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Rachel Barton Pine
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Musician
    (October 11, 1974- )
    Recorded the albums 'Scottish Fantasies,' 'Solo Baroque,' 'Brahms and Joachim Violin Concertos,' 'Double Play,' 'Instrument of the Devil,' 'Stringendo: Storming the Citadel,' 'Violin Concertos by Black Composers of the 18th and 19th Centuries' and 'Handel - Sonatas for Violin and Continuo'
    1992 Gold Medal Winner - J.S. Bach International Violin Competition, Leipzig, Germany (first American and youngest winner)
    Lost her left leg above the knee and severely damaged her right leg at age 20 in a Metro train accident (1995)
    President of the Rachel Elizabeth Barton Foundation - dedicated to expanding appreciation and awareness for classical music and providing services/funding for classical music research, education, performances and aspiring artists (2001- )
    Her teeth are so huge they barely fit in her mouth.
    She grew up poor and needed grants and scholarships to pursue her musical education.
    Witnesses to her train accident say she might have been able to free herself when the doors closed on the strap of the violin case she was carrying, but she seemed more concerned with saving her violin than her own safety.
    She said her favorite pig-out food is watermelon and she once ate a whole oval one in a single afternoon.
    She was ten years old when she made her solo debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
    She loves heavy metal music, says she's been a headbanger as long as a violinist and has jammed with Tommy Iommi, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Metallica and opened for Slash at the House of Blues in Chicago.
    Amongst her achievements are playing the National Anthem at 1996 Democratic National Convention, torchbearer for the 1996 Olympic Torch Relay, opening ceremony performer at the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta and 2003 winner of 'Best Classical Entertainer' by the Chicago Music Awards.

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