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Nobel Prize Concert 2012

Violinist Ray Chen is among the most acclaimed soloists of the world’s major concert stages. He performed with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra at the Nobel Prize Concert in December 2012, led by legendary conductor Christoph Eschenbach.

With his ability to combine technical perfection with lyrical expressiveness, Ray Chen has a natural place among today’s great violin stars. With German Christoph Eschenbach on the podium, we also meet two generations of musicians here – there are nearly fifty years between the two.

And they join forces in a classical and beloved violin concerto: Max Bruch’s Concerto in G Minor, a piece with divinely beautiful passages and an irresistible romantic charge. The brilliant finale is also a technical challenge for the soloist.

The concert programme also presents Beethoven's Egmont overture and Mahler's first symphony.

The Nobel Prize Concert is an annual event of the highest international standard, arranged as part of Nobel Week. The concert is part of the official programme and is in honour of the year’s Nobel Prize recipients. 

  • The music

  • Ludwig van Beethoven Egmont Overture
  • Max Bruch Violin Concert No. 1 G minor
  • Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 1
  • Participants

  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Christoph Eschenbach conductor
  • Ray Chen violin
  • Filmed in December 2012.
  • The video is approximately 1 hour and 47 minutes. 
  • The video is published courtesy of Nobel Media AB.