Ray Chen with Julien Quentin

Musica Viva

Ray Chen with Julien Quentin

Experience a terrific celebration of the violin in all its moods with Ray Chen. Born 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.


Program One - Saturday 18 August 2pm

Beethoven Violin Sonata no 1 in D major, op 12 no 1
Grieg Violin Sonata no 2 in G major, op 13
Matthew Hindson [New Work]*
Falla arr KochanskiSuite populaire espagnole
Monti Czárdás

* Commissioned for Musica Viva

 Program Two - Monday 27 August 7pm

Vitali (attrib) Chaconne for violin and continuo in G minor
Franck Sonata in A major for violin and piano
Ysaÿe Sonata for solo violin in D minor, op 27 no 3
Matthew Hindson [New Work]*

* Commissioned for Musica Viva

Duration: approximately 2 hours, including an interval 

Ticket Info

A Reserve

Standard $113
Concession $98
City Recital Hall Member $101.70
Under 40 $40
Under 30 $30

B Reserve

Standard $79
Concession $69
City Recital Hall Member $71.10
Under 40 $40
Under 30 $30

C Reserve

Standard $53
Concession $46
City Recital Hall Member $47.70
Under 40 $40
Under 30 $30

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