Gabriela Lena Frank

Born: b. 1972
Nationality: American
attended Rice University, where she earned a BA and MA; received her DMA in composition from the University of Michigan; studied composition with William Albright, William Bolcom, Leslie Bassett, Michael Daugherty, Paul Cooper, Ellsworth Milburn and Sam Jones, and piano with Logan Skelton and Jeanne Kierman Fischer
Best Known For:
being something of a musical anthropologist; she has travelled extensively throughout South America and her pieces reflect her studies of Latin-American culture
Notable Compositions:
Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout, Illapa: Tone Poem for Flute and Orchestra, Three Latin American Dances, La Llorona: Tone Poem for Viola and Orchestra, Quijotadas, Peregrinos, Haili Lirico
Dawn Upshaw, Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, The King's Singers, violinist Robin Sharp and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, Ballet Hispanico, Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony, Concertante, Brentano String Quartet, Chanticleer, Kronos Quartet, Modesto Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic's Green Umbrella new music series; currently composer in residence with the Detroit Symphony
REPERTOIRE : Los Cantores de las Montañas
Andes to the Sea 04/29/2012
Today, Tomorrow & Beyond 06/08/2014
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