Hall of Fame – 1983
Frank Kucera (1898-1982) was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia and began learning the violin at the age of six. As a young man, he continued his lessons in Chicago, Illinois. He was a concert violinist at the age of 18 when he decided to select a “man’s instrument” the concertina.
Frank became a proficient concertina musician in no time. He played many functions and recorded many songs in Chicago. He moved to El Monte, California. Frank was a concertina teacher and owned five concertinas.
One of Frank’s final requests was to donate one of his five concertinas to the World Concertina Congress archives.