Jon Dahlkvist is now active as manager, violist & pedagogue.
Jon is director and organizer at Glafsfjorden Music Festival since 2015, inviting international guest artists from all the world to Sweden. He also is administrational leader at Ingesund Piano Foundation, supporting your artists on their way out in the professional life. He was 2017 and 2019 manager of Nordic Piano Competition, the biggest competition for only nordic persons aspiring to become professional concert pianists.
He is a chamber musician from top to toe and his string quartet The Dahlkvist Quartet is making a successful career and was appointed ECHO Rising Star for 2012-2013, including a tour around many of the most prestigious concert halls in Europe. 2018 the quartet received Swedish Grammy Award for best classical recording of the year.
He has studied Master in Music at Royal College of Music in Stockholm as well as in Italy and until 2008 in Holland. In Holland he also took part of founding the chamber orchestra Camerata Ardesko where he also was part of the management and artistic development. Jon is teaching chamber music, viola and entrepreneurship at Ingesund School of Music in Arvika, Sweden.
Jon has always had a special interest for string quartet. He has played actively in several quartets since 1998. The Dahlkvist Quartet was formed 2007 together with two of Jon’s sisters together the violinist Bartosz Cajler. 2009 the quartet won the Chamber music competition ”Young&Promising” together with a tour around Sweden. They also were rewarded Royal Swedish Academy’s Great Award for chamber music groups. In January 2011 they performed at grand hall of Stockholm Concert Hall at the Steve Reich Festival and in October 2011 they performed in the regular series of Grünewaldsalen/Stockholm Concert Hall what also was broadcasted on national Swedish radio. The Dahlkvist Quartet was appointed ECHO Rising Star by Stockholm Concert Hall and performed a tour through several European concert halls during 2012-2013 including Paris, Amsterdam, Cologne, Budapest, Athens, Hamburg, Luxemburg to name a few.
He is lecturer and course leader at Ingesund School of Music, Sweden’s 4th largest music conservatory for classical music.
© Jon Dahlkvist, January 2020