Accepting Musicians for our 12th Season
Sept. 2021 - May 2022
Violin Masterclass: Johan Dalene
Friday, January 27th, 5:00PM
Weinmann Hall, Music Academy of the West
featuring: Santa Barbara Strings and Westmont musicians
free to the public
sponsored by UCSB Arts & Lectures
repertoire: Bach, Bartok, Sibelius
22-year-old Swedish-Norwegian violinist Johan Dalene is already making an impact on the international scene, performing 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. This talent was heralded most recently as winner of the Norwegian Soloist Prize and First Prize at the prestigious 2019 Carl Nielsen Competition, which was broadcast to audiences worldwide on medici.tv.
Johan's recent and forthcoming orchestral highlights include his debut at the BBC Proms with the BBC Symphony with Jordan de Souza, debut performances with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra with Sakari Oramo, Czech Philharmonic with Semyon Bychkov, San Francisco Symphony with Esa-Pekka Salonen, London Philharmonic Orchestra with Karina Canellakis, Konzerthausorchester Berlin with Christoph Eschenbach, Danish Radio Symphony with Stanislav Kochanovsky, Lucerne Sinfonieorchester with Thomas Dausgaard and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic with Joshua Weilerstein. Return appearances include performances with the Swedish Radio Symphony with Herbert Blomstedt, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic for an exciting new commission by Tebogo Monnakgotla, with Johan Storgards, Gothenburg Symphony (with previous collaborator Santtu-Matias Rouvali), Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Gavle Symphony, and New Japan Philharmonic.
Johan is equally passionate about chamber music and will be giving a series of recitals in the USA for the first time in Spring 2023, notably at New York's Carnegie Hall and San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall. Other chamber highlights include a new collaboration with Igor Levit and Julia Hagen, for performances at London's Wigmore Hall and the Heidelberg Festival, a collaboration with the Jussen Brothers for the Mecklenburg-Vorpommen Festival, and recitals in venues such as the Hyogo Performing Arts Centre, Oslo Opera House, and Bristol St George's.