Musicorda Names Rachel Barton Pine as Artistic Director

Classic Arts News   Musicorda Names Rachel Barton Pine as Artistic Director
The Musicorda Chamber Music Institute and Festival of South Hadley, Massachusetts, has named violinist Rachel Barton Pine as artistic director.

Pine replaces artistic director and co-founder Leopold Teraspulsky, who retired at the end of Musicorda's 2004 summer session.

"I am delighted to turn over the reigns to one of America's most distinguished solo violinists and chamber music artists," Teraspulsky said in a statement. "Ms. Pine will bring a great deal of commitment, energy and enthusiasm to the job."

An alumna of Musicorda, Pine was the first American to win the Bach Violin Competition, in 1992. She has appeared as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Chicago, Atlanta, and St. Louis Symphonies, among other groups. Her most recent recording, for Chicago's Cedille Records, is of solo works by Bach and others.

"Musicorda's founders have successfully brought together faculty, board, and community to form a unique and special place to nurture the next generation of young artists," Pine said. "I am excited and honored to have the opportunity to build upon this important legacy."

Musicorda was founded in 1987 by Teraspulsky and Jacqueline Melnick and takes place on the campus of Mount Holyoke College.

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