BMus (Hons UQ), MPhil (Perf UQ), LMusA (AMEB), GDipMus (GU)
Frank started his musical education in Grade 3 primary school and has never stopped until now, the number of letters after his name – his academic qualification post-nominals – totalsalmost five times the number of letters in his actual name! This remarkable young man is an academic scholar, specialist instrumental educator, entrepreneur managing ‘Suave Sounds Music Entertainment’ and an events coordinator, and under the auspices of the Queensland Education Department, he now inspires some 170 students a week across a network of six primary and secondary schools!
It must all be in the genes. While no one in Frank’s family can read music or play an instrument, the proud family tradition records that his mother had a relative who was the present-day equivalent of a wedding singer. He would ride into a Hungarian village on a white horse and sing and play his guitar for days. Frank’s father has a great-great-great grandmother who was a singer who toured the country with a group of Tziganes – Hungarian gypsy musicians. So, while Frank undoubtedly carries brilliant genes, it must be said that they are somewhat slow moving!
Performing with and studying under some of the truly greats of the music world, Frank has played in: the Sydney Opera House; almost all Australian capitals; Amsterdam; France; Germany; Switzerland; Italy, the Albert Hall, London, and he most recently toured New Zealand in a production of ‘Oklahoma’ in 19 centres to sell-out audiences.
Frank’s enchanting first solo CD, Romance – A collection of Love Songs, is to be followed soon by a recording of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons with the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra.
Frank Fodor maintains that he does not believe in burning the candle at both ends – his philosophy is to throw the entire candle into the fire! In addition to his teaching and recording Frank is also much in demand for performing at private, corporate, hospitality, wedding and other celebrations and is passionate about playing on the Mountain he loves.
By Terry Holland