247. Ray Chen 陳銳, Violinist / 2015/07

Ray Chen 陳銳, Violinist

陳銳Ray Chen began learning violin at the age of four. Within five years he completed all 10 levels of the Suzuki Music Education (Suzuki method) in Queensland,Australia. Chen was invited to play solo with the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of eight. He was also invited to perform at the opening celebration concert of the 1998 Winter Olympics in NaganoJapan.

Ray Chen was chosen as Australia’s 4MBS‘s “Young Space Musician of the Year” in 1999. He was awarded the Sydney May Memorial Scholarship of theAustralian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) for being the youngest and most talented musician. Chen was awarded his Licentiate Diploma of Music with distinction by the AMEB at age 11. At age 13, he won first prize in the Australian National Youth Concerto Competition (NYCC), and in 2005 won first prize in the 2005 Australia National Kendall Violin Competition.[1] Professor Goetz Richter, chair of the String Unit at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music has described Chen as “one of the most talented and accomplished young violinists to have emerged from Australia.

In April 2008 Chen won the senior division first prize of the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists in CardiffWales. As winner of the 2008 International Yehudi Menuhin Violin Competition, Chen came to the attention of Maxim Vengerov, who served on the competition jury. Subsequently, he was engaged for performances including debuts with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra in St. Petersburg and at the International Rostropovich Festival with the State Symphony Orchestra of Baku, Azerbaijan, under the baton of Vengerov.

In the summers of 2006 and 2007, Chen attended the Encore School for Strings, studying under David Cerone at the Cleveland Institute of Music. In 2008 he attended the Aspen Music Festival on a full tuition fellowship, studying with Cho-Liang Lin (Juilliard) and Paul Kantor (Cleveland Institute of Music).

His violin teachers have included Kerry Smith (Queensland Conservatorium) and Professor Peter Zhang (Sydney Conservatorium). Chen graduated with a bachelor of music degree in violin performance under Aaron Rosand at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

Chen was signed by Sony Classical in 2010. He has recorded the Cesar Franck Violin Sonata, the violin concertos of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Felix Mendelssohn, and more.

Additionally, he was invited to perform at the annual Nobel Prize Concert in 2012, playing Max Bruch‘s Violin Concerto in G minor with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.


陳銳,1989年出生于臺灣,後隨父母移民澳洲。 從小就展現驚人的音樂天分,四歲開始學小提琴,八歲與昆士蘭管弦樂團舉行自己生平首次音樂會,十三歲便獲得澳洲國家青年協奏曲大賽獎。 還曾與馬林斯基交響樂團和亞塞拜然國家交響樂團等合作演出。 就讀于美國寇蒂斯音樂學院時,師從亞倫「羅桑德、林昭亮和保羅」坎特2012年諾貝爾獎音樂會在斯德哥爾摩音樂廳舉行。 陳銳擔綱音樂會重頭戲演出者,為台灣第一位受邀于諾貝爾獎音樂會的演奏家。