Applauded by critics and audiences for his unique blend of powerful virtuosity, beautiful tone, and natural
musicianship, Elliot Frank has appeared as solo recitalist, chamber player, and as concerto soloist throughout the
Americas and Europe. He is a frequent guest performer and teacher at guitar festivals throughout the Americas.
Recent highlights include performances by Elliot Frank for the 2006 Guitar Foundation of America Festival, the 2006 Classical Minds Guitar Institute, Alexandria Guitar Festival, Piccolo Spoleto, and the Appalachian Guitar Fest. Elliot Frank made his Canadian debut at the Festival Lachine in Montreal, Canada, at the Southwest Guitar Festival in San Antonio, and at the Sixth Guitar Festival of the Dominican Republic. Most recently, Elliot Frank was selected to give the inaugural performance at the inaugural Sauble Beach Festival of the Classic Guitar in Sauble Beach, Ontario.
Elliot Frank's first compact disc, South American Guitar Music, was recently released by ACA Digital Recordings. It has been praised as "eloquent" and "delightful." He has also appeared in solo recitals for the Florida East Coast Guitar Society, the Memphis Classical Guitar Society, the Dallas Guitar Society, the Piedmont Guitar Society, the Richmond Classic Guitar Society, the Triangle Guitar Society, and Guitar Houston.
Elliot Frank's international performances include appearances in Colombia, Venezuela, and Vienna, Austria. He has also performed for the Tampa Classical Guitar Festival, the North Carolina Bach Festival, Columbus State University Guitar Symposium, and the East Carolina University Summer Guitar Festival, where he also serves as Artistic Director. ACA Digital Recordings recently released his first compact disc, South American Guitar Music, which has been praised as being "eloquent" and "delightful."
Elliot Frank has given solo concerts for the Tallahassee Guitar Society, the University of Memphis Classical Guitar Society, the Dallas Guitar Society, the Piedmont Guitar Society, the Richmond Classic Guitar Society, and Guitar Houston. An aficionado of guitar music of Hispanic cultures, Elliot Frank has performed lecture/recitals pertaining to the music of Antonio Lauro for the Guitar Foundation of America at international festivals in Pasadena and New Orleans. Elliot Frank has commissioned and performed works for guitar including an important new sonata by Andrew Zohn, E Sonata, which was premiered in 2004 at the New Music at ECU Festival.
Elliot Frank also is a prizewinner in national and international competitions including the Concurso Internacional de la Casa de España in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Elliot Frank was selected to initiate the guitar studies program for East Carolina University and is currently teaching there in addition to maintaining an active concert schedule. When not performing. practicing, or teaching, Elliot Frank is a dedicated runner who recently completed his first marathon.
Elliot Frank, Barrios: Vals, Opus 8 No. 4
Agustín Pío Barrios (also known as Agustín Barrios Mangoré) was born May 5, 1885 in San Juan Bautista de las Missiones, Paraguay, and died August 7, 1944. He was a Paraguayan guitarist and composer.