Pamela Frank has established an outstanding international reputation across an unusually varied range of performing activity. As a soloist she performed with leading orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony, the Orchestre National de France, and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic. She is also a sought after chamber musician and has performed at many international festivals including Aldeburgh, Verbier, Edinburgh, Salzburg, Tanglewood, Marlboro and Ravinia. Aside from her devotion to works of the standard repertory, Frank has performed and recorded a number of contemporary works. Her accomplishments were recognized in 1999 with the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize. Pamela Frank is professor for violin at the Curtis Institute of Music. Full biography
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The Menuhin Competition Jury Austin 2014
The Menuhin Competition is to date the only violin competition asking jury members to perform a concert and give a public masterclass thus offering outstanding education and entertainment to competitors and audiences alike.
This year's jury features three former Menuhin Prize winners and six jurors who have never been on the Menuhin jury panel before.
Pamela Frank (USA) - Chair of the Jury
Joji Hattori (Japan) - Vice Chair of the Jury
Olivier Charlier (France)
Ilya Gringolts (Russia)
David Kim (USA)
Brian Lewis (USA)
LU Siqing (China)
Anton Nel (South Africa/US)
Arabella Steinbacher (Germany)
Arabella Steinbacher's career was launched in 2004, performing the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France under Sir Neville Marriner. She has since firmly established herself as one of today's leading violinists on the international concert scene. Arabella Steinbacher is appearing with the leading international orchestras and has worked with leading conductors including Riccardo Chailly, Sir Colin Davis, Christoph von Dohnányi, Charles Dutoit, Marek Janowski, Lorin Maazel, Sir Neville Marriner and Yannick Nezet-Seguin. Her diverse repertoire includes more than thirty classical and contemporary concertos for violin. Recording exclusively for PentaTone Classics, she has been awarded two ECHO-Klassik Awards, "Les Chocs du Mois" from Le Monde de la Musique, and two German Record Critics Awards as well as the prestigious Editors Choice Award from Grammophone magazine.