About Me

About

Expert Cello Tutor in London

Frank’s Individual Cello Lessons

I was born in Prague, into a family with a distinguished cultural background. I’ve been playing the cello since early childhood. Following my cello studies at the Prague Conservatoire, I completed his Master’s degree at the Janacek Academy of Music (JAMU) in the Czech republic. I furthered my cello skills at the Toho Gakuen Academy in Japan and later under the guidance of legendary cellist Prof. Anna Shuttleworth (student of Pablo Casals) in the United Kingdom (Eton Cello Master Classes and the University of Leeds).

I’ve won the 2nd prizes at the Anglo-Czech Competition in London (1999), the International String Competition London (2000) and the International String Competition Jihlava (2003). I’ve been awarded many scholarships and fellowships, including the Czech Music Foundation (CHF), the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the Music Foundation OSA, the Socrates-Erasmus, and the Gideon Klein Foundation for the propagation of works written by Jewish Holocaust Composers.

I chose to dedicate his life to the interpretation of cello compositions written by composers of the 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, giving special consideration to compositions for solo cello. My favourites are cello suites by Johann Sebastian Bach, Max Reger and Benjamin Britten.

I’m particularly involved in researching, studying and performing works by Czech (Antonin Dvorak, Leos Janacek, Bohuslav Martinu, Josef Suk and Irena Kosikova), Jewish & Terezin (Gideon Klein, Erwin Schulhoff, Zikmund Schul, Jaromir Weinberger, James Simon and David Popper) and contemporary composers (Conrad Beck, Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, Benjamin Britten, Henri Dutilleux, Wolfgang Fortner, Alberto Ginastera, Cristobal Halffter, Hans Werner Henze, Heinz Holliger, Klaus Huber and Witold Lutoslawski), playing on a “George Kriwalski” cello made in 1904.

As a soloist I’ve performed at many festivals in Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Turkey, Uzbekistan and the United Kingdom.

I’ve been teaching cello for many years. I’m experienced at taking students at all levels, able to give master classes as well as support beginners. I’m giving cello master classes at the United Kingdom, France, Italy and remotely online via Zoom/Skype. Accepting new cello students now. All ages and abilities are welcome!

Location

London, UK

Geolocation

51.5072178,-0.1275862

Instrument(s) Taught

Cello

Where do lessons take place?

Student's House

Instrument

Cello

Lesson Type

In-Person

Lesson Prices

60 mins

£55 / €65 / $70 (online lessons)

45 mins

£45 / €55 / $60 (online lessons)

30 mins

£35 / €45 / $50 (online lessons)

Payment Plans

Pay-As-You-Go, Block Bookings

Payment Options

Online Bank Transfer

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Levels & Ages

Skill Levels Taught

Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional Musicians/Teachers

Ages Taught

4-99

Lesson Sizes

One-to-One, Group Lessons

Graded Exam Preparation

ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music), Trinity College London

Professional Affiliations

Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM)

Genres Taught

Genres Taught

Classical Music

Languages

Languages Spoken

English

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Frank

Last Name

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