Vilde Frang

Vilde Frang


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

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 Vilde made her acclaimed debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker under Sir Simon Rattle and returned during the 2017-18 season for subscription concerts at the Berlin Philharmonie and at Baden Baden Easter Festival with Ivan Fischer.

During the 2021-22 season, Vilde will be Artist in Residence with the Royal Stockholm Phiharmonic Orchestra, apprearing with the orchestra twice during the season and in recital with pianist, Denis Kozhukin. She will also be a Focus Artist with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich. That season also sees engagements with the Wiener Symphoniker at the Musikverien and on tour, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Centre and on tour in Korea, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester and a return to the Los Angeles Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony orchestras.

Highlights of recent seasons have included engagements with London Symphony Orchestra, Concertgebouw Orchestra,

Orchestre de Paris, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Staatskspelle Dresden, Oslo Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchester and in North America with the Cleveland Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony and her debut at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival in New York.

Vilde has enjoyed collaborations with conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Bernard Haitink, Herbert Blomstedt, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mariss Jansons, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Ivan Fischer, Sakari Oramo, Jakub Hrůša, Vladimir Jurowski, Manfred Honeck, Mirga GražinytėTyla, Daniel Harding, Valery Gergiev, David Zinman, Antonio Pappano, Lahav Shani, Paavo Järvi and Yuri Temirkanov.

Vilde regularly appears at the Lucerne Festival and BBC Proms in London and is a keen chamber musician, regularly appearing at festivals in Verbier, Lockenhaus, George Enescu Festival, Salzburg Festival and the Prague Spring Music Festival. As of 2020, Vilde is also a member of the Artistic Board of the Oslo Chamber 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 in North America 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, including the Edison Klassiek Award, “Diapason d’Or” by Diapason Magazine, Deutsche Schallplattenpreis, Grand Prix du Disque and a Gramophone Award .

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 performs on a 1734 Guarneri del Gesu, generously loaned to her by a European benefactor.

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