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. In 2016, she made her acclaimed debut with the Berlin Philharmonic under Sir Simon Rattle as part of their Europa Konzert and she returns during the 2017/18 season for her subscription debut at the Philharmonie, as well as concerts at the Baden Baden Easter Festival with Iván Fischer.
She appears regularly with the leading orchestras; recent highlights have included performances with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchester, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunk, Dallas Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, Wiener Symphoniker, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, and Orchestre de Paris.
The 2017/18 season will mark her debuts with the Concertgebouw Orchestra under Trevor Pinnock, Los Angeles Philharmonic under Esa-Pekka Salonen, Pittsburgh Symphony under Osmo Vänskä, and Orchestra Mozart under Bernard Haitink. She will also tour Germany and Switzerland with the City of Birmingham Symphony and BBC Symphony orchestras, as well as having return engagements with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, and the Philharmonia Orchestra at London’s Southbank Centre.
In August 2013, she made her debut at the BBC Proms and presented a number of highly successful chamber projects at the Salzburg Festival. In summer 2016, she undertook an extensive residency at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and returned 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, Vladimir Jurowski, Daniel Harding, Valery Gergiev, David Zinman, Leonard Slatkin, Neeme Järvi, Paavo Järvi, and Yuri Temirkanov.
A keen chamber musician, Vilde is heard regularly at festivals in Salzburg, Verbier, Lucerne, Rheingau, Lockenhaus, George Enescu Festival, at the Prague Spring Music Festival, and the London Proms. She appears frequently in recital at the Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw, Vienna Musikverein, Philharmonie Berlin, Wigmore Hall, Tonhalle Zurich, and the Bozar in Brussels, as well as taking part in 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. She received a Gramophone Award in the Concerto category for her recording of Korngold’s Violin Concerto and Britten’s Violin Concerto.
Born in Norway in 1986, Vilde was engaged by Mariss Jansons at the age of 12 to debut with the 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 worked with Mitsuko Uchida as a 2007 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship winner and held a scholarship from the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation in 2003-2009.
Vilde Frang performs on a Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume instrument from 1864.