Johan Dalene


Winner of the 2019 prestigious Carl Nielsen Competition, Swedish-Norwegian violinist Johan Dalene ‘is not just a virtuoso like many others, he is a voice. He has a tone, a presence’ (Diapason). At the age of 23, he has performed with leading orchestras and in celebrated recital halls both at home and abroad. His ability to “make his Stradivarius sing like a master” (Le Monde), coupled with his refreshingly honest musicality and engagement with musicians and audiences alike, has won him countless admirers. In 2022, he was named Gramophone’s Young Artist of the Year.

In 2023/24, Johan will showcase his flair for curation as he becomes Artist-in-Residence with the Gavle Symphony and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, working with conductors such as Andrew Manze, Jaime Martin and Domingo Hindoyan, as well as presenting chamber music projects. An advocate for new music, he will also be performing a concerto written for him by Tebogo Monnakgotla, having given the world premiere with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and John Storgards in April 2023.


Johan’s other recent and forthcoming highlights include his debut at the BBC Proms with the BBC Symphony with Jordan de Souza; debut performances with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and Sakari Oramo, Czech Philharmonic and Semyon Bychkov, San Francisco Symphony and Esa-Pekka Salonen and Spanish National and Jaime Martin; return appearances with the Swedish Radio Symphony, London Philharmonic Orchestra and New Japan Philharmonic.