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Violin: Yuhan Dalene

Johan Dalene, Violin


Winner of the 2019 Carl Nielsen International Music Competition.

At the age of 18, the young violinist Johann Dahlne has already attracted international attention, performing with leading orchestras and performing in major recital halls in Sweden and abroad. Her fresh and sincere musicality won the hearts of musicians and audiences, and won first prize at the 2019 Carl Nielsen International Music Competition.
In the future, in addition to co-starring with major Nordic orchestras, he will make his debut with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and the New Japan Philharmonic. In the 2018/2019 season, he was an artist-in-residence with the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, recording the Tchaikovsky and Barber Violin Concertos with the orchestra, which will be released on the BIS label in autumn 2019. In the 2020/2021 season, it has been decided that he will serve as an artist-in-residence of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
He started playing the violin at the age of 4, and made his debut playing the concerto three years later. In addition to winning the 3rd prize at the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition (Junior Section), in 2017 he won the Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition, where he performed Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with the Cleveland Orchestra to critical acclaim. In 2016, she was selected as a student-in-residence at the Verbier Festival, and in 2018 she was selected for the Norwegian Mentor Program 'Crescendo', where she was mentored by Janine Jansen, Leif Ove Andsnes and Gidon Kremer. Invited by Andsnes to perform regularly at the Rosendahl Chamber Music Festival and with Andsnes at the Bergen International Festival of Arts. In November 2019, she will appear at London's Wigmore Hall with Janine Jansen and members of <Crescendo>. He has also performed with Roland Pentinen and Ingrid Andsnes at the Stavanger Festival and the Stockholm Chamber Music Festival.
At the Stockholm College of Music, he studied with Per Enoxon and also studied extensively in masterclasses with Dora Schwarzberg, Pamela Frank, Gerhard Schultz, Detlef Hahn and Henning Kraggerud. He also studied as a Royal Swedish Academy of Music Scholar, a Bachmann Cultural Scholar, and a Norrkoping Cultural Scholar, and was awarded the Rolf Wilten Cultural Prize.
The instrument used is a Stradivarius (made in 1736) on loan from the Anders Suvi charitable foundation.