Ray Chen: Solace

August 10, 2020, 9:00 am

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Award-winning violinist Ray Chen has a released a new album entitled Solace, sharing movements from J. S. Bach’s Six Sonatas and Partitas. The events of 2020 which brought the world to a standstill have also created a time for self-reflection and a renewed appreciation of the power of music. Chen explains, “Music heals the soul, it calms us, centers us, and creates focus in our lives. Bach’s music, in particular, written so far ahead of its time, reminds us of an important message: that humanity struggles onwards despite the odds.” To achieve Solace, Chen built a professional studio in his home. He has selected six of Bach’s movements to represent the personal and powerful feelings he has experienced during this year.