Ray Chen on breaking down the barriers to classical music

Violin virtuoso Ray Chen discusses how social media provides audiences with wider access to classical music, and shares his advice for budding artists.

Ray Chen and Julien Quentin in concert for Musica Viva. Photo: Alex Jamieson.

In an attempt to shake up its appeal and audience accessibility the ways in which classical music is being marketed are changing. This is a recent development, ‘adopted in an attempt to overcome classical music’s “fusty” reputation,’ according to writer Maxim Boon.

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Andrea Simpson
About the Author
Andrea Simpson is a freelance contributor and former Feature Writer and the Reviews Editor for ArtsHub. Andrea is a Filipina-Australian writer, editor, and content creator with a love for diverse Australian stories. She is curious about all forms of art, though she has an especially keen interest in Australia's publishing sector. Her feature writing has appeared in Inside Small Business. Andrea is an Assoc. member of Editors Victoria (IPEd.). Her short stories have been published in Visible Ink Anthology 27: Petrichor (2015), and Frayed Anthology (2015). You can find Andrea’s poetry in What Emerges (2013) poetry selected by Ania Walwicz.