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OUT NOW | VC Artist Ray Chen’s New CD: ‘Ray Chen: The Golden Age’ [LISTEN]

Decca Records has today announced the release of Australian violinist, VC Artist Ray Chen‘s new album: Ray Chen: The Golden Age. Recorded to celebrate the ‘golden age’ of the...

VC Artist Ray Chen Called to Replace Sick Janine Jansen with London Symphony

It has been announced today that Australian violinist, VC Artist Ray Chen will replace Janine Jansen for an upcoming performance with the London Symphony...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Ray Chen & Made in Berlin – ‘Waltzing Matilda’ [2018]

VC Artist Ray Chen and fellow Made in Berlin quartet members performing an original new arrangement of the classic Australian ballad, Waltzing Matilda. Recorded as part of Ray's...

Opportunity Announced to Appear in Upcoming VC Artist Ray Chen Music Video

To help celebrate the upcoming 8th of June release of VC Artist Ray Chen‘s new album The Golden Age, the superstar Australian violinist has...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artist Ray Chen – Menuhin Competition, 1st Prize [2008]

Amazing archival footage of the then 19-year-old VC Artist Ray Chen’s 1st prize winning performance - in the Senior Final of the 2008 Menuhin...

Violinist David Garrett Cancels Seven Further Concerts Due to Ongoing Back Woes

It has been announced today that German violin soloist David Garrett has cancelled seven further upcoming European performances, in Frankfurt, Wiesbaden, Interlaken, Mannheim, Regensburg and...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Ray Chen – Rovira ‘A Evaristo Carriego’ Tango [NEW ARRANGEMENT]

VC Artist Ray Chen and pianist Julio Elizalde premiering their new original violin and piano arrangement of Eduardo Rovira's classic 'A Evaristo Carriego' tango. Featuring...

Today is Australian VC Artist Ray Chen’s 29th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Australian violin virtuoso, VC Artist Ray Chen's 29th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Aaron Rosand,...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Artist Ray Chen – Queen Elisabeth Competition 1st Prize [2009]

2009 archival footage of the then 20 year old Australian VC Artist Ray Chen's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2009 Queen...

VC Artist Ray Chen to Replace Injured David Garrett in Germany

It has been announced today that Australian violinist, VC Artist Ray Chen will replace David Garrett in a series of upcoming concerts in Hamburg and Düsseldorf - following...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Ray Chen – ‘Sarabande’ from Bach’s Solo Partita No. 2 [2018]

Violinist VC Artist Ray Chen performing the 'Sarabande' from Bach's Solo Partita No. 2 in D Minor. Filmed on January 12th, 2018 - at Costa Mesa, in California. https://youtu.be/QIA_S71minE VC...

VC MASTERCLASS | VC Artist Ray Chen – ‘Motivational Series: Dealing with Insecurities’ [LEARN]

In the first of a 4-part motivational talk series, violin virtuoso VC Artist Ray Chen discusses his approach to dealing with insecurities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4Vqq8C4pCI VC ARTIST RAY...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artist Ray Chen – Comedy Videos Compilation, Volume 1, 2014 [LOL]

Throwback to violinist, VC Artist Ray Chen's 2014 Volume 1 compilation of short musical comedy clips - as originally seen on Facebook and Instagram ... Ray...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Ray Chen – Comedy Videos Compilation, Volume 2 [LOL]

VC Artist Ray Chen's Volume 2 compilation of musical comedy clips - as originally seen on Facebook and Instagram ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkCQYrFzW84&showinfo=0&autohide=1 VC ARTIST RAY CHEN |...

VC Artist Ray Chen VIP Carnegie Hall Ticket Pack Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! The following 3 lucky VC members will each be receiving a double VC Artist Ray Chen VIP Carnegie Hall ticket...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 3 Double VC Artist Ray Chen VIP Carnegie Hall Ticket Packs [ENTER]

The Violin Channel is this week giving away 3 x double VC Artist Ray Chen VIP Carnegie Hall ticket packs - each containing 2 premium...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artist Ray Chen – 2009 Queen Elisabeth Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

2009 archival footage of the then 20 year old Australian VC Artist Ray Chen's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2009 Queen...

VC Artist Ray Chen Signed to Decca Recording and Media Partnership

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...

VC Artist Ray Chen to Guest-Lead New Century Chamber Orchestra

It has been announced today that VC Artist Ray Chen is this month set to Guest Concertmaster with the San-Francisco-based New Century Chamber Orchestra. The...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Ray Chen & Daniel Jang – Wieniawski Duo [VIDEO]

PHILADELPHIA ― Newly-uploaded impromptu duo performance and behind-the-scenes interview with Australian VC Artist Ray Chen and Mason Gross School of the Arts violinist, Daniel Jang. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ndFzXGwZe4&showinfo=0&autohide=1 OSCAR SHUMSKY...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen – 2009 Queen Elisabeth Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Incredible archival footage of the then 20 year old VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen's 1st prize winning performance of Franck's Violin Sonata in A Major -...

VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen Raises $80,000 for First ‘Musical Heroes’ Charity Project

It has been announced today that Australian VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen has raised just under US$80,000, for an under-resourced Philadelphian afterschool music program -...

VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen to Replace Sick Nicola Benedetti in Manchester

It has been announced today that Australian VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen will replace an incapacitated Nicola Benedetti in a series of concerts with the...

VC WEB BLOG | VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen – ‘How Many Hours Does it Take to Master the Violin?’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Australian VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen - jury member of the 2016 Menuhin Competition, in London. Author Malcolm Gladwell...

BREAKING | VC ‘Artists’ Ray Chen and Noah Bendix-Balgley Form New String Ensemble

An exciting new chamber music string collective has been unveiled today, called ‘Made in Berlin’ - featuring violinists, VC ‘Artists’ Ray Chen and Noah...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen – 2008 Menuhin Competition, 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Amazing archival footage of the then 19 year old VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen performing the 1st movement of Brahms’ G Major Violin Sonata -...

VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen Launches Musical Heroes Charity Campaign

Australian VC ‘Artist' Ray Chen has today announced the launch of a new charity crowdfunding campaign, entitled ‘Musical Heroes’ - aimed to raise much needed...

VC WEB BLOG | VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen – ‘How I Cope with Negative Criticism’

VC recently caught up with Australian VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen, in New York City - where we discussed methods for coping with the emotional impacts...

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

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...

VC HIDDEN GEMS | American Violinist, Aaron Rosand – Legendary ‘Rosand Tone’

This week The Violin Channel explores the recordings of American violin virtuoso Aaron Rosand. A student of Leon Sametini and Efrem Zimbalist, Mr Rosand has enjoyed...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Ray Chen, 19 – 2008 Menuhin Competition 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Archival footage of the then 19 year old VC 'Artist' Ray Chen performing Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in the Senior Final of the 2008 Yehudi Menuhin...

2 VC ‘Artists’ Called Up to Replace Pregnant Hilary Hahn

It has been announced today that VC 'Artist' Ray Chen and VC 'Rising Star' Simone Porter will replace Hilary Hahn for engagements in Houston...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, February 2015 [VIDEO]

Australian virtuoso, VC 'Artist' Ray Chen performing Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor. Recorded live on February 28, 2015 - with Maestro Kent Nagano and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. RAY CHEN...

MEET THE PROS | Australian VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen – ‘VC 20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 2009 Queen Elisabeth Competition 1st Prize winner, Australian VC 'Artist' Ray Chen - in Brussels. We sat the 26 year...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen – 2009 Queen Elisabeth Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Archival footage from the 2009 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition of the then 20 year old VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen's 1st prize winning performance. Recorded...

Jury Announced for Menuhin Competition – Including VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen

The jury has today been announced for the 2016 Menuhin Competition, to be held in London from the 7-17th April, 2016 – including VC...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen – Sibelius Violin Concerto, March 2015 [VIDEO]

Australian virtuoso, VC 'Artist' Ray Chen performing Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor. Recorded live on March 26, 2015 - with Maestro Kent Nagano and...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artist Ray Chen – 2008 Menuhin Competition, 1st Prize [VIDEO]

2008 1st prize winning archival footage of the then 19 year old VC Artist Ray Chen performing Paganini's 5th Solo Caprice at the Menuhin Competition, in...

MEET THE PROS | The Best of VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen – The Comedian [VIDEO]

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the birth of the synonymous Ray Chen social media comedy video. On this day in 2014, the 25...

Applications Open for 2015 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition

Applications are now open for the 2015 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition, in Belgium – to be held in Brussels from the 4th to...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ray Chen Visits The Violin Studio, Brisbane Australia [VIDEO]

Interesting fly-on-the-wall short video, filmed by Musica Viva, of Australian violinist VC 'Young Artist' Ray Chen stopping by to visit stringed instrument maker Olaf Grawert at the The Violin Studio,...

Prizes Awarded at Australian Kendall National Violin Competition

18 year old Korean-born Yejin Min, from Sydney has been awarded 1st prize at the 2014 Australian Kendall National Violin Competition. Regarded as one of Australia's...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Autographed Ray Chen & Christoph Eschenbach ‘Mozart Violin Concertos and Sonata’ CDs

To help celebrate the international release of Australian virtuoso Ray Chen's new album 'Mozart Violin Concertos and Sonata', The Violin Channel in conjunction with...

MEET THE PROS | VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen – ‘My Very Bizarre Backstage Confession’

VC 'Young Artist', Australian violinist Ray Chen discusses his rather bizarre backstage concert ritual - involving flies, countdowns and pistols. VC 'YOUNG ARTIST' RAY CHEN | 'MY...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ray Chen – Paganini Caprice No. 21, Live November 2013

Australian virtuoso VC 'Young Artist' Ray Chen performing Paganini's 21st Solo Caprice as an encore performance with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Recorded live at The Lowy Concert...

VC ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts Awarded 1st Prize at NY Young Concert Artists Auditions

3 x 1st prizes have today been awarded at the 2013 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, in New York -- 17 year old VC...

4 x VC ‘Young Artists’ Named as New York Young Concert Artists Finalists

4 x VC 'Young Artists' have today been announced amongst the 11 Finalists for the 2013 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, in New York This...

4 x VC ‘Young Artists’ Named in 2014 Menuhin Competition Lineup

The 22 x Senior and 20 x Junior competitors, including VC 'Young Artists' Timothy Chooi, William Hagen, Zeyu Victor Li and Stephen Waarts, have...

FLY ON THE WALL | Ray Chen – Giorgio Armani, 2013 Milan Men’s Fashion Week

Amazing fly on the wall footage of Australian virtuoso Ray Chen performing Paganini's 21st Caprice back stage at Milan's 2013 Men's Fashion Week -...