15 NOV 2017

17-year-old Jarrah Aleksandrovics photographs Ray Chen

If you're a student learning the violin, meeting Ray Chen has to be pretty high on your bucket list.

Seventeen-year-old Jarrah Aleksandrovics was recently able to marry his two loves for music and photography when he captured Chen's rehearsal at the Sydney Opera House. 

"My first impression when I met Ray was that he's so hard working and passionate about music and the violin with a great sense of humour and really friendly towards everyone," Aleksandrovics says. "My impression may have been shaped prior to me meeting him in person since I'm a big fan and follow him a lot on social media, but I'm certain anyone would get the same friendly and awesome vibe."

Jarrah Aleksandrovics and Ray Chen
Young Ambassador Jarrah Aleksandrovics (L) meets violinist Ray Chen (R)

Aleksandrovics is one of six young music lovers undertaking our 2017 Young Ambassador program. Meeting artists like Chen, writing about music and getting behind-the-scenes at the Sydney Opera House are all part of the fun for these SSO champions.

If you're aged between six and 21 you can now apply for the 2018 Young Ambassador program.


Jarrah Meets Ray

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17-year-old Jarrah Aleksandrovics photographs Ray Chen