VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 VC Younger Artist Johan Dalene’s New CD: “Sibelius and Nielsen Violin Concertos”


To have fun the worldwide launch of  VC Younger Artist Johan Dalene‘s newest album, The Violin Channel, together with BIS Information is gifting away 5 signed copies.

The album was recorded with conductor John Strotgårds and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.

Each Nordic composers featured on the album, Nielsen and Sibelius, had been born in 1865. “One would suppose that their violin concertos are harking back to one another, however though they had been composed solely 6 years aside, they’ve fully totally different tonal languages and construction,” Johan explains.

“Each composers had been violinists themselves and nicely acquainted with the instrument,” he continues. “You are feeling it clearly and I like each concertos however for various causes — Sibelius for his late romantic fashion and Nielsen along with his neo-classical tone so stuffed with surprises and sudden harmonic twists.” ­
­”Nielsen struggled with writing his violin concerto, and the method was neither fast nor straightforward. His aim was to create music with substance which would offer a problem for the soloist, in addition to presenting the violin in the very best mild. He succeeded in making a masterpiece with infinite richness of element. There is a gigantic wealth of element right here and each time I return to his music I discover one thing new.” ­

“Jean Sibelius’ violin concerto has been a pricey companion of mine for a few years and it’s a Concerto that I’ve at all times liked. He makes use of the probabilities of the violin to its very restrict, in addition to managing to convey the grandeur of the Scandinavian panorama in an extremely highly effective approach,” he concluded.

A pupil of Janine Jansen and Per Enoksson on the Royal Faculty of Music in Stockholm, Dalene is a former main prize winner on the Menuhin, Kocian, and Cooper Competitions.

The 21-year-old additionally gained first prize on the Carl Nielsen Worldwide Competitors in 2019 and performs on a Stradivarius violin from 1736 (“Spencer Dyke”), generously on mortgage from the Anders Sveaas’ Charitable Basis.

Johan is performing this night, March 31 in Odense, Denmark, for the Opening Live performance of the 2022 Carl Nielsen Worldwide Competitors that’s going down between April 1- 10.



Entires shut April 6, 2022




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