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 ONE Tuesday 14 August 7pm
Violin Sonata No.1 in D, Op.12 No.1
Violin Sonata No.2 in G, Op.13
Violin Sonata No.1 ‘Dark Matter’*
FALLA arr KOCHANSKI
Suite populaire espagnole
* Commissioned for Musica Viva
PROGRAM TWO Saturday 25 August 7pm
Chaconne for violin and continuo in G minor
Sonata in A for violin and piano
Sonata for solo violin in D minor, Op.27 No.3
*Commissioned for Musica Viva with the support of the Hon Jane Mathews AO, Jan Minchin, and Peter Lovell.
Ray Chen violin
Julien Quentin piano
Tuesday 14 & Saturday 25 August 2018 7pm
Premium $136 ($118 Concession)
A reserve $113 ($98 Concession)
B reserve $79 ($69 Concession)
C reserve $53 ($46 Concession)
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