Gabriela Lena Frank
September 26, 1972 –
Gabriela Lena Frank is a concert pianist and award-winning composer who has written works for major artists including Yo-Yo Ma, as well as some of the world’s best chamber groups and orchestras. Her mother was from Peruvian/Chinese descent and her father from Lithuanian/Jewish descent. This multi-cultural heritage has influenced many of her compositions. She also finds inspiration in the works of Bela Bartok and Alberto Ginastera, as well as Latin-American folklore.