Ludwig van Beethoven Violin Sonata No 8 in G major
Edward Elgar Sospiri
Tebogo Monnakgotla Companion*
Sergei Prokofiev Violin Sonata No 2 in D major
Johan Dalene violin
Nicola Eimer piano
*Commissioned by Konserthuset Stockholm and ECHO
Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change
‘There’s a “presence” about Johan Dalene’s playing that announces a musician of special sensibilities’ (Gramophone). Come and see what all the fuss is about with this majorly talented young violinist.
At just 21 years old, Dalene possesses profound maturity, intelligence, and composure far beyond his years. Winner of First Prize at the 2019 Carl Nielsen Competition; student of Janine Jansen; debuts with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and Czech Philharmonic on the horizon; and a first album BBC Music Magazine declared ‘one of the finest violin debuts of the last decade’: all the signs point towards a young musician with a brilliant international career ahead of him.
No wonder then that Dalene was nominated as an ECHO Rising Star this season, or that the Anders Sveaas’ Charitable Foundation saw fit to loan him the ‘Spencer Dyke’ Stradivarius so early in his career. We’ve no doubt he’ll put it to good use, be it in the simple singing beauty of Elgar’s Sospiri, or exciting new work Companion from fellow Swede Tebogo Monnakgotla.
We are doing everything we can to make your visit safe and enjoyable. Below are answers to some FAQs, and you can find further information here.
The majority of our seats are no longer socially-distanced, however some rows of seats in the stalls remain configured in socially-distanced singles and pairs, for those that would prefer to use them. All seats are unallocated – you may book for stalls or balcony, and are then free to sit wherever you wish.
Following the recent Government guidance, all visitors must wear a face covering as a condition of entry, unless exempt or under 12.
Visitors are not currently required to present an NHS Covid pass or proof of a negative Covid test result, but you are strongly encouraged to take a lateral flow test before attending while infection rates are still high.