Frances Borowsky

Frances Borowsky

Adjunct Instructor of Music and Cello


Phone: 717-867-6915

Office Location: Blair 12


Cello Performance: lessons, ensemble, pedagogy, literature

Research & Practice Areas:
Cello Cadenzas in Chamber Music Duos, String Instrument Care and Selection, Performance Nuances

Frances Borowsky, cellist, has performed in over thirty countries as a recitalist, soloist with orchestras, and chamber musician throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. A native of Baltimore, Dr. Borowsky grew up in an exceptionally musical family and thus honed her love for solo and chamber music performance. Together with her siblings, she performed her New York Debut at Carnegie Weill Hall at the age of twelve as a recipient of the Erick Friedman Prize for Outstanding Young Musicians, and in December 2018, returned to perform with her sister at the Stern Auditorium as featured, invited soloists in a celebration of Antonin Dvorak. Dr. Borowsky received her Bachelor’s degree from Towson University and holds master’s degrees from both the Peabody Institute of John Hopkins University and Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany. She completed her doctoral studies at the University of Maryland just before Covid hit. Dr. Borowsky serves as Co-Executive Director of the Intermuse Music Institute and Festival in Maryland and works as a cello-finder for Grace Albert Strings in Baltimore.

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