Vilde Frang Bjærke (born 19 August 1986) is a Norwegian classical violinist.
Early life and education
Born in Oslo, Norway, Frang began playing the violin by the Suzuki method at the age of four. In the years 1993 - 2002 she studied with Stephan Barratt-Due, Alf Richard Kraggerud and Henning Kraggerud at the Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo.
Frang made her soloist debut at the age of ten with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra. In 1998 she was introduced to Anne-Sophie Mutter, who became her mentor and later appointed her a scholarship holder in the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation. She was aged twelve in 1999 when Mariss Jansons engaged her as a soloist with Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra.
From 2003 to 2009 Frang continued her studies in Germany, with Kolja Blacher at Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg and Ana Chumachenco at the Kronberg Academy.
Recipient of a 2007 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship,…Read more on Wikipedia