American violin virtuoso with wide-ranging musical interests. Prizes include 1991 Montreal, 1993 Paganini and Reine Elisabeth Competi-tions. Plays ex-Soldat Guarneri del Gesù violin.
Rachel Barton PineFeb. 10, 2013
American violinist and child prodigy Rachel Barton Pine began playing the violin at 3½ and has appeared as soloist with many of the world’s most prestigious orchestras and distinguished conductors, making her debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Erich Leinsdorf at age 10. At 17 she became the first American and youngest winner of the J. S. Bach International Competition in Leipzig, Germany. Other major prizes include the Queen Elisabeth, Paganini, Kreisler, Szigeti and Montreal International Music Competitions. A tireless ambassador for classical music, Ms. Pine is dedicated to community engagement and music education, giving master classes and presenting programmes in public schools. Her extensive discography is critically acclaimed. Her creative efforts to reach new audiences include appearances on rock radio stations and solo concerts in alternative venues. Ms. Pine plays the Joseph Guarnerius del Gesù (Cremona, 1742) known as the “ex-Soldat”, on generous loan from her patron.

LMMC return engagement.

MATTHEW HAGLE, piano

PROGRAMME:

BEETHOVEN               Sonata No. 3 in E flat major, Opus 12 No. 3
                                             Allegro con spirito
                                             Adagio con molt’espressione
                                             Rondo: Allegro molto

VILLA-LOBOS             Sonata No. 3
                                             Adagio  non troppo - Allegro - Adagio
                                             Allegro vivace scherzando
                                             Molto animato e final

GRANT-STILL             Suite for Violin and Piano
                                             Inspired by Richmond Barthe’s
                                                   ‘African Dancer’
                                             Inspired by Sargent Johnson’s
                                                   ‘Mother and Child’
                                             Inspired by Augusta Savage’s
                                                   ‘Gamin’

R. STRAUSS                 Sonata in E flat major, Opus 18
                                             Allegro, ma non troppo
                                             Improvisation: Andante cantabile
                                             Finale: Andante - Allegro

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