American violin virtuoso, also plays baroque violin and viola d’amore. Prizes include 1991 Montreal, 1993 Paganini and Reine Elisabeth competitions. Per-forms on ex-Soldat Guarneri del Gesù violin.
In both art and life, violinist Rachel Barton Pine has an extraordinary ability to connect with people. She plays with passion and conviction across an extensive repertory, thrilling audiences with her dazzling technique, lustrous tone, and infectious joy in music-making. Her repertory ranges from traditional classical works to contemporary composers like the American Mohammed Fairouz and the Ghanian Kwabena Nketia. Her interests as well extend to period instrument practice (she also plays a Baroque violin and viola d’amore), rock and heavy metal. Pine’s prolific discography of 30 albums can be found on the Avie, Cedille, Warner Classics, Hänssler Classics, Naxos and Dorian labels. Pine holds prizes from several of the world’s leading competitions, including a gold medal at the 1992 J.S. Bach International Violin Competition in Leipzig. Other top awards have come from the Queen Elisabeth (Brussels, 1993), Kreisler (Vienna, 1992), Szigeti (Budapest, 1992), and Montreal (1991) International Violin Competitions. She performs on the Joseph Guarnerius del Gesù (Cremona 1742), known as the “ex-Bazzini, ex-Soldat”, on lifetime loan from her patron.
3rd LMMC appearance.



SAINT-GEORGES   Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major (1781)
(1745-1799)                  Allegro moderato

BEETHOVEN          Violin Sonata in A major, Opus 47
(1770-1827)                  « Kreutzer » (1803)
                                      Adagio sostenuto - Presto - Adagio
                                      Andante con variazioni
                                      Finale: Presto

BRAHMS                  Violin Sonata in D minor, Opus 108 (1888)

(1833-1897)                  Allegro
                                      Un poco presto e con sentimento
                                      Presto agitato

STILL                        Suite for Violin and Piano (1943)

(1895-1978)                  Suggested by Richmond Barthé: African Dancer
                                      Suggested by Sargent Johnson: Mother & Child
                                      Suggested by Augusta Savage: Gamin