Michael Schønwandt & Ray Chen (violin)
Pyotr Tchaïkovsky, Concerto for violin and orchestra in D; op. 35
Johannes Brahms, Symphony in C minor nr 1, op. 68
The Taiwanese-Australian virtuoso Ray Chen, winner of the Yehudi Menuhin and Queen Elisabeth Competitions at a very young age, shines in Tchaikovsky's extremely difficult Violin Concerto. This is followed by Brahms’ First Symphony, in which he incorporates diverse influences within a Beethovian structure.
Danish conductor Michael Schønwandt made his Royal Opera debut in 1985 conducting I Capuleti e i Montecchi.
Winner of the Queen Elisabeth (2009) and Yehudi Menuhin Competitions (2008), Ray Chen is among the most compelling young violinists today.