Frances Grace Borowsky

Cellist and Pedagogue

“She began with three movements from the Bach third solo-suite in which she impressively demonstrated her artistic excellency and high level of musicality most impressively. Oozing overall confidence and with sovereignty, she played with a superbly juicy tone, rich in resonance, with a dance-like swing and full of spirit. Particularly masterful was her performance of Hindemith’s cello-sonata, achieving creative maturity in the very challenging work, which is totally unusual for her young age. Very courageous and with a grip full of relish she made music, marvelously colorful and with deep expression as well as with a compelling temperament. With relish there followed celebrated fireworks with David Popper’s “Hungarian Rhapsody.”  

–Heidelberg Rhein-Neckar Zeitung, Germany

Frances Borowsky, cello, grew up in an exceptionally musical family with a cellist mother, pianist sister, and violinist brother. This environment honed her love for solo and chamber music performance. Together with her family, Frances has performed more than 400 concerts 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. In December 2018, Frances performed together with her sister, Elizabeth, at Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium as a featured, invited soloist in a celebration of Antonin Dvorak’s contributions to America. Frances’ major mentors have been Cecylia Barczyk, Amit Peled, Eric Kutz, and Alexander Huelshoff. She graduated 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 DMA at the University of Maryland in 2019 and serves as Executive Director of the Intermuse Music Institute and Festival in Maryland, a summer chamber music program for high school and college students. She is on the faculty of Lebanon Valley College, Elizabethtown College, and the Community College of Baltimore County, and teaches privately in Baltimore. Frances works as the passionate cello-finder of her shop, Grace Albert Strings in Baltimore, helping cellists along the East Coast find their ideal match.