StradFest 2018 | How will you shape your tomorrow?

How will you shape your FUTURE?

Join The Strad team and leading music industry experts at London’s Royal Institution of Great Britain for a one-day immersive event designed to help string players develop an exciting career.


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About The Speaker

Esther Abrami

Esther Abrami

violinist, Gewa Soloist

French violinist Esther Abrami has performed in world renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall in New-York, the Wiener Konzerthaus and Leeds Town Hall. She has recently performed as a soloist with orchestras including the Brooklyn Metro Chamber Orchestra in New-York, Yorkshire Young Sinfonia and Xalapa Filarmonia.

Esther has given solo recitals worldwide in venues such as Stephansdom in Vienna, Salle Cortot and the British Embassy in Paris as well as across the US at Louis Meisel Art gallery in New-York, Parrish Art Museum in the Hamptons and Dixie State University in Utah. Esther has featured on both TV and Radio shows including Sky News, BBC Radio 3 where she performed the premiere of Chanson d’été by Paul Ibbotson and Classic FM who regularly invite her to perform.

With over 200,000 followers, Esther’s extensive and ever-growing following via social media has proved invaluable to thousands of children and teenagers across the globe with little or no access to classical music. Esther has held a number of masterclasses and talks at St Dixie State University in Utah, at the Summa Cum Laude International Music Festival in Vienna and to the Yorkshire Young Sinfonia in Leeds. 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. She also won the Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition 2017.

Having previously studied at Aix-en-Provence Conservatoire in France and Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, Esther is now in her final year of her undergraduate degree at the Royal College of Music in London studying with Leonid Kerbel.  Up coming engagements include recitals in Singapore Victoria Hall, Kaunas Philharmonic Hall, Glasgow Recital Hall, Berlin Philharmonie Chamber Music Hall and a concert with the Hertford Symphony Orchestra.

Esther is playing on a Landolfi violin kindly loaned by Tarisio Auction.