gwatson02@hamline.edu
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Virginia Watson
gwatson02@hamline.edu

Virginia Watson

Undergraduate Adjunct

Contact Info

Virginia Watson
gwatson02@hamline.edu

Biography

Ginna Watson is a Minneapolis-based violinist and early music specialist. She performs with The Rose Ensemble and the Lyra Baroque Orchestra, as well as with many of the early music ensembles in the Twin Cities. She has appeared on early music series throughout the United States, as well as the Boston, Indianapolis, and San Antonio early music festivals. Internationally, Ginna has performed in the Tage Alte Musik early music festival in Regensburg, Germany, and the Los Siglos de Oro early music series in Madrid, Spain, as well as festivals in Italy and France.

Ginna is the violin instructor at Hamline University in St. Paul, where she teaches private violin lessons and beginning/intermediate class violin as well as coaching sectionals and chamber music and teaching a course on Popular Music.

Ginna also gives master classes on medieval and baroque performance practice in the Twin Cities and throughout the country, including Houston Baptist University, Colorado State University, Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity in Los Angeles.

Teaching Style

Ginna helps students acquire the violin-playing skills they need to play a variety of musical styles, including classical, fiddle, pop, and film music.