Born in Norway in 1986, 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 Frang was unanimously awarded the Credit Suisse Young Artist Award in 2012 and made her debut with the Vienna Philharmonic under Bernard Haitink at the Lucerne Festival.
Highlights among her recent and forthcoming solo engagements include performances with Berlin Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, London Symphony, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Sydney Symphony and the NHK Symphony in Tokyo, with conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Manfred Honeck, Mariss Jansons, Herbert Blomstedt, Daniel Harding, Vladimir Jurowski, Christoph Eschenbach, David Zinman, Leonard Slatkin, Esa Pekka Salonen, Yuri Temirkanov and Sir Simon Rattle.
She regularly appears at festivals in Salzburg, Verbier, Lucerne, London Proms, Rheingau, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Lockenhaus, Prague Spring Music Festival and George Enescu Festival Bucharest. As soloist and in recital, Vilde has performed at venues such as the Concertgebouw, Musikverein, Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Tonhalle Zurich, Bozar Brussels, Rudolfinum, Tchaikovsky Hall, in Vancouver Recital Series, Boston Celebrity Series, San Francisco Performances, and at Carnegie Hall.
Vilde Frang is an exclusive Warner Classics artist and her recordings have received numerous awards, including the Edison Klassiek Award, Deutsche Schallplattenpreis, Diapason d'Or and a Gramophone Award.
Vilde Frang performs on a Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume from 1864.