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


Ray Chen's new album featuring works by Mozart is released internationally on January 10, 2014 !

“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


Winner of the Queen Elisabeth (2009) and Yehudi Menuhin Competitions (2008), Ray Chen is among the most compelling young violinists today.   “Ray has proven himself to be a very pure musician with great qualities such as a beautiful youthful tone, vitality and lightness.   He has all the skills of a truly musical interpreter,” said the great Maxim Vengerov.
Ray has released two critically acclaimed albums on Sony: a recital program “Virtuoso” of works by Bach, Tartini, Franck, and Wieniawski, and the Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky concertos with Swedish Radio Orchestra and Daniel Harding.   Following the success of these recordings, Ray was profiled by The Strad and Gramophone magazines as “the one to watch”.   “Virtuoso” was distinguished with the prestigious ECHO Klassik award.   He is currently working on his third, all-Mozart album with Christoph Eschenbach and the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra, slated for release later this year.

"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)

Ray continues to win the admiration of fans and fellow musicians worldwide.   In 2012, he became the youngest soloist ever to perform in the televised Nobel Prize Concert for the Nobel Laureates and the Swedish Royal Family.   His Carnegie Hall debut with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and Sakari Oramo, as well as his sold-out Musikverein concert with the Gewandhaus Orchestra and Riccardo Chailly were met with standing ovations.   Since the 2012- 13 season, Ray has been invited to join Konzerthaus Dortmund's series “Junge Wilde,” which presents young and groundbreaking artists in Germany.   Later this season, Ray will make his San Francisco recital debut at the SF Jazz Center. He also looks forward to his upcoming recital tour of Australia and his debuts with the Orchestre National de France and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Followed by over 500,000 people on SoundCloud, Ray Chen looks to expand the classical music audience by increasing its appeal to the young generation via all available social media platforms.   He is the first ever classical musician to be invited to write a regular blog about his life as a touring soloist for the largest Italian publishing house, RCS Rizzoli (Corriere della Sera, Gazzetta dello Sport, Max).   In his unstinting efforts to break down barriers between classical music, fashion and pop culture, he is supported by Giorgio Armani and was recently featured in Vogue magazine.
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 1702 "Lord Newlands" Stradivarius violin on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.

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


April 24 & 25, 2014

Valladolid, Spain
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
w/ Orquesta Sinfonica De Castilla y Leon
Vasily Petrenko, conductor
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May 1, 2014

Liverpool, UK
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2
w/ Royal Liverpool Philarmonic
Michael Nesterowicz, conductor
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May 3, 2014

Valladolid, Spain
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
w/ Orquesta Sinfonica De Castilla y Leon
Vasily Petrenko, conductor

May 22, 23 & 24, 2014

Baltimore, USA
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
w/ Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
John Storgards, conductor
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May 29, 2014

Copenhagen, Denmark
Beethoven Violin Concerto
w/ Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
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June 13 & 14, 2014

Taipei, Taiwan
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
w/ National Symphony Orchestra Taiwan
Shao-Chia Lu, conductor
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June 24, 2014

Tokyo, Japan @ Otemachi Hall
Recital and Chamber Music
works by Saint-Saens, Honegger, Tchaikovsky
w/ Danjulo Ishizaka & Akira Eguchi

June 25, 2014

Tokyo, Japan @ Suntory Hall
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
w/ Masahiko Enkoji & The Yomiuri Symphon

July 18, 2014

Brisbane, Australia
w/ Australia Youth Orchestra
Simone Young, condcutor
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July 23, 24 & 25, 2014

Verbier, Switzerland
Chamber music @ The Verbier Festival
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July 30, 2014

Mainz, Germany
Mainz Klassik
recital w/ Sebastien Dupuis
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August 3-9, 2014

Bowdoin Music Festival
Bowdoin Music Festival
Brunswick, ME
Brahms Double Concerto
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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.“

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