Rachel Barton Pine

Rachel Barton Pine Residency

World renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine visits U of I this summer to perform and teach. 

On Monday, June 26, Ms. Pine will perform a recital in Smith Memorial Hall at 7:30 PM. The performance is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted for scholarships for Chicago Public School students to attend Illinois Summer Youth Music (ISYM). 

Her evening performance will feature unaccompanied works from Bach, Paganini, Piazzola, and contemporary American composers.

The next day, Ms. Pine will give a concert for children and families at Krannert Art Museum.

Ms. Pine, who began her violin career as a young child, will talk with children and caregivers in attendance about the music she plays and her instrument, answering questions and talking about her work as a professional violinist.

This concert will be a special opportunity for children of all ages to listen, learn, and ask questions about music.

All are invited to the Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery on the main floor at KAM. The children's concert will begin at 1pm, Tuesday June 27, and is also free and open to the public.

In addition to these public performances, Ms. Pine will give a presentation to professional string educators assembled for the 2017 Paul Rolland String Pedagogy Workshop. Paul Rolland was a violin professor at Illinois from 1945-1978 and many of his students will assemble for this workshop.

Ms. Pine will also give two master classes to the students of ISYM: a traditional violin master class and also a class focused on one of her lesser known interests, rock violin. 

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