Rachel Barton Pine

Special Guest Faculty at MWROC X!

Billboard Chart-Topping Violinist RACHEL BARTON PINE

(photo by Andrew Eccles)

Rachel Barton Pine’s jaw dropping, masterful performances are the stuff legends are made of and we could not be more thrilled to announce that she’ll be with us at MWROC X on our first official day! You’ll have the chance to take a master class with her and then prepare to have the hair blown off your head for her concert that night!

Rachel was a regular part of the MWROC faculty for many years and truly helped us to shape our vision for our attendees. She is one of the most sought after and in-demand artists in the string world!

In both art and life, violinist Rachel Barton Pine has an extraordinary ability to connect with people. Celebrated as a leading interpreter of great classic and contemporary works, her performances combine her innate gift for emotional communication and her scholarly fascination with historical research. She plays with passion and conviction, thrilling audiences worldwide with her dazzling technique, lustrous tone, and infectious joy in music-making.

(Photo by Ed Spinelli)

Rachel performs with the world’s leading orchestras, including the Chicago and Vienna Symphonies, Philadelphia Orchestra, 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. A gold medalist in the J.S. Bach International Competition, she has recorded 38 acclaimed albums. 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” Guarnerius del Gesu, on lifetime loan from her anonymous patron.

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