PBS NewsHour

Poverty to prodigy: star violinist aids musicians in need

Clip: 04/15/2016 | 6m 33s

Rachel Barton Pine is one of the most accomplished violinists in the world, but she would be the first to remember her less than refined upbringing -- as a ten-year-old prodigy with an out-of-work father, she bought her concert clothes in thrift stores and relied on space heaters for warmth. Now, Pine uses her success to help other disadvantaged violinists escape poverty. Jeffrey Brown reports.

Aired: 04/15/16

Rating: NR

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