Frank studied the violin with Rudolph Botta from the age of twelve. After taking a degree in History and a research degree in American Studies at Manchester University, he began a career in lecturing. He is currently Head of American Studies at Liverpool Hope University College. Frank plays in theatre shows and chamber groups and frequently helps at orchestral concerts throughout the North-West region. He was appointed Leader of the Manchester Beethoven Orchestra in 1991 and is now their Musical Director. Up to 2004, Frank was Sub-leader of the Gorton Philharmonic Orchestra.