The Los Angeles Philharmonic has announced a competition called Play With Ray, in which violinists are invited to audition for a chance to perform Bach’s Double Concerto on stage at the Hollywood Bowl this summer with violinist Ray Chen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Contestants must record and upload a video of themselves performing the first violin part of the first movement, and submit a short essay. Three finalists will be flown out to Los Angeles, where they will attend masterclasses and concerts and play violin with Chen in person, on rare violins provided by instrument- and bow-maker Tarisio. The winner will join Chen and the Philharmonic on August 8 at the Hollywood Bowl. Find more information here.

Posted March 25, 2019