Josh Frank is a sought-after musician in New York City with major classical ensembles as well as a composer and music producer for major corporations. His compositions with The Batteries Duo were featured on WNYC's “New Sounds,” hosted by John Schaefer.
As a member of The Batteries Duo, Josh composes and produces original electronic music with trumpeter and composer Gareth Flowers. Their first album released in July 2010 can be found on iTunes and CDBaby. Recent activities range from performances at Issue Project Room and Bargemusic, as well as masterclasses at The Juilliard School.
As a composer and producer, Josh has worked with Corcoran Sunshine Group and the Vornado Realty Trust, in addition to producing orchestral events for fashion companies such as Rock & Republic.
As an active freelance trumpet performer, Josh has performed with many ensembles such as the Metropolitan Opera, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Riverside Symphony, Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, Long Island Philharmonic, New Haven Symphony, New World Symphony, and the American Brass Quintet. For the past four summers, Josh has been performing and touring Japan as a soloist and trumpeter with the New York Symphonic Ensemble.
Josh is a member of The Knights and was a featured soloist and producer on New Worlds, an album on SONY Classical. Other Knights activities have included tours of Germany, performances at Caramoor with Yo-Yo Ma, as well as performances throughout NYC.
He has performed and recorded with prominent indie rock and pop artists such as Sufjan Stevens, David Byrne and St. Vincent, Boyz II Men, and Jonsi, as well as members of The National, and was often heard at Lincoln Center’s hit show, South Pacific.
As a Fellow at the prestigious Tanglewood Music Center, Josh was awarded the Andre Come Scholarship. He received his Bachelor’s degree from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Raymond Mase and Mark Gould. He completed his Master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music and received the John Clark Award.
Josh lives in Washington Heights with his wife, Nanae Mameuda-Frank.