Concert: 03.10.2023, 19.30 Uhr
Ralph Vaughan Williams, Lark Ascending – Original for violin and piano (15 min)
Cesar Franck, Violin and Piano Sonata, OR one of Brahms Sonata (30 min)
Clara Schumann, Three Romances (10 min)
Shirley Thompson, Semplice Sempre (4.30 min)
Amy Beach, Romance for violin and piano, Opus 23 (7 min)
Angela Morley, Rêverie (3 min)
Born in 1996 and raised in Aix-en-Provence, Esther Abrami was given her first small violin at the age of three by her grandmother, who was herself a talented violinist. As was customary at the time, she gave up her own music-making when she married.
Although Esther was enchanted by the violin at a very early age, it was not until she was ten that she began learning to play in earnest and took an immediate liking to it. She then became a boarding student at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester when she was 14. 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 teaching, Esther also began building 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 is excited about her collaborations with leading fashion houses such as Givenchy, with some videos having more than 10 million views. In 2019, Esther Abrami became the first classical musician to be nominated in the Social Media Superstar category at the Global Awards. She was then awarded a full scholarship to study for a Master's degree at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire under the guidance of Professor Wen Zhou Li.