Gabriela Lena

Gabriela Lena Frank
Pianist and Composer
Emeryville, CA
2010 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by Christopher V. Walker

Influenced by her Peruvian-Jewish-Chinese-Lithuanian heritage, pianist and composer Gabriela Lena Frank combines her studies of Latino/Latin American mythology, poetry, and folk music with Western classical forms. She attended Rice University and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Frank composes for solo instrumentalists, singers, chamber ensembles, and orchestras, utilizing Western and non-Western instruments. She has composed works for the King’s Singers, the Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma, and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra.

Photo credit Sabina Frank.

  • Artwork by Gabriela Lena Frank
    Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout, 2007; photo copyright Chiara String Quartet
Artwork by Gabriela Lena Frank