Ray Chen

Ray Chen, Violin

Friday, October 6, 2017, Edman Chapel, 7:30pm


"Rock-solid technique and a lush sound." KURIER (Vienna, Austria)

Taiwanese-Australian violinist Ray Chen has appeared with major orchestras around the world and performed at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano (Japan) and the 2012 Nobel Prize concert. "Ray Chen can do pretty much anything he wants on the violin," proclaimed the Washington Post.

With two million SoundCloud followers and over 100,000 Likes on Facebook, Ray Chen is expanding the classical music audience by increasing its appeal to the young generation. His series of quirky, online videos has proven an effective tool in broadening the reach of classical music through humor and education.


  • Beethoven: Violin Sonata in D Major
  • Saint-Saens: Violin Sonata in D Minor
  • Ysaye: Solo Sonata in E Minor
  • De Falla: Suite populaire espagnole
  • Monti: Czardas

Ray is joined for this performance by pianist Julio Elizalde.

Ray Chen appears by arrangement with Columbia Artists Music >>

Join us before the concert at 6:30pm for Grace Notes, a pre-concert conversation.

Learn more about Ray Chen >>

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