Frank Scheuerle

had gained a diploma in engineering, he studied the mandolin with Keith David Harris and the guitar with Jörg Wagner at the Music University of Heidelberg-Mannheim. He has 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, made various radio and television recordings, and in 1999 he was soloist on a CD-recording with the Plucked String Orchestra of the Municipality of Patras (Greece).
Frank Scheuerle has also recorded four CDs of his own, containing practically the entire repertoire for the combination flute and mandolin.
At the present time he teaches mandolin and guitar at the Music Academy of Villingen-Schwenningen and at several music schools in southern Baden. He works regularly as tutor at courses run by the German Plucked String Federation (BDZ) and the Lanarkshire Guitar and Mandolin Association, Scotland. Apart from this he directs the Plucked String Orchestra of Villingen-Schwenningen, the Plucked String Orchestra of Schramberg and now and then the Plucked String Ensemble of Tokyo.
He composes for the mandolin and publishes with several firms. Composers like the Korean Seungwoo Paik and the Briton Julian Dawes have written pieces for him.