Aryeh Frankfurter's musical endeavors began at the age of three when he
undertook classical training on the violin. His progress enabled him to study
under various master violinists, including concert master of the Chicago
Symphony, Harold Ayres. By the age of twelve Aryeh was already being accepted
into various university level orchestras, including a Northridge College music
program and accredited courses in the University of Southern California summer
institutes held in Idyllwild, California. He participated both as a violinist
and violist in a series of chamber music ensembles under the tutelage of
internationally renown cellist, Bonnie Hampton, pianist Nathan Schwartz,
teachers at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and the late violinist Ann
Crowden of the Crowden School of music in Berkeley, CA.
From an early age Aryeh's musical development led him to explore various ethnic
and international musical genres, particularly Celtic folk music. At the age of
fifteen, Aryeh was introduced to the Celtic harp, an instrument which then
become the focal point of his musical inspiration and expression. Over the
interceding years Aryeh taught himself to play a variety of instruments
including electric violin, viola, cello, guitar, cittern, mandolin, lap dulcimer
and hammered dulcimer, bowed and plucked psaltry, penny whistle, baroque flute,
recorder, percussion. Since 2006, his main focal instrument has been the unusual
Swedish Nyckelharpa or keyed fiddle.
In 1994, after leaving a doctoral program in philosophy, Aryeh began his career
as a recording and performance artist. As of 2013, he has well over several
dozen albums on which he has been as a soloist or a primary musician and has
been a contributor in composition, arrangement, performance and production of
He currently pursues a career as a full time freelance musician performing
widely throughout the San Francisco/Bay Area region of California and abroad.
While his main venues continue to be public engagements at various fairs and
festivals throughout the State, his engagements have included performing
privately for HRH Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall to the CEOs of Bechtel
Corporation. He has performed on major stages throughout the world and he had
been tapped often by major talent agencies such as Boris Goldmund, TEC
Entertainment, and Bayside Distribution among many others.
He has performed in countless concerts large and small, including a seated
audience of 3400 in the outdoor amphitheater Dalhalla in Sweden where he shared
the stage with the likes of Boys of the Lough and Dervish in 2001. Other notable
appearances have included, Harpcon 2000 held in Monterey, California as well as
Montana, Sylvia Wood's Harp Center in 2006, and the Dusty Strings in 2005. He
has performed internationally in Sweden's oldest and largest music festival
Musik Vid Siljan and impromptu performances at the Falun Musical Festival in the
summer of 1996 and performed for the Bay Area Annual Festival of Harps in 2003,
2005 and 2006. He has performed on numerous stages with such notably acclaimed
musicians as Lisa Lynne, Patrick Ball and Windham Hill artists, Barbara Higbie
and Liz Story. His music has been heard national and internationally, and he has
been a featured artist on the PRI syndicated radio program Echoes (PRI) on which
his album made it to #4 on the radio charts.
In addition to his career as a Celtic harper, Aryeh has explored a wide range of
musical styles utilizing all his multi-instrumental capabilities. He has
collaborated with a wide variety of musicians and music producers from the
progressive rock and roll band with Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne, Jon Anderson of
Yes fame, film and TV soundtrack composer Jame Dunlap, Azigza, Medieval
Sephardic Musician Lauren Pomerantz, modern Rai singer MC Rai, the psychedelic
space-rock peformance artist Gilli Smythe,'Tribal Trance Druidic Dance' music of
Land of the Blind, the harp pop-jazz stylings of Verlene Shermer to the Hip
Hop/Rap albums produced by Million Dollar Dream to name just a few.
Aryeh currently colloborates extensively with his partner and colleague, Windham
Hill artist and Billboard Chart topping harpist and composer, Lisa Lynne.
Primarily Aryeh is the father of his son, Abraham whose passion lies in the art
of acting, music and literature.
You can find out more about Aryeh on his 크레이지슬롯 사이트website.
크레이지슬롯 사이트Aurora of the Northern Harp
Harp Songs of the Midnight Sun
In Their Footsteps
In the Moon of Wintertime
Sounds of the Season
A Step in Time
The Twisting of the Rope