At three years old, Ray Chen was given a toy guitar by his parents - which he stuck under his chin and tried to play with a chopstick. The eventual violinist has come a long way since then, winning the 2008 Yehudi Menuhin International Competition and the 2009 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. His first orchestral album comes out this week - he joins us to for a preview, and to play some of his solo favorites.
Ray Chen performs Tuesday, February 7th 2012 at Le Poisson Rouge. More information here.