Julie Eskar

Julie Eskar currently serves as first concertmaster of the Danish Chamber Orchestra and has performed as soloist with several orchestras in Denmark and abroad.

As an avid chamber musician, Eskar regularly appears at major international festivals such as Prussia Cove (England), Norfolk (USA), Horten (Norway), Incontri in Terra di Siena and BIMF (Italy), and Tivoli (Denmark) performing alongside esteemed musicians including Boris Berman, Jeremy Denk, Clive Greensmith, Thomas Demenga, Ralph Kirshbaum, Michael Kannen, Antonio Lysy, Alberto Lysy, Vilde Frang, Ani Kavafian and Ettore Causa.

Julie is a founding member of the 
Eskar Trio, an award-winning piano trio. The Eskar Trio established itself as one of the leading ensembles on the Danish chamber music stage and has enjoyed great success in Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Portugal, Japan and the Netherlands. While the trio released several critically-acclaimed CDs, including their most recent recording of the complete Brahms piano trios, the album of works by Ravel and Chausson was awarded “Best CD of the Month” in The Strad magazine. The trio’s second CD, which featured never-before recorded Danish romantic piano trios, was awarded 'Best Chamber Music Recording' and 'Best Classical Recording of the Year' by the Danish Radio Music Awards.
Active as a teacher, Julie has given classes at institutions including the Danish Royal Music Academy and the Yale School of Music.

Ms. Eskar studied with Professor Milan Vitek at the Danish Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen, and with Professor Gerhard Schultz at the University of Music and Performing Arts, in Vienna. Eskar also worked under the guidance of Alberto Lysy, Ana Chumachenco, Christian Tetzlaff and Ivry Gitlis.