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Pamela Frank

Herbert R. and Evelyn Axelrod Chair in Violin Studies
Violin, Chamber Music (Strings)

Pamela Frank, a 1989 Curtis graduate, has performed regularly with today's most distinguished soloists and ensembles, including the orchestras of Philadelphia, Chicago, Cleveland, Boston, New York, San Francisco, and Baltimore, as well as the Berlin, St. Petersburg, and Israel philharmonics.

As a recitalist, she has performed in the major cities of the world. Her chamber music projects include performances with such artists as Peter Serkin, Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, and her father, Claude Frank, and frequent appearances with the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and Musicians from Marlboro.

With Claude Frank at the piano, she has recorded the complete Beethoven sonata cycle for Music Masters Classics and an all-Schubert disc. For Sony Classical Ms. Frank recorded the Chopin Piano Trio and Schubert Trout Quintet with Mr. Ax and Mr. Ma. On Decca she has recorded all of the Mozart violin concertos, the Dvorak concerto, and, with Peter Serkin, the complete Brahms sonata cycle.

In 1999 she was awarded a coveted Avery Fisher Prize.

Ms. Frank joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 1996.


Mendelssohn: Quintet for Strings No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 87
Curtis On Tour in Europe, May 16, 2011

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, Fall 2004