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Vilde Frang

Vilde Frang

About this Artist

Vilde Frang’s profound musicianship and exceptional lyricism has elevated her as one of the leading and most individual violinists of her generation. In 2012 she 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. In 2016 Vilde made her acclaimed debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker under Sir Simon Rattle as part of their Europa Konzert and returned during the 2017-18 season for subscription concerts at the Berlin Philharmonie and at the Baden Baden Easter Festival with Ivan Fischer.

The 2020-21 season includes highly anticipated debuts with the Chicago Symphony and Israel Philharmonic orchestras, as well as return visits to the Budapest Festival Orchestra with Ivan Fischer, a Swiss tour with Les Siècles and François-Xavier Roth, Munich Philharmonic with Fabio Luisi, Staatskapelle Dresden with Herbert Blomstedt and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe with Sir Simon Rattle. Highlights of recent seasons have included engagements with London Symphony Orchestra, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Orchestre de Paris, Oslo Philharmonic, Leipzg Gewandhaus Orchester and in North America with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony and her debut at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival in New York.

Vilde has enjoyed collaborations with conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Bernard Haitink, Herbert Blomstedt, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mariss Jansons, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Ivan Fischer, Sakari Oramo, Jakub Hrůša, Vladimir Jurowski, Manfred Honeck, Mirga GražinytėTyla, Daniel Harding, Valery Gergiev, David Zinman, Antonio Pappano, Lahav Shani, Paavo Järvi and Yuri Temirkanov.

During the summer of 2019, she made a triumphant return to the Lucerne Festival with the Rotterdam Philharmonic under Lahav Shani and continues to appear regulary at the BBC Proms in London. A keen chamber musician, Vilde regularly appears at festivals in Rheingau, Lockenhaus, George Enescu Festival, Salzburg Festival and the Prague Spring Music Festival. She appears regularly in recital at the Carnegie Hall, Concertgebouw, Vienna Musikverein, Philharmonie Berlin, Wigmore Hall, Tonhalle Zurich and the Bozar in Brussels, as well as part of the Vancouver Recital Series, Boston Celebrity Series and San Francisco Performances. The current season will see a cycle of Beethoven trios in Amsterdam, Hamburg, Moscow and in Paris at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees with Lawrence Power and Nicolas Alstaedt.

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 a Gramophone Award .

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 Chumachenco at the Kronberg Academy. She has also worked with Mitsuko Uchida as a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship winner 2007, and was a scholarship-holder 2003-2009 in the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation.

Vilde Frang performs on a Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume from 1866.