Frank, Pamela

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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.

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