Rachel Barton Pine
A leading interpreter of the great classical masterworks, international concert violinist Rachel Barton Pine thrills audiences with her dazzling technique, lustrous tone and emotional honesty.
During the 2015-16 season, Pine performed with orchestras including the Santa Rosa Symphony, the New Mexico Philharmonic, and the Flagstaff, Windsor and Gainesville symphony orchestras.
Pine has appeared with many of the world’s most prestigious ensembles, including the Chicago and Santa Rosa symphonies, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Royal and New Mexico philharmonics and the Netherlands Radio Kamer Filharmonie. Her past festival appearances have included Marlboro, Wolf Trap, Vail, Ravinia, Davos and Salzburg.
She has worked with conductors Charles Dutoit, Zubin Mehta, Erich Leinsdorf, Neeme Järvi and Marin Alsop; with leading artists Daniel Barenboim, Christoph Eschenbach, Christopher O’Riley and Mark O’Connor; and with contemporary composers Augusta Read Thomas, John Corigliano, José Serebrier and Mohammed Fairouz.
Pine has a prolific discography of 30 albums on the Avie, Cedille, Warner Classics and Dorian labels, including Brahms and Joachim Violin Concertos with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra led by Carlos Kalmar. Her recording of Violin Lullabies with pianist Matthew Hagle debuted at number one on the Billboard classical chart.
In 2009, Carl Fischer published The Rachel Barton Pine Collection, a collection of her original compositions, arrangements, cadenzas and editions, making her the only living artist and first woman to join Carl Fischer’s Masters Collection series.
Pine received a gold medal at the 1992 Bach Competition in Leipzig, Germany.
The Rachel Barton Pine Foundation assists young artists through its Instrument Loan Program, Grants for Education and Career, Global HeartStrings (supporting musicians in developing countries) and a curricular series in development with the University of Michigan: Music by Black Composers.
Pine performs on the Joseph Guarnerius del Gesu (Cremona 1742), known as the “ex-Bazzini, ex-Soldat” on lifetime loan from her anonymous patron.
To learn more, visit www.rachelbartonpine.com