Fiona Frank, Composer

Nature is my teacher & inspiration, & I live in a place of great natural beauty, the haunt of creative Romantics of the past, like the Williams Wordsworth & Turner.

I love writing works especially tailored for your special occasion or concert. I am very happy to take commissions for most combinations: solo/chamber/orchestral/choral See below for premieres.

News- Hat-trick of successes in 2016 included "Free as a Bird" for 'cello and piano which was performed in Brussels by Johannes Burghoff (cello) & Mamia Akhledviani (piano) at the Osmose Festival, and the announcement that a Saxophone duo was chosen for performance in Italy.

My musical life

After distilling a lifetime's musicianship -as choral singer, vocal soloist, violinist (playing solos and improvising, chamber music and the orchestral repertoire), violin teaching and piano- I began to write music.…

Brecknock Sinfonia

…a first class Orchestra for Brecon and the surrounding district; one of our local ensembles……

Parva Springs String Quartet at St Michaels for Reveries on a River Journey

About to perform 'Reveries on a River Journey' in Tintern, 2014

Please see Performances below…

Chamber Music

Chamber Music has been the most satisfying and meaningful aspect of my Music Making. I particularly love the genre of the String Quartet. I do enjoy playing in ensembles of all sizes & have lead the Francamente, Angiddy, and Parva Springs String Quartets, and in duos, trios… It has been a joy to be able to perform my own music at various festivals and on other occasions.…

Premieres & Performances

  • Piano Trio, 'Reflections on Motherhood'

    Trio Arcadia di Roma gave the premiere of my Piano Trio, 'Reflections on Motherhood', at St. Paul's within the Walls, Rome, in February 2019 and have since toured with it, giving concerts in Milan (for the Amici del Loggione alla Scala), Mantova, Rome, and Pisa, and will be playing again in Verona (28th April 2019) and Firenze. They will be bringing it to the UK in July.

  • 'Equinoxe de Printemps', Concert Osmose Intermezzo 2017

    My piece for 'cello duet, 'Equinoxe de Printemps' was played at the Concert 'Osmose Intermezzo 2017' in Evere, Brussels, in November 2017.

  • "Waters of the Wye" commissioned for River Festival

    "Waters of the Wye" (May 2016) is a piece for solo violin and light percussion (comprised of rainstick, cymbals and bodhran), written by Fiona Frank. It was played for its premiere by Fiona Frank (violin) and Nick and Ischia Day (percussion), billed as the 'Fiona Frank Trio', at Piercefield Park on Sunday 15th May. A version for clarinet was played by 'Lyrical Noise' (George Georgiou, clarinet, and Marios Nicolaou, percussion) at the inaugural concert for Donne in Musica (Cyprus) at Melina Merkouri Hall, Nicosia, on February 7th, 2017.

  • String Quartet 'Reveries on a River Journey'

    Parva Springs String Quartet performed 'Reveries on a River Journey' (St. Michaels Church, Tintern)

  • 'Nature in the Ruins' Performed in Tintern Abbey

    I performed my piece for solo violin 'Nature in the Ruins' in Tintern Abbey (For a further picture, see here)

  • 'Llandenny Rhapsody' Performed in Garway Church

    'Llandenny Rhapsody' (for Violin, Viola and Strings) Performed by 'Concordia Musica', Garway Church

  • 'Llandenny Rhapsody' Premiere (Concordia Musica, Llanwarne)

    'Llandenny Rhapsody' (for Violin, Viola and Strings) Performed by 'Concordia Musica', Llanwarne Church

  • String Quartet 'Abaty Tyndyrn'

    String Quartet 'Abaty Tyndyrn' performed by Parva Springs String Quartet in Tintern

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