Juho Pohjonen


Juho Pohjonen Photo credit: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

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. He has appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic; San Francisco, Danish National, Finnish Radio, and Swedish Radio symphonies; and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Lahti Symphony. He has been presented on recital series at Carnegie's Zankel Hall, the Kennedy Center, and in Vancouver, San Francisco, and Detroit. Highlights of his 2017-18 season include appearances with the Greenwich Symphony and Turku and Tampere philharmonic orchestras, performing Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 103, Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Piano Concerto, and Einar Englund’s Piano Concerto No. 1. In recital, he performs at the National Gallery of Art, Frederic Chopin Society, University of Washington, La Jolla Music Society, Perimeter Institute in Waterloo (ON), Mobile Chamber Music Society, and Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concerts in Fresno. A former member of The Bowers Program, he continues his close association with the Chamber Music Society at Alice Tully Hall, and on tour in Chicago, Birmingham, Asheville (NC), Purchase (NY), Athens (GA), and Ashland (OR), as well as in South Korea and Taiwan. As pianist of the Sibelius Piano Trio, Mr. Pohjonen recently released a recording on Yarlung Records in honor of Finland’s centennial, described by Sterophile as “a gorgeous debut.” A new recording, slated for release in 2018, features the music of Chopin, Schumann, and Grieg with cellist Inbal Segev.