Juho Pohjonen | piano
Celebrated as one of Finland’s most outstanding pianists, Juho Pohjonen is widely praised for his profound musicianship and distinctive interpretations of a broad range of repertoire from Bach to Salonen. His interpretations are known for their intensity, thoughtfulness, and fearless musical conviction. He has appeared with the Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco, Baltimore, Vancouver, Atlanta and Buffalo symphonies. European engagements include Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Philharmonia Orchestra, Danish National, Finnish Radio, Swedish Radio symphonies and the Lahti Symphony, with which he toured Japan.
Pohjonen performs with many of the world’s foremost conductors including Marin Alsop, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Markus Stenz, Robert Spano, Pinchas Zukerman, Lionel Bringuier, Kirill Karabits, and Marek Janowski among others. He has given recitals in New York (Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center), Washington, D.C. (Kennedy Center), San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, St. Paul, Detroit, La Jolla and in London (Wigmore Hall), Hamburg, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Warsaw, Hong Kong, Antwerp, and at the Lucerne Piano, Gilmore, Ravinia, Savonlinna, Bergen and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festivals. He appears frequently with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, since his tenure with the CMS Two Residency Program for Outstanding Young Artists from 2009-2012.
Juho Pohjonen’s studies began in 1989 when he entered the Junior Academy of the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki. He studied with Meri Louhos and Hui-Ying Liu-Tawaststjerna at the Sibelius Academy where he completed his Master’s Degree in 2008. Pohjonen has also participated in several master classes of world-class pianists such as Sir András Schiff and Leon Fleisher.