A Composer of the 21st Century
John Franek (b.1996) is a composer and pianist whose compositions “demonstrate a craftsmanship of a composer far beyond his years.” (Dr. J.A. Kawarsky, Professor of Theory & Composition)
John has had premieres of his own works performed in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, with notable premieres in locations such as in New York City, Philadelphia, London, Quito, Paris, Havana, Krasnoyarsk, Olomouç, Rome and Tashkent (among others). Among these performances he has had his worked performed by ensembles such as The Siberian State Symphony Orchestra, The Moravian Philharmonic, and the Lontano ensemble as it currently looking forward to premieres later this year with the Borromeo String Quartet, Trio Immersio, Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra and the Janaček Symphony Orchestra.
As a sought after performer, John has personally performed on three continents and has given concerts throughout the United States. An avid researcher and performer of Mozart, he recently toured his “Franek & Mozart” lecture-concert and is currently working on a Mozart book for popular audiences. His most recent album Purely Mozart demonstrates his particular love of Mozart: “John Franek's affinity for Mozart is evinced in his brilliant, subtly-shaded playing which brings forth the composer's work in all of its multivalent sparkle and darkness.” (Scott Hawkinson, Double V Digital Recordings)
John has benefited from the private composition and piano instruction of Phyllis Lehrer, Jay Kawarsky, Silvina Milstein and Edward Nesbit.
He currently runs his own publishing company, LiveWire Music Editions, as well as his own record label and music platform, Aphoria Music, and is also published by various other publishing houses.