Friday, June 11, 2010
Pamela Frank is an American violinist and teacher born on June 20, 1967. She studied early on with Shirley Givens. Her debut came in 1985 at Carnegie Hall with the New York String Orchestra. She was awarded the Avery Fisher Prize in 1999. The only standard concertos she has recorded are the Bruch, the Mozart (all five), and the Dvorak. After suffering some sort of nerve injury to her hand (I know not which one) from an acupuncture treatment in 2001, she has devoted most of her time to teaching and chamber music playing. She is on the faculties of the Peabody Institute, Curtis Institute, and the State University of New York at Stony Brook.