“I’ve always been a huge advocate for music education and there are so many unsung musical heroes around the world … and I’m asking you to help me recognize these heroes,” the 27 year old virtuoso has told The Violin Channel.
VC ‘ARTIST’ RAY CHEN | MUSICIAN HEROES | EPISODE 1 | STANFORD THOMPSON
The first to be acknowledged will be brass instrument teacher, Stanford Thompson from “Play on Philly” - an after-school music programme in Philadelphia serving more than 300 school-aged students.
Ray is hoping to raise US $20,000, via an indiegogo campaign, to directly aid Stanford's efforts.
“These people deserve recognition, and they are the true heroes of our industry … help make their jobs easier so they can better inspire more kids to music,” Ray has said.
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As part of an on-going series, Ray Chen will also be calling for nominations for future 'musical heroes'.