A Noteworthy Introduction
Music by Stravinsky
for violin and piano -
'... refreshing naturalness ...'
Twenty-one-year-old Taiwanese/Australian Ray Chen enters stage left with an impressive early portfolio and several celebrity endorsements. A student at the Curtis Institute, Chen is a protégé of veteran American virtuoso Aaron Rosand; who himself studied at Curtis. In 2008 he won the Yehudi Menuhin Competition and a year later triumphed at the (Belgian) Queen Elisabeth Competition.
Earlier this year (2010) Sony Classical signed Chen on an exclusive, multi-disc contract.
Bogdan Roscic, president of Sony Classical, described the decision to sign him as being 'as immediate as with Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel and American pianist Simone Dinnerstein'...
Copyright © 19 December 2010
Masterton, New Zealand