Upcoming concerto performances in the 2011/12 season include re-invitations to the Orchestra National de Lorraine and Kharkov Philharmonic Orchestra as well as debuts with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra under Dimitri Jurowski, Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonia Rotterdam, and Wonju Philharmonic Orchestra. Esther has performed as a soloist throughout the world including prestigious halls such as London’s Royal Festival Hall, Palais des Beaux-Arts and Flagey Hall in Brussels, Tel Aviv Opera House, Seoul Arts Center and New York’s Carnegie Weill Recital Hall. Festival appearances to date include appearances in the Rising Stars Series at the Frankische Music Festival (Germany), the Rising Star Series for Exceptionally Gifted Korean Musicians Living Abroad (Korea), the Rising Star Series of Arpeggione Music Festival (Austria), Kamermuziek Houtland Festival (Belgium) and most recently at the Seoul International Music Festival with Maxim Vengerov.
Besides her most recent achievement at the Sibelius Competition, Esther has been a prize winner at numerous prestigious competitions, including First Prize at the 10th International Wieniawski Violin Competition for Young Violinists (Junior section, 2006), European Union Award for Music Art for Youth (2006), Second Prize in the 2003 International Violin Competition “Andrea Postacchini,” First Prize at the New York Music Competition (2000), First Prize at the New Jersey Music Competition (1999).
In addition to her exceptional music development, she received the “Special Achievement Award” in 2009 for her exceptional academic achievements. Starting in September 2011, Esther will begin studies at the Queen Elizabeth Music Chapel.