Dalasinfoniettan is the chamber orchestra of Dalecarlia. Its 28 full-time musicians perform in Dalecarlia, in Sweden, and sometimes as far away as Sapporo and Tokyo.
Since the autumn of 2019, the sought-after Spanish conductor and violinist Roberto González-Monjas is the Chief Conductor of Dalasinfoniettan. Together with him, the orchestra has started an encouraging artistic development. Together with Alejandro Posada, he started the Iberacademy; an institution in Medellín, Colombia, that aims at creating an efficient and sustainable model of musical education. Roberto is also the Artist in Residence for Orquesta Sinfonica de Castilla y Leon.
Dalasinfoniettan happily collaborate with international soloists such as Janine Jansen and Evelyn Glennie, and isn’t afraid to widen its musical horizon towards pop, folk music and jazz.
Over the years, Dalasinfoniettan has been the core of the orchestra performing in Dalhalla’s critically acclaimed opera productions.
In the autumn of 2019, Dalasinfoniettan’s own album is released, including music by Poulenc, Ligeti and Larsson Gothe, conducted by resigning Chief Conductor Daniel Blendulf. The album is a resonant completion of his artistic development work of the orchestra.
Dalasinfoniettan is the host orchestra of Vinterfest. The international chamber music festival has been refined by its Artistic Directors: first Martin Fröst, clarinetist, then the Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson, and now Roberto González-Monjas.
About Musik i Dalarna
Musik i Dalarna is a regional music foundation with a mission. This mission, as well as most of the financing, comes from the Swedish National Council for Cultural Affairs and Region Dalarna. Our purpose is to support, stimulate and develop the musical life of Dalarna. Musik i Dalarna initiates, produces and promotes musical events all year around.
Musik i Dalarna works in two areas, the small Symphony Orchestra Dalasinfoniettan and Live music in schools.
Live Music in Schools
The goal of Live music in schools is to provide concerts to schools in the whole region with professional and pedagogical live artists. We do 140 – 150 concerts for around 15, 000 children and youngsters every year. The artists performing are mostly freelance artists with various musical background and genres.
We also encourage and support live music projects aimed towards young people. One project is International Exchange, folx. For example we work with Viljandi in Estonia where young folk musicians from Dalarna and Wales take turns and visit both countries for workshops, concerts and sessions.
Musik Direkt is a nationwide musical competition, the biggest in Sweden, open to all genres. The participants must be between 13 and 19 years old and appear live on stage. About 5, 000 young musicians play in Musik Direkt annually and the competition is arranged all over Sweden by the regional music institutions and the Swedish Concert Institute/Rikskonserter.
Musik i Dalarna
S-791 71 Falun
Phone:+46 (0)23 77 40 50