18 year old violinist, 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. His refreshingly honest musicality, combined with an ability to engage with musicians and audiences alike, has won him many admirers, most recently as the First Prize winner of the prestigious 2019 Carl Nielsen Competition, which was broadcast to audiences worldwide on medici.tv.
Johan’s schedule for the coming seasons includes performances with all the major Scandinavian orchestras and debuts with both the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and New Japan Philharmonic. Autumn 2019 will see the release of his first recording on BIS with the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra – with whom he was Artist in Residence in 2018/19 - featuring the Tchaikovsky and Barber Violin Concerti. Johan has also been invited to be Artist in Residence with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra in the 2020/21 season, during which time he will perform concertos, recitals and chamber music together with members of the orchestra.
Johan began playing the violin at the age of four and made his professional concerto debut three years later. He has won a number of competitions including a top prize in the Junior Category of the Menuhin Competition and First Prize in the Thomas and Evon Cooper International Violin Competition in Oberlin, USA, where he performed the Tchaikovsky Concerto with the Cleveland Orchestra. In Summer 2016, he was a student-in-residence at Switzerland’s Verbier Festival and in 2018 was accepted on to the Norwegian Crescendo programme, where he has worked closely with mentors Janine Jansen, Leif Ove Andsnes and Gidon Kremer. Andsnes subsequently invited Johan to play at the Rosendal Chamber Music Festival and they perform together again in May 2019 at the Bergen International Festival. In November 2019 he appears on stage with Janine Jansen and other members of the Crescendo Programme at the Wigmore Hall in London. As a keen chamber music performer, Johan will feature as guest artist at several festivals this summer, including Stavanger and Kammaren, with recital partners, Roland Pöntinen and Ingrid Andsnes.
Johan studies with Per Enoksson, professor at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, and has also participated in masterclasses with a number of distinguished teachers including Dora Schwarzberg, Pamela Frank, Gerhard Schulz, Detlef Hahn and Henning Kraggerud. He has been awarded various scholarships from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, the G.T.Bäckmans Kulturstipendium, Norrköping Kommuns Kulturstipendium and Rolf Wirténs Kulturpris. Johan plays a Stradivarius violin from 1736, generously on loan from the Anders Sveaas Allmennyttige Fond.