Devilish Virtuosity

Ray Chen, Violin
Julien Quentin, Piano

Bennett Gordon Hall
Friday, August 26, 2011
6:00 PM
Gates Open
7:00 PM
Concert Starts
$10 reserved
No Lawn tickets

About The Artist

Winner of the 2008 Yehudi Menuhin Competition and 2009 Queen Elisabeth Competition, Ray Chen is among the most compelling young violinists today. His recent performances, including his debut recital at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D. C., have enraptured both the audiences and the critics. “Ray Chen can do pretty much anything he wants on the violin,” stated the Washington Post, while the Chicago Tribune raved, “With a tone ranging from finely spun to deep burgundy, complete technical and elegant musical command, he makes each piece his own. Keep your ear on Ray Chen . . . he’s an exceptional talent.”

Program Notes

Tartini/Kreisler: Sonata in G Minor (“Devil’s Trill”)
Franck: Sonata in A Major
Bach: Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004
Wieniawski/Kreisler: Saltarelle
Wieniawski: Légende
Paganini: Caprice No. 5
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