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.
Cocktail für die Musen aspires to offer classical-music-fans a place to discover newness and curious music-lovers an adventure for all the senses. Gwendolyn talks with Annina Salis about the series, why she loves the challenge of playing violin outside of her comfort zone, and the guests appearing in its' first season including ECHO prize winner, singer Andreas Schaerer; violinist and singer Yilian Canizares; hammond organ player Barbara Dennerlein and folk groups Yurodny and Jütz.