Rachel Barton Pine, The Violin Virtuoso Who Cheated Death

From The Daily Beast:

Rachel Barton Pine, The Violin Virtuoso Who Cheated Death

Rachel Barton Pine

A child prodigy, Rachel Barton Pine was already playing violin with professional orchestras at 7. A life-threatening accident didn’t stop her from achieving international success.

Pine’s life is a seemingly unending list of extraordinary achievements, from her soloist debut at age 10 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to her recent live performances of Paganini’s ‘24 Caprices For Solo Violin’–a series of virtuosic pieces so technically challenging that very few violinists perform them in sequence. She has published a book of her own arrangements and cadenzas, recorded 24 albums, and travelled with the world’s most prestigious ensembles.Read more…

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