Rachel Barton Pine | violin
Billboard-chart topping violinist Rachel Barton Pine is a leading interpreter of the great classical masterworks, thrilling audiences with her dazzling technique, lustrous tone, and emotional honesty. With an infectious joy in music-making and a passion for connecting historical research to performance, Pine transforms experiences of classical music.
Pine performs with the world’s leading orchestras, including the Chicago and Vienna Symphonies, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, and Camerata Salzburg. She has worked with such renowned conductors as Zubin Mehta, Erich Leinsdorf, Neeme Järvi, and Marin Alsop. Her collaborators include leading artists such as Daniel Barenboim, Christoph Eschenbach, William Warfield, and Christopher O’Riley. The many contemporary composers with whom she has collaborated include David Chesky, Billy Childs, John Corigliano, Joe Deninzon, Mohammed Fairouz, Luis Jorge González, Earl Maneein, Daniel Bernard Roumain, José Serebrier, and Augusta Read Thomas.
She has recorded 39 acclaimed albums. Her Avie discography includes Mozart: Complete Violin Concerto, Sinfonia Concertante with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner conducting; Bel Canto Paganini, and Elgar & Bruch Violin Concertos with the BBC Symphony, Andrew Litton conducting.
A gold medalist in the J.S. Bach International Competition, her performances are heard on NPR and stations around the globe. She has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, PBS NewsHour, NPR’s “Tiny Desk,” “Performance Today” and “A Prairie Home Companion” and has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. Her RBP Foundation assists young artists and runs the groundbreaking Music by Black Composers project. She performs on the 1742 “ex-Bazzini, ex-Soldat” Guarneri del Gesu, on lifetime loan from her anonymous patron. www.rachelbartonpine.com