“TO DIE FOR. He had the kind of liquid tone that carries with it EMOTIONAL DEPTH OF GREAT INTIMACY“
THE HUFFINGTON POST

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“Sibelius dreamed of a career as a violin virtuoso. Ray Chen is fulfilling this dream with a brilliant debut in the Golden Hall [of Musikverein]. Rock-solid technique and lush sound.” KURIER

BIOGRAPHY

Ray Chen is a violinist who redefines what it is to be a classical musician in the 21st Century. With a media presence that enhances and inspires the classical audience, reaching out to millions through his unprecedented online following, Ray Chen's remarkable musicianship transmits to a global audience that is reflected in his engagements with the foremost orchestras and concert halls around the world.

Initially coming to attention via the Yehudi Menuhin (2008) and Queen Elizabeth (2009) Competitions, of which he was First Prize winner, he has built a profile in Europe, Asia, and the USA as well as his native Australia both live and on disc. Signed in 2017 to Decca Classics, the summer of 2017 has seen the recording of the first album of this partnership with the London Philharmonic as a succession to his previous three critically acclaimed albums on SONY, the first of which (“Virtuoso”) received an ECHO Klassik Award. Profiled as “one to watch” by the Strad and Gramophone magazines, his profile has grown to encompass his featuring in the Forbes list of 30 most influential Asians under 30, appearing in major online TV series “Mozart in the Jungle”, a multi-year partnership with Giorgio Armani (who designed the cover of his Mozart album with Christoph Eschenbach) and performing at major media events such as France’s Bastille Day (live to 800,000 people), the Nobel Prize Concert in Stockholm (telecast across Europe), and the BBC Proms.

"It’s hard to say something new with these celebrated works; however, Ray Chen performs them with the kind of authority that puts him in the same category as Maxim Vengerov." (Corriere della Sera)

He has appeared with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, Munich Philharmonic, Filarmonica della Scala, Orchestra Nazionale della Santa Cecilia, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and upcoming debuts include the SWR Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Berlin Radio Symphony, and Bavarian Radio Chamber Orchestra. He works with conductors such as Riccardo Chailly, Vladimir Jurowski, Sakari Oramo, Manfred Honeck, Daniele Gatti, Kirill Petrenko, Krystof Urbanski, Juraj Valcuha and many others. From 2012-2015 he was resident at the Dortmund Konzerthaus and in 17/18 will be an “Artist Focus” with the Berlin Radio Symphony.

His presence on social media makes Ray Chen a pioneer in an artist’s interaction with their audience, utilising the new opportunities of modern technology. His appearances and interactions with music and musicians are instantly disseminated to a new public in a contemporary and relatable way. He is the first musician to be invited to write a lifestyle blog for argest Italian publishing house, RCS Rizzoli (Corriere della Sera, Gazzetta dello Sport, Max). He has been featured in Vogue magazine and is currently releasing his own design of violin case for the industry manufacturer GEWA. His commitment to music education is paramount, and inspires the younger generation of music students with his series of self-produced videos combining comedy and music. Through his online promotions his appearances regularly sell out and draw an entirely new demographic to the concert hall.

Born in Taiwan and raised in Australia, Ray was accepted to the Curtis Institute of Music at age 15, where he studied with Aaron Rosand and was supported by Young Concert Artists. He plays the 1715 “Joachim” Stradivarius violin on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation. This instrument was once owned by the famed Hungarian violinist, Joseph Joachim (1831-1907).

"The tone he gets is almost human in its slight graininess and glow."
THE WASHINGTON POST

CONCERTS

January 20, 2018

Flint, MI
Beethoven Violin Concerto
w/ Flint Symphony
Enrique Dimecke , conductor
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January 28, 2018

Munich, Germany
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5
w/ Kammerorchester des Symphonieorchesters des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Details and Tickets

January 31, 2018

Tokyo, Japan
Nippon Music Foundation
Fundraising Recital
works by Mozart, Bach & Brahms
Details and Tickets

February 3, 2018

Nagoya, Japan
Nippon Music Foundation
Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1
w/ Nagoya Philharmonic
Kazuhiro Koizumi, conductor
Details and Tickets

February 10, 2018

London, UK
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2
w/ London Philharmonic
Vladimir Jurowksi, conductor
Details and Tickets

February 17, 2018

Zagreb, Croatia
Lisinski Concert Hall
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5
w/ Zagreb Soloists
Details and Tickets

February 20, 2018

Harrisonburg, VA
recital with works by Beethoven, Saint-Saëns, Ysaye, De Falla & Monti
w/ Julio Elizalde, piano
Details and Tickets

February 22, 2018

Tallahassee
Opperman Music Hall
recital with works by Beethoven, Saint-Saëns, Ysaye, De Falla & Monti
w/ Julio Elizalde, piano
Details and Tickets

March 2 & 4, 2018

Brussels, Belgium
Palais des Beaux-Arts (2) & BOZAR (4)
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
w/ Belgian National Orchestra
Michael Schønwandt, conductor
Details and Tickets

March 8, 2018

Torino, Italy
Sibelius Violin Concerto
w/ London Philharmonic
Vladimir Jurowksi, conductor

March 9, 2018

Lugano, Switzerland
Sibelius Violin Concerto
w/ London Philharmonic
Vladimir Jurowksi, conductor

March 17, 2018

Ankara, Turkey
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5
w/ Bilkent Symphony Orchestra

March 22 & 23, 2018

Stuttgart, Germany
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
w/ SWR Symphonieorchester
Robert Trevino, conductor
Details and Tickets

March 29, 2018

Ft. Worth Texas
Van Cliburn Foundation, Renzo Piano Pavilion
recital with works by Beethoven, Saint-Saëns, Ysaye, De Falla & Monti
w/ Julio Elizalde, piano
Details and Tickets

March 31, 2018

Seattle
Fundraising Recital
w/ Julio Elizalde, piano

April 5, 7 & 8, 2018

Toronto, Canada
Bruch Violin Concerto
w/ Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
Details and Tickets

April 12, 13 & 14, 2018

Detroit
Shostakovich Violin Concerto
w/ Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, conductor
Details and Tickets

April 19 & 20, 2018

Bilbao, Spain
Sibelius Violin Concerto
w/ Bilbao Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Martin, conductor
Details and Tickets

April 22, 2018

Brussels, Belgium
Bozar Brussels
w/ Made In Berlin Quartet
Details and Tickets

April 26, 2018

Valletta, Malta
Malta International Music Festival
A.Shor: Seascapes for Violin and Orchestra
w/ State Youth Orchestra of Armenia
Sergey Smbatyan, conductor
Details and Tickets

May 3, 4 & 5, 2018

San Francisco, CA
Brahms Violin Concerto
w/ San Francisco Symphony
Juraj Valcuha, conductor
Details and Tickets

May 11, 12 & 14, 2018

Vancouver, Canada
Beethoven Violin Concerto
w/ Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Bramwell Tovy conductor
Details and Tickets

May 25 & 26, 2018

Lisbon, Portugal
Beethoven Violin Concerto
w/ Gulbenkian Orchestra
Long Yu, conductor
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“Colors dance, moods swing, and Chen’s artistry blazes.”
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“Ray Chen can do pretty much anything he wants on the violin.“
WASHINGTON POST

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“From the first notes there was no doubt of being in the presence of something special.”
THE STRAD