To celebrate International Women’s Day, French violinist and social media star Esther Abrami releases her debut single on Sony Classical: ‘Three Romances for Violin and Piano, Op. 22: I. Andante molto’ by Clara Schumann (1819-1896).  It was recorded at The Stoller Hall, Manchester, where Esther Abrami was joined by pianist Iyad Sughayer.

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Esther Abrami was determined to perform music by a revered woman composer for her debut single, noting:  “I’m passionate about highlighting the work of women composers overall.  It is such a pleasure to discover and perform their works, some of whom are only just beginning to be celebrated.  For International Women’s Day, I’m especially delighted to be recording a piece by the wonderful Clara Schumann”.

In 2019, Esther Abrami became the first classical musician ever nominated in the Social Media Superstar category at the Global Awards.  Through social media, she has welcomed a whole new audience into her musical world, sharing welcome practice and sight-reading videos together with tips and helpful techniques and insightful advice for aspiring young musicians.

Esther Abrami is equally at home in the classical world as when covering modern hits such as Elvis’s ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’ (here) and AC/DC’s ‘Back In Black’ (here) or challenging herself to learn how to play ‘Black Hole’ by Griff in an hour only (see here).   Her passion for music has united more than 200k followers on Instagram, 100k followers on YouTube and 230k followers on Tik Tok.

Esther Abrami studied at the Royal College of Music and has been awarded a full scholarship for a Master’s degree at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

She is one of a select few brilliant young artists to be featured on Professor Julian Lloyd Webber’s brand-new ’30 under 30’ series on Classic FM, highlighting influential young artists of the moment, alongside cellist Pablo Ferrandez,  pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and organist Anna Lapwood.

Esther Abrami plays a fine Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violin, kindly loaned to her through the Beare’s International Violin Society.

With more music to come this year, Esther Abrami is well on her way to becoming one of the most promising young classical music artists of her generation, determined to encourage and invite other young musicians to join her along the way.


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