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About Esther Ling

Esther is a Canadian pianist, indie singer-songwriter and recording artist based in Grande Prairie, Alberta.

 

Merging piano and vocals, she brings compelling lyricism in her songwriting, crafting heartfelt stories with music through her passion in exploring the depths of human emotion and the beauty of our shared experiences.

 

Partnering with other artists to producers, be it on songs or film, she distinctly brings a sensitivity to each moment—hoping that for the audience and listeners, they can find a vestige of the healing and connection that music is for her.

 

Story


Esther was born and raised in Malaysia, and started playing the piano at the age of 6. 

 

She grew up with a father who generously shared his love for Elton John, Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra, and a mother who adored Mando-pop artists, Jacky Cheung and Anita Mui; making classic and ballad music from the 70s and 80s the backdrop of what Esther would soak in herself. 

 

After completing her classical training in piano, she spun off to a degree, then a career, in engineering, before life brought her in full circle to music again through an unexpected form:

 

Finding herself teaching her own daughter piano, she decided to pursue what she hadn’t had the chance to before. Since then, she finished a music performance diploma and continues to further her education—all as she learns about music performance, songwriting and keeps creating her own.

 

Live Music

 

Esther brings a fusion of classical, pop, and jazz melodies with lively improvisations at the piano. With a diverse repertoire, she enjoys sharing sentimental love hits and easy-listening background piano music at weddings, cafes and hotel lounges.

 

Besides live piano music and songwriting, she is an active member of the Grande Prairie Music Teacher's Association, and supports community musicians, schools and students as an accompanist.

In her free time, she enjoys soaking up the sounds of nature during her bicycle rides; quiet moments with a book, snowboarding in the mountains, and attempting 3-point shoots at the basketball net with her two children.

"...a talented pianist, singer, songwriter who writes from an emotional and sincere place... her soft voice tells a powerful story in her song, Pink Walls."
"...great vocals ...the songwriting talent is just top-notched..."

Marky,

Global Indies with Marky Radio

Chris Mcintyre,

CDM Audio/Video

"Esther plays the piano with great sensitivity, lovely colour and superb rhythmic vitality."

Carmen Gorgichuk,

Instructor Emeritus, NWP

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