Performances

Upcoming Dates 2020 - 2021

Recital with Vera Kooper

Invitation only.
Zug | CH

Panel Discussion for Music Network, Ireland

As part of a series, "Taking Charge of Your Performance Career: Performing Online".
Zoom links available through Music Network Ireland


Die Kreutzersonate

Cancelled Due To COVID-19
"Die Kreutzersonate"
A musical drama with texts by Lukas Bärfuss.
Music: Ludwig van Beethoven
Direction: Manon Pfrunder
Piano: Vera Kooper
Kurtheater Baden | Baden, CH
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Cocktail für die Musen V

Curated by Gwendolyn Masin
"Die Kreutzersonate"
A musical Drama with texts by Lukas Barfüss.
Music: Ludwig van Beethoven
Direction: Manon Pfrunder
Violin: Gwendolyn Masin
Piano: Vera Kooper

Casino Bern | Berne, CH


2020/2021

Premiere and CD release of Don Li's Flexuose Sphere, commissioned by and dedicated to Gwendolyn Masin. With Lionel Gafner (eb) and Julian Sartorius (dm).


Cocktail für die Musen VI

Curated by Gwendolyn Masin
West Side Story
Programme with works by Leonard Bernstein and Daniel Schnyder
Violin: Gwendolyn Masin
Saxophone: Daniel Schnyder, Melisma Saxophone Quartet
Trombone: Justin Clarke
Casino Bern | Berne, CH


Kalaidos Spotlights

Mini masterclasses for active and passive participants. All levels welcome. These masterclasses will take place online and are designed to be informative for students, teachers, and amateurs. Specific times of masterclass arranged on request. Please write to music@kalaidos-fh.ch to apply as active or passive participant.
Kalaidos | Zürich
see website


Special Guest for Oli Kehrli's New Album Release Concert

Bierhübeli | Berne, CH


Cocktail für die Musen VII

Curated by Gwendolyn Masin
Carnival of the Animals
Casino Bern | Berne, CH


Beau Soir with Vera Kooper

Recital with Vera Kooper (pn).
Bussum | NL


Cocktail für die Musen VIII

Curated by Gwendolyn Masin
Global Beats

Jütz |
Isa Kurz: vocals, accordion, dulcimer, violin; Philipp Moll: double bass, vocals; Daniel Woodtli: trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals

AND

Miklós Lukács, cimbalom

AND

Yurodny |

Oleg Ponomarev: violin; Adrian Hart: violin; Cora Venus Lunny: violin, viola; Kate Ellis: cello; Nick Roth: saxophones; Colm O’Hara: trombone; Dave Redmond: double bass; Phil Macmullan: drums

Casino Bern | Berne, CH
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GAIA Music Festival – Oberhofen, CH

see website


Baby, I Got the Blues with Caspar Vos

Recital with Caspar Vos (pn).
Bovenzaal, Theater Vrijthof Maastricht | Maastricht, NL


Talent Summer Course and Festival

More information soon.
Brescia | IT


The Secret Garden Party IVb

Invitation only.
Junkerngasse | Berne, CH


Czech Touches of Music International Music Festival

Bohuslav Martinů: Czech Rhapsody for violin and orchestra H.337.
With State Philharmonic of Košice, conducted by Wojciech Rodek.
Prague | CZ
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Past Dates 2020

Release of West Side Story

Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story, arr. for violin and saxophone quartet by Henk Huizinga. With Melisma Saxophone Quartet. Available on Orchid Classics.


The Exhale October Intensive 16-30 October

A Holistic Approach to Inspiring your Well-being as a Musician.

International Master Course online |

Gilles Apap (Violin)
Pavlo Beznosiuk (Baroque/Contemporary Violin)
Sean Bishop (Violin Maker)
Leon Bosch (double bass)
Emma Black (Counselling)
Tara-Lee Byrne (Nutrition)
Jennifer Cable (Koru Mindfulness)
Oli Christen (Breath Awareness)
Dale Culliford (Cello/Alexander Technique)
Donald Grant (Scottish Trad. Fiddle)
Patrick Gundry-White (Understanding of Anatomy, Muscles, Breath)
Paul Harris (Music Theory)
Noam Holdengreber (Feldenkrais for Musicians)
Guy Johnson (cello)
Jennifer Johnson (Violin/Body Mapping)
Matthew Jones (Viola/Alexander Technique/Yoga)
Anita King (Piano/Body Mapping)
Paul Pui Wo Lee (Feldenkrais for Musicians)
Amy Likar (Alexander Technique/Body Mapping)
Dr László Norbert Nemes (Kodály Method)
Ruth Philipps (Baroque and Modern Cello/Yoga)
Saskia Rao de Haas (Indian Music)
Penelope Roskell (Piano)
Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
Veronika Shoot (Piano/Yoga)
Simon Tandree (Qigong)
Ásdís Valdimarsdóttir (Viola/Body Mapping)

Online | see website

(Hosted by Lived Experience)


Swiss Music Pedagogy Association Seminar

Seminar at the Swiss Music Pedagogy Association’s (SMPV) Day of Further Education. A rare and precious pleasure in these times of Covid-19 to be talking to a hall filled with like-minded musicians.
Limited spaces.
EMK | Berne, CH


GAIA Music Festival – Oberhofen, CH

In a year marked by Covid-19, the GAIA Music Festival does not remain unscathed. After postponing the festival in May 2020 and moving it to September in the hope that we could gather and play, we sadly have to cancel this year's festival and hope for better times in 2021. We will offer one concert to a reduced audience as a mark of our continued appreciation and thanks for the support of so many of you and as a sign that we are still here and hopeful of presenting our homage to Beethoven in 2021.

Joining Gwendolyn to play Schubert's Octet are Ilya Gringolts, Tomoko Akasaka, Benedict Kloeckner, Lars Schaper, Reto Bieri, Rui Lopes and Tomas Gallart.

The concert will begin with the premiere of a film tracing GAIA's 11-year history to date.

Watch the livestream on GAIA's Facebook page here

Hilterfingen Church | Oberhofen-am-Thunersee, CH


GAIA Music Festival – Oberhofen, CH

Cancelled Due to COVID-19
see website


GAIA Music Festival – Oberhofen, CH

Cancelled Due to Covid-19
see website


Recital with Vera Kooper

Gartensaal der Villa Boveri. Programme with works by Beethoven and Messiaen.
Baden | CH
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The Secret Garden Party IV

Cancelled Due To COVID-19
Invitation only.
Junkerngasse | Berne, CH


Summer 2020

The Exhale Online

A Holistic Approach to Inspiring your Well-being as a Musician.

International Master Course online |

Pavlo Beznosiuk (Baroque/Contemporary Violin)
Emma Black (Counselling)
Stefanie Braun (Portfolio)
Oli Christen (Breath Awareness)
Dale Culliford (Cello/Alexander Technique)
Dr Diane Daly (Violin/Dalcroze)
Patrick Gundry-White (Understanding of Anatomy, Muscles, Breath)
Paul Harris (Music Theory)
Noam Holdengreber (Feldenkrais for Musicians)
Jennifer Johnson (Violin/Body Mapping)
Matthew Jones (Viola/Alexander Technique/Yoga)
Paul Pui Wo Lee (Feldenkrais for Musicians)
Dr László Norbert Nemes (Kodály Method)
Ruth Philipps (Baroque and Modern Cello/Yoga)
Penelope Roskell (piano)
Nick Roth (Music and Science)
Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
Veronika Shoot (piano)
Simon Tandree (Qigong)
Ásdís Valdimarsdóttir (Viola/Body Mapping)

Online | see website

(Hosted by Lived Experience)


National Concert Hall International Master Course 2nd Edition - Online

Co-curated by Finghin Collins and Gwendolyn Masin, this course is now online.

4 August 2020
14:00 - 15:00* Seminar with Finghin Collins - Building a Performing Career in the 21st Century
Presenter: Gwendolyn Masin
Watch here

16:30 - 19:00 Violin Masterclass with Gilles Apap
Watch here

5 August 2020
12:00 - 13:00 Seminar with Gwendolyn Masin - The Changeless Change; How to Achieve a Varied, Flexible Vibrato, and Enjoy the Zen-Like Bliss That Comes With It
Watch here

14:00 -16:30 Masterclass with Gary Hoffman
Watch here

18:00 - 19:00 Seminar with Gilles Apap - Mozart Cadenzas
Presenter: Gwendolyn Masin
Watch here

6 August 2020
11:00 - 13:30 Masterclass with Finghin Collins
Watch here

14:00 - 16:30 Masterclass with Kim Kashkashian
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18:00 - 19:00 Seminar with Kim Kashkashian - Tai Chi for String Players and Injury Prevention
Presenter: Gwendolyn Masin
Watch here

7 August 2020
14:00 - 16:30 Masterclass with Gwendolyn Masin
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18:00 - 19:00 Seminar with Gary Hoffman - In Conversation with Gwendolyn
Watch here

19:30 - 20:30 Faculty Discussion with Gilles Apap, Finghin Collins, Gary Hoffman, Kim Kashkashian, and Gwendolyn Masin
Watch here

*all times Irish Standard Time


National Concert Hall International Master Course

Cancelled. The NCH IMC 2 will take place in part online.
The second edition of international masterclasses, chamber music concerts and participation founded and artistically directed by Gwendolyn Masin and Finghin Collins (piano). Faculty includes Gilles Apap (violin), Kim Kashkashian (viola), and Gary Hoffman (cello).
National Concert Hall | Dublin, IRL
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Wednesday
05 August 2020 | 19:00

Opening Concert. John Field Room. Performances with Finghin Collins, Gilles Apap, Kim Kashkashian and Gary Hoffman

Saturday
08 August 2020 | 12:00

Students Concert. Kevin Barry Room.

Saturday
08 August 2020 | 17:00

Closing Concert with faculty and students. John Field Room.


Cocktail für die Musen IV

New Series Curated by Gwendolyn Masin
Moved to 3 April 2021

Jütz |
Isa Kurz: vocals, accordion, dulcimer, violin; Philipp Moll: double bass, vocals; Daniel Woodtli: trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals

AND

Miklós Lukács, cimbalom

AND

Yurodny |
Oleg Ponomarev: violin; Adrian Hart: violin; Cora Venus Lunny: violin, viola;
Kate Ellis: cello; Nick Roth: saxophones; Colm O’Hara: trombone; Dave Redmond: double bass; Phil Macmullan: drums
Casino Bern | Berne, CH
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The Exhale Online

A Holistic Approach to Inspiring your Well-being as a Musician.

International Master Course online |

Artisst (Cooking Artistry)
Samuel Baur (Meditation)
Pavlo Beznosiuk (Baroque and Contemporary Violin)
Emma Black (Counselling)
Tara-Lee Byrne (Cooking Artistry)
Oli Christen (Breath Awareness)
Dale Culliford (Cello/Alexander Technique)
Dana Fonteneau (Performance Coach, Management Consultant)
Patrick Gundry-White (Understanding of Anatomy, Muscles, Breath)
Noam Holdengreber (Feldenkrais for Musicians)
Franziska Huber (Dispokinesis For All Instruments)
Jennifer Johnson (Violin/Body Mapping)
Matthew Jones (Viola/Alexander Technique/Yoga)
David Kaetz (Feldenkrais)
Tim Kliphuis (Improvisation/Violin)
Laura Leaver (Cooking Artistry)
Gail MacLeod (Creative music making, Coaching and Training.)
Clare Nicholls (Yoga/Yoga Therapy)
Clíodhna Ní Aodáin (Cello/Improvisation All Instruments)
Ruth Philipps (Baroque and Modern Cello/Yoga)
Online | see website

(Hosted by Lived Experience)


Cocktail für die Musen III

New Series Curated by Gwendolyn Masin
Cancelled Due To COVID-19

Barbara Dennerlein (Hammond & pipe organ), Pius Baschnagel (percussion), Antonio García (pipe organ).
Programme includes original compositions by Dennerlein, as well as works by Bach, Corelli, and Widor.
Casino Bern | Berne, CH
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Podcast with Gwendolyn Masin

Moving towards a future where we are present... Podcast for "Music, Mind, and Movement" wiht Karen Bulmer about Gwendolyn's master course The Exhale. The violinist discusses why teaching a musician needs to go beyond just acquiring the skills involved in playing an instrument.
listen here


Cocktail für die Musen II

New Series Curated by Gwendolyn Masin
Yilian Cañizares (vocals/violin), Childo Thomas (e. bass), Inor Sotolongo (percussion), Caspar Vos (piano).
Programme includes original compositions by Canizares, as well as works by de Falla, Fauré, Gershwin, Poulenc, and Ravel.
Casino Bern | Berne, CH
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Interview for SRF 2 "Jazz und World Aktuell"

With Annina Salis.
listen here


Szokolay Violin Concerto and Bartók with Concerto Budapest

Gwendolyn plays this rare gem by Sándor Szokolay with the Concerto Budapest, as well as Béla Bartók Rhapsody No. 1 Sz. 87.
Vigadó Concert Hall | Budapest, HU