Esther Abrami, Fiddler
Born in 1996 and raised in Aix-en-Provence, Esther Abrami was given her first violin at the age of three by her grandmother, who was a talented violinist herself. As was customary at the time, she gave up her own music-making when she got married.
Although Esther was enchanted by the violin at a very early age, she only began to learn the violin seriously at the age of ten and immediately took a liking to it. At the age of 14, she became a boarder at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester. Her hard work paid off and in 2017 Esther was accepted as a student at the world-leading Royal College of Music in London. Alongside her lessons, Esther also began to build her online career by playing popular classical music on her social media channels. However, she was even more surprised and delighted by the positive response when she began uploading practice videos, sight-reading videos and tips and helpful techniques for aspiring young musicians.
Esther approaches social media with the same open-mindedness with which she performs her music. She has a sense of fun and fashion and enjoys her collaborations with leading fashion houses such as Givenchy, with some videos having more than 10 million views. In 2019, Esther Abrami was the first classical musician to be nominated in the Social Media Superstar category at the Global Awards. She was subsequently awarded a full scholarship to study for a Master's degree at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire under the guidance of Professor Wen Zhou Li.