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
"She is not a girly violinist, she is not a dominatrix either ; she’s not trying to be a snake charmer, nor is she going for gold – Vilde Frang is only herself – unique, effortless and natural. And the way she plays reflects exactly this: listening to her is somehow liberating and therefore so enjoyable – especially since it captivates one entirely"
NEUE ZÜRCHER ZEITUNG
"Playing with almost intimidating dexterity and polish, not to mention impeccable intonation, her music making still manages to project an impression of honesty and naturalness"
"Frang has the knack of breathing life into every note, whether by variations in phrasing, attack, tone or dynamic - just a few of the weapons in her impressive musical armoury"
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE
"This fiddler comes with an organic farming certificate"
"Vilde Frang has a dynamic range and a multi-facetted sound which allows her playing to be completely personal and mouldable into any direction. A grandiose talent!"
"Her expressive ace is to make everything sound as natural and coherent as speech; it's a rare talent to be so vocal without actually opening one's mouth"
INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW
"There’s a wonderful clarity to Frang’s interpretation that allows her to get straight to the musical point"
THE ARTS DESK
"Vilde Frang coaxes pale and fragile, percussive and glowing sounds out of her instrument and puts her admirable virtuosity fully into the service of musical expressivity"
BAYERISCHE RUNDFUNK ONLINE
"A fully fledged violinist with full control of technique, surplus and an incredible joy of interpretation"
"Not only does she master it all technically, but it is how she uses her technique; as though the violin was a human voice, she speaks with her violin, catches impressions and shapes the sound. There is nothing polished and calculated in her playing, everything is displayed and it matches the style to perfection"
"Although she plays with tremendous surplus, she prefers taking chances rather than playing it safe. She explores every corner of the music and adds to its poetic drama, and she draws her fellow musicians with her in first one direction, then another ... One does not need to expect less from a concert"
“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"
MAIN POST WÜRZBURG
"One listens to her technical abilities, but above all one is taken with her clear perception of the music. She is a violinist with such fine qualities and one will certainly hear more of her in the future"
NEUE LUZERNER ZEITUNG
"Her playing is truly expressive, each tone is shaped crystally clear, and her greatest quality is her ability to shape the musical phrases and thus show her outstanding musicality. In this way the full potential in the music is unearthed"
"It is no aim for Vilde Frang to boast with her skills: She can do what she wants, and she wants more than most; but what she wants is completely shaped by an insightful respect for the work"
"So young and so gifted. Violinist Vilde Frang revealed herself as an astoundingly expressive musical interpreter. In contrast to many of her piers who are marketed as stars and hailed as such, Vilde Frang is far more than a promising talent. Above all the passionate, expressive music seems to run in the blood of this young Oslo girl ... Vilde Frang excited the audience with her youthful exuberance, mastering technical difficulties and displaying a glowing intensity"
"One is tempted already at this early stage to use the term unique violinist of Vilde Frang, who without fear or pretentions conquered all traps and hurdles in Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole. With this piece the young Norwegian deservedly made her highly successful debut in Großen Festspielhaus in Salzburg, where she brilliantly put her mark: full temperament and at the same time controlled virtuosity. With Paganini's La Molinara as encore she delighted the audience to standing ovations"
DREHPUNKT KULTUR SALZBURG
"The Norwegian violin wonder Vilde Frang made a marvellous Musikverein debut ... Her convincing musical maturity coupled with a youthful effortlessness makes up the magic potion with which Vilde Frang enticed her audience ... The lightness in her virtuoso technique left her audience breathless and the stage presence was moving"