Vilde Frang’s profound musicianship and exceptional lyricism has elevated her as one of the leading and most individual young artists.”

Born in Oslo, Norway,  the  talented  Norwegian  violinist  VILDE  FRANG  began  playing  the  violin  by  the  Suzuki method at the age of four. She graduated from the Barratt Due Music Institute in Oslo, studied with Kolja Blacher at the Hamburg University of Music and with Anna Chumachenko at the Kronberg Academy. At the age of 10 she made her debut as soloist of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra. In 1998 she was introduced to Anne-Sophie Mutter, who became her mentor. Later, the Anne-Sophie Mutter Freundeskreis Stiftung supported her studies and provided the young performer with a master violin made by the French master Jean-Baptiste Guillaume.  The invitation by the renowned conductor Mariss Jansons to the 12-year-old violinist to make her debut with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra established her reputation as one of Scandinavia’s leading young soloists.

She frequently performs with orchestras such as the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Concertgebouw Orchestra – Amsterdam, and the Orchestre de Paris, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden, Oslo Philharmonic, Gewandhaus Orchestra – Leipzig, Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Prague Philharmonic, WDR Sinfonieorchester – Cologne, Konzerthausorchester – Berlin, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with conductors such as Andrew Manze, Donald Runnicles, Dennis Russell Davies, Mariss Janons, Adam Fischer, Sir Simon Rattle, Herbert Blomstedt, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Bernard Haitink, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Valery Gergiev, Antonio Pappano, Paavo Järvi, Yuri Temirkanov, Vassily Sinaisky, Gianandrea Noseda, Vladimir Jurowski to name a few.

Regularly appearing in the Lucerne and BBC Proms festivals, she is also an avid chamber musician, performing at the Verbier, Lockenhaus, George Enescu Festival, Salzburg Festival and the Prague Spring Music Festival. She has played with renowned musicians such as Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Martha Argerich, Julian Rachlin, Leif Ove Andsnes and Maxim Vengerov. Together with Anne-Sophie Mutter she has toured Europe and the USA, performing Bach’s Double Concerto with the Salzburg Camerata. From 2020 Vilde is also a member of the artistic board of the Oslo Chamber Music Festival.

Her debut recording as EMI Classics Young Artist of the Year 2010 was critically acclaimed worldwide and was named Best Classical Recording at the Norwegian Grammy Awards.She is the recipient of the Classic BRIT Award, “Diapason d’Or” by Diapason Magazine, Académie Charles Cros’ «Grand Prix du Disque», Deutsche Schallplattenpreis and the ECHO Klassik Award. Vilde Frang is an exclusive Warner Classics artist and her recordings have received numerous awards. She also received a Gramophone Award in the Concerto category for her recording of Korngold’s Violin Concerto and Britten’s Violin Concerto..

In the 2021-22 season, Vilde Frang will be Artist in Residence with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, also Artist in Focus with the Tonhalle Orchestra – Zurich.

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