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Rachel Barton Pine: Bio

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. 

Rachel Barton Pine

Mendelssohn & Schumann Violin Concertos

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1 Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64/1
2 Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64/2
3 Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64/3
4 Beethoven: Romance for Violin and Orchestra, No. 1 in G Major, Op. 40
5 Schumann: Violin Concerto in D Minor, WoO 23/
6 Schumann: Violin Concerto in D Minor, WoO 23/2
7 Schumann: Violin Concerto in D Minor, WoO 23/3
8 Beethoven: Romance for Violin and Orchestra, Nol. 2 in F Major, Op. 50
Rachel records Mendelssohn & Schumann
Rachel Barton Pine & Jory Vinikour ? J.S. Bach: The Sonatas for Violin & Harpsichord
PBS NewsHour
Sunday Interludes: Rachel Barton Pine performs Black Sababth/Ozzy Osbourne
RBP on Israel's i24 news June 2018

Billboard chart-topping violinist Rachel Barton Pine performs early Romantic concertos by Felix Mendelssohn and Robert Schumann with Christoph-Mathias Mueller conducting Germany's Göttinger Symphonie Orchestera on the new album Mendelssohn & Schumann Violin Concertos (Cedille Records CDR 90000 144). Following critically praised and commercially successful recordings of the violin concertos of Brahms and Beethoven, the internationally acclaimed musician interprets two more major works of the violin literature. 

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