Violinist Ray Chen's new quartet, Made in Berlin, featuring members of the Berlin Philharmonic - Noah Bendix-Balgley, Amihai Grosz and Stephan Koncz - performs an arrangement of Eric Satie's Gymnopédie no.1.
Born in Taiwan and raised in Australia, Ray Chen was accepted to the Curtis Institute of Music at age 15, where he studied with Aaron Rosand and was supported by Young Concert Artists. He burst onto the scene in 2008, winning the Yehudi Menuhin Competition, before following up his success ...
With 2020 marking the centenary of Isaac Stern’s birth, Carnegie Hall dedicates its 2019–2020 season in the violinist’s honour. This video, introducing the celebrations, pays tribute to the violinist and activist; as well as his tireless work in saving Carnegie Hall from demolition in 1960.
In this video James Ehnes explains what the Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 means to him, but also why the composer’s other repertoire deserves more attention. Plus, he reveals his greatest passion in life.