Peter Frankl made his name on the international circuit as a young pianist in the 1960s. Following his London debut in 1962 and his New York debut with the Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell in 1967, he has been performing with orchestras all over the world, such as Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Los Angeles, Berlin Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Orchestre de Paris, Israel Philharmonic, Budapest Festival Orchestra and many more. He has appeared with conductors like Abbado, Barbirolli, Blomstedt, Boulez, Chailly, Davis, Dorati, Fischer, Haitink, Maazel, Muti, Solti and many others.
His many tours have taken him to Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Brazil, playing with orchestras, in recitals and chamber music concerts. He has appeared over twenty times at London’s BBC Promenade Concerts and has been a frequent participant at the Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Aldeburgh, Verbier, Naantali and Casals Festivals in Europe. Among the highlights of his Edinburgh Festival appearances were his performance of the Britten Concerto under the baton of the composer and an opening televised concert with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Muti. Another special occasion was when he performed at the Enescu Festival in Bucharest with Yehudi Menuhin conducting the Budapest Festival Orchestra at one of his very last concerts.
In the USA, Peter Frankl has been regular guest-artist at summer festivals in Aspen, Chautauqua, Hollywood Bowl, Marlboro, Norfolk, Ravinia, Santa Fé and Yellow Barn. The Frankl-Pauk-Kirshbaum Trio travelled the world over 25 years and he has often performed with string quartets like the Amadeus, Artis, Bartok, Borodin, Brentano, Fine Arts, Guarneri, Lindsay, Takacs, Tokyo and Vermeer. He has given master classes in London, Budapest, Berlin, Madrid, Beijing, Hong Kong and Seoul.