Frances Borowsky
Adjunct Instructor of Music and Cello

Frances Borowsky

Academic Areas of Expertise

Cello Performance: lessons, ensemble, pedagogy, literature


Courses Taught at LVC

  • MUI 152/252: Individual Instruction, Cello
  • MUE 290: Special Topics Music Ensemble, Cello Ensemble
  • MSC 403: Instrumental Pedagogy, Cello
  • MSC 405: Instrumental Literature, Cello
  • MSC 241: Introduction to Music History


Research Topics

  • Cello Cadenzas in Chamber Music Duos
  • String Instrument Care and Selection
  • Performance Nuances


Awards & Leadership Positions

  • Extensive concert tours in over 30 countries, including Israel, Jordan, Cuba, Germany, Poland, Norway, Sweden, Ukraine, Lithuania, China
  • Performance at Stern Auditorium of Carnegie Hall for 2018 “Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of Antonin Dvorak," sponsored by the Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture
  • Musician in Residence at the Violin Society of America Acoustics Workshop at Oberlin College
  • Rhein-Neckar Kreis Kulturstiftung Award, Three-month Artistic Residency at the Dilsberg Castle in Germany
  • Erick Friedman Prize for Outstanding Young Musicians, resulting in 2004 Carnegie Hall Debut 
  • Competition prizes for solo, concerto, and chamber music work
  • Executive Director of Intermuse International Music Institute and Festival
  • Co-Owner and Cello Finder for Grace Albert Strings


Publications & Presentations

Doctoral Thesis (2019)

  • “When the Cello Speaks Alone: Cello Cadenzas in Chamber Music Duos”

Published CD recordings

  • Mélange: Pearls of Cello Music; works for solo cello and duo with piano (2015)
  • PRIME, ICRecords; original compositions for piano, violin, cello (2014)


Additional Information

Contact Info

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Blair Music Center, Room 12

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