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The Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang was born in Oslo in 1986. She studied from 1993 to 2002 at the Barratt Due Music Institute in her native city, then continued her training with Kolja Blacher in Hamburg and with Ana Chumachenco at the Kronberg Academy. As a recipient of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation scholarship, she had the opportunity to tour Europe and the United States with the famous virtuosa several times. Frang began her solo career at the age of ten, when she made her debut with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra; a year later, she appeared with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra under Mariss Jansons. In 2012 she won the Credit Suisse Young Artist Award and performed with the Vienna Philharmonic and Bernard Haitink at LUCERNE FESTIVAL. In 2016 she made her debut with the Berlin Philharmonic under Sir Simon Rattle when the ensemble engaged her for its European Concert. In addition, Frang has performed with many other leading international orchestras, including the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris, and the Munich Philharmonic. In the 2018-19 season, she appeared with the San Francisco and Pittsburgh Symphonies, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, and the Orchestre National de France. As a chamber musician, Vilde Frang performed last season with Nicolas Altstaedt, Bertrand Chama-
you, Sol Gabetta, and Michail Lifits. Her discography to date includes eight CDs, which have garnered many awards. In 2018 she received the Diapason d’or de l’année for her most recent recording, which is an account of Bartók’s First Violin Concerto and Enescu’s Octet. She plays a violin built by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume in 1864.
LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 15 September 2009, as part of the Debut series, when she played works by Schubert, Strauss, and Sibelius