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Ray Chen

Encore Performance
From $55
Thursday, March 14, 2024, at 7:30 PM

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Encore Performance

Armstrong audiences were stunned by Ray Chen’s immense talent and electrifying energy at his 2018 recital. We immediately set out to rebook him. Since then, he has risen into the stratosphere as a violinist who redefines what it is to be a classical musician in the 21st century. With a media presence reaching out to millions—he was featured on Forbes’ list of 30 most influential Asians under 30—Ray Chen’s remarkable musicianship transmits to a global audience that is reflected in his engagements with the foremost orchestras and concert halls around the world. We’ve got goose bumps just thinking about his return!


Giuseppe Tartini - Sonata in G minor “Devil’s Trill” (arr. Kreisler)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30 No. 2

Johann Sebastian Bach - Partita No. 3 in E major for Solo Violin, BWV 1006

Antonio Bazzini - La Ronde des Lutins, Op. 25

Antonín Dvořák - Slavonic Dance No. 2 in E minor, Op. 72 (arr. Kreisler)

Chick Corea (1941–2021) - Spain (arr. Elizalde & Chen)

Pianist: Julio Elizalde

“Ray Chen can do pretty much anything he wants on the violin.”

The Washington Post

“Ray Chen’s rock star charm was as winning as his smouldering delivery of Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole.”

The Scotsman

“Chen is that rara avis among rising classical stars, a superlative virtuoso who also happens to be a thoroughgoing artist.”

Chicago Tribune

“Ray Chen is a paradox: the epitome of cool, yet a man with a zany, anarchic and public sense of humour, combined in a world-class violin virtuoso with a technique of fire and ice.”

Sydney Morning Herald