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Juho Pohjonen

Piano

Juho Pohjonen

Biography

One of the brightest young instrumental artists to emerge from Finland, Juho Pohjonen has attracted great attention as one of the Nordic country's most intriguing and talented pianists. Widely praised for his broad range of repertoire from Bach to Salonen, his interpretations are known for their intensity, thoughtfulness and fearless musical conviction.

Juho Pohjonen opened the 2015-2016 season with the Buffalo Philharmonic, performing Grieg’s Piano Concerto with conductor JoAnn Falletta.  He performs the work again across England in concerts with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Kirill Karabits. In New York, Mr. Pohjonen continues his close association with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, performing a four-hand program of Bartók and Lutosławski as well as a chamber music program with internationally renowned horn virtuoso Radovan Vlatković in Alice Tully Hall. In spring 2016, Mr. Pohjonen embarks on a chamber music tour with violinist Karen Gomyo and cellist Christian Poltéra. Summer festival appearances include a return visit to Music@Menlo, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and performances with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in Saratoga Springs as well as in Alice Tully Hall for their inaugural “Summer Evenings” series in New York City.

Mr. Pohjonen has appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco, Atlanta, Danish National, Malmö and Finnish Radio Swedish Radio symphonies, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, KBS Symphony Orchestra, and Lahti Symphony, with which he toured Japan. Mr. Pohjonen has studied with Meri Louhos and Hui-Ying Liu at the Sibelius Academy, where he completed his master’s degree in 2008.