Ray Chen

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Following the success of Triangle man post on Facebook, another lead is international violinist Ray Chen who just finished a short season at the Sydney Opera House. He has 130,000 on his Facebook and has some funny videos mucking around like triangle man They showed a glimpse of them on ABC TV over the weekend. You will find them at

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kwf5632a4vg

The link to the Mid North Coast is that one of the first competitions Ray won was the Kendall National Violin Competition in 2005 when he was just a lad from Brisbane aged 16. He went on to win many international competitions the Yehudi Menuhin (2008) and Queen Elizabeth (2009) Competitions. He is now one of the world’s most sought after violinists having appeared with the   London Philharmonic Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, Munich Philharmonic, Filarmonica della Scala, Orchestra Nazionale della Santa Cecilia and Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Despite that fame, Ray found time to revisit and promote the Kendall Violin Competition in 2011 and acknowledge his fondness for the competition.

His presence on social media makes Ray Chen a pioneer in an artist’s interaction with their audience, utilizing the new opportunities of modern technology. His appearances and interactions with music and musicians are instantly disseminated to a new public in a contemporary and relatable way. He is the first musician to be invited to write a lifestyle blog for largest Italian publishing house, RCS Rizzoli (Corriere della Sera, Gazzetta dello Sport, Max). He has been featured in Vogue magazine and is currently releasing his own design of violin case for the industry manufacturer GEWA. His commitment to music education is paramount and inspires the younger generation of music students with his series of self-produced videos combining comedy and music. Through his online promotions, his appearances regularly sell out and draw an entirely new demographic to the concert hall.