Rachel Barton Pine

Born 1974

Rachel Barton Pine



Violinist Rachel Barton Pine is celebrated as a great interpreter of classical works, her performances portray her special gift for emotional communication whilst combining a powerful display of her flawless technique, lustrous tone and infectious joy in music-making. Rachel Barton Pine has performed with many of the world’s most prestigious orchestras including Chicago, Montreal, Vienna, Iceland, Bournemouth and New Zealand Symphonies; the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Camerata Salzburg, Scottish and Israel Chamber Orchestras, the Netherlands Radio Kamer Filharmonie and at the Salzburg Festival. She has worked with conductors such as Charles Dutoit, Zubin Mehta, Neeme Järvi, Marin Alsop, Erich Leinsdorf and John Nelson.

Recent and future highlights include a project with Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields recording all Mozart Violin Concerti, released in January 2015 as well as a another triumphant return to the Ravinia Festival (following on from the success of her sold-out performances of Paganini’s Caprices the previous year) and performances with the Göttinger Symphonie Orchester, Orchestre de Bretagne, Turku Philharmonic, Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfonica National de Costa Rica, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Sacramento and New Mexico Philharmonics, City Music Cleveland, New York Chamber Soloists Orchestra (play direct) and encompassing a wide-ranging repertoire of Bartok, Berg, Bruch, Mendelssohn, Paganini, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Vieuxtemps, and Vivaldi. Rachel Barton Pine is a top prize winner from several of the world’s leading competitions, including a gold medal at the 1992 J.S Bach International Violin Competition in Leipzig and other top awards from International Violin Competitions around the world including Kreisler Vienna (1992), Szigeti Budapest (1992) and Montreal (1991).

Rachel Barton Pine has an extensive discography having released recordings with labels such as Cedille, Warner Classics, and Dorian. Her most recent release (Schumann and Mendelssohn concertos recorded with Göttinger Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Christoph-Mathias Mueller) was favourably received by audiences, with some extraordinary praise from the printed press. Most notably she has recorded the Brahms and Joachim Violin Concertos with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and conductor Carlos Kalmar, Beethoven & Clement Violin Concertos with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by José Serebrier (featuring the world premiere recording of Clement’s D Major Violin Concerto), and her performance of the Glazunov Violin Concerto is featured on the Warner Classics recording of Glazunov Complete Concertos with the Russian National Orchestra conducted by Serebrier.  Her other recordings are testament to her innovative spirit; discs such as Violin Concertos by Black Composers of the 18th and 19th Centuries and American Virtuosa: Tribute to Maud Powell are the work of a musician whose enormous technique is matched by a comparably probing intellect.