“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.   His third recording, an all-Mozart album with Christoph Eschenbach and the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra, was released in January 2014.

"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 1.5 million people 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 1715 "Joachim" Stradivarius violin on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.

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


March 25, 26 & 27, 2015

Gothenburg, Sweden
w/ Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Kent Nagano, conductor
Sibelius Violin Concerto
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April 3-11, 2015: China Tour

w/ Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Kent Nagano, conductor
Sibelius Violin Concerto

April 3, 2015 - Macau (Mendelssohn Violin Concerto)
April 5, 2015 - Guangzhou (Sibelius Violin Concerto)
April 8, 2015 - Hangzhou (Sibelius Violin Concerto)
April 10, 2015 - Shanghai (Sibelius Violin Concerto)
April 11, 2015 - Beijing (Sibelius Violin Concerto)

April 19, 2015

Seoul, Korea
Seoul Arts Centre
recital with works by Mozart, Stravinsky & Beethoven
w/ Julio Elizalde, piano

April 21, 2015

Seoul, Korea
Seoul Arts Centre
recital with works by Schubert, Brahms, Pärt, Stravinsky & Ravel
w/ Julio Elizalde, piano

April 23, 2015

Amsterdam, Netherlands
recital with works by Mozart, Stravinsky & Beethoven
w/ Julien Quentin, piano
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May 2 & 4, 2015

Vancouver, Canada
w/ Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Kazuyoshi Akiyama, conductor
Sibelius Violin Concerto
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May 8 & 10, 2015

Mexico City
w/ Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Mexico
Christian Vasquez, conductor
Lalo Symphony Espagnole
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May 12, 2015

Orange County, CA
Segerstrom Hall
new recital program
w/ Julio Elizalde, piano
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May 14, 2015

San Diego
chamber music concert
w/ Julio Elizalde, piano and members of the San Diego Symphony
Stravinsky, Ravel, Mendelssohn
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May 15, 16 & 18, 2015

San Diego
w/ San Diego Symphony
Jahja Ling, conductor
Lalo Symphony Espagnole
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May 23, 2015

Glasgow, Scotland
w/ Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Peter Oundijan, conductor
Lalo Symphony Espagnole
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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.”