Vilde Frang

2012 Credit Suisse Young Artists Award, concert with the Vienna Philharmonic under Bernard Haitink at the Lucerne Festival. 2016 acclaimed debut with the Berlin Philharmonic under Sir Simon Rattle, 2017/2018 again in Berlin and at the Baden-Baden Easter Festival under Ivan Fischer. 2021/2022 Artist in Residence with the Royal Stockholm Phiharmonic Orchestra, Focus Artist with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, engagements with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra with a concert at the Musikverein and on tour, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Centre and on tour in Korea, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, and a return to the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.

Born in Norway, violinist Vilde Frang was engaged by Mariss Jansons at the age of twelve and made her debut with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. She studied at the Barratt Due Musikkinstitutt in Oslo, with Kolja Blacher at the Musikhochschule Hamburg and with Ana Chumachenco at the Kronberg Academy. As a Borletti-Buitoni Trust scholarship holder, she worked with Mitsuko Uchida in 2007 and was an Anne Sophie Mutter Foundation scholarship holder from 2003 to 2009.

Since then, Vilde Frang has become one of the most sought-after violinists of our time, appearing in music centres worldwide with the most renowned artistic partners. She will be performing at the RSB for the first time in 2022. An avid chamber musician, she performs regularly at festivals in Verbier, Lockenhaus, Bucharest, Salzburg and Pragauf. In 2020 she was appointed to the artistic advisory board of the Oslo Chamber Music Festival.

Her recordings have won numerous awards, including Edison Klassiek Award, “Diapason d’Or”, German Record Award, Grand Prix du Disque and Gramophone Award.

Vilde Frang plays on a Guarneri del Gesu from 1734, generously made available to her by a European sponsor.