A guest master class by pianist Peter Frankl—featuring Oberlin students—part of the Oberlin-Como Piano Academy.
Peter Frankl made his name on the international circuit as a young pianist in the 1960s. Following his very successful London debut in 1962 and his New York debut with the Cleveland Orchestra in 1967, he has been performing with many of the top orchestras in the UK, USA and Europe. He has appeared with numerous conductors, including Abbado, Ashkenazy, Barbirolli, Blomstedt, Boulez, Chailly, Davis, Dorati Fischer, Haitink Kempe, Kertesz, Leinsdorf, Maazel, Masur, Muti, Sanderling, Solti Szell. His many tours have taken him often to the Far East, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, playing with orchestras, in recitals and also in chamber music concerts. He has appeared over twenty times at London's BBC Promenade Concerts and has been a frequent participant at the Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Aldeburgh, Verbier, Kuhmo, Naantali and Casals Festivals. In the USA, Peter Frankl has been a regular guest-artist at summer festivals in Aspen, Chautauqua, Hollywood Bowl, Marlboro, Norfolk, Ravinia, Santa Fe and Yellow Barn. Among his many solo, orchestral and chamber music recordings are the complete Schumann and Debussy piano works.
Peter Frankl lives in London and is on the faculty of the Yale University School of Music. In recognition of his artistic achievements he was awarded the Officer's Cros and Middle Cross by the Hungarian Republic. He is Honorary Professor of the Liszt Academy in Budapest.