Esther Abrami

Violin

Comes from Aix-en-Provence, France
Lives in London, United Kingdom
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Born in France in 1996, Esther graduated from the Aix-en-Provence Conservatoire at the age of 14. She continued her studies at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester with Jan Repko. In 2015, Esther began her undergraduate degree at the Royal College of Music in London and currently studies with Leonid Kerbel. This year she will be representing the Royal College of Music at the Manhattan School of Music in New York.

Esther has been awarded a first prize at the Vatelot Rampal violin competition, at The Arts of Instrumental Performance Concert Series "The Arts of Strings" and at the IMKA International Music Competition as well as a third prize at the International Music Competition Salzburg Grand Prize Virtuoso. She has recently won the third prize at the Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition 2017 and has been invited to perform at the prize winner concert in Carnegie Hall, New York in November 2017.

Esther’s most recent performances include recitals at the British Embassy in Paris, at the Rotary Club International Charity Concert and at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London. In June 2017, she was invited to perform at Classic FM studios.

Esther has played under the direction of conductors such as Jac van Steen and Paul Mann in venues including the Royal Festival Hall, the Barbican Centre in London and the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.

This year she has been invited to be the youngest violin tutor of the orchestra Yorkshire Young Sinfonia.

Esther's extensive and ever-growing following via social media has led her to become an influencer and work with renowned music related brands such as D'Addario Strings, Beaumont Music, Leatherwood Bespoke Rosin and Wmutes as well as with fashion luxury brands including Lancôme, Daniel Wellington, The Kooples and many others. As a model she is often working with international fashion photographers.

She has had the privilege of working with many distinguished musicians such as Shmuel Ashkenasi, Alexander Markov, Lewis Kaplan and Charlie Siem.

As a chamber musician Esther was invited at the Wigmore Hall Learning National Young String Quartet Weekend and worked with Peter Schuhmayer and members of the Carducci Quartet.

Esther plays on a Carlo Giuseppe Testore of Milan violin, dated ca. 1700, label Giovanni Grancino.

Education

Aix-en-Provence Conservatoire, France

Graduated in 2011

Chetham's School of Music, United Kingdom

Studied with Professor Jan Repko, Graduated in 2015

Royal College of Music, United Kingdom

Undergraduate degree, studies with Professor Leonid Kerbel from 2015

Awards

First Prize, Vatelot Rampal Violin Competition

2009

Prize for Strings, Ida Carroll prize

2015

First Prize Series "The Arts of Strings, Arts of Instrumental Performance Concert

2016

Third Prize, International Music Competition Salzburg Grand Prize Virtuoso

2016

Honorable mention, Rising Stars Grand Prix International Music Competition Berlin

2016

First Prize, IMKA International Music Competition

2017

Third Prize, Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition

2017

Worked With

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Charlie Siem

Violin

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Shmuel Ashkenasi

Violin

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Alexander Markov

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Lewis Kaplan

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Carducci Quartet

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Nimrod Borenstein

Composer

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Paul Mann

Conductor

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Jac Van Steen

Conductor

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Jan Repko

Violin

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Leonid Kerbel

Violin

Performed At

The British Embassy, France

Aix en Provence Cathedral, France

Théâtre du Jeu de Paume, France

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, United Kingdom

Classic FM studios, United Kingdom

Abbey Road Studios, United Kingdom

Royal Festival Hall, United Kingdom

Barbican Centre, United Kingdom

Bridgewater Hall, United Kingdom

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