Since making her debut at the age of twelve with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Mariss Jansons, Vilde Frang has established herself as one of the leading violinists of her generation. The young Norwegian violinist has garnered wide acclaim for her fascinating natural musicality.
After winning the 2012 Credit Suisse Young Artist Award, she was invited to make her first appearance with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Bernard Haitink, at the Lucerne Festival. Recent high points include her first performance with the Munich Philharmonic conducted by Valery Gergiev and the ‘Europa Konzert’, recorded live, with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Sir Simon Rattle.
As a chamber musician, Frang has made guest appearances at the festivals of Salzburg, Verbier and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and at such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Musikverein in Vienna and the Concertgebouw. She is an exclusive Warner Classics artist, and her five recordings to date have won a number of prizes.
Frang studied with Kolja Blacher at the Musikhochschule Hamburg and with Ana Chumachenco at the Kronberg Academy, and received coachings from Mitsuko Uchida (as part of her Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship) and Anne-Sophie Mutter. She performs on an 1866 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume.
Frang is making her first appearance with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in the 2017–18 season.