By the age of 14 Johannes Søe Hansen had won the Gold Medal in the Berlingske Tidende Music Competition and four years later, was a prize-winner in the International Carl Nielsen Violin Competition.
Johannes Søe Hansen 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, which enabled him to study in Bern with Professor Igor Ozim. Johannes Søe Hansen made his debut as a soloist in 1990 after studies with Marta Libalova, and the next year he won the Young Soloist Competition.
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. He also teaches at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen.
He maintains a parallel career as a chamber musician, performing in Salzburg, London, Paris, Nuuk, The United Arab Emirates, Tokyo and New York with the string sextet Copenhagen Classic and The Danish Duo. Further to this, he has recorded a number of albums.