Rising star Swedish violinist joins forces with the Worthing Symphony Orchestra



JOHAN DALENE (Nikolaj Lund)

The album received rave reviews and was named Record of the Week by the BBC’s Record Review.

Johan Dalene joins the Worthing Symphony Orchestra at Worthing Assembly Hall on Sunday 23 February.

Spokeswoman Jennie Osborne said: “Critics describe him as a major talent and he certainly is. Despite his youth, Johan Dalene’s sheer virtuosity is breathtaking with one commentator noting that his “technically top notch playing is a given.

“Not only is he technically brilliant, but he plays with such verve and passion that it’s hard to believe he’s still only 19 years old. As another reviewer put it, “its future is really bright.”

“His next performance with the Worthing Symphony Orchestra is quite a feat for Music Director John Gibbons, who has the odd knack of recruiting young musicians on their way to the top.

“From young Nicola Benedetti to Jess Gillam and the Kanneh-Masons, Worthing audiences have been fortunate over the years to see and hear prodigious talent who have pursued a brilliant international career. Johan Dalene will join their ranks.

“He plays Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, the composer’s last great orchestral work and one of the most important violin concertos of the Romantic era.

The program includes Mozart’s Parisian Symphony (written while the composer was on a job hunting trip in the French capital), Grieg’s Matin (by Peer Gynt), Holst’s Saint-Paul Suite and Prokofiev. “


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