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Rachel Barton Pine, The Violin Virtuoso Who Cheated Death

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Violinist Rachel Barton Pine's life is a seemingly unending list of extraordinary achievements, from her soloist debut at age 10 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to her recent live performances of Paganini's ‘24 Caprices For Solo Violin'--a series of virtuosic pieces so technically challenging that very few violinists perform them in sequence. She has published a book of her own arrangements and cadenzas, recorded 24 albums, and travelled with the world's most prestigious ensembles.

Today sees the release of her latest album: a recording of Mozart's ‘Complete Violin Concertos' with the renowned Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and legendary, 90-year-old conductor Sir Neville Marriner.  READ THE FULL Daily Beast ARTICLE