Esther Abrami @ The Mount Without
9th March 2023
The Mount Without, Upper Church Lane, Bristol BS2 8FN


​Mendelssohn The Hebrides, op.26 (Fingal’s Cave) (10′)
Bruch Scottish Fantasy, op.46 (30′)
Mendelssohn Symphony No.3, op.56, A minor (Scottish) (40′)


English Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kenneth Woods
Soloists: Esther Abrami (Violin)

About this Concert

Join English Symphony Orchestra and violinist Esther Abrami for a journey to Scotland.
Aged just 20, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy visited Scotland for three weeks in the summer of 1829, inspiring him to write two of his best-loved works: The Hebrides Overture, and the Symphony No 3 in A minor, known as “The Scottish”.
The Hebrides Overture vividly paints the Scottish Atlantic sea spray bursting around Fingal’s Cave and was written immediately after Mendelssohn’s trip to Scotland. The Scottish symphony took rather longer to come to life, taking over a decade to write – but its majestic themes are infused with the fresh Scottish mountain air.
Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy was written a year before the composer ever visited Scotland, instead taking inspiration from Scottish folk themes and weaving them into a virtuosic showcase of the violinist’s talent.

About the Soloist – Esther Abrami (Violin)

Violinist Esther Abrami’s story is that of a young, modern day woman of the internet age who has succeeded on international stages and secured a coveted recording contract with a major label due to her courage, determination and willingness to share the ups and downs of her own remarkable life as a musician with a wide online audience.

To read Esther’s full biography, please visit Esther’s website.