Coordinator of Guitar Studies, Adjunct Associate Professor
Lars Frandsen was a student of the late Leif Christensen, who was a pioneer in the rediscovery of 19th-century guitar literature and a strong advocate of its historical performance practice. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London, Yale University, and Eastman School of Music, Mr. Frandsen holds a doctoral degree in performance and literature. He was the assistant to renowned lute player Paul O'Dette while at Eastman, where he also studied in master classes and doctoral seminars with forte-pianist Malcolm Bilson. In addition, Lars has performed in master classes conducted by John Williams, David Russell, and Manuel Barruecco.
Frandsen was the first guitarist to play and coach chamber music at the Apple Hill Summer Music School (during five consecutive concert seasons), where he taught and performed with members of the London, Chicago, and Boston Symphony Orchestras and the New York Philharmonic. Lars has performed in a variety of venues such as Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall, Brooklyn Center's Whitman Theatre, and Dukes Hall in London, and has recorded world music for CBS Records in India.