Guitarist Frank Koonce is acclaimed as a performer, teacher, and writer. His creative work includes an authoritative guitar edition of Bach's solo lute works and the world-premiere recording in English of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's "Platero and I" for narrator and guitar. Mr. Koonce directed the guitar program at Arizona State University from 1978-2018.
The performers....have put together a well thought out production, bringing their substantial talents
together to great effect....they have lavished attention on every detail and nuance of the score. Koonce is
especially effective in establishing a subtle and ever-changing emotive context for the text. His technical
facility more than meets the demands of the rigorous solo guitar part.