Violinist Ray Chen to play at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park

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Violinist Ray Chen will play a recital on Saturday evening, May 17 at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road in Elkins Park. Featured pianist Riko Higuma will collaborate with  Chen.
The 25 year old violinist has been enjoying a meteoric career trajectory since winning three of the most prestigious violin competitions in the world in 2008-9, while still a 20 year old student at the Curtis Institute of Music, according to a press release. Within 7 months,  . Chen won the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition, the Young Concert Artists’ International Violin Competition, and the Queen Elisabeth of Belgium International Violin Competition in Brussels. Prizes for two of the competitions included the exclusive use of a Stradivarius violin for three years.

Chen. Photo by Andrew Chiciak

Ray Chen. Photo by Andrew Chiciak

Chen, whose career is managed by Columbia Artists Management, has played as featured soloist with the world’s top tier orchestras, according to a press statement. He made his  Carnegie Hall debut; was the youngest artist to be asked to play at the Nobel  Prize Awards Ceremony in Stockholm; his premiere album Virtuoso,  released worldwide on Sony Classical in 2011, won the prestigious Echo Klassik Award for the best newcomer recording of the year; is being featured by Armani Men’s clothing as a special arts representative from Armani to the public.
The program for the recital features: Mozart, Violin and Piano Sonata in A major K305, works by Sarasate, and Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” sonata for violin and piano in A major. Concert begins at 7:45 p.m. Adult ticket is $30; students through age 23 are free. Dessert buffet reception follows concert.
Call (215) 887-8700 for reservations. Free onsite parking. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m.

– Submitted to Ticket

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Mike Berman