Swedish violinist – Allan Pettersson http://allanpettersson.org/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 18:11:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://allanpettersson.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-19-120x120.png Swedish violinist – Allan Pettersson http://allanpettersson.org/ 32 32 Violinist Nicola Benedetti to Premier James Macmillan’s New Work with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra https://allanpettersson.org/violinist-nicola-benedetti-to-premier-james-macmillans-new-work-with-the-dallas-symphony-orchestra/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 22:36:33 +0000 https://allanpettersson.org/violinist-nicola-benedetti-to-premier-james-macmillans-new-work-with-the-dallas-symphony-orchestra/ Whether you have a favorite seat in the symphony orchestra or are unsure of the difference between a violin and a viola, the sound of contemporary classical music can evoke feelings of discomfort. As listeners, our relationship with new music is complicated, as we recently discussed with Scottish composer Sir James MacMillan, whose “Violin Concerto […]]]>

Whether you have a favorite seat in the symphony orchestra or are unsure of the difference between a violin and a viola, the sound of contemporary classical music can evoke feelings of discomfort. As listeners, our relationship with new music is complicated, as we recently discussed with Scottish composer Sir James MacMillan, whose “Violin Concerto No. 2″ will have its US premiere in Dallas later this month. Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti will be the guest soloist.

“I don’t mean to hurl insults, but sometimes we know classical music audiences can be a bit set in their ways,” MacMillan says. “They tend to know what they like and like what they know, and sometimes there’s not a lot of room in their time to encounter the new and the unknown.”

When audiences see an unknown contemporary piece on the program, they probably think of some of the most experimental abstract music of the 20th century, such as that of Terry Riley. In Cwhich was written for an indefinite number of performers on unspecified instruments – in the words of the composer, “A group of about 35 is desired if possible, but smaller or larger groups will work” – who perform the one of 53 possible patterns for as long as they want. In C are known to last over an hour.

Or maybe we could think of the infamous John Cage 4’33”which is literally 4 minutes and 33 seconds of silence, intended to highlight the ambient sounds of the audience and the world around us rather than the music itself.

“I think it’s a shared responsibility to know why people aren’t so curious about listening to new music. It’s because some of them, people really, really, really don’t like “Benedetti says. “The extent to which more people are surrounded by a culture of attentive and patient listening to longer form music is a little more difficult to achieve these days, given the noise and the rhythm that surrounds us.”

On the other hand, it can be difficult to listen carefully or with an open mind when the music seems so inaccessible to the average listener. Landmark contemporary compositions like those of Cage and Riley were meant to break down barriers and challenge listeners’ perceptions of classical music.

“There are a lot of musical compositions that have become quite interior and ultra-abstract and specific and esoteric,” Benedetti added. “I don’t think it helped bridge the gap between what an ordinary person would want to hear and what musicians choose to write.”

“Classical music, in a sense, is museum culture,” MacMillan said. “It’s something that celebrates the past, and rightly so; all that great music from the past is here to be celebrated. However, it is still a living culture, with a vibrant present and, hopefully, a vibrant future. It’s keeping the sense of the continuum from past to present that I think should exercise us all.

Despite these feelings of unease, listeners could benefit from keeping an open mind about new classical music. You could say that discovering a new piece of classical music is no different from hearing your favorite rock band mix some new songs with your favorite nostalgic tunes during their set.

“Most people in the music business know and realize that, and they’re always looking for ways to bring new music to new audiences,” MacMillan says. “That seems to be the case in Dallas, which is wonderful.”

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra indeed has a long history of promoting new music, including the work of MacMillan. The DSO was co-curator of his “Second Violin Concerto” and has performed his music before to Dallas audiences, most recently his “Trombone Concerto” in 2018.

MacMillan says it takes building relationships with other musicians, orchestras like the DSO, and open-minded audiences for modern composers to be successful in getting their music performed. But the next performances in Dallas of his “Second Violin Concerto” will be particularly significant. The piece was written especially for Benedetti, and the two musicians, from the same region of Scotland, have forged a unique bond over the years.

“[Benedetti] is a big advocate for music, and it’s her personality that is very apparent in her playing, whatever music she’s playing,” says MacMillan. “She has a love of the new, and she has a great commitment to Scottish composers like me. It’s really nice in a way, like a circle has come full circle in the completion of this piece. Because we both come from Ayrshire, which is in the west of Scotland, we both had similar experiences growing up in that part of the world. We both love Ayrshire and Scotland, and being able to work on something like this together has been a delight.

Benedetti has a mutual respect for the composer.

“My admiration for James extends so much further and deeper than just my love for his music, which of course is enormous,” she says. “Alongside so many musicians around the world, but particularly in Scotland, who have such a visceral relationship to his music, but also what he has done as part of a community. For a musician of his caliber is truly dedicated to and impacting all aspects of integrating arts and culture into this community, he is absolutely the epitome and example of what a musician can impact and achieve in society at the highest level of artistic production.

Benedetti has previously performed the concerto in Scotland and has owned the score for some time. MacMillan worked on this piece primarily during shutdowns at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The piece has such a soulful, haunting undertone that has a kind of mysticism to it and a lot of hidden layers of texture and even melodic material that kind of start to reveal themselves in a different degree of breadth and depth towards the end of the piece,” says Benedetti. “It’s an unusual form, there are also a lot of conversational moments, some duets/solos, solos within the orchestra and solo violin, which is also very unusual in the concerto format.”

The concerto is written in a single fully composed form, meaning there are no distinct movements as one would expect in a traditional concerto.

“There are also a lot of conversational moments, some solos within the orchestra and solo violin, which is also very unusual in the concerto format,” adds Benedetti. “But, yes, we left the stage at the last performance [in Scotland]myself and Max [Emelyanychev] the bandleader and said, “We want to take it on tour and do it again.”

The DSO will perform MacMillan’s new work alongside Benedetti and with Music Director Fabio Luisi at the helm, November 17-19, at the Meyerson Symphony Center at 2301 Flora St. The concerto appears first on the program and will be followed by Anton Bruckner’s “Fourth Symphony”, one of the Romantic composer’s most popular works.

“Don’t hesitate at all, you’ll love it,” says Benedetti. “It’s such a beautiful and fantastic piece, and I can’t wait to come to Dallas to perform it.”

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A Norwegian violinist haunts the forests of Potter | Local https://allanpettersson.org/a-norwegian-violinist-haunts-the-forests-of-potter-local/ Fri, 21 Oct 2022 14:52:00 +0000 https://allanpettersson.org/a-norwegian-violinist-haunts-the-forests-of-potter-local/ Ole Bornemann Bull was a violin virtuoso of the Norwegian Romantic school. This is the image many people think of when they picture a violin virtuoso: tall, slender with a lion’s head topped with a shaggy mane of white hair. For nearly 20 years, he has crisscrossed the major capitals of Europe, given thousands of […]]]>

Ole Bornemann Bull was a violin virtuoso of the Norwegian Romantic school. This is the image many people think of when they picture a violin virtuoso: tall, slender with a lion’s head topped with a shaggy mane of white hair.

For nearly 20 years, he has crisscrossed the major capitals of Europe, given thousands of concerts, aroused adulation. It was a world of champagne and caviar, Steinway pianos and Stradivarius violins.


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Renowned violinist Nicola Benedetti and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in Akron and the rest of the classical music to discover this week | Art Stories and Interviews | Cleveland https://allanpettersson.org/renowned-violinist-nicola-benedetti-and-the-scottish-chamber-orchestra-in-akron-and-the-rest-of-the-classical-music-to-discover-this-week-art-stories-and-interviews-cleveland/ Thu, 20 Oct 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://allanpettersson.org/renowned-violinist-nicola-benedetti-and-the-scottish-chamber-orchestra-in-akron-and-the-rest-of-the-classical-music-to-discover-this-week-art-stories-and-interviews-cleveland/ Courtesy of Nicola Benedetti Here are our highlights of this week’s classical music event schedule in northeast Ohio. It kicks off with two orchestral concerts at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 20. – In Akron, Tuesday Musical launches its season at the EJ Thomas Hall with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Maxim […]]]>

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Here are our highlights of this week’s classical music event schedule in northeast Ohio.

It kicks off with two orchestral concerts at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 20.

– In Akron, Tuesday Musical launches its season at the EJ Thomas Hall with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Maxim Emelyanychev. The program includes Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 (“Scottish”) and Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with Nicola Benedetti as soloist, and Stride by Anna Clyne. The show is part of the SCO’s US tour. Read a preview article here. Tickets available on line. Check Benedetti’s profile by The Guardian here.

– At the Severance Music Center, guest conductor Daniel Harding conducts the Cleveland Orchestra in Jorg Widmann’s Viola Concerto — Antoine Tamestit is the soloist — and Richard Strauss’ Alpine Symphony. The program will be repeated on Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are available online.

– On Fridays at 7:30 p.m., imaginative period ensemble Les Délices unveils its new program, Winds of Change, at the Akron Public Library (Downtown). The all-instrumental concert features chamber works from the eve of the French and Haitian revolutions, inspired by philosophical ideals of freedom and equality and early abolitionist writings. Classical works by Joseph Bologne Chevalier de St. Georges and Luigi Boccherini will be paired with Haitian composer Sydney Guillaume’s commission A Journey to Freedom. The program will be repeated Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Alliance Church and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church. Click here for ticket information.

– On Sunday, October 23 at 4:00 p.m., Arts at Holy Trinity in Akron will feature Hungarian-born organist Balint Karosi in the music of Charles Marie Widor, JS Bach, William Bolcom and Max Reger. The playlist also includes Karosi’s Kodály Triptych as well as an improvisation on a submitted theme. The event is free.

– And at 7:00 p.m. at the Gartner Auditorium of the Cleveland Museum of Art, harpist Yolanda Kondonassis presents “FIVE MINUTES for Earth”, with 17 world premieres of works by Jocelyn C. Chambers, Chen Yi, Michael Daugherty, Daniel Dorff, Reena Esmail, Keith Fitch, Patrick Harlin, Stephen Hartke, Nathaniel Heyder, Takuma Itoh, Aaron Jay Kernis, Steven Mark Kohn, Philip Maneval, Máximo Diego Pujol, Arturo Sandoval, Gary Schocker and Zhou Long. Tickets available here.

Even more events can be found on the Clevelandclassical.com concert page.

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Clover the Violinist unveils the Violinverse in partnership with New Specimen and VNM USA https://allanpettersson.org/clover-the-violinist-unveils-the-violinverse-in-partnership-with-new-specimen-and-vnm-usa/ Tue, 04 Oct 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://allanpettersson.org/clover-the-violinist-unveils-the-violinverse-in-partnership-with-new-specimen-and-vnm-usa/ NEW YORK, October 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — VNM UNITED STATES announces the launch of Violinverse, the first violin-inspired metaverse created in collaboration with Clover the Violinist and New Specimen. The Violinverse made its debut at Summit by Silicon Slopes on September 30, 2022 and is now open to the public to explore. The Violinverse is […]]]>

NEW YORK, October 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — VNM UNITED STATES announces the launch of Violinverse, the first violin-inspired metaverse created in collaboration with Clover the Violinist and New Specimen. The Violinverse made its debut at Summit by Silicon Slopes on September 30, 2022 and is now open to the public to explore.

The Violinverse is an exploration of the future of music in the Metaverse, acting both as a digital destination for Metaverse performances and as the first digital violin museum – featuring 13 new violin models and 5 works of art.

“The goal was to forge a new frontier for the violin and take it where no one expected. I have always looked for ways to refresh and redefine this instrument. Collaborating with New Specimen and VNM UNITED STATES Bringing my violin designs to life digitally in the metaverse was a once in a lifetime experience. And then having the chance to perform in the metaverse for the Silicon Slopes crowd felt like the future,” said Clover the fiddler.

Clover the violinist is a dallasNew York-based violinist who blends classical instrumentation with a sharp contemporary edge. She is known for elevating the traditional flavors of the violin by changing the sound that most people expect from the instrument.

“There is so much potential to be a pioneer in Economy of metaverse creators. The Reverse Violin is just our start to building new models for music,” New Specimen said.

new specimen is a multi-hyphenate artist and creative director whose work has been featured on Pantone and Instagram, as well as having a following of over 400,000.

“My favorite part of writing The Metaverse Handbook discovered the photographers, filmmakers, artists and other creatives who were building new foundations and businesses in the metaverse. This is our way of contributing to this innovation and presenting a new avenue for musicians in this emerging digital frontier,” said QuHarrison Terry of VNM. UNITED STATES.

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The Strad News – Violinist Christoph Koncz appointed musical director of the Orchester Symphonique de Mulhouse https://allanpettersson.org/the-strad-news-violinist-christoph-koncz-appointed-musical-director-of-the-orchester-symphonique-de-mulhouse/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 10:06:57 +0000 https://allanpettersson.org/the-strad-news-violinist-christoph-koncz-appointed-musical-director-of-the-orchester-symphonique-de-mulhouse/ Read more press articles here Austrian violinist and conductor Christoph Koncz has been appointed musical director of the Orchester symphonique de Mulhouse from September 2023 for an initial period of three years. Koncz will reprise the role of Jacques Lacombe who conducted the orchestra from 2018 to 2021. When Koncz first met the orchestra for […]]]>

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Austrian violinist and conductor Christoph Koncz has been appointed musical director of the Orchester symphonique de Mulhouse from September 2023 for an initial period of three years.

Koncz will reprise the role of Jacques Lacombe who conducted the orchestra from 2018 to 2021. When Koncz first met the orchestra for their final symphony concert of the season in June 2022, Koncz and the orchestra commented “the “immediate chemistry, enthusiasm and artistic potential” felt by the relationship.

“The orchestra welcomes remarkable musicians who play with energy and passion. Right from the start, I felt an extraordinary connection between us which led to outstanding concerts,” Koncz said. “We look forward to sharing our enthusiasm and love for music with the public and enjoying the emotional power of music together in the years to come!”

This season, Koncz – who is currently chief conductor of the Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss am Rhein – will make his conducting debut with several European orchestras, including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Opernhaus Zürich and the Swedish Radio Symphony. Koncz will also spend this year building his international profile, working with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Orchester Métropolitain de Montréal and New World Symphony Miami.

“I am delighted to begin this new collaboration with Christoph Koncz”, declared the general manager of the Orchester Symphonique de Mulhouse, Guillaume Hébert. “His arrival opens a new chapter for the orchestra. I am convinced that his proven qualities as a great musician will further enrich the performances of the orchestra. Together, we will make every effort to increase her notoriety in Mulhouse, in France and internationally, so that she becomes a true ambassador for her city.

Since working with the orchestra in June 2022, Koncz has spoken of building “in-depth exchanges with musicians to improve their performance” and will work to expand the orchestra’s repertoire through specially commissioned works. Before taking up his post next year, Koncz will spend time in Mulhouse preparing for the coming seasons, meeting the public and becoming the orchestra’s designated musical director.

The mayor of Mulhouse, Michèle Lutz declared: “The public will be happy to discover the new musical director who will lead this prestigious ensemble. A new and exciting artistic chapter begins.

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German classical and crossover violinist David Garrett buys a rare violin for MILLIONS https://allanpettersson.org/german-classical-and-crossover-violinist-david-garrett-buys-a-rare-violin-for-millions/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://allanpettersson.org/german-classical-and-crossover-violinist-david-garrett-buys-a-rare-violin-for-millions/ German classical and crossover violinist David Garrett buys a rare violin for MILLIONS. Image: Matthias Wehnert/Shutterstock.com David Garrett, world-renowned German classical violinist and crossover player, made a dream come true by purchasing an iconic violin for MILLIONS. David Garrett, recognizable for performing the German national anthem as part of the opening ceremonies of the 2020 […]]]>

German classical and crossover violinist David Garrett buys a rare violin for MILLIONS. Image: Matthias Wehnert/Shutterstock.com

David Garrett, world-renowned German classical violinist and crossover player, made a dream come true by purchasing an iconic violin for MILLIONS.

David Garrett, recognizable for performing the German national anthem as part of the opening ceremonies of the 2020 Formula 1 Eifel Grand Prix, bought a violin from the famous Italian luthier Guarneri del Gesù (1698-1744) for 3 .5 million euros.

The violinist, who turned 42 on Sunday September 4, revealed to the German media Image that he had to sell several properties in order to pay for the instrument – which he bought as a gift for himself.

I realized a lifelong dream [by buying it]“, he told the media.

“For the money, I’m going to have to part with one of my properties and sell an apartment in New York. But this violin is worth it to me!

The violin made by Italian instrument maker Guarneri del Gesù is unique in sound quality, according to Garrett. Moreover, there are only about 150-200 copies in the world.

Garrett said “winning the auction to buy the violin was like winning the lottery for me.”

The German, who at 21 was invited to perform at the BBC Proms, took part in the auction from a hotel in Frankfurt.

Garrett began playing the violin at age four and was hailed as a child prodigy early in his career. He received his first recording contract at the age of twelve.

Earlier this year, another Guarneri del Gesù was auctioned off at the Aguttes auction house near Paris.

Nicknamed the “Leonardo da Vinci of violins”the violin was auctioned on June 3.

Describing the violin, Sophie Perrine of auction house Aguttes said: “There are a lot of violins, but this one is like selling a Rembrandt, a Goya or even a painting by Leonardo da Vinci”.


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The Strad News – 13-year-old violinist wins Cooper International Violin Competition https://allanpettersson.org/the-strad-news-13-year-old-violinist-wins-cooper-international-violin-competition/ Mon, 22 Aug 2022 22:33:21 +0000 https://allanpettersson.org/the-strad-news-13-year-old-violinist-wins-cooper-international-violin-competition/ The eleventh edition The Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition took place August 15-19, 2022, at Oberlin College and Conservatory in Ohio. After the August 19 final, 13-year-old South Korean violinist Seohyun Kim won the top prize, while Sameer Agrawal (17, USA) and Calvin Alexander (17, USA) won. won second and third prizes respectively. The […]]]>

The eleventh edition The Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition took place August 15-19, 2022, at Oberlin College and Conservatory in Ohio.

After the August 19 final, 13-year-old South Korean violinist Seohyun Kim won the top prize, while Sameer Agrawal (17, USA) and Calvin Alexander (17, USA) won. won second and third prizes respectively. The three finalists performed concertos with the Canton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Gerhardt Zimmermann.

Along with a cash prize of $20,000, Kim wins a two-year partnership with MKI Artists that will include up to 10 concerts or recitals across the United States. She secured exclusive world premiere rights to a new six-minute work for violin and orchestra by Jeff Scott and two years of performance. Additionally, Jonathan Solars Fine Violins of New York will provide a two-year loan of a rare Italian violin.

Agrawal and Alexander won cash prizes of $10,000 and $5,000 respectively. Each of the finalists was offered a four-year scholarship, after a successful application process, to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.



Kim was born in 2008 and started playing the violin at the age of five. She is currently studying with Sunny Lee at the Seoul Central Conservatory and has been mentored by artists such as Pavel Vernikov, Ulf Wallin, Min Kim, Clara Jumi Kang, Qian Zhou, Clara Cernat and Lorenz Nasturica-Herschcowici. She has performed with numerous ensembles as a soloist since the age of eight and, in 2021, was a semi-finalist in the Menuhin Competition.

The 2022 competition jury included Oberlin violin teacher and competition director Sibbi Bernhardsson, as well as Danielle Belen of the University of Michigan, Philip Setzer of the Emerson Quartet and John Zion of MKI Artists.

Founded in 2010, the Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition alternates the disciplines of piano and violin. The competition is open to musicians between the ages of 13 and 18, offering young finalists the opportunity to perform a full concerto with orchestra. Previous violin winners include American violinist Eric Charles Chen in 2019, Swedish violinist Johan Dalene in 2017.

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Violinist Shiqi Luo Joins Paulus Hook Music Foundation for “Midsummer Night’s Dream” Children’s Concerts https://allanpettersson.org/violinist-shiqi-luo-joins-paulus-hook-music-foundation-for-midsummer-nights-dream-childrens-concerts/ Sun, 14 Aug 2022 08:19:00 +0000 https://allanpettersson.org/violinist-shiqi-luo-joins-paulus-hook-music-foundation-for-midsummer-nights-dream-childrens-concerts/ Violinist Shiqi Luo performs a concert for children at the Brighter Bee Academy in Jersey City. (Photo by Zhi Luo) Violinist Shiqi Luo teaches a group violin class. (Photo by Zhi Luo) Violinist Shiqi Luo and her student Mengtian Violinist Shiqi Luo has joined the Paulus Hook Music Foundation for a special concert series, “Midsummer […]]]>

Violinist Shiqi Luo performs a concert for children at the Brighter Bee Academy in Jersey City. (Photo by Zhi Luo)

Violinist Shiqi Luo teaches a group violin class. (Photo by Zhi Luo)

Violinist Shiqi Luo and her student Mengtian

Violinist Shiqi Luo has joined the Paulus Hook Music Foundation for a special concert series, “Midsummer Night’s Dream”, to benefit Brighter Bee Academy students.

JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY, USA, August 14, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Chinese-born violinist and soloist Shiqi Luo has joined Paulus Hook Music Foundation for a double series of concerts, “Midsummer Night’s Dream”, for the benefit of the students of Brighter Bee Academy on July 16 and August 6, 2022. Through its new partnership with the Paulus Hook Music Foundation, Shiqi introduced classical music composers through creative string instruction. In a relaxed environment, children learned the basics of song structure through the familiar music of classical, children’s and musicals…

“As a violinist, I have been trained and nurtured by many excellent teachers throughout my journey, and now I would like to pass on what I have learned to the next generation,” Shiqi said. “Music education can develop children’s intelligence, and playing an instrument can develop coordination skills and strong will.”

Shiqi Luo is an internationally renowned violinist who received professional training from Mr. Wang Baihong, chairman of the violin art committee of the Ningbo Musicians Association, at the age of 4 and studied with the violinist and world-renowned educator, Professor Lina Yu. At age 11, she performed “Butterfly Lovers” on stage with violinist Lina Yu, Zhijiong Wang and Mengla Huang at the Shanghai Grand Theater. Since then, she has performed at the United Nations Health Industry Summit (2018), the MusicAlp International Academy Festival in France, the Beijing International Music Festival and with singer Ruston Ropac at the Columbia University Concert Hall. . As a rising star of classical music in Ningbo city, she has also performed in concert—-“Coming Home”. His music has been praised by the Shanghai Conservatory of Music with the inclusion of his recording of Grieg’s Violin Sonata No. 3 on their 50th anniversary album and weekly radio concerts.

Shiqi earned a master’s degree and a certificate of professional studies in classical violin performance from professors Lucie Robert and Malkin Iscca of the Manhattan School of Music.

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Ms. Shiqi (Suki) Luo teaches a group violin lesson at Brighter Bee Academy in Jersey City.

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Who is violinist Johan Dalene? https://allanpettersson.org/who-is-violinist-johan-dalene/ Fri, 22 Jul 2022 11:16:39 +0000 https://allanpettersson.org/who-is-violinist-johan-dalene/ Who is Johan Dalene? Johan Dalene is a 21-year-old violinist from Sweden who made his big breakthrough in 2019, when he won first prize at the prestigious Carl Nielsen International Competition. Since then he has earned respect for the intelligence of his interpretations, the elegance of his tone and the spontaneity of his performances – […]]]>

Who is Johan Dalene?

Johan Dalene is a 21-year-old violinist from Sweden who made his big breakthrough in 2019, when he won first prize at the prestigious Carl Nielsen International Competition. Since then he has earned respect for the intelligence of his interpretations, the elegance of his tone and the spontaneity of his performances – notably with the famous Dutch violinist Janine Jansenwith whom he took several courses.

When and where was he born?

He was born in Norrköping, Sweden on August 5, 2000.

Where did he play?

Recently selected as a rising star by the European Concert Hall Organization (ECHO), he has performed in venues ranging from Musikverein Wien to Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam. From 2019 to 21 he was also BBC Next Generation Artistand gave performances with the BBC Orchestras, which were broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

How did he decide to take up the violin?

Born of two musicians – his mother is a pianist and his father a cellist – Dalene first wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and take up the cello. Concerned, however, that four-year-old Dalene would follow her own path, her father encouraged her to try the violin first and to switch to the cello after a year if he didn’t like it. He ended up sticking to it.

What kind of music does he like to play?

Although he knows the basic repertoire well, he has a weakness for Scandinavian music. Last year he received wide acclaim for his album of Nordic music for violin and piano, as well as for his recording of violin concertos by Nielsen and Sibeliuswhich was released earlier this year.

Does he have other hobbies?

Yes, he is an avid footballer; for a time in his early teens, Dalene was even more enthusiastic about playing football than playing the violin. He also describes himself as a bit greedy and admits a silver lining to lockdown was the chance to watch netflix and learn to cook.

When can I hear him play?

At BBC Proms on Tuesday, July 26, when he plays Barber Violin Concerto with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jordan de Souza. Later, on December 16, he returned to London to give a recital of Brahms and Schubert at Wigmore Hall with the pianist Igor Levit and cellist Julia Hagen.

Photo: Mats Backer

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A young violinist wins a music competition in France [PHOTO/VIDEO] https://allanpettersson.org/a-young-violinist-wins-a-music-competition-in-france-photo-video/ Fri, 15 Jul 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://allanpettersson.org/a-young-violinist-wins-a-music-competition-in-france-photo-video/ By Laman Ismayilova Young Azerbaijani violinist Dilshad Farhadzade captivated French listeners. A seven-year-old musician has won the Nouvelles Etoiles music competition for the second consecutive year in the nomination “Orchestral String and Wind Instruments”, reports Azernews, citing Trend Life. Dilshad Farhadzade is a second year student at Bulbul Music School. Her music teacher is Lala […]]]>

By Laman Ismayilova

Young Azerbaijani violinist Dilshad Farhadzade captivated French listeners.

A seven-year-old musician has won the Nouvelles Etoiles music competition for the second consecutive year in the nomination “Orchestral String and Wind Instruments”, reports Azernews, citing Trend Life.

Dilshad Farhadzade is a second year student at Bulbul Music School. Her music teacher is Lala Huseynova.

Nouvelles Etoiles is an international online music competition for young talents open to several specialties: song (classical and folkloric), piano, wind and string instruments.

The main objective of the project is to identify and professionally support talented children and adolescents, as well as to widen the scope of creative cooperation between France and other countries.

The music competition is organized by the International Cultural Association ARTIMA. Candidates were judged by video recordings. The jury included professors from musical universities in France, Belgium and other countries.

The laureates’ gala concert took place in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, one of the oldest churches in France.

The concert program was also attended by the Nouvelles Etoiles laureates from France, Latvia and Poland, who were accompanied by the Orchester International d’UniArt Paris.

The audience gave the young musicians a storm of applause.

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