Nineteen-year-old Esther Oh (they/them) first picked up the violin at age six. Since then they have taken part in a plethora of competitions, such as the National Finals of the NZ Chamber Music Contest. Qualifications include the NZQA Scholarship for Music, and the Trinity College London Diploma in Violin Performance, which they received with Distinction in 2020. Esther’s passion lies in ensemble music, having played in the Manukau Symphony Orchestra, NZ Secondary Schools Orchestra, and Orchestra Wellington, as well as helping out in student rehearsals at their old high school.
Besides violin, Esther dabbles in everything from boxing to Russian literature, and loves to write bad poetry for fun.