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Ray Chen, violin

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 8:00 PM
Renée & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Series Name: All Stars Mini Series

Concert Sponsor: Isidore C. and Penny W. Myers Foundation Endowment Fund

Chosen as one of the Los Angeles Times’ 2013 Faces to Watch, rising star violinist Ray Chen is among the most compelling young artists of today and returns for his highly anticipated debut recital in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Winner of the Queen Elisabeth and Yehudi Menuhin Competitions, Chen is lauded for his brilliant technique and has performed at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl.

Following the success of his first two critically acclaimed recordings, Chen has been profiled by The Strad and Gramophone magazines as “the one to watch.” In 2012, he became the youngest soloist ever to perform in the televised Nobel Prize Concert for the Nobel Laureates and Swedish Royal Family.

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Ray Chen, violin
Julio Elizalde, piano


SCHUBERT: Rondo in B minor, Op. 70
BRAHMS: Violin Sonata No. 2, Op. 100 in A major
PÄRT: Fratres
STRAVINSKY: Divertimento
RAVEL: Tzigane

Pre-Concert Lecture

Pre-concert lecture by Beth Sussman, 7pm

Education Program

Master Class with Ray Chen
Monday, May 11 @ 7pm-9pm
Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton

Join us for an exciting opportunity to see star violinist Ray Chen outside the concert hall as he works with top violin students from Orange County. Filled with music and insights into the preparation of violin repertoire, the evening will be perfect for musicians and music lovers alike!

FREE to attend, and open to the public. RSVP by emailing


John Mangum, President and Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Society, discusses the upcoming presentation of violinist Ray Chen.

Ray Chen performs the 1st movement of Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor Op. 26, at the prestigious 2012 Nobel Prize Concert in Stockholm. Christoph Eschenbach conducts the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.

Ray Chen live in concert at Le Poisson Rouge NYC on February 7, 2012.

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