Ray Chen with Julien Quentin

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A Ray Chen recital is a thoroughly entertaining celebration of the violin, from heartfelt artistry to jaw-dropping virtuosity.

Experience a terrific celebration of the violin in all its moods with Ray Chen. Born in Taiwan and raised in Brisbane, he moved to the USA in his teens to pursue intensive violin studies. Since then, Ray’s appearances as a soloist with great orchestras around the world have carved his niche as a heart-stopping virtuoso.

On his return to Australia, Ray is joined by his regular playing partner, acclaimed French pianist Julien Quentin. A versatile and sensitive musician, Julien’s musicianship is the perfect accompaniment to Ray’s heartfelt artistry and jaw-dropping violin pyrotechnics.

Ray’s assured playing is on show as he tackles works by Beethoven, Grieg and Ravel, and free to create a work with no technical limitations, composer Matthew Hindson’s world premiere is sure to be an exciting spectacle. Click here to listen on Spotify,

Presented by Musica Viva

PROGRAM

PROGRAM ONE Tuesday 14 August 7pm

BEETHOVEN
Violin Sonata No.1 in D, Op.12 No.1

GRIEG
Violin Sonata No.2 in G, Op.13

Matthew HINDSON
Violin Sonata No.1 ‘Dark Matter’*

FALLA arr KOCHANSKI
Suite populaire espagnole

MONTI
Czárdás

* Commissioned for Musica Viva

PROGRAM TWO Saturday 25 August 7pm

VITALI (attrib)
Chaconne for violin and continuo in G minor

FRANCK
Sonata in A for violin and piano

YSAŸE
Sonata for solo violin in D minor, Op.27 No.3

Matthew HINDSON
[New Work]*

RAVEL
Tzigane

*Commissioned for Musica Viva with the support of the Hon Jane Mathews AO, Jan Minchin, and Peter Lovell.

ARTISTS

Ray Chen violin
Julien Quentin piano

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