Johan Dalene


Friday, March 21, 2025, 7:30 p.m.
Matsqui Centennial Auditorium
32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC

Swedish-Norwegian violinist Johan Dalene is a rising star. He won the 2019 Carl Nielsen Competition. In 2022 he was named Gramophone’s Young Artist of the Year. He is now performing with major orchestras in the great concert halls of Europe and North America.

Dalene’s first recording was praised by BBC Music Magazine as “one of the finest violin debuts of the last decade.” His second disc of Nordic recital music received a prestigious Diapason d’Or.

In 2018 Johan was accepted into the Norwegian Crescendo programme where he was mentored by such luminaries as Janine Jansen, Leif Ove Andsnes, and Gidon Kremer. He plays the 1725 ‘Duke of Cambridge’ Stradivarius, on loan from the Anders Sveaas’ Charitable Foundation.



Robert Schumann: Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor

Einojuhani Rautavaara: Notturno e Danza

Maurice Ravel: Tzigane

Witold Lutoslawski: Partita for Violin and Piano

Edvard Grieg: Sonata No. 2 in G major