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Juho Pohjonen, piano



Celebrated as one of Finland's most outstanding pianists, Juho Pohjonen is widely praised for his stellar 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, with which he toured Japan. He has been presented on recital series at Carnegie's Zankel Hall, the Kennedy Center, and in Vancouver, San Francisco, and Detroit. Season highlights include his Vancouver Symphony debut, his third invitation to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and chamber programs at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and the Library of Congress. Notably, with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, he gained high accolades for his most recent performances of Prokofiev’s Concerto no. 5 in G major: “His playing is simply extraordinary. This was a night when a good view of the soloist’s hands was worth extra money. It was a performance worth recording of a work worth hearing.” (Atlanta Journal Constitution) European engagements this season include a performance of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Piano Concerto with the Szczecin Philharmonic and Rune Bergman, Mozart’s Piano Concerto no. 23 with the Finnish Radio Orchestra and Tomas Djupsjöbacka, and a debut with the Antalya State Symphony and conductor Adrian Prabava, performing Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto no. 2. He is a former member of Chamber Music Society Two.



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