Frank Scheuerle

After qualifying as an engineer, Frank Scheuerle studied the mandolin with Keith David Harris and the guitar with Joerg Wagner at the Music University of Heidelberg-Mannheim. He holds a teaching diploma for both these instruments, and in 1998 he got top marks for the performance examination on the mandolin.
He has undertaken numerous concert tours to Japan, Australia, North America and within Europe in the various guises of orchestral player, chamber musician, soloist and conductor.
He has played under conductors like Peter Eötvös, Heinz Holliger, Walter Nussbaum, Sebastian Tewinkel, Johannes Kalitzke, Peter Hirsch, Daniele Gatti and Michail Jurowski, and made various radio and television recordings.
In 1999 he was soloist in the mandolin concerto by Antonius Streichardt on a CD with the Plucked String Orchestra of the Municipality of Patras (Greece), and in 2011 he played the solo mandolin in the recording of the "Concerto for 8" by Roberto Gerhard with the Collegium Novum, Zurich.
Further recordings by Frank Scheuerle include two CDs containing practically the entire repertoire for the combination flute and mandolin, and two with solo music for various plucked string instruments.
He frequently plays the mandolin, guitar and banjo at the Opera House of Zurich and the Theatre in Freiburg.
He spent a year as Teacher in Residence in Greece and worked with the Lanarkshire Guitar and Mandolin Association in Scotland. He is a popular tutor at courses of the German Plucked String Federation (BDZ).
He currently teaches mandolin and guitar at the Music Academy of Villingen-Schwenningen and the music school in Schramberg.
He directs the plucked string orchestras of Villingen-Schwenningen, Schramberg and Hardt and the Wuerttemberg Plucked String Orchestra, and from time to time the Plucked String Ensemble of Tokyo.
He composes for the mandolin and publishes with several firms. Prominent composers like the Korean, Seungwoo Paik, and the Briton, Julian Dawes, have written for him.