Celebrating 50 Years of Stulberg with Rachel Barton Pine

November 23, 2024

WHEN: Saturday, November 23, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Dalton Center Recital Hall, Western Michigan University
**Tickets will be on sale soon!

Join us in kicking off the celebrations for the Stulberg International String Competition’s 50th Anniversary with a solo recital featuring Stulberg alumni, Rachel Barton Pine.

Heralded as a leading interpreter of the great classical masterworks, American concert violinist Rachel Barton Pine thrills international audiences with her dazzling technique, lustrous tone, and emotional honesty. With an infectious joy in music-making and a passion for connecting historical research to performance, Pine transforms audiences’ experiences of classical music.

Pine performs with the world’s leading orchestras including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Camerata Salzburg, and the Chicago, Vienna, and Detroit Symphony Orchestras. She has worked with renowned conductors, including Teddy Abrams, Marin Alsop, Daniel Barenboim, Semyon Bychkov, Neeme Järvi, Christoph Eschenbach, Erich Leinsdorf, Nicholas McGegan, Zubin Mehta, Tito Muñoz, and John Nelson, and has performed chamber music with Jonathan Gilad, Clive Greensmith, Paul Neubauer, Jory Vinikour, William Warfield, Orion Weiss, and the Pacifica and Parker Quartets.

This summer and 2023/24 season, Pine joins the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Stéphane Denève at the Hollywood Bowl for a performance of Billy Childs’ Violin Concerto No. 2 written specially for Pine, in addition to performing with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony, Mercury Chamber Orchestra, Toledo Symphony, National Symphony of Uruguay, and Minas Gerais Philharmonic, among others. Recital appearances include at the Kennedy Center, Ravinia, and the Festival Internacional de Música de Guadalajara. Early Music appearances include a performance with Symphoria and her daughter, Sylvia Pine, in New York; San Francisco Early Music Society with harpsichordist Jory Vinikour; and in Virginia with her Trio Settecento.

In August 2023, Cedille Records released Dependent Arising, an album that reveals surprising confluences between classical and heavy metal music by pairing Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with Earl Maneein’s Dependent Arising – Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, written for Pine and performed with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra under the baton of Tito Muñoz. In September 2022, Cedille released Violin Concertos by Black Composers Through the Centuries: 25th anniversary edition which features Pine’s new recording of Price: Violin Concerto No. 2 with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Jonathon Heyward, and reprisals of her 1997 recordings of masterworks by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1775), José White Lafitte (1864), and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1899). And in March 2023, Pine’s performance of Malek Jandali: Violin Concerto No. 2, recorded with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and Marin Alsop, was released on an album of Jandali concertos.