VC ARTIST | Ray Chen – 'One of The New Generation's Most Prodigiously Talented & Captivating Artists'

Australian violin virtuoso Ray Chen has established himself as one of the most prodigiously talented and captivating instrumentalists to emerge internationally

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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.

Last week, he released his new 'Solace' album on the Decca Classics label - recorded professionally from his home during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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

Website: www.raychenviolin.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/raychenviolinist

Instagram: @raychenviolin

Twitter: @raychenviolin

YouTube: Ray Chen