Skip to main content

Frank, Pamela

Frank, Pamela

Frank, Pamela, American violinist and teacher, daughter of Claude Frank and Lilian Kallir; b. N.Y., June 20, 1967. She began violin lessons at the age of 5. Following studies with Shirley Givens, she pursued training with Szymon Goldberg and Jaime Laredo, graduating from the Curtis Inst. of Music in Philadelphia in 1989. In 1985 she made her formal debut as soloist with Alexander Schneider and the N.Y. String Orch. at N.Y/s Carnegie Hall. In 1988 she was awarded the Avery Fisher Career Grant, and in 1999 the Avery Fisher Prize. In addition to engagements as a soloist with major American orchs., she is active as a recitalist and chamber music player. She frequently appears in concert with her parents, as well as with other artists, including Peter Serkin and Yo-Yo Ma.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Frank, Pamela." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . 18 Apr. 2019 <>.

"Frank, Pamela." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . (April 18, 2019).

"Frank, Pamela." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Retrieved April 18, 2019 from

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

The Chicago Manual of Style

American Psychological Association

  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.