Julie Eskar is currently first concertmaster of the Danish National Chamber Orchestra and has performed as a soloist with several orchestras in Denmark and abroad.
An avid chamber musician, Ms. Eskar has been playing in many different major festivals around the world such as Prussia Cove (England), Horten (Norway), Incontri in Terra di Siena, BIMF (Italy), Tivoli (Denmark), etc. performing aside musicians such as Boris Berman, Jeremy Denk, Clive Greensmith, Thomas Demenga, Ralph Kirsbaum, Michael Kannen, Antonio Lysy, Alberto Lysy, Vilde Frang, Ani Kavafian, Ettore Causa, etc.
Together with her husband Ettore Causa, Julie Eskar is also playing in the recently established Arabella String Quartet which is based in Boston.
A recording featuring the ensemble is set to be released next fall.
Ms. Eskar studied under 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, Vienna. She has also worked under the guidance of Alberto Lysy, Ana Chumachenco, Christian Tetzlaff and Ivry Gitlis.
Emilie Eskar studied with Professor Asger Lund Christiansen and at the Danish Royal Academy of Music with Professor Torleif Thedeen.
She pursued further studies in the soloist class at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne under Professor Frans Helmerson. She has participated in master classes given by Ralph Kirshbaum, William Pleeth and Janos Starker, among others.
Emilie Eskar has performed as a soloist with the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Copenhagen Chamber Soloists and has been a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra and the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra.
She has been awarded several prizes, including the Jacob Gade Music Prize and the B.Schrøder and H.Finnerup Music Scholarship.
Emilie Eskar is a member of the Royal Danish Orchestra and in addition she is in great demand as a chamber musician.
Charlotte Thaning studied at the Danish Royal Academy of Music, after her initial studies with Rosalind Bevan, Amalie Malling and Anne Øland.
She has attended master classes with Tatjana Nikolajeva, Istvan Lantos and Helmuth Deutsch.
As a soloist, she has given a large number of concerts in Denmark and abroad, including radio broadcasts in Denmark and Belgium.
Charlotte Thaning is also very active as a Lied accompanist, and has been awarded a number of prizes and scholarships, including the Ester Vagning Scholarship. She has twice received the Victor Schøler Honorary Scholarship.