Juho Pohjonen, piano

Celebrated as one of Finland's most outstanding pianists, Juho Pohjonen has received widespread 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.

Mr. Pohjonen has appeared in recital in New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and in San Francisco, La Jolla, Detroit, and Vancouver. His newest recording with cellist Inbal Segev features hallmarks of the Romantic repertoire:  cello sonatas by Chopin and Grieg, and Schumann’s Fantasiestücke. His debut recording, Plateaux, on Dacapo Records, featuresworks by Scandinavian composer Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen.

Mr. Pohjonen was selected by Sir András Schiff as winner of the 2009 Klavier Festival Ruhr Scholarship and is an alum of The Bowers Program (formerly CMS Two). He is a prize winner of international and Finnish competitions, including first prize at the 2004 Nordic Piano Competition in Nyborg, Denmark; first prize at the 2000 International Young Artists Concerto Competition in Stockholm; and a prize at the 2002 Helsinki International Maj Lind Piano Competition.