Decca Classics has today announced the signing of Australian VC Artist Ray Chen to a major new recording deal and multimedia partnership.
“We are very excited to welcome Ray to the Decca family … not only is he a terrific performer with stunning virtuosity, he is also an extraordinary communicator – on stage, on record and online …” Decca Classics Managing Director Dr. Alexander Buhr has told The Violin Channel.
“With his infectious energy and innovative approach, Ray is forging a new path for classical music in the digital sphere and is at the forefront of a new generation of artists on Decca Classics ...” he has said.
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“I’m super stoked to be joining forces with the awesome team at Decca Classics …we’ll be working together on a variety of projects which include the recordings of classic repertoire ... but I'm happy that I'll have a partner which will help boost the multimedia side of things too ... ” the 27 year old has said.
A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Aaron Rosand, Ray is a former 1st prize winner at the Yehudi Menuhin and Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competitions.
Decca's roster also includes Nicola Benedetti, Kyung Wha Chung, Janine Jansen, Leonidas Kavakos and Alisa Weilerstein.
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