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Frances Borowsky, Cello

Cellist Frances Borowsky has performed in over thirty countries throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, in major venues such as the Kennedy Center, Kimmel Center, and Penderecki European Music Centre. She has been featured as soloist with the Tianjin Symphony Orchestra, Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra, Polish Youth Symphony, Alexandria Symphony Orchestra and the Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra. A native of Baltimore, she grew up in an exceptionally musical family and thus honed her love for solo and chamber music performance. Together with her siblings, Frances 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. In December 2018, Frances performed together with her sister, Elizabeth, at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium as featured, invited soloists in a celebration of Antonin Dvorak. Frances’ major mentors have been Cecylia Barczyk, Amit Peled, and Eric Kutz. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Towson University at age 18, and holds masters degrees from both the Peabody Institute of John Hopkins University, and Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany. Frances completed her doctoral studies at University of Maryland this past December. She serves as Co-Executive Director of the Intermuse Music Institute and Festival in Maryland, teaches cello at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania, and works as cello-finder for Grace Albert Strings.