Rachel Barton Pine to Teach Master Class at Birch Creek

Birch Creek Music Performance Center is excited to announce Rachel Barton Pine, an international concert violinist who is celebrated as a leading interpreter of classical works, will be coming to Door County to teach a master class to the Symphony students on June 27.

The Washington Post describes Ms. Barton Pine as, “An exciting, boundary-defying performer – who displays a power and confidence that puts her in the top echelon.” This season alone she performs with Germany’s Göttinger Symphonie Orchester, France’s Orchestre de Bretagne, The Sacramento and New Mexico Philharmonics and City Music Cleveland. She also celebrates the release of four recordings, including her most recent CD, Violin Lullabies, which debuted at number one on the Billboard Classical chart.

Barton Pine received awards from many of the world’s leading competitions, including a gold medal at the 1992 J.S. Bach International Violin Competition in Germany. She was the first American and, at 17-years-old, the youngest person to ever win this honor. With the release of “The Rachel Barton Pine Collection,” a collection of original compositions, arrangements, cadenzas and editions penned or arranged by Pine, she became the only living artist and first woman to join great musicians like Fritz Kreisler and Jascha Heifetz in Carl Fischer’s Masters Collection series.

Birch Creek is still accepting applications for Symphony, Percussion & Steel Band and both Jazz sessions though positions are limited in Symphony and Jazz I. For application information visit