Rachel Barton Pine
talks about the moment she discovered she wanted to be a concert violinist and how small acts can change the course of a person's life. Rachel grew up in a financially struggling household and by age 14, she was helping her family pay for rent, groceries, and utilities. Home schooling gave her time to devote 8 hours a day to practice. She mad her earliest appearances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
at age 10 and 15. The youngest person, at 17, Rachel was the first American to win a gold medal at the prestigious 1992 J.S. Bach International Competition in Leipzig. She has been awarded "Best Classical Entertainer" three times at the Chicago Music Awards
and has been named a "Chicagoan of the Year" by both The Chicago Tribune
and Chicago Magazine.
Interview by Erin Williams / Camera by Ian Kibbe / Edited by Matt Lauterbach / Produced by Erin Williams