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Ray Chen with Julien Quentin

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Presented by Musica Viva Australia

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 Ravel, Franck, and Vitali, and free to create a work with no technical limitations, composer Matthew Hindson’s world premiere is sure to be an exciting spectacle. 

Approx. finish time: 9:30pm


ARTISTS

Ray Chen piano
Julien Quentin piano

PROGRAM 

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]*
RAVEL Tzigane

* Commissioned for Musica Viva 


PRE-CONCERT TALK 6:45PM (Speaker TBC) 

Prior to the concert, join fellow music lovers and discover some of the intricate moments within the evening's program.


 UNDER 30 AND STUDENT RUSH TICKETS

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  • $15 Student Rush tickets are available at the box office an hour before each concert. A valid full-time student ID card must be presented upon purchase to receive the discount.


CONCESSIONS

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SUBSCRIBER DISCOUNTS

10% discount applies to the subscribers of the following:  

  • Musica Viva Australia
  • West Australian Symphony Orchestra
  • Black Swan State Theatre Company
  • WA Opera
  • WA Ballet
  • St Georges Cathedral Concert Series

Please call Box Office on 9231 9999 or visit us in person to take advantage of this special offer. ID must be presented when collecting tickets.