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CMS2 Artist 2009-2012, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
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 and Mozart to Messiaen and Salonen, his interpretations are known for their intensity, thoughtfulness and fearless musical conviction. Juho Pohjonen has performed with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra under Olari Elts and Iceland Symphony Orchestra under François-Xavier Roth, as well as the Philharmonia Orchestra under Esa-Pekka Salonen, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra under James MacMillan and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra under Robert Spano.
02 Feb 2017
This weekend wonderful Finnish pianist Juho Pohojnen makes his debut appearance with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, led on this occasion by Constantin Trinks. Juho will perform Prokofiev’s...
18 Nov 2016
Violinist Petteri Iivonen, pianist Juho Pohjonen and cellist Samuli Peltonen release their first double-CD set as the Sibelius Piano Trio on the Yarlung Records label. The album is dedicated to...
13 Aug 2016
A very busy summer festival season continues for Juho Pohjonen. After a highly successful debut appearance at the Grant Park Music Festival and return performances at the Santa Fe and La Jolla...
22 Jun 2016
Juho Pohjonen makes his debut at the renowned Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago on 28 June. Together with the Grant Park Orchestra, under the baton of Carlos Kalmar, Juho will play Chopin’s...
24 Feb 2016
Following a highly successful North American tour in January, pianist Juho Pohjonen will be embarking on another tour of North America and Canada which will see him perform chamber music concerts...
21 Jan 2016
Pianist Juho Pohjonen starts a series of recitals and chamber concerts across the US. The tour kicks off on 21 January at the St. Cecilia Music Center in Grand Rapids with the further performances...
01 Oct 2015
Juho performs with Buffalo Philharmonic under the baton of their Music Director JoAnn Falletta this weekend, celebrating the works of two leading Finnish composers, Grieg and Sibelius. Juho will...
13 Aug 2015
Juho has returned from a summer of chamber music in the USA, performing with fellow world-class musicians, Paul Huang, Jakob Koranyi, Erin Keefe and Timothy Cobb to name a few. Juho wowed...
15 Jul 2015
Juho Pohjonen returns to New York to perform in Chamber Music Society Lincoln Center’s Inaugural Summer...
Chicago Tribune - Jun 2016
Horn Calls - May 2016
Seen and Heard International - Mar 2016
New York Times - Jan 2016
Bournemouth Echo - Dec 2015
The Fine Times Recorder - Dec 2015
The Guardian - Dec 2015
The Buffalo News - Oct 2015
The Daily Gazette, Sarasota - Aug 2015
New York Times - Jul 2015
Basler Zeitung - Aug 2013
New York Times - Mar 2013
Concertonet.com - Mar 2013
The Washington Post - Mar 2013
Music & Vision - Feb 2013
The Atlanta Journal Constitution - Jan 2013
Mercury News - Jul 2010
Classical Music Guide - Aug 2010
Seen & Heard (Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 5) - Feb 2008
LA Times (Salonen Piano Concerto) - Jul 2009
New York Times - Oct 2004
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 and Mozart to Messiaen and Salonen, Juho collaborates with the world’s foremost conductors including Esa-Pekka Salonen, Lionel Bringuier, Sakari Oramo, Kirill Karabits, James MacMillan, Francois-Xavier Roth and Marek Janowski to name a few. A favorite of Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Juho enjoys a frequent and very successful collaboration, widely acclaimed by audiences and critics alike.
Past orchestral highlights include performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, KBS Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony, Danish National Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Symphony, Lahti Symphony, with which he toured Japan, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. In recitals, he has performed in venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Davies Symphony Hall, Harris Concert Hall (Aspen), Wigmore Hall, Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall (St. Petersburg) and Auditorium du Louvre. Juho has also appeared in number of renowned festivals including Lucerne Piano, Savonlinna, Bergen, Grant Park, Aspen, Music at Menlo, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Sibelius in Lahti.
A committed chamber musician, Juho enjoys a frequent collaboration with distinguished musicians such as Karen Gomyo, Nicolas Dautricourt, Yura Lee, Christian Poltéra, Jakob Koranyi and Osmo Vänskä. After having been selected as one of the musicians of the “CMS Two Residency Program for Outstanding Young Artists” from 2009-2012, Juho appears regularly with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, where he returns in February 2017.
Highlights of 16/17 season include debut performances with the Cleveland Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Szczecin Philharmonic and Antalya State Symphony Orchestra. Juho will also return to the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Chamber music highlights include the Library of Congress in Washington with Brett Dean, Wigmore Hall in London with Jokob Koranyi, Opera de Limoges with Nicolas Dautricourt, Schloss Elmau with Irina Zahharenkova and Suvisoitto Festival in Finland with Osmo Vänskä and Erin Keefe.
Juho’s debut CD under the Dacapo label released in 2009 features Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen’s piano concerto Plateaux pour Piano et Orchestre with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra under Ed Spanjaard and solo piano piece For Piano. His sensational opening recital at Music@Menlo’s 2010 Festival led to a recording for the Music@Menlo Live 2010 series entitled Maps and Legends: Disc 8, bringing together works by Mozart, Grieg, Handel and Brahms.
Pohjonen began piano studies in 1989 when he entered the Junior Academy of the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki subsequently joining the Sibelius Academy where in 2008 he completed his Master's Degree under Meri Louhos and Hui-Ying Liu. Winner of numerous Scandinavian Piano Competitions including First Prize at the 2004 Nordic Piano Competition in Nyborg, Denmark, Juho was selected by Sir András Schiff as winner of the Klavier Festival Ruhr Scholarship in 2009.
Violinist Petteri Iivonen, pianist Juho Pohjonen and cellist Samuli Peltonen release their first double-CD set as the Sibelius Piano Trio on the Yarlung Records label in November 2016. The album is dedicated to Finland’s 100th Anniversary of Independence and features the music of Sibelius, Schiissi, Wennäkoski, Lefkowitz, and Saariaho.
Released December 2010 by Music@Menlo LIVE
Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: Plateaux for Piano and Orchestra
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Ed Spanjaard (conductor)
Released on DaCapo, January 2009