Ray Chen is the winner of the Queen Elizabeth (2009) and the Yehudi Menuhin Competition and one of the most exciting young violinists.
Ray has shown that he is a great musician who plays with youthful freshness and lightness. The famous Maxim Vengerov grants him the musical ability of an interpreter.
Ray has released three acclaimed albums at Sony. After the success of this shoot Ray has been discovered by The Strad and Gramophone Magazine. The recording "Virtuoso" was awarded with the prestigious ECHO Klassik Award.
His third shot, an all about Mozart album with Christoph Eschenbach and the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra, was released in January 2014.
Ray obtains worldwide admiration. On the Day of the Bastille in 2015, he joined Daniele Gatti and the Orchestre National de France for a concert on the Champs -de- Mars in Paris which was transmitted by national French television.
Ray undertook recently a five-city tour in China with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Kent Nagano and a European tour with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Christoph Eschenbach. Other highlights of the past season include his debuts with the Rotterdam Philharmonic, a concert at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and a second performance with Gatti and the Orchestre National de France.
His Carnegie Hall debut with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sakari Oramo, and his sold-out concert with the Gewandhaus Orchestra and Riccardo Chailly were accompanied by standing ovations.
Ray Chen's media channels very successfully present on all social.
It is especially popular especially with the younger crowd.
In particular, through a range of his self-made online videos he conveyes in a humorous way young people to the classical music.
He is known for his efforts to break barriers between classical music and the modern world. In the world of fashion and pop culture he is supported by Giorgio Armani and was presented in Vogue magazine.
Born in Taiwan and raised in Australia. At the age of 15 Ray Chen was welcomed at the Curtis Institute, where he studied with Aaron Rosand and was supported by Young Concert Artists. He plays on a "Joachim" Stradivarius violin from 1715 on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.