegen und dem internationalen ORIGIN Ensemble tief in die musikalischen Schatzkammern der Region, um eine Klanglandschaft zu schaffen, die unsere ureigensten Emotionen weckt – die Palette reicht von Freude und Begeisterung bis hin zu Trauer und Leid, von Niederlage und Verlust bis hin zu Triumph und Widerstand.
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Festival

GAIA Music Festival 2025

GAIA Music Festival is 16 years old in 2025. This edition's theme, "Residencies", explores the impact music has on the immediate environment, from the perspective of the musician, and that of the listener.

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Single

Vitali's Chaconne

I am excited about the release of Vitali’s “Chaconne”, in our version for violin and organ, on Orchid Classics. Our perspective on the work provides new ideas about the colour and texture of the piece. Seeing as the score is not written for organ, the effects that you hear are entirely conceived by Francesca Ajossa and I. We recorded the Chaconne in Amsterdam’s legendary Orgelpark on their Sauer organ. The single is now available on all streaming platforms.

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Arts Club

Gwendolyn's Bridge Club

Next Event: The Secret Garden Party, 25 August 2024
Located at a venue disclosed on the day, the 8th edition of this day and night-long open-air mini-festival has become a thing of legend in the city of Berne. With more than 14 acts from the world of classical music, jazz, improvisation, pop, rock, world, opera, as well as writers, poets, dancers, magicians and actors, this is one of the days I most look forward to annually. Be a part of it. Become a patron of Gwendolyn's Bridge Club, and support local art and artists, as well as the main event: the GAIA Music Festival.

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Album

Legends

“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.

With thanks to the patrons of Gwendolyn's Bridge Club for their unwavering support.

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Agenda

Gwendolyn's 2024/2025 Dates

Live performances, artist residencies, collaborations, and masterclasses.


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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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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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