The Strad Masterclass: Ray Chen on Mozart’s Third Violin Concerto

‘What makes Mozart so difficult to play? It’s finding that perfect balance between simplicity on one hand, and complexity on the other. Like being young and energetic, but having a mature and experienced sound’
Ray Chen talks about finding a balance in Mozart – and compares his music to a good burger.

The violinist launches The Strad’s new marked-up sheet music series in association with Henle Verlag with the first movement of Mozart’s Violin Concerto no.3 – giving bowings, fingerings and ideas for interpretation in our January 2016 issue. Download now through The Strad App.

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Watch Ray Chen performing the first movement of Mozart’s Third Violin Concerto at the Menuhin Competition in 2008 below: