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Ray Chen - The Golden Age is WRTI: Classical Album of the Week

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Violinist Ray Chen is a local luminary who is lighting up classical music world wide.  He's appeared with orchestras across the U.S. and throughout Europe, and began recording with Sony Classics in 2010. Now 29, he has an engaging new CD his first with Decca Classics-The Golden Age-which we are celebrating as Album of the Week.

Ray Chen made his way to Philadelphia in a circuitous route that started in Taiwan, the country of his birth. As a young child, he moved to Australia where he began his studies, and made his orchestral debut with the Queensland Philharmonic at the age of eight.  At 15, Chen came to Philadelphia to attend The Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Aaron Rosand, and where he still has a home. His new album features works made famous by Jascha Heifetz and Fritz Kreisler. It's a beautiful collection.  

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