Juho Pohjonen is regarded as one of today’s most exciting and unique
instrumentalists. The Finnish pianist performs widely in Europe, Asia and
North America, collaborating with symphony orchestras and playing in
recital and chamber settings. An ardent exponent of Scandinavian music,
Pohjonen’s growing discography offers a showcase of music by Finnish
compatriots such as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Kaija Saariaho and Jean Sibelius.
Pohjonen began his piano studies in 1989 at the Junior Academy of the
Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, and earned a master’s from Meri Louhos and
Hui-Ying Liu-Tawaststjerna at the Sibelius Academy in 2008. Pohjonen was
selected by Sir Andras Schiff as the winner of the 2009 Klavier Festival
Ruhr Scholarship, and has won prizes at international and Finnish
The pianist has previously appeared in recital at New York’s Carnegie Hall
and Lincoln Center, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and in San
Francisco, La Jolla, Calif., Detroit, Savannah, Ga., and Vancouver, Canada.
He made his London debut at Wigmore Hall and has performed recitals
throughout Europe including in Antwerp, Belgium; Hamburg, Germany;
Helsinki; St. Petersburg, Russia, and Warsaw, Poland.
At the Weis Center, Pohjonen will perform: Grieg’s ballade in G minor, Op.
24; Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit and Chopin’s four ballades, Op. 27, 38, 47
Adults: $25 | Seniors 62+: $20 | Youth 18 and under: $15
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