Pamela Frank

violin

A recipient of the Avery Fisher Prize in 1999 for her musicianship, Pamela’s appearances with orchestra range from the Berlin Philharmonic to the major orchestras of the United States. She has collaborated with conductors Yuri Emirkanov and David Zinman as well as Daniel Barenboim, Christoph von Dohnányi, Christoph Eschenbach, Bernard Haitink, Seiji Ozawa, André Previn, and Leonard Slatkin. Pamela’s passion for chamber music has led to collaborations with artists including Yo-Yo Ma and Tabea Zimmermann. Recent festival appearances include Aldeburgh, Berlin, Blossom, Bravo! Vail, Caramoor, Hollywood Bowl, Mostly Mozart, Ravinia, Salzburg, Tanglewood and Verbier. She has also had a long affiliation with the Marlboro Music Festival. Pamela’s many recordings include the Dvořák Concerto with the Czech Philharmonic, the Brahms sonatas with Peter Serkin, the Mozart concertos with David Zinman and the Tonhalle Orchestra, an album of Schubert and the complete sonatas of Beethoven with Claude Frank and two works by Aaron Jay Kernis. She is featured on the soundtrack of the film on the life of Beethoven, Immortal Beloved. A noted pedagogue, Pamela is on the faculty at the Curtis Institute and Peabody Conservatory. She teaches annually at the festivals at Tanglewood, Aspen, Ravinia and Verbier. Pamela was born in New York City to the noted pianists Claude Frank and Lilian Kallir. She is married to physical therapist Howard Nelson and they live in the New York City area.