Celebrated as one of Finland’s most outstanding pianists, Juho Pohjonen has received wide-spread acclaim for his profound musicianship and distinctive interpretations of a broad range of repertoire from Bach to Salonen. His interpretations are known for their intensity, thoughtfulness, and fearless musical conviction. He was selected by Sir András Schiff as winner of the Klavier Festival Ruhr Scholarship in 2009, and he has won numerous other prizes in both Finnish and international competitions. Highlights of Mr. Pohjonen’s 2017-18 season include a remarkable summer festival circuit, with performances at [email protected], the Santa Fe Chamber Music and Ravinia Festivals, Cleveland Orchestra’s Blossom Festival, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival; as well as extensive U.S. and international concerto appearances and recitals, including the National Gallery of Art, Frederic Chopin Society and La Jolla Music Society, Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Ontario. He continues his close association with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since his tenure with the CMS Two Residency Program for Outstanding Young Artists from 2009-2012. This year, Inbal Segev and Juho Pohjonen are releasing a recording that features the music of Chopin, Schumann, and Grieg.
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Seven Variations from Mozart’s Opera “The Magic Flute”
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata in A major No. 3, Op. 69
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907): Ballade in the Form of Variations on a Norwegian Folk Song in G minor, Op. 24
Edvard Grieg: Sonata for Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 36