10 Dec 2019

Exclusive contract with BIS Records

BIS Records is delighted to announce an exclusive collaboration with the outstanding young Swedish violinist Johan Dalene.

“I am so excited about the release of my first recording on the BIS label this week”, commented Johan. "I am very much looking forward to beginning this journey with BIS, and to working together on new and exciting recordings over the coming years."

Future recording plans with BIS will include a disc with Christian Ihle Hadland, piano, encompassing Nordic music for violin and piano, a recording with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra to include the Nielsen Concerto, and a disc of solo violin repertoire.

BIS CEO Robert von Bahr writes: ”What really makes me tick is when we can sniff out the real talents with a great future and take them on at the ground floor, so to say, giving them their respective world careers. Our track record in this respect is quite impressive; names like Osmo Vänskä, Martin Fröst, Christian Lindberg, Sharon Bezaly, Dan Laurin, Alexandre Kantorow, Paul Wee, Yevgeny Sudbin crop up. And now Johan Dalene, this indecently gifted young artist. It is not the technique, that’s ubiquitous nowadays; it is the technical mastery coupled with a musical insight very far beyond his young age. Such things cannot be learned – they are there – or not. So we’re extremely happy to say that, with Johan, we have signed the only fourth exclusive contract in BIS’s 46 year old history. That, basically, says it all.”

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