Gabrielle Wunsch

Gabrielle Wunsch began her musical studies at the age of five in Pennsylvania. She received her BM (high honors) from the Eastman School of Music and her MM from SUNY Stony Brook. Performing in various international festivals, she served as concertmaster under Charles Dutoit at the Pacific Music Festival in Japan. During this time she became interested in the baroque violin and period performance practice, simultaneously studying and performing with groups such as New York Collegium and Apollo’s Fire. She joined Carmel Bach Festival in 2004 where she has returned each year, performing a broad range of orchestral and chamber repertoire. In both 2009 and 2010 she was a featured soloist, first performing Vivaldi’s Summer, and the following year a Händel concerto grosso and trio. In 2004 she moved to Europe to seriously study historical violin, first with Manfredo Kraemer in Barcelona and the following year with Lucy van Dael in Amsterdam. She subsequently continued her studies at the Koninklijke Conservatorium Den Haag with Kati Debretzeni and Enrico Gatti, receiving a BM and MM in historical violin. While in the Netherlands she began working with various groups and festivals including the Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht, the New Dutch Academy, Musica ad Rhenum, Holland Baroque Society, Collegium Musicum Den Haag, and the Göttingen Händel Festspiele. Solo recitals include several performances at the 2011 Utrecht Early Music Fringe, and as a chamber musician she has performed with La Suave Melodia, Das Zimmermannsche Caffee, and artists such as Menno van Delft, Carolyn Sampson, and Daniel Taylor. She was a prizewinner in the 2010 Bonporti International Baroque Violin Competition in Rovereto, Italy.