The young Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang is already a seasoned performer with chamber and concerto appearances at major venues throughout the world. She is the winner of the 2011 Classical BRIT awards and a clutch of awards in Germany. She is noted for her intense musical expression and wonderful virtuosity – all qualities required to complement the vigorous and dramatic Mozart Sonata and the emotional transformations within the last of Brahms’s Sonatas for piano and violin. Vilde is joined by Uzbek-born Michail Lifits, praised for “the breathtaking beauty of his playing”, who is already a sought-after accompanist and solo player. Their programme continues with a piece by Szymanowski evoking the Mediterranean and ends with a brilliant sonata of Mendelssohn at his most serene and exuberant.
“The brilliant violinist is technically of the highest level with fantastic finger work and bow technique. She presented the piece in a fresh manner, such as is rarely heard. The noble and sonorous sound of her violin exactly matched the virtuoso's thrilling performance. She performed the hair-raising passages in the first and last movements with style and energy." MainPost Würzburg, 13th June 2011.