At the age of 14 Johannes Søe Hansen won the gold medal in a danish music competition. Four years later he was a prizewinner in the International Carl Nielsen Violin Competition. He trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen with Professor Milan Vitek. In 1988 he was awarded the ‘major’ Jacob Gade grant and the ‘minor’ Sonning Prize, enabling him to study in Bern with Professor Igor Ozim. Johannes Søe Hansen made his debut as a soloist in 1990. As a soloist he has played with all the Danish symphony orchestras, as well as several of the other Nordic orchestras and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic in Russia. In 1992 he was engaged as leader of the Danish national Symphony orchestra/DR, a post in which he has continued since.