You may wish to talk to Rachel Barton Pine about the following topics during your interview with her:
Ms. Pine’s stories and thoughts about the repertoire she will be performing.
Other community engagement activities during Ms. Pine’s visit (master classes, public school presentations, pre-concert conversations, etc.).
Ms. Pine’s recent recording projects and her Carl Fischer sheet music book, "The Rachel Barton Pine Collection."
Ms. Pine’s charitable work in music education, particularly with the Rachel Elizabeth Barton Foundation and its four programs: The String Student’s Library of Music by Black Composers (a curricular project), Instrument Loan Program, Grants for Education and Career, and Global HeartStrings (“supporting aspiring classical musicians in developing countries around the world”).
Ms. Pine’s love of rock and heavy metal music, her doom/thrash metal band Earthen Grave, how rock has influenced her as a classical artist, her unique efforts to introduce her fellow rock fans to classical music, and her stories about hanging out and even jamming with famous rock artists.
Ms. Pine’s interest in many non-classical styles, particularly those played on the violin – she has been an instructor at Mark O’Connor’s Fiddle Camp since 1997.
Ms. Pine’s accessibility to the public through the Internet: her web page, YouTube channel, podcasts, blogs, Ezines, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Ms. Pine’s life on the road, traveling around the world with her husband.
How Ms. Pine’s faith inspires her life as a musician.
Ms. Pine’s introduction to the violin at age 3, her early years of lessons, her first major performances and transition to home-schooling.
Ms. Pine’s teen years helping to support her financially struggling family and winning international competitions.