She is my newest favorite violinist. I love her tone, and her vision of advocating lesser known composers, or lesser known works of famous composers. I respect her youthful bravery of saving the amati, but unfortunately she lost her legs in that incident.

Link to her official page

list of her recordings. She is suposed to record the Brahms with Cedille records this year too.

Rachel Barton Newsletter
February 13, 2003

Rachel Barton has recorded a CD single of her original virtuoso piece, "Introduction, Theme and Variations on 'God Defend New Zealand,'" the New Zealand National Anthem. The CD is currently being sold exclusively through the New Zealand Symphony. For more information or to purchase the recording, please write to the New Zealand Symphony at

Rachel Barton will appear in recital with Matthew Hagle, piano, on Saturday, February 15, 2003, at 8pm, at Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond. The program honoring Black History Month comprises Schubert Sonatina No. 1, Beethoven Sonata No. 9 "Kreutzer" (originally composed for black violinist George Bridgetower), and the following works by black composers: Jose White Concerto, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Romance, William Grant Still Here's One, and David Baker Deliver My Soul. For more information, please contact Virginia Commonwealth University at 804-828-6776 or visit their web page at In addition, Ms. Barton will give a master class at the W. E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts on February 15, from 11am-12:30pm.

Rachel Barton will appear as soloist in the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Bavarian Kammerphilharmonie and Maestro Philip Greenberg. The performance will take place on, Saturday, February 21, 2003, at 8pm, at the Theater Casino Zug in Switzerland. Ms. Barton will perform her own cadenzas.

The following is a partial list of Ms. Barton's upcoming 2003 public performances and appearances. Additional information is available on the "Upcoming Performances" section of her web page at Further details will be sent in advance of each date.
March 8, guest appearance with the Georgian Chamber Players in Atlanta
March 22-23, Dvorak Concerto with the Wichita Symphony, Kansas
March 26, 28-29, works of Schubert, Kreisler, and Meude-Monpas with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra in Madison

Ms. Barton plays the Joseph Guarnerius del Gesu (Cremona 1744), known as the "ex-Lord Coke," on generous loan from the Fazenda Ipiranga, Guaranesia/MG, Brasil. The Fazenda is famous for its premium estate-coffee "Blue de Brasil" TM, produced without any agrotoxids and strictly biologically. For more information, please visit their web page at

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