Associate ManagerAgnieszka Mikus
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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.
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...
10 Apr 2013
Juho Pohjonen makes his first appearance in San Diego performing in recital for the La Jolla Music...
18 Feb 2013
February sees Juho Pohjonen make a welcome return to the UK. He will first appear in recital at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on 24...
10 Jan 2013
This week Juho Pohjonen re-unites with Music Director Robert Spano for his return to the...
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, his interpretations are known for their intensity, thoughtfulness and fearless musical conviction.
Juho collaborates with many pre-eminent conductors around the world including Esa-Pekka Salonen, Lionel Bringuier, Sakari Oramo, Kirill Karabits, James MacMillan, Francois-Xavier Roth, Olari Elts and Hugh Wolff to name a few. A favorite of Robert Spano and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Juho enjoys a frequent and very successful collaboration, widely acclaimed by audience and critics alike. He has performed with major orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, KBS Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony, Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, Danish National Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Symphony, Lahti Symphony, with whom he toured Japan, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Pohjonen appears frequently with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, since being selected as one of the musicians to join the “CMS Two Residency Program for Outstanding Young Artists” from 2009-2012.
A pianist of elegant musicianship and pearly touch, Juho pleases audience around the globe with intimate, fearless programmes of recitals and chamber music concerts. He has given recitals in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Davies Symphony Hall, Harris Concert Hall (Aspen), De Singel, Wigmore Hall, Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall (St. Petersburg), Auditorium du Louvre, Southam Hall (Ottawa) and Vancouver Playhouse. Juho has appeared in number of renowned festivals including Lucerne Piano, Savonlinna, Bergen, Ravinia, Aspen, Music@Menlo, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Sibelius Festival in Lahti.
Highlights of current and upcoming seasons include concerts with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Szczecin Philharmonic, Vancouver and Atlanta Symphony Orchestras and a tour of Korea and Taiwan with Music at Menlo. Juho continues his close association with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center giving series of recitals and chamber music concerts. He will also appear in chamber concerts at the Library of Congress in Washington, Wigmore Hall in London and Schloss Elmau. 2016/17 season features Juho in festivals such as Music at Menlo, Ravinia Festival, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and Marlboro Festival.
Juho’s debut CD under Dacapo label released in 2009 features piano concerto and solo piano piece by one of the most important 21st century Scandinavian composer Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra was positively received: “Juho Pohjonen has the measure of both scores and Ed Spanjaard draws vivid performances from the Danish National SO in Plateaux. Cracking sound, too.” (Gramophone). 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 Sibelius Academy where in 2008 he completed his Master's Degree under Meri Louhos and Hui-Ying Liu. Winner of a numerous Scandinavian Piano Competitions, in 2009 Juho was selected by Sir András Schiff as a winner of the Klavier Festival Ruhr Scholarship.