Ray has released threecritically acclaimed albums on Sony: a recital program “Virtuoso” of works by Bach, Tartini, Franck, and Wieniawski, and the Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky concertos with Swedish Radio Orchestra and Daniel Harding. Following the success of these recordings, Ray was profiled by The Strad and Gramophone magazines as “the one to watch”. “Virtuoso” was distinguished with the prestigious ECHO Klassik award. His third recording, an all-Mozart album with Christoph Eschenbach and the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra, was released in January 2014.
In 2012, Ray was the youngest soloist to perform at the televised Nobel Prize Concert for the laureates, heads of state and the Swedish Royal Family. Last year, he made his debuts with the Cleveland Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl.
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Born in Taiwan and raised in Australia, Ray was accepted to the Curtis Institute of Music at age 15, where he studied with Aaron Rosand. He plays the 1702 "Lord Newlands" Stradivarius violin on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.