Concert: 03.10.2023, 19.30 Uhr


Keresztes Artists and the music schools of the Canton of Zug would like to promote young talents and offer the young musicians of these music schools a stage in the evening's supporting programme.

Look forward with us to the young cellist Keiju Yamaguchi. He is taught at the Zug Music School.


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)

Esther Abrami

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.

Esther Abrami in the ZDF interview

Rose McLachlan

Rose McLachlan comes from a family of musicians and began piano lessons with her father and shortly after entered Chetham’s School of Music in 2010, initially as a chorister and then focusing on the piano with Helen Krizos.

Rose has had the opportunity to play with orchestra on several occasions, with her debut aged 13 in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival playing Beethoven’s 2nd piano concerto. She went on to perform this another 4 times with her family completing the set. I’m 2019, Rose performed Shostakovich 2nd concerto witht the BBCCO conducted by Barry Wordsworth, which was broadcast twice on BBCR3. Most recently, she played Chopin’s 1st concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Peter Bay. This was as a result of winning the concerto competition on the PianoTexas Festival and Academy, where she was selected to be a Young Artist.

Rose is currently in her final year  at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, continuing her studies with Helen Krizos. She is extremely grateful to receive support from the Waverley Fund, Sir Max Bemrose Bursary, Pendletozn Young Musicians Bursary and Talent Unlimited.