Ray Chen Plays Mozart


Feb. 3, 2014

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Ray Chen

Ray Chen (photo by Chris Dunlop)
Violinist Ray Chen, now just a month shy of his 25th birthday, won the 2009 Queen Elizabeth Competition and the 2008 Yehudi Menuhin Competition. He was born in Taiwan and spent his formative years in Australia before coming to the U.S. at age 15 to study at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia.

Now, teaming up with Christoph Eschenbach, a conductor WCRB audiences know well through his appearances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chen has released two of the five concertos Mozart wrote for his instrument, accompanied by the dynamic young musicians of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival Orchestra. Chen and Eschenbach also team up for the Violin Sonata No. 15 by Mozart.

Hear samples below and throughout the week on 99.5 WCRB.

See video of a recent appearance at New York's Le Poisson Rouge, via NPR Music:


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