Espen Lillesl├ątten

Instrumental Focus

  • violin

Espen Lilleslåtten is currently associate professor of violin at Louisiana State University. Previously he served for fifteen years as concertmaster of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and is currently concertmaster of the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra. During the summers, he is an artist faculty member at the Aspen Music Festival and School.

He has recently been invited as guest associate concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with Marin Alsop, and has performed with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra as associate principal violist with Klaus Mäkelä.

As a soloist, he has appeared with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and given recitals at the Bergen International Festival. He premiered the Concerto of Psalms for two violins and orchestra by Dinos Constantinides at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall, and at a recital in Carnegie Hall.

Mr. Lilleslåtten is also an active chamber player. He spent a year as a guest artist at the Banff Center for the Arts in Alberta, Canada. Among the artists with whom he has performed chamber music are the Harrington String Quartet, the Aspen Trio, the Pacifica Quartet, Stefan Jackiw, Isaac Stern, Menahem Pressler, Sylvia Rosenberg, Bonnie Hampton, Natalia Gutman, Lynn Harrell, Joshua Bell, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, and Joel Krosnick.