ON RACHEL BARTON PINE...
“Pine has everything required -- a big burnished tone; the brilliance, agility and precision of a bel canto diva. Above all, she has the knack for reaching out to an audience and holding them at awed attention in a manner all her own.” Chicago Tribune
“Pine is the real thing, a prodigious talent with obvious personality and a clear-eyed vision. Her technical skills can make the jaw drop. She has a full, singing sweet tone and plays with a confidence and elan that make an audience's heart soar." Chicago Sun-Times
“For violinist Rachel Barton Pine, being sensational is normal - she’s arguably one of the greatest violinists performing today. Paganini couldn’t have played it better.” The Gazette (Colorado Springs)
“Her technique is awesome, surpassed only by her musicality – a stunning performance.” Illinois Times
"Pine is a phenomenal violinist, with a full, beautiful sound in all registers and masterful command of technique." Tallahassee Democrat
“[Pine] has a musicality and superb technique that would be the envy of most soloists.” The New Zealand Herald
"One of the most impressive examples of violin playing I've ever witnessed." Iceland Morgunbladed