All Ray Chen articles – Page 2

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    Violinist Ray Chen gives left-hand pizzicato lesson

    2015-10-27T00:00:00Z

    Don't cut the nails on your left hand too short. This will help with catching the string - unless you have calluses made of iron!' Violinist Ray Chen gives a video lesson on mastering left-hand pizzicato, as demonstrated in Paganini's Caprice no.24. Watch: Ray Chen gives up-bow staccato ...

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    Violinist Ray Chen reviews fans' up bow staccato videos

    2015-09-07T00:00:00Z

    Violinist Ray Chen shares his humorous reviews of videos sent in by string players in response to his up bow staccato masterclass . Read The Strad’s 6 ways to improve your staccato. Watch Ray Chen performing Ysaÿe’s Solo Sonata no.6 at the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition in ...

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    Violinist Ray Chen gives up bow staccato masterclass

    2015-08-18T00:00:00Z

    Violinist Ray Chen shares his technique for mastering up bow staccato - making use of tremolo. Read The Strad's 6 ways to improve your staccato. Watch Ray Chen performing Ysaÿe’s Solo Sonata no.6 at the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition in Belgium in 2009 – which he later ...

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    Violinist Ray Chen comedy videos compilation

    2015-06-25T00:00:00Z

    Violinist Ray Chen is not only a former winner of the Yehudi Menuhin and Queen Elisabeth competitions, but a budding comedian as well - as this compilation of amusing videos from the artist's Facebook page demonstrates. Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as ...

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    Violinist Ray Chen performs Ysaÿe's Solo Sonata no.6

    2015-05-29T00:00:00Z

    Violinist Ray Chen performs Ysaÿe's Solo Sonata no.6 at the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition in Belgium in 2009 - which he later won. Read about the 12 violin finalists who are competing at the 2015 Queen Elisabeth Competition this week. Subscribe to The Strad or download ...

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    Violinist Ray Chen has his bow rehaired

    2014-10-15T00:00:00Z

    Queen Elisabeth and Menuhin Competitions winner Ray Chen visits The Violin Studio in Brisbane to have his bow rehaired and tries out various instruments. Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of a 30-day free trial. To purchase single issues click here ...

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    Sydney violinist Grace Clifford sweeps the board at Kendall Competition

    2013-10-08T00:00:00Z

    Violinist Grace Clifford has won a clutch of prizes at the Kendall National Violin Competition in Australia. The 15-year-old took the first prize, as well as the audience choice award, the Richard Pollett Sonata Prize and prizes for the best performance of a solo sonata and partita by Bach. ...

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    Violinist Ray Chen signs multi-year recording deal with Sony

    2010-03-24T00:00:00Z

    Violinist Ray Chen has signed an exclusive multi-year recording contract with Sony Classical. The 21-year-old, who was born in Taiwan and grew up in Australia, is one of the most high-profile young soloists following his victories at the 2008 Menuhin Competition and the 2009 Queen Elisabeth Competition. Chen's debut recital ...