Australian violin virtuoso Ray Chen has established himself as one of the most prodigiously talented and captivating instrumentalists to emerge internationally.
A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Aaron Rosand, Ray is a former 1st prize winner at the Menuhin and Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competitions.
His debuts include solo engagements with major international orchestras – including ongoing collaborations with the San Francisco Symphony, Chicago Symphony and the London Philharmonic.
Ray was announced as one of Forbes Magazines’ 30 Under 30 recipients, an ambassador for Sony Electronics – and a collaborator and consultant on a number of film score and video game projects.
Ray currently performs on the 1735 ‘Samazeuilh’ Stradivarius violin, on generous loan from the Nippon Music Foundation – and is under world-wide general management with CAMI Music, in New York.
VC ARTIST RAY CHEN | BACH | VIOLIN SONATA NO. 2 IN A MINOR | ALLEGRO | 2020
VC ARTIST RAY CHEN | PONCE | ESTRELLITA (ARR. HEIFETZ) | AMSTERDAM SINFONIETTA | 2019
VC ARTIST RAY CHEN | WALTZING MATILDA (ARR. RAY CHEN) | 2019
VC ARTIST RAY CHEN & JULIEN QUENTIN | VITALI | “CHACONNE” | 2018
VC ARTIST RAY CHEN | BACH | PARTITA NO. 2 IN D MINOR | SARABANDE | 2018
VC ARTIST RAY CHEN | WIENIAWSKI | VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 IN F# MINOR OP. 14 | CRISTIAN MĂCELARU & WDR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | 2020
VC ARTIST RAY CHEN | PAGANINI | CAPRICE NO. 21 | 2015
VC ARTIST RAY CHEN | MENDELSSOHN | VIOLIN CONCERTO IN E MINOR | KENT NAGANO & GOTHENBURG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | 2015
VC ARTIST RAY CHEN | BACH | VIOLIN SONATA NO. 3 IN C MAJOR | LARGO | 2020
VC ARTIST RAY CHEN | SIBELIUS | VIOLIN CONCERTO IN D MINOR | KENT NAGANO & GOTHENBURG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | 2015
Instrument: 1735 “Samazeuilh” Stradivarius violin – on generous loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.
Bow: 1939 Hill & Sons
Strings: Thomastik Peter Infeld
Accessories: Custom self-made shoulder rest | Pierre Guillaume Violin Rosin
Teachers: Aaron Rosand | David Cerone | Robert Lipsett
Schools: Curtis Institute of Music
YouTube: Ray Chen