Classical music enthusiasts are sure to get a treat this weekend when 23-year old violinist Ray Chen performs on Saturday in the Kusel Auditorium at Sleepy Hollow High School.
Along with piano collaborator Andrew Tyson, Chen will perform works by Tartini, Franck, Bach and Wieniawski.
Winner of the 2008-09 Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York, Ray Chen is the first recipient of Friends of Music's Performance Award. He won the Grand Prize at the 2009 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition in Brussels and was First Prize Winner of the 2008 Yehudi Menuhin Violin Competition.
Chen will tour Tokyo, Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Zurich and Dresden later this year.
There is a special student rate for the event being offered by Friends of Music Concerts, Inc., a non-profit organization that has been bringing world renowned chamber ensembles and distinguished up-and-coming artists to Westchester audiences for almost sixty years. The discounted rate is $5 for students.
Concerts are made possible, in part, by a Basic Program Support Grant of ArtsWestchester (with funds from Westchester County), by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), and by generous support from private individuals.
The specially-priced student tickets for the Ray Chen concert are $5 at the door. Tickets for adults are $30. More information can be found at www.friendsofmusicconcerts.org . Information about ticket availability may be obtained by calling 914-861-5080. For more info of Ray Chen, visit www.raychenviolin.com.