Johan Dalene was born in 2000, began playing the violin at the age of four and made his professional concerto début three years later. He is already making an impact on the international scene, performing with leading orchestras and in important recital halls. His refreshingly honest musicality, combined with an ability to engage with musicians and audiences alike, has won him many admirers.
He won first prize at the prestigious Carl Nielsen Competition in 2019 in addition to earlier competition successes including a top prize in the Junior Category of the Menuhin Competition and first prize in the Thomas and Evon Cooper International Violin Competition in Oberlin, USA, where he performed the Tchaikovsky Concerto with the Cleveland Orchestra. In the summer of 2016 he was a student-in-residence at Switzerland’s Verbier Festival and in 2018 was accepted into the Norwegian Crescendo programme, where he has worked closely with mentors Janine Jansen, Leif Ove Andsnes and Gidon Kremer. Johan Dalene is also a keen chamber music performer, working with recital partners such as Roland Pöntinen and Ingrid Andsnes.
Johan Dalene studies with Per Enoksson at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, and has also participated in masterclasses with a number of distinguished teachers including Dora Schwarzberg, Pamela Frank, Gerhard Schulz, Detlef Hahn and Henning Kraggerud. He has been awarded various scholarships from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, the G.T. Bäckmans Kulturstipendium, Norrköping Kommuns Kulturstipendium and Rolf Wirténs Kulturpris. He plays a Stradivarius violin from 1736, generously on loan from Anders Sveaas Charitable Foundation.