Juho Pohjonen

Piano

Juho Pohjonen Photo credit: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

Finnish pianist Juho Pohjonen performs widely in Europe, Asia, and North America, collaborating with symphony orchestras and playing in recital and chamber settings. In 2021-22 he performs Daniel Bjarnason’s concerto for piano Processions with the Helsinki Philharmonic with the composer at the podium. Additional orchestral highlights include performances of Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto with Rune Bergmann and the Colorado Symphony as well as performances of Mendelssohn’s concerto for violin and piano with the Minnesota Orchestra. The pianist has previously appeared in recital at New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and in San Francisco, La Jolla, Detroit, Savannah, and Vancouver. He made his London debut at Wigmore Hall, and has performed recitals in Antwerp, Hamburg, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, and Warsaw. His most recent recording with cellist Inbal Segev features cello sonatas by Chopin and Grieg, and Schumann’s Fantasiestücke, hallmarks of the Romantic repertoire. His previous recordings include Plateaux on Dacapo Records and Maps and Legends on the Music@Menlo Live series. He is a member of the Sibelius Trio, which released a recording on Yarlung Records in honor of Finland’s 1917 centennial of independence. He launched MyPianist in 2019, an AI-based iOS app that provides interactive piano accompaniment to musicians everywhere. Pohjonen earned a master’s degree from Meri Louhos and Hui-Ying Liu-Tawaststjerna at the Sibelius Academy in 2008. An alum of The Bowers Program, he enjoys an ongoing association with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.