Lars Frandsen

Lars Frandsen

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. 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 equally renowned forte-pianist Malcolm Bilson. His principal guitar teachers after Christensen include John Mills (RAM), Benjamin Verdery (YSM), and Nicholas Goluses (ESM). Additionally, he has performed several times in master classes conducted by John Williams, David Russell, and Manuel Barruecco, among others.

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 worked along with members of the London, Chicago, and Boston Symphony Orchestras and the New York Philharmonic.