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Juho Pohjonen, piano

Juho Pohjonen

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, Juho collaborates with the world’s foremost conductors including Esa-Pekka Salonen, Robert Spano, Lionel Bringuier, Sakari Oramo, Kirill Karabits, James MacMillan, Francois-Xavier Roth, Marek Janowski, among others. Past orchestral highlights include performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, KBS Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony, Danish National Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Symphony, Lahti Symphony, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. He has performed recitals in venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Davies Symphony Hall, Harris Concert Hall, Wigmore Hall, Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall, and Auditorium du Louvre. Juho has also appeared in many renowned festivals including Lucerne Piano, Savonlinna, Bergen, Grant Park, Aspen, Music at Menlo, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and Sibelius in Lahti. Juho enjoys 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 CMS Two from 2009-2012, Juho appears regularly with CMS, 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 with Brett Dean, Wigmore Hall with Jakob Koranyi, Opera de Limoges with Nicolas Dautricourt, Schloss Elmau with Irina Zahharenkova, and Suvisoitto Festival in Finland with Osmo Vänskä and Erin Keefe. 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.