Vilde Frang, violin
Vilde is the recipient of the 2012 Credit Suisse Young Artists Award and made her debut with the Vienna Philharmonic under Bernard Haitink at the Lucerne Summer Music Festival in September 2012.
Noted particularly for her superb musical expression, as well as her well-developed virtuosity and musicality, Vilde Frang has established herself as one of the leading young violinists of her generation.
Highlights among her recent and forthcoming engagements include performances with Bayerischer Rundfunk Munich, Orchestre de Paris, Philharmonia, Sydney Symphony, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony and the Basel Kammerorchester, as well as a major US tour with the St Petersburg Philharmonic and Yuri Temirkanov.
She appears as a recitalist and chamber musician at festivals in Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Rheingau, Lockenhaus, Gstaad, Verbier and Lucerne. Amongst her collaborators were Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Martha Argerich, Julian Rachlin, Leif Ove Andnes and Maxim Vengerov, and together with Anne-Sophie Mutter she has toured in Europe and the US, playing Bach's Double Concerto with Camerata Salzburg. The 13/14 season will see an extensive recital tour with her recital partner, Michail Lifits including performances in London, Geneva, Amsterdam and Milan. This also includes a residency focussing on the Mozart Violin Sonatas at the Park Avenue Armory in New York.
Vilde is an exclusive Warner Artist and her recordings have received high praise from critics and audiences alike. Her concerto recording debut received the Edison Klassiek Award, and a Classic BRIT Award for Best Newcomer. Her recital disc was equally praised, and was selected as "Editor's Choice" by Classic FM Magazine and "Diapason d'Or" by Diapason Magazine as well as being awarded the Echo Klassik Award. Her most recent release, featuring concertos by Tchaikovsky and Carl Nielsen received the Deutsche Schallplattenpreis and was named Editor's Choice by Gramophone Magazine.
Born in 1986 in Norway, Vilde has studied at the Barratt Due Music Institute in Oslo, with Kolja Blacher at Musikhochschule Hamburg and Ana Chumachenco at the Kronberg Academy. She plays the 1709 ‘Engleman’ Stradivari, lent by Nippon Music Foundation.