Rachel Barton Pine

Tue, Feb 15, 2022, 7:30 pm
Jane Hollock Brock Recital Hall
Samford University

800 Lakeshore Drive

Birmingham, Alabama

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine has an extraordinary ability to connect with people. A leading interpreter of classic and contemporary works, her performances combine her gift for emotional communication and her fascination with research. She plays with passion and conviction, thrilling audiences with her dazzling technique, lustrous tone, and infectious joy in music-making.

This season Pine will offer the world premiere of “Violin Concerto No. 2,” written for her by Billy Childs and co-commissioned by the Grant Park Music Festival, the Boulder PhilharmonicOrchestra, theAnchorage Symphony Orchestra, and the Interlochen Orchestra.

She’ll solo with the Chicago Symphony, theMississippi Symphony, Orchestre Symphonique Quebec, the TelAviv Soloists, the Pacific Symphony, and Vancouver (WA) Symphony.She’ll perform with Lara Downesat Ravinia, with pianist Matthew Hagle, and harpsichordist Jory Vinikour.

She has appeared with prestigious ensembles including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the RoyalPhilharmonic Orchestra, Camerata Salzburg, and the Vienna and Detroit Symphony Orchestras. Herpast chart-topping albums include Dvořák and Khachaturian Violin Concertos (RoyalScottish National Orchestra, Teddy Abrams); Mozart: Complete Violin Concertos, Sinfonia Concertante (Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner), and Bel Canto Paganini.
Pine has led the Rachel Barton Pine (RBP) Foundation which assists young artists since 2001.Over the last 20 years, the RBP Foundation’s Music by Black Composers (MBC) project has collected more than 900 works by 450+ Black composers from the 18th–21st centuries, curated free repertoire directories, and published print resources. She performs on the 1742 “ex-Bazzini ex-Soldat” Guarnerius del Gesu.


(from the artist's website)