EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT)- The Tri-State welcomed a world-renowned concert violinist Tuesday. Rachel Barton Pine travels around the world to perform. During her time in Evansville, she performed for hundreds of Evansville students.
An auditorium filled with young musicians. Listening to a woman, who some would call a role model, play.
“You can listen to as many recordings and watch as many videos as you can but to see someone in person who is this good is amazing,” Oliva Frayer says.
Frayer is one of the EVSC students to take a listen, all from different age groups. She says connecting kids with music helps them in the long run.
“I believe that it’s really important to show kids how good you can be if you really work hard at it,” Frayer explains.
Performer Rachel Barton Pine agrees with the statement. Saying that’s exactly why she makes trips like this one.
“It’s so important to have the chance to inspire the next generation so they can grow up loving music and having music in their lives,” Rachel Barton Pine says.
While on stage, Pine told stories about her experience with the violin. Explaining to the crowd how it all started and the difficulties she had coming from a family that wasn’t financially stable.
She has advice for kids in the room who might be in a similar situation.
“Work as hard as you can. Never be afraid to ask for help, to ask for advice. and just believe in yourself,” she explains.
Continuing to say eventually everything will fall into place. The way it has for her.
(This story was originally published on February 25, 2020)