Vilde Frang Plays Britten Violin Concerto

Conductor Matthew Halls
Violin Vilde Frang



L’Isola Disabitata Overture


Violin Concerto, Op 15


Symphony No 96 in D, “The Miracle”


Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes, Op 33a

Matthew Halls (Conductor)

Artistic Director, Oregon Bach Festival

Vilde Frang (Violin)

1986:             Born in Norway
1998:             Début with Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra under Mariss Jansons
2003-2009:  Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation Scholarship winner
2007:             Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, working with Mitsuko Uchida
2012:             Credit Suisse Young Artist Award and début with Vienna Philharmonic under Bernard Haitink at Lucerne Festival

• Has since performed with the world’s top orchestras and conductors at the most prestigious venues and festivals
• An exclusive Warner Classics artist having received such awards as the Classical BRITECHO Klassik Award, Deutsche Schallplattenpreis, Diapason d’Or

Startling emotional sincerity and inspired musical imagination.”
– The Strad

Frang has the knack of breathing life into every note.”
– BBC Music Magazine

On Frang’s performance of Britten’s Violin Concerto:

She made every phrase distinctively her own, with long, expertly-shaped lines that sank down to a whisper and roared to life again in spiky utterances.”
– The Seattle Times

Frang’s playing was electrifying… Masterly.

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Vilde Frang (violin) Bio (Eng)

Vilde Frang (violin) Bio (Chi)

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Matthew Halls (conductor) Bio (Eng)

Press release (Eng)

Press release (Chi)

Booking Details
Dates & Times:

14 May 2016 (Saturday)



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