Vilde Frang’s profound musicianship and exceptional lyricism has elevated her as one of the leading and most individual young artists.
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.
Regularly appearing with the world’s leading orchestras, in 2016 Vilde made her acclaimed debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker under Sir Simon Rattle as part of their Europa Konzert and retuned during the 17-18 season for her subscription concerts at the Philharmonie and at the Baden Baden Easter Festival with Ivan Fischer. Other recent highlights have included performances with the Concertgebouw Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunk, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Munich Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris and Orchestra Mozart.
She has enjoyed collaborations with conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Bernard Haitink, Herbert Blomstedt, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mariss Jansons, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Ivan Fischer, Sakari Oramo, Vladimir Jurowski, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Daniel Harding, Valery Gergiev, David Zinman, Leonard Slatkin, Neeme Järvi, Paavo Järvi and Yuri Temirkanov.
The 2018-19 season will include two extensive European tours with the Deutsche Symphonie Orchester Berlin with Robin Ticciati and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg with Gustavo Gimeno, plus engagements with San Francisco Symphony, Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Bamberger Symphoniker, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchester, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and Seoul Philharmonic.
Vilde continues to have a close association with the Salzburg Festival where she appears regularly as soloist and chamber musician and returned in 2018 for concerts with the Mozarteum Orchester with Giovanni Antonini. Other highlights of this summer have included a return to the Gstaad Festival with the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala under Christoph Eschenbach and an extensive line up of concerts at the Verbier Festival. She has appeared at the BBC Proms twice and recently returned to the Lucerne Festival with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchester under Herbert Blomstedt.
A keen chamber musician, Vilde regularly appears at festivals in Rheingau, Lockenhaus, George Enescu 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.
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 the Echo Klassik Award. She also received a Gramophone Award in the Concerto category for her recording of Korngold’s Violin Concerto and Britten’s Violin Concerto.
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 1864.