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

Watch his winning performance of the 2019 Carl Nielsen International Competition

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

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

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

This year’s International Carl Nielsen Competition begins in just two weeks, March 31 – Gramophone is proud to be a media partner, and you can find full coverage, including live streams of the finals, here on Gramophone‘s, so come back and see us for more!

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