Video of the day: Johan Dalene performs Nielsen's Violin Concerto

Friday, March 18, 2022

Watch his winning performance from the 2019 Carl Nielsen International Competition

The new issue of Gramophone is out today, and features an interview with the remarkable young violinist Johan Dalene, as well as a review of his impressive new recording of the concertos of Nielsen and Sibelius released by BIS, which we've named an Editor's Choice. 

Of the Nielsen, reviewer Andrew Mellor writes: 'There is character here at every turn – in momentary appoggiaturas or portamento (unequivocally ironic), in an extraordinary parade of temperaments … in the gameplay of the final Rondo scherzando in which Dalene is every bit a cartoon-character match for Storgårds’s cunning RSPO'. Read the full review here.

It was with a performance of the work that Dalene won the 2019 Carl Nielsen International Competition, and we're delighted to be able to bring it to you here:

This year's Carl Nielsen International Competition begins in just two week's time, on March 31 - Gramophone is proud to be a media partner, and you'll be able to find full coverage, including live streams of the final rounds, here at Gramophone's website, so visit us again to find out more! 

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