The Sounds of the Dolomites
Vilde Frang, Nicolas Altstaedt
VILDE FRANG, NICOLAS ALTSTAEDT
Violin and cello: when talent flies high
Two stars in the contemporary musical firmament, a violinist and a cellist, both were honoured with the prestigious Credit Suisse Young Artist Award while still at a very young age.
Born in 1986 in Norway, Vilde Frang made her debut at the age of 12 with the Oslo Philarmonic Orchestra and then studied in Hamburg and in Kronberg. She has played with many prestigious orchestras, including the Vienna Philarmonic and the London Philarmonic, the St Petersburg Philarmonic and the Orchestre de Paris. Her expressive power and complete techincal mastery are borne out by the honours her recordings have received, including Gramophone Editor's Choice, a Classic BRIT Award, an Edison Klassiek Award and the Diapason d'Or.
Nicola Altstaedt is from Germany and is considered one of the most creative and versatile musicians on the scene. He is currently Artist in Residence at the NDR Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg but has performed regularly with renowned musicians and leading orchestras, including the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. In 2012, he was chosen by Gidon Kremer to succeed him as artist director of the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival, and in 2014 by Adam Fischer to become artist director of the Haydn Philharmonie.
Location: Val di Fiemme, Lagorai mountain chain, Laghetti di Bombasèl. The mountain little glacial lakes can be reached by walking along ancient military mule tracks created by young soldiers during the First World War. Lagorai is the largest mountain group of the western Trentino. It's the silence accompanying you in these wild lands, where the eagles fly. At a short distance, your eyes will see the magnificient heritage of the Dolomites.
How to get there: from Cavalese take the Alpe Cermis cable car then the Lagorai chair lift to Paion, then on foot 1 hour walk, vertical ascent 280 metres, difficulty E.
Guided walk to the concert venue with Trentino Mountain Guides
take the Alpe Cermis cable car & chair lift to Paion (cost of ticket not included) and from there continue on foot to Tò della Trappola, 2 hours, vertical ascent 280 metres, difficulty E.
To take part:
There is a charge and bookings must be made in advance with the Dolomites Experience Mountain Guides on +39 348 8271988
free - places are limited and must be booked in advance at the Val di Fiemme tourist office on +39 0462 241111, for holders of:
Trentino Guest Card, online bookings also at visittrentino.info/card.
Alternative venue in case of bad weather: 5.30 pm Palafiemme, Cavalese. A limited number of tickets will be available from 3.30 pm
For further information: www.isuonidelledolomiti.it