25 Mar 2022
"A masterly combination of freedom and control."
In the magazine's April issue, the Sibelius/Nielsen recording is chosen as one of three highly esteemed albums granted with the epitet ‘The Strad Recommends’.
“He makes a highly convincing case for the Nielsen concerto…… and takes on its virtuosity with apparent ease, striking a balance between the music's flightiness and sense of melancholy.
In the Sibelius concerto…. he makes his own mark. Despite Dalene's youth he presents a fully fledged interpretation, full of insight and conveying the work's emotional trajectory with a masterly combination of freedom and control.”
The Strad, Matthew Rye