Vilde Frang

In 2012 Vilde Frang was unanimously awarded the Credit Suisse Young Artists Award which led to her debut with the Wiener Philharmoniker under Bernard Haitink at the Lucerne Festival.

Her profound musicianship and exceptional lyricism has elevated her as one of the leading and most individual violinists of her generation. She continues to appear regulary with the world’s leading orchestras including the Berliner Philharmoniker, Concertgbouw Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Budapest Festival Orchestra and Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Highlights of the current season include return visits to the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunk, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Concertgebouw Orchestra and Berliner Philharmoniker plus her debut with Orchestra dell’ Accademia di Santa Cecilia. She also embarks on international tours with the Bayerische Staatsorchester and Vladimir Jurowski, Basel Kammerorchester conducted by Philippe Herreweghe, and B’rock Orchester, plus she is Artist in Residence at Radio France, appearing in Paris throughout the season with both the Orchestre National de France, and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.

Vilde has enjoyed collaborations with conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Bernard Haitink, Herbert Blomstedt, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mariss Jansons, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Ivan Fischer, Maxim Emelyanychev, Jakub Hrůša, Vladimir Jurowski, Manfred Honeck, Teodor Currentzis, Daniel Harding, Antonio Pappano, Lahav Shani, Paavo Järvi and Yuri Temirkanov.

A keen and prominent chamber musician, Vilde regularly appears at the Lucerne Festival, BBC Proms in London, fesitvals in Verbier, Lockenhaus, George Enescu Festival, Salzburg Festival and the Prague Spring Music Festival. She also appears regularly in recital at the Carnegie Hall, Concertgebouw, Vienna Musikverein, Philharmonie Berlin, Wigmore Hall, Tonhalle Zurich and the Bozar in Brussels, as well in North America as part of the Vancouver Recital Series, Boston Celebrity Series and San Francisco Performances.

Vilde Frang is an exclusive Warner Classics artist and her recordings have received numerous awards, including the Edison Klassiek Award, “Diapason d’Or” by Diapason Magazine, Deutsche Schallplattenpreis, Grand Prix du Disque and two Gramophone Awards.

Born in Norway, Vilde was engaged by Mariss Jansons at the age of twelve to debut with Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. She studied at Barratt Due Musikkinstitutt in Oslo, with Kolja Blacher at Musikhochschule Hamburg and Ana Humachenco at the Kronberg Academy.

Vilde performs on a 1734 Guarneri del Gesu, generously loaned to her by a European benefactor.


September 2023

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