20 Jan 2020
The Tchaikovsky/Barber CD is on Gramophone's list of "The best new classical albums: Editor Choice, February 2020"
”From the shaping of his solo entrance in the Tchaikovsky alone there’s ”presence” about Johan Dalene’s playing that announces a musician of special sensibilities.
And when we come to the cadenza his super-subtle shadings illuminate phrases that have long been taken for granted. It’s playing that genuinely draws you in and keeps you on the edge of your seat.
When Dalene finally gets his turn it is testament to a maturity way beyond his years that he comes close to breaking yout heart with it. He’s future is bright indeed.”
Gramophone, Edward Seckerson