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Violinist Gwendolyn Masin's New Single, "Vitali Chaconne"

Released on Orchid Classics, the single features Tomaso Antonio Vitali's Chaconne in G Minor


Violinist Gwendolyn Masin has released a new single with organist Francesca Ajossa. Released on Orchid Classics, the single features Tomaso Antonio Vitali's Chaconne in G Minor.

Often attributed to the Baroque period composer Vitali, its authorship is often debated. The work has been transcribed and arranged several times, with the Dresden manuscript being the earliest version of the chaconne in existence.

The Chaconne presents a set of variations over a repeating bass line that showcase the emotional and technical demands of Baroque violin music.

To listen to and purchase the album, click here.

Watch Vitali's "Chaconne" for Violin and Organ below


Gwendolyn Masin is a concert violinist and an innovator of classical music. She performs internationally as a soloist and in collaboration with musicians, artists, and orchestras. Notable partnerships include that with the Saint Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, Bernese Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra and RTÉ Concert Orchestra of Ireland, the Hungarian National Philharmonic, Savannah, and Georgia Philharmonic Orchestras — as well as Mihaela Martin, Kim Kashkashian, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Gary Hoffman, and more. Gwendolyn is also active as an educator, PhD researcher, author, and commissioner of new music. She has premiered works by, amongst others, Raymond Deane, Thorsten Encke, Don Li, Daniel Schnyder, Dobrinka Tabakova, and John Buckley, the latter of whom dedicated his first violin concerto to her.

Francesca Ajossa studied organ and organ composition throughout her studies in Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, and England. She performs regularly at music festivals throughout Europe, with her repertoire ranging from Early Music to first performances of newly composed works. She won two 2nd prizes at international organ competitions and recorded three CDs. Francesca is currently a PhD candidate at the KU Leuven (BE), the main organist of the Church in ‘t Woudt (NL) as well as an artist in residence of the Contius Foundation.

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