Jules Louis Eskin (October 20, 1931 – November 15, 2016)[1] was an American cellist who was the principal cellist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He was born in Philadelphia. With conductor Seiji Ozawa, he is known for solo performances of well-known works by Johannes Brahms, Gabriel Fauré, and Beethoven. Prior to joining the Boston Symphony Orchestra, he spent three years with the Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell.[2] He also played for the Boston Chamber Players and Burton Quintet Five.

Jules Louis Eskin
Born(1931-10-20)October 20, 1931
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DiedNovember 15, 2016(2016-11-15) (aged 85)
Brookline, Massachusetts
Occupation(s)Principal cellist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Eskin died at the age of 85 on November 15, 2016 in Brookline, Massachusetts from cancer.[3]


  1. ^ Allen, David (17 November 2016). "Jules Eskin, Cellist With Boston Symphony Orchestra, Dies at 85". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  2. ^ Boston Symphony Orchestra, "Jules Eskin, Principal"
  3. ^ "Principal cellist of Boston Symphony Orchestra dies at 85". Associated Press. wwlp.com. 15 November 2016. Retrieved 17 November 2016.