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Rachel Barton Pine

Since her 1984 debut with the Chicago Symphony at age 10, American violinist Rachel Barton Pine has been a trailblazer.

Her musical tastes are broad and inclusive — from the baroque era, through all the major classical and romantic works, to contemporary commissions, and heavy metal — and she’s a seasoned soloist and chamber musician.

Rachel spoke with Suzanne about her career, including the recent 25th anniversary re-issue of her recording of "Violin Concertos by Black Composers" and her ongoing personal and professional commitment to promoting the artistic achievements of Black musicians.

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Suzanne Bona is the host and executive producer of Sunday Baroque, a nationally syndicated weekly radio show of Baroque and early music which she originated on WSHU in 1987.