VC ARTIST | Ray Chen – Menuhin & Queen Elisabeth Comp Grand Prizes

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Ray Chen VC Artist of the Week Violinist Violin Cover

Australian VC ‘Artist’, violinist Ray Chen has in recent years firmly established himself as one of the new generation’s most sought-after international concert artists.

A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Maestro Aaron Rosand, Ray is a former 1st prize winner at the Yehudi Menuhin and Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competitions.

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RAY CHEN | BASTILE DAY CONCERT | DANIELE GATTI | ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE FRANCE | KREISLER | TAMBOURIN CHINOIS | 2015

Recent career highlights include solo debuts with the LA Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony and the London Philharmonic and prestigious invitations to perform at the 2012 Noble Prize Concert and the 2015 Bastille Day Concert, in Paris – to a live audience of over 800,000 people and a televised audience in excess of 3.4 million viewers.

Ray currently performs on the 1715 ‘Joachim’ Stradivarius violin, on generous loan from the Nippon Music Foundation – and was recently invited to join the jury of the 2016 Menuhin Competition.

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RAY CHEN | MENDELSSOHN VIOLIN CONCERTO | KENT NAGANO | GOTHENBURG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | 2015

 

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RAY CHEN | SIBELIUS VIOLIN CONCERTO | KENT NAGANO | GOTHENBURG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | 2015

 

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RAY CHEN | BRUCH VIOLIN CONCERTO | 3RD MVT | BATTISTONI |  ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC | 2013

 

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RAY CHEN | BRUCH VIOLIN CONCERTO | 1ST MVT | NOBEL PRIZE CONCERT | ESCHENBACH | ROYAL STOCKHOLM PHILHARMONIC | 2012

 

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RAY CHEN | SAINT-SAENS | INTRODUCTION & RONDO CAPRICCIOSO | 2009 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION

 

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RAY CHEN | TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO | 3RD MVT | 2009 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION

 

Name: Ray Chen
Instrument: 1715 “Joachim” Stradivarius
Bow: 1939 Hill & Sons
Strings:
G string – Thomastik Peter Infeld
D string – Thomastik Dominant Silver (Light)
A string – Thomastik Dominant Aluminum (Medium)
E string – Thomastik Peter Infeld Tin-plated
Accessories: Custom self-made shoulder rest, Larsen Violin Rosin
Teachers: Aaron Rosand, David Cerone, Robert Lipsett
Schools: Curtis Institute of Music
Website: www.raychenviolin.com

 

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MEET THE PRO | VC ‘ARTIST’ RAY CHEN | VC ’20 QUESTIONS’

 

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