An artist unwilling to compromise

Tomorrow I will be reviewing Vilde Frang at the Wigmore Hall. Performing Grieg, Schubert, Lutoslawski and Richard Strauss, Frang has not exactly assembled a programme of crowd-pleasers. But this is not out of character for Frang. Her second album included violin sonatas by Bartok, Grieg and Richard Strauss, which Frang herself described it as “not exactly what you’d put under the Christmas tree”

Frang is an artist that is unwilling to make compromises, both in terms of her programming and how she is marketed. Kate Molleson’s interview with the violinist was written in April earlier this year, but still gives an interesting insight into what makes this violinist tick.

Photo: Niclas Jessen

Photo: Niclas Jessen

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