American Partitas—Rachel Barton Pine, violin

Chamber Concert

American Partitas—Rachel Barton Pine, violin

Pollard Auditorium

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 3:30 PM


In both art and life, violinist Rachel Barton Pine has an extraordinary ability to connect with people. Celebrated as a leading interpreter of great classical and contemporary works, her performances combine her innate gift for emotional communication and her scholarly fascination with historical research. She plays with passion and conviction across an extensive repertoire, thrilling audiences with her dazzling technique, lustrous tone, and infectious joy in music-making. The Washington Post calls Pine “an exciting, boundary-defying performer” and says, “[she] displays a power and confidence that puts her in the top echelon.” Pine tours worldwide as a soloist with prestigious orchestras, has an active recording career, and has run The Rachel Elizabeth Barton Foundation since 2001 which provides services and funding to promote classical music education and 

Heralded as 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. With an infectious joy in music-making and a passion for connecting historical research to performance, Pine transforms audiences’ experiences of classical music.

This season Pine performs concertos by Beethoven, Brahms, Bruch, Dvorak, Fairouz, Mozart, Sibelius and Vivaldi, with orchestras including the Santa Rosa Symphony, the New Mexico Philharmonic, and the Flagstaff, Windsor, and Gainesville Symphony Orchestras.  She continues her recital tour of the Complete Bach Sonatas and Partitas for Unaccompanied Violin and a life size video installation of her will be the culmination of a new Musical Instrument Museum exhibit about master violin makers.

In 2016 Avie Records released Pine’s performance of J.S. Bach’s Six Sonatas and Partitas for Violin to rave reviews (see below). Pine collaborated with conductor Sir Neville Marriner and The Academy of St Martin in the Fields for Mozart: Complete Violin Concerto, Sinfonia Concertante, her debut album on Avie.

Pine has appeared as soloist with many of the world’s most prestigious ensembles, including the Chicago Symphony; the Philadelphia Orchestra; the Royal Philharmonic; and the Netherlands Radio Kamer Filharmonie. She has worked with such renowned conductors as Charles Dutoit, Zubin Mehta, Erich Leinsdorf, Neeme Järvi and Marin Alsop.

She performs on the “ex-Soldat” Joseph Guarnerius del Gesu (Cremona 1742).


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