FRANK S. DODGE
Cellist Frank Dodge founded Spectrum Concerts Berlin in 1988 and in 2005 Spectrum Concerts Berlin-USA., Inc. He studied the cello with Aldo Parisot, Eberhard Finke, Pierre Fournier and Maurice Gendron and received a BM degree from the New England Conservatory of Music and a MMA degree from the Yale University Graduate School of Music. He has lived in Europe since 1982, performing with the Berlin Philharmonic and in the 1980s he was a member of the National Orchestra in Madrid and co-principal cellist of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Frank Dodge’s recordings with Spectrum Concerts Berlin released by Naxos include works by Ernő von Dohnányi, Robert Helps, John Harbison, two CDs of the music of Ernst Toch and of Stanley Walden. Support for Frank Dodge’s undertakings has come from sources including the Martha Baird Rockefeller Fund for Music, Inc., the Ernst von Siemens Foundation, the Aaron Copland Fund, the Robert Helps Music trust, the Körber Foundation, the Koussevitzky Music Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He also received fellowships from the Frank Huntington Beebe Foundation and Artist Individual Fellowships from the State of New Hampshire enabling him to further his work in Europe and in America.
He plays a cello by Antonio Casini made in 1676 in Modena and a cello by Jebran Yakoub dated 2010 from Cremona, Italy.