Internationally recognised violinist Esther Abrami will grace this year's County-based Elgar Festival.

The annual event celebrates the life and music of Worcestershire's most famous composer. The festival features orchestral, chamber, vocal and choral concerts with exhibits and lectures.

Abrami, known for her studies at The Royal College of Music and The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, is set to perform at the Festival's late-night event, Club Elgar, on May 31. The event will kick off at 9.30pm in the historical Guildhall of Worcester.

Kenneth Woods, artistic director of The Elgar Festival said: “We are so thrilled to be welcoming Esther to this year’s Festival; her dazzling talent, infectious personality and boundless enthusiasm for music making make her one of the most promising young classical artists of her generation.  Cinéma really showcases Esther’s versatility, musical sensitivity and technical mastery.”

The French violinist became the first classical musician to prevail in the 'Social Media Superstar' category at The Global Awards in 2019. This marked her as one to watch with a subsequent feature in Classic FM’s '30 under 30 Classical Artists to Watch' series in 2021, curated by Julian Lloyd Webber.

Further recognitions include a 'Rising Star' listing by BBC Music Magazine and a signing to Sony Classical. Abrami made her Royal Albert Hall debut in 2022.

She is likely to perform pieces from her latest album 'Cinema', released in September 2023. Her album boasts new arrangements for violin and orchestra of film and TV scores, classical music from the movies, anime hits and new compositions by Oscar winning composers.

Tickets for the event cost £10 per person. Abrami will also showcase her talent earlier that day at Huntingdon Hall at 1pm. The programme includes Vaughan Williams’ ‘The Lark Ascending’ and a selection of Elgar Miniatures; entry for this event is also priced £10 per person.

The Festival, launched in 2018 by Worcester City Council, falls on the nearest weekend to Sir Edward Elgar's birthdate of June 2 1857. The city council lauds the event and it reportedly increased in size and scale yearly.

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