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

June 28, 2015


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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Interview with Rachel Barton Pine: Bargemusic and Works for Unaccompanied Violin

December 1, 2010 | by Laurie Niles

Rachel Barton Pine has a passion for unaccompanied violin works: not only has she commissioned such works from living composers, but she also has trekked across the globe to procure a collection of more than 1,000 works for unaccompanied violin.

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Violinist’s Global Life Goes Beyond Playing

November 12, 2007 | by David Steinberg

“Violinist Rachel Barton Pine seems to be redefining what it means to be a touring concert artist. Like many classical musicians, Pine crisscrosses the world.”

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Violinist Rachel Barton Pine: Shedding New Light on Bach

November 1, 2007

Fanfare Magazine | by Robert Maxham

“Rachel Barton Pine is one of only a handful of violinists who, eschewing specialization, regularly perform on both the Baroque and the modern violin. What sparked her interest in period practice, and how has she integrated period performance into the career of a soloist in the standard repertoire?”

Violinist to help Fox Valley Symphony usher in a new season amid growing expectations

October 4, 2007 | by Kara Patterson

“Chicago-based classical violin soloist Rachel Barton Pine, whose tour stops include Singapore, Israel, Scotland and Puerto Rico, will join the Fox Valley Symphony Saturday at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton.”

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September 30, 2007 | by Stephanie Yap

“S.T.: What are you reading now?

R.B.P.: Putting the Arts In The Picture by Nick Rabkin. It is a non-fiction book about a new movement in education in America called arts integration.

This is an approach where they use the arts to discuss other topics and, at the same time, teach artistic skills to the highest level. They have discovered that it not only improves the academic skills of children, but also make them more effective artists.

This is something I have believed for a long time. I was home-schooled since the third grade as I was already performing quite extensively. I studied a lot of history and could relate what I studied to the music I play. I do feel that this opened my eyes as an artist.”

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