On August 4th, 2017 John Franek has his South American debut at La Casa de la Música in Quito, Ecuador.  John performed works by Bach and Mozart and also premiered his Piano Sonata in One Movement.  John also had the honor of sharing the concert with Alex Alarcón Fabre (pianist/accompanist) and Andrea Salazar (Mezzo Soprano), who also performed his setting of Poema 12 from 20 Poemas de Amor y Una Canción Desesperada by Pablo Neruda.