The violinist was heralded most recently as winner of the Norwegian Soloist Prize and First Prize at the prestigious 2019 Carl Nielsen International Competition. Johan Dalene’s recent and forthcoming highlights include a debut at the BBC Proms with the BBC Symphony Orchestra with Jordan de Souza, debut performances with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra with Sakari Oramo, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra with Semyon Bychkov, San Francisco Symphony with Esa-Pekka Salonen, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Lucerne Sinfonieorchester and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. Return appearances include performances with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra for a new commission by Tebogo Monnakgotla, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Gavle Symphony Orchestra, and New Japan Philharmonic.
Johan Dalene was recently selected as a European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) Rising Star, and performed in some of Europe’s most prestigious concert halls, while also engaging in education, learning and participation work with diverse communities in cities across the ECHO network. In the years 2019–2022, he was also a BBC New Generation Artist. Recording exclusively for BIS, Johan Dalene released his third album in March 2022 with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic under the baton of John Storgårds – it features Carl Nielsen’s and Jean Sibelius’ violin concertos. His first album, recorded with the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, featured the Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s and Samuel Barber’s violin concertos and his second disc, with Nordic recital music was released in Spring 2021 and received a prestigious Diapason D’Or.
Johan Dalene began playing the violin at the age of four and made his professional concerto debut three years later. In Summer 2016, he was a student-in-residence at Switzerland’s Verbier Festival and in 2018 was accepted to the Norwegian Crescendo programme. He studies with Per Enoksson (at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm) and with Janine Jansen. He has also participated in master classes with Dora Schwarzberg, Pamela Frank, Gerhard Schulz, and Henning Kraggerud. He has been awarded various scholarships and prizes, notably from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, the Queen Ingrid’s Honorary Scholarship, the Håkan Mogren Foundation Prize and the Rolf Wirténs Kulturpris. He plays a Stradivarius violin from 1736, generously on loan from the Anders Sveaas’ Charitable Foundation.