Winner, violin competition 2019
Johan Dalene is already making an impact on the international scene, performing with leading orchestras and in important recital halls both at home in Sweden and abroad. He is currently Artist in Residence with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and a BBC New Generation Artist. Although the pandemic has seen the cancellation of both his Wigmore and Carnegie Hall debuts, there is still much to look forward to, including performances at the 2021 Bergen, Rosendal and Verbier Festivals and debuts with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra with Sakari Oramo, Czech Philharmonic with Franz Welser-Möst, and Konzerthausorchester Berlin with Christoph Eschenbach. As an ECHO Rising Star artist in the 2021 / 22 season he is scheduled to give recitals throughout Europe including at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Vienna Konzerthaus and Amsterdam Concertgebouw.
In Spring 2020, Johan Dalene’s debut album on BIS received a Diapason d’Or in France and was chosen as an Editor’s Choice by both the BBC Music Magazine and Gramophone in the UK. Reviewing his performances of the Tchaikovsky and Barber violin concertos, Gramophone wrote “there’s a ‘presence’ about Johan Dalene’s playing that announces a musician of special sensibilities … a maturity way beyond his years…”
His second release on BIS is released in March 2021;“Nordic Rhapsody” is a recital programme with pianist Christian Ihle Hadland featuring works by six Nordic composers – Sinding, Stenhammar, Sibelius, Rautavvaara, Greig and, of course, Nielsen.