Gudrun Raschen (double bass, cello)

Gudrun Raschen has extensive international solo, orchestral and chamber music experience on both cello and double bass. She has given solo concerts throughout Africa, Europe and the United States. While completing her formal studies, she was invited to perform at the International Chamber Music Festival in Stellenbosch, South Africa; at the Pan American Music Festival in Edinburgh, Texas; at the World Bass Festival in Wroclaw, Poland, and for four years at the Mittenwald International Masterclasses in Mittenwald, Germany.

Since completing her studies she has been invited to perform and help establish a formalized double bass program in Costa Rica. In 2011, Ms. Raschen taught group and masterclasses and performed at the Oficina de Musica in Curitiba, Brazil.

In 2010, she founded the Cello and Bass Conservatory of Dallas where she gives students formal training and a platform to develop their performance skills. She is a member of the all-female Elara Ensemble that recently completed a tour throughout Finland including a performance for the former President and members of the Sibelius family.

In addition to performing in solo and chamber music concerts, she is involved in early music ensembles on Baroque Cello, Violone and Double Bass with the Orchestra of New Spain, Texas Camerata and performances at the Boston Early Music Festival with Collegium Musicum. She is an active freelance musician and has performed with orchestras including: Cape Town Philharmonic, Natal Philharmonic and in the US with the Fort Worth Symphony, Dallas and Texas Chamber Orchestras, Richardson Symphony, East Texas Symphony, Wichita Falls Symphony and The Orchestra of New Spain.

Ms. Raschen completed her doctoral studies in Double Bass at the University of North Texas with Jeff Bradetich. She teaches Cello, Double Bass, Chamber Music, and String Methods at Texas Woman’s University, and maintains an active private studio, and gives masterclasses and clinics throughout Texas.