Handel, Brahms, Kreisler

Handel, Brahms, Kreisler
Date and time
23 Sep 2019 (1:05pm - 2:00pm)

Recital Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR


Free admission

Booking Information

Wheelchair users are entitled to concessionary priced tickets with a complimentary companion seat. Guide dogs are welcome at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire venues. If you wish to bring a guide dog or wheelchair, please let the Events Office know by calling 0121 331 5909.

Esther Abrami violin
Tom Pickles cello

Handel Passacaglia

Esther Abrami violin
Robert Markham piano

Kreisler Prelude and Allegro
Brahms Scherzo

Connor Wilcox piano

Beethoven Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor, Op.57

Described as a 'rising star' by Strings Magazine and as a 'glamorous and influential star' by Pianist Magazine, 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 performed as a soloist with orchestras including the Brooklyn Metro Chamber Orchestra in New York, Yorkshire Young Sinfonia and Xalapa Filarmonia.

Esther has featured on both TV and radio shows including Sky News, BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM. 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.

She plays a Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violin kindly loaned to her through the Beare's International Violin Society.

Connor Wilcox piano

Beethoven Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor, Op.57

Connor was born in Kirkcaldy in 1994 and began studying at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in 2012 with teachers Daniel Browell, Simon Nicholls and Margaret Fingerhut. He graduated in 2016 with First Class Honours, and is currently studying for a Master of Music at the Conservatoire under the tutelage of Katharine Lam and Victor Sangiorgio.

In 2016, he was awarded first place in the Delia Hall prize, and the accompanist's prize in the Edward Brooks English song competition. He made his concert debut in the same year with RBC's Symphony Orchestra, playing Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto.

Connor also performs regularly at festivals, most recently in the Ulverston International Music Festival 2019, the Birmingham International Chamber Music Festival 2018, and as part of the Thallein Ensemble at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire's No Frontiers Festival in 2017.