Part of the Candler Concert Series. Season subscriptions on sale. Ray Chen rose to prominence via the Yehudi Menuhin and Queen Elizabeth Competitions where he took top honors and has since built a global following that enhances and inspires the classical audience. Chen has become known as a pioneer in the industry in the area of audience interaction, using the opportunities of new technologies to expand classical music to a new and eager public beyond the walls of the concert hall. He plays the 1715 "Joachim" Stradivarius violin.