Frank Corliss


Frank Corliss is the director of the Bard College Conservatory of Music. Before coming to Bard, he was for many years the director of music at the Walnut Hill School and a staff pianist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. A frequent performer on the Boston Symphony Prelude Concert series, he also performs throughout the United States as a chamber musician and collaborative pianist. In addition to his duties at the BSO and Walnut Hill, he has worked as a musical assistant for Yo-Yo Ma and has assisted Ma in the musical preparation of many new works for performance and recording, including concertos by Elliot Carter, Richard Danielpour, Tan Dun, John Harbison, Leon Kirchner, Peter Lieberson, Christopher Rouse, and John Williams. He can be heard in recording on Yo-Yo Ma’s Grammy-winning Sony disc Soul of the Tango, as well as the Koch International disc of music by Elliott Carter for chorus and piano with the John Oliver Chorale.


Frank Corliss performed with The Orchestra Now on March 20, 2021.


Bio: March 2021