Vilde Frang VIOLIN

Recognised worldwide for her unique interpretations and virtuosity, Vilde Frang continues to develop into one of the most sought after young violinists on the concert platform.

In 2012 she was unanimously awarded the Credit Suisse Young Artists Award which led to her acclaimed debut with the Wiener Philharmoniker under Bernard Haitink at the Lucerne Festival. Regularly appearing with the leading orchestras, her recent highlights have included performances with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchester, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunk, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Wiener Symphoniker, Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Orchestre de Paris. In August 2013, she made her debut at the BBC Proms and has presented a number of highly successful chamber projects at the Salzburg Festival. In May 2016 she made her debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker under Sir Simon Rattle as part of their Europa Konzert, and summer 2016 saw an extensive residency at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

The 2016-17 season includes her debut with the Münchner Philharmoniker and Valery Gergiev, plus engagements with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and Paavo Järvi, a tour to Asia with the Gurzenich-Orchester and François-Xavier Roth, Dallas Symphony with Hrůša and a return to the Orchestre de Paris. Vilde will also be returning to the Lucerne Festival with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchester and Herbert Blomstedt.

She has enjoyed collaborations with conductors including Simon Rattle, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Mariss Jansons, Ivan Fischer, David Zinman, Daniel Harding, Neeme Järvi, Vladimir Jurowski, Vasily Petrenko, Jakub Hrusa, Paavo Järvi, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Yuri Temirkanov.

A keen chamber musician, Vilde regularly appears at festivals in Salzburg, Verbier, Lucerne, London Proms, Rheingau, Lockenhaus, George Enescu Festival and the Prague Spring Music Festival. Vilde appears regularly in recital at Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw, Vienna Musikverein, Philharmonie Berlin, Wigmore Hall, Tonhalle Zurich and the Bozar, as well 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. She is the recipient of the Edison Klassiek Award, Classic BRIT Award, “Diapason d’Or” by Diapason Magazine, Deutsche Schallplattenpreis and Echo Klassik Award. As well as being nominated for "Artist of the Year", Vilde also won an award in the highly-competitive Concerto category for her recording of the Britten and Korngold Violin Concertos at this year's Gramophone Awards.

Born in Norway in 1986, 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.