Reviews in Print

“Frank had a highly studied technique that displayed an exceptional grasp of the architecture of the piece that he was performing . . . his Bach was very correct and the Zohn piece engaging.”

- Fort Worth Star Telegram

“Elliot Frank presented a very well-played, musically expressive recital . . . performed with the highest musicianship and technical mastery.”

- Soundboard

“Frank presented a varied and ambitious program that distinguished him as a highly accomplished artist . . . a breathtaking tour de force of dexterity.”

- Savannah Morning News

“Even the most difficult passages were performed with the same relaxed poise and confidence which remained with Frank throughout the entire concert.”

- Jacksonville, NC Daily News

“The performers attention to nuance, his dynamic depth and considerable dexterity were quickly established . . . The colorations in Cordoba were particularly remarkable . . . Frank executed these with sensitivity and superb technique.”

- Richmond Times-Dispatch

“Frank’s performance was warm, witty, and spirited ..Frank’s Bach was meticulously rendered, never lethargic and always melodic, a real treat!.. The second half of the recital was powerfully executed with an eye towards romance…. The works by Merlin require the highest level of technique and Frank was happy to supply the same…The speed at which Frank performed this work was as startling as the simplicity of the melody conveyed. …The CGST should be proud of its ability to bring in such an accomplished and able performer.”

- Classic Guitar Society of Tallahassee Newsletter

Letters from Presenters

"Guitarist Elliot Frank possesses that rare combination of scholarship and artistry. His clean and flawless technique combined with a careful attention to detail and expression, make his playing vibrant, intelligent and captivating."

- Andrew Zohn, Director Columbus State University Guitar Symposium

“Dr. Elliot Frank demonstrated a command of his instrument seen only in musicians of the highest echelon. Dr. Frank conducted an insightful and inspiring master class, giving each student concise and individually pertinent information while communicating his passion for the guitar and its repertoire.”

- Joseph Ikner, Professor of Guitar, Campbell University

“Dr. Elliot Frank’s recital at St. Stephens Episcopal Church revealed a high level of artistry and great depth of understanding of stylistic nuance. Dr. Frank communicates his knowledge and love of the guitar literature with ease, technical assurance, and humor. Each selection was introduced with informative and often humorous verbal program notes, which added greatly to the audience’s appreciation of the music.”

- Colin Andrews, Music Director, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Goldsboro NC

“Our thanks for a truly outstanding evening. The audience loved it. I didn’t think they would let you off the stage.”

- Roy Penchansky, Pamlico Musical Society, Oriental NC

“Elliot Frank is a very fine classical guitarist and performer, versed in many styles, but with a special flare and passion for music of Latin America.”

- Frank Koonce, Arizona State University