Michael Schønwandt director – Ray Chen violin
Violin Concerto, op. 35 Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Symphony no. 1, op. 68 Johannes Brahms
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.