Violinist Rachel Barton Pine will be featured in a March 21 performance sponsored by Mrs. Kathleen Ford at 7:30 p.m. in the Helen K. Persson Recital Hall in Vera Lea Rinker Hall, 326 Acacia Road, West Palm Beach.
The concert is part of the Palm Beach Atlantic University Distinguished Artists Series. Pine will present an evening of Franck and Prokofiev sonatas as well as some heartfelt lullabies from her latest CD.
Pine has appeared as a soloist with many of the world’s most prestigious orchestras. She also has been featured on “Saint Paul Sunday,” “Performance Today,” “From the Top,” “CBS Sunday Morning” and NBC’s “Today.” Her 16 critically acclaimed albums for the Cedille, Dorian and Cacophony labels include “Brahms and Joachim Violin Concertos” with Carlos Kalmar and the Chicago Symphony, “Scottish Fantasies” with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and “Beethoven and Clement Violin Concertos” with José Serebrier and the Royal Philharmonic.
She holds top prizes from the J.S. Bach (gold medal), Queen Elisabeth, Paganini, Kreisler, Szigeti and Montreal international competitions, and has twice been honored as a Chicagoan of the Year.
She plays a priceless instrument made in 1743, the Joseph Guarnerius del Gesu, also known as the “ex-Soldat,” on generous loan from her patron.