Études d\'exécution transcendante | Albert Frantz | TEDxAmRing
Albert Frantz began piano studies at the unusual age of seventeen—years after a childhood teacher proclaimed he would never be able to play piano. Under the tutelage of Steven H. Smith at Penn State University, he won local, state and national piano competitions. As a Fulbright Fellow in Vienna, he studied with Roland Batik at Konservatorium Wien. In Vienna, he studied most intensively with Paul Badura-Skoda, as well as with Carlo Grante and Sally Sargent. Albert records for the Gramola label and is a Bösendorfer Artist. He is also a popular speaker and the president of Vienna Toastmasters. Albert is also an avid amateur athlete whose passions include running marathons and racing cars, and he is currently training for his first Ironman triathlon.