Elliot Frank

Applauded by critics and audiences for his unique blend of powerful virtuosity, beautiful tone, and natural musicianship, Elliot Frank is a frequent guest performer and teacher at guitar festivals, as concerto soloist and on concert series throughout the Americas and Europe. Most recently he has appeared at the inaugural Utah Classical Guitar Festival, Great Guitarists at Stetson, as concerto soloist with the McClean Orchestra, and at the CSU Guitar Symposium. Other highlights include performances for the Mediterranean Guitar Festival in Cervo, Italy, the Sea and Guitars Festival in Vrsar, Croatia, the inaugural Encuentro Internacional de Guitarra Villa Caletas in Herradura, Costa Rica, Sauble Beach Festival of the Classic Guitar in Sauble Beach, Ontario and at the Sixth Guitar Festival of the Dominican Republic. He has also been a featured performer at the 2006 Guitar Foundation of America Festival, the Alexandria Guitar Festival, the Festival Lachine in Montreal, Canada,  and at the Southwest Guitar Festival in San Antonio. He has also performed for the North Carolina Bach Festival, the Tennessee Guitar Festival, and the East Carolina University Summer Guitar Festival, where he serves as Artistic Director. His first compact disc, South American Guitar Music, has been praised as being “eloquent” and “delightful.”  An aficionado of guitar music of Hispanic cultures, he 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. He recently gave the world premiere of Concerto da Camera for guitar and chamber orchestra by Mark Taggart in March of 2016, and premiered the E Sonata by fellow FSU alum Andrew Zohn in 2004..

Elliot Frank is also a prizewinner in national and international competitions including the Concurso Internacional de la Casa de España in San Juan, Puerto Rico. While completing his doctorate at FSU, 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. His students and alumni, continue to distinguish themselves with an impressive array of first prizes in national and international competitions, and they hold teaching positions at universities across the United States.