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Rachel Barton Pine talks about Mozart

March 3, 2017

Virtuoso violinist Rachel Barton Pine will perform Mozart’s “Turkish Violin Concerto No. 5” with the Pasadena Symphony on March 18. She answers questions about the piece.

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Guest violinist joins MSO to perform Shostakovich’s mournful strains

November 13, 2016

Herald Mail Media

Taking the stage in a sparkling, long, flowing gold dress, Rachel Barton Pine brought a different feel to The Maryland Theatre on Sunday.

Pine, a world-renowned violinist who was performing with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, was exposing the crowd to Dmitri Shostakovich, a Russian-born, 20th-century composer and pianist who led a difficult life under the Soviet government and was accused of writing inappropriate music.

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Violinist Rachel Barton Pine on Rachel Barton Pine and Bach

April 28, 2016

Stay Thirsty Magazine

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine on Rachel Barton Pine and Bach
by Rachel Barton Pine

St. Pauls UCC: My Sacred Space for Bach

“You must practice Bach. It is the music of Gott!” Thus, I was regularly instructed by the elderly German ladies at St. Pauls United Church of Christ in Chicago, the church in which I was raised, during my earliest years as a violinist.

I was fortunate to grow up at St. Pauls, a church with a deep dedication to music. The church has been a spiritual home to opera singers and members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Oratorios, cantatas, and other choral works of the great classical composers are often performed as part of the service, and the music of Bach is celebrated above all others. The sanctuary itself even features a stained glass window of Bach. I have vivid memories of spending Sunday mornings surrounded by the glorious sound of Bach’s Toccatas and Fugues on the organ.

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Barton Pine foundation given Stradivarius violin

April 28, 2016

Chicago Tribune | by John von Rhein

The Chicago-based Rachel Barton Pine Foundation has acquired a historic Stradivarius violin dating from 1732.

The instrument, known to rare violin fanciers as the “Arkwright Lady Rebecca Sylvan” Stradivarius, was donated by its current owner, Joseph Sylvan, a violinist, pedagogue and former music professor at New Mexico State University, according to a statement by Chicago violinist Rachel Barton Pine, the foundation’s founder and president.

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From poverty to prodigy: star violinist turns to other musicians in need

April 28, 2016

PBS | Interview with Jeffrey Brown

It was an unlikely setting for a classical music performance: a homeless shelter, the Community for Creative Non-Violence, in the shadow of the nation’s capital, where concert violinist Rachel Barton Pine played a special engagement for the residents.

There was music from many eras and styles. Along the way, Pine offered bits of musical history.

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Living the Classical Life | Episode 30: Rachel Barton Pine

April 15, 2016

Living the Classical Life

“Nervousness is a threat to the self — but if it’s not about the self, there is no threat to it.”

Award-winning violin soloist, recording artist, and born motivational speaker Rachel Barton Pine has appeared regularly with the world’s major orchestra’s ever since her first appearance with the Chicago Symphony at age ten. Embodying her message of hope and passionate living, her appearance on Living the Classical Life begins with a performance of J.S. Bach’s D Minor Partita and continues with a discussion about the art of practicing, overcoming adversity and motivational slumps, and the pursuit of all corners of the musical life.

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Violinist cheats death, fulfills destiny

April 13, 2016

CNN | by Jennifer Grubb

That’s what I got while listening to violinist Rachel Barton Pine perform with the Santa Rosa Symphony in California.
There’s no doubt my reaction was largely based on her incredible talent and the way in which she commanded the stage with her passion, but I was also touched by the interview I had with her earlier.
Barton Pine’s positive outlook and her bubbly personality make it hard to believe she ever encountered anything negative in her life. But she certainly has.

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Veracini’s Virtuoso Violin Sonatas

November 4, 2015

Classics Today | by David Vernier

In her personal comments included in this disc’s liner notes, violinist Rachel Barton Pine laments the fact that, although they used to be concert staples of great virtuosos of the past, “Veracini’s wonderful sonatas are no longer performed by today’s modern concert violinists.

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A Voyage of Discovery: Rachel Barton Pine found her perfect match with a late Guarneri violin

June 28, 2015

Strings

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine recently released her 24th album, Mozart’s Complete Violin Concertos and the Sinfonia Concertante, K364 (Avie). Beyond her career as a popular performer, Pine is an enthusiastic student of the violin, regularly attending the annual conference of the American String Teachers Association, taking notes and asking insightful questions.

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Rachel Barton Pine’s Global HeartStrings Heading to Haiti

April 15, 2015

Strings | by Stephanie Powell

Global HeartStrings, one of three programs under violinist Rachel Barton Pine’s foundation, will be sending a donation of instruments, strings, bows, music stands, rosin, reeds, and method books to Haiti for aspiring musicians.

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