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 CD is scheduled to be released by the end of 2010, with an orchestral disc of late 19th-century repertoire planned for 2011.