Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang is one of the leading international musicians of her generation, distinguished by her effortless virtuosity, penetrating musicality and exceptional lyricism.
Her career skyrocketed after 2012 after earning the Credit Suisse Young Artist Award, followed by her debut with the Vienna Philharmonic under Bernard Haitnik at the Lucerne Festival. Since then, she has performed regularly with the world’s leading orchestras. In 2016 she made her debut with the Berlin Philharmonic under the direction of Sir Simon Rattle as part of their traditional high-profile European Concert, followed by further performances with the orchestra at the Philharmonie Berlin and guest appearances with conductor Iván Fischer at the Easter Festival in Baden Baden. Recent engagements have included those with the San Francisco and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras, the Munich and Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestras, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, as well as tours with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra.
Other notable appearances include concerts with the Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Budapest Festival Orchestra under the direction of Mark Elder. She will also perform in her hometown of Oslo with conductors Vasily Petrenko and Herbert Blomstedt.
Vilde Frang is a dedicated chamber musician as well and has performed in chamber groups at festivals in Rheingau and Lockenhaus, at the George Enescu Festival in Bucharest, and at the Salzburg and Prague Spring Festivals. She has given recitals at Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw, the Vienna Musikverein, the Philharmonie Berlin, Wigmore Hall, Tonhalle in Zurich and the Bozar in Brussels. Together with Lawrence Power and Nicolas Altstaedt, she will perform at the International Chamber Music Cycle at the Southbank Center in London, the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg and at the Concertgebouw.
Vilde Frang records exclusively for Warner Classics and has earned numerous accolades for her recordings, including the classic BRIT award, Diapason d’Or, Grand Prix du Disque, the Deutsche Schallplattenpreis and the Echo music prize, as well as a Gramophone Award for her recording of concertos by Korngold and Britten.