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West Side Story - No. 2 on the Top 15 Recordings of 2020

A special honour bestowed: Art Muse London have chosen West Side Story as the no. 2 pick of their top 15 recordings of 2020.

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West Side Story Out Now

Tonight, tonight, Won't be just any night, Tonight there will be no morning star. Tonight, tonight, I'll see my love tonight. And for us, Stars will stop where they are!

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West Side Story Pre-Order

Something's coming! Could be . . . Who knows? . . . There's something due any day— I will know right away. I got a feeling there's a miracle due, Gonna come true, Coming to me!

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GAIA Music Festival 2020 Livestream Concert

Be in the virtual audience when Gwendolyn play Schubert's Octet with Ilya Gringolts, Tomoko Akasaka, Benedict Kloeckner, Lars Schaper, Reto Bieri, Rui Lopes and Tomas Gallart at GAIA Music Festival's only live concert this year.

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Second National Concert Hall's Summer Academy Moves Online

Press Release, National Concert Hall of Ireland: The National Concert Hall is delighted to announce that its International Master Course scheduled for August will go ahead online this year. Scheduled to take place from Tuesday 4th to Friday 7th August, the course comprises online masterclasses and seminars culminating in an all-faculty panel discussion available to view on NCH YouTube and Facebook Channels.

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THE EXHALE Moves Online

Like everything else, The Exhale has been impacted by the necessary measures against the spread of COVID-19. During a time when the live music experience has, by and large, little option other than to admit defeat, Gwendolyn Masin has decided to rise to the challenge. As Goethe wrote, “fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity”. The Exhale moves online as of April 27th 2020.

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Second National Concert Hall's Summer Academy Launched

Gwendolyn Masin and Finghin Collins' second International Master Course at the National Concert Hall of Ireland in August 2020 has been announced. Further faculty members are Gilles Apap, (violin), Gary Hoffman (cello), and Kim Kashkashian (viola). Applications are now open.

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Podcast about THE EXHALE Mastercourse

Moving towards a future where we are present... In this podcast for "Music, Mind, and Movement" about Gwendolyn's master course The Exhale at the beautiful Lake of Biel, the violinist discusses why teaching a musician needs to go beyond just acquiring the skills involved in playing an instrument.

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Interview on SRF 2 - Jazz und World Aktuell

With Cocktail für die Musen, Gwendolyn has received the privilege of carte blanche, the opportunity to invite and collaborate with musicians she has greatly admired from afar for years to present ‘mixes’ of music in a new context. Each concert is unique, shaken or stirred, designed exclusively for the great hall in the Casino. Individual programmes have taken months to design, with compositions especially written for each formation. Musicians on all sides of the spectrum are in a position to have their music heard with fresh textures, instrumentation and unusual combinations of people playing together.

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THE EXHALE Mastercourse in April 2020

A professional musician needs holistic well-being as their foundation for a long and successful career. The Exhale is a master course with exceptional musicians and specialists conveying awareness and understanding of physical well-being to the participants. Apart from private lessons and coachings in chamber music, the master course will include workshops and seminars – covering topics such as yoga, breath awareness, meditation, Dispokinesis, improvisation and conscious eating. The Exhale is aimed at professional musicians as well as string students with a wish to have a professional career. The Exhale also encourages young string players already working as professional concert musicians and advanced amateurs to improve their skills.

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Casino Berne Concert Series 2019/2020

I am honoured to have been proferred the title of curator and performer of my own series in Berne's premiere venue, its Casino. This season, the famed concert building will reopen its doors after two years of renovation. As of October, I will introduce four concerts in 2019/2020 that seek to build a bridge and understanding between classical music and other styles of music.

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GAIA Music Festival 2019 - "Sehnsucht / Longing"

​Where have they gone—the romantics, the longing dreamers of our time? Between the 1st and 5th of May 2019 they were at Lake Thun.

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GAIA X Adrianos

GAIA takes over Adrianos Bar & Café, arguably the choice spot for coffee in Berne, on 26 April 2019 for a one-off happening to present a taste of this year's GAIA Music Festival Oberhofen eight-concert programme.

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Live on Late Night Talk Show

Gwendolyn will be interviewed on Dutch Radio VPRO's Nooit Meer Slapen on 9 March between 00:30 and 01:30. "Nooit Meer Slapen" or "Beyond Sleep" is a popular Dutch radio show that recently celebrated its fifth anniversary.

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Alternative Space Concerts in 2019

The happenings will keep on sounding in 2019 following the three days of whirlwind performances that were Gwendolyn's ingenious "Window Display Concerts" in Berne's Loeb Department Store. In March she plays with her trusted piano partner, Simon Bucher, in Caffè Bar Sattler, and in April, they will take over Adrianos Bar & Café, arguably the choice spot for coffee in Berne.