Still in his teens, Johan Dalene is already making an impression on the international music scene and has won First Prize at no fewer than nine international competitions. In 2017 Johan was accepted to the Norwegian Crescendo program, which means working close with Janine Jansen, Leif Ove Andsnes and Gidon Kremer as his mentors. Last season he appeared as soloist with Scandinavian orchestras as Gävle Symphony Orchestra, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Jönköping Sinfonietta, Oslo Philharmonic as well as Jakarta Symphony Orchestra and Kremerata Baltica. This season includes several exciting projects, among these recording with renowned record label BIS, debut with Stockholm Philharmonic, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra and National Danish Chamber Orchestra. 2018-2019 is also the season where Johan is artist-in-residence with Norrköping Symphony Orchestra.
Johan was born in 2000 and began playing the violin at the age of 4. Three years later he made his debut as a soloist with the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra. He has since then performed extensively in the Nordic region and has also appeared in Italy, Austria, Switzerland, South Africa, China and the United Kingdom. He has played at the Musikverein in Vienna and at the Teatro Bibiena in Mantova.
Johan has won First Prizes at multiple international competitions, including the Kocian Violin Competition (Czech Republic) and Giovani Talenti (Italy). In 2016 he won Third Prize in the Junior section of the prestigious Menuhin Competition (London), also winning the Chamber Music Award, the Wieniawski Prize and the EMCY Prize for Exceptional Performance.
In 2017 Johan won first prize in The Thomas and Evon Cooper International Violin competition, playing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with The Cleveland Orchestra in the final round. «I saw the best Tchaikovsky Concerto that I’ve ever heard,» commented Gregory Fulkerson, chair of the jury.
Johan has been a student-in-residence at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland and has been instructed by some of the most distinguished string players of our time, including Detlef Hahn, Henning Kraggerud, Dora Schwarzberg, Stephan Barratt-Due, Gerhard Schulz, Olivier Charlier, Ilya Grubert, Pamela Frank and Zakhar Bron. Since 2010, Johan’s regular teacher has been Professor Per Enoksson at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.
Johan has been awarded a number of scholarships including G.T.Bäckmans Kulturstipendium, Norrköping Kommuns Kulturstipendium, Rolf Wirténs Kulturpris and from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. He plays a N. Gagliano violin from 1765, generously on loan from the Henri Moerel Foundation and a A. Stradivarius violin from 1736, generously on loan from the Anders Sveaas Allmennyttige Fond.