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One of the brightest young instrumental talents to emerge from Finland today, Juho Pohjonen has attracted great attention as one of the Nordic country's most intriguing and talented pianists. Widely praised for his interpretations of music from Bach to Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mr. Pohjonen's New York debut recital at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall in 2004 was selected as one of the most memorable concert events heard in New York during that year by Anthony Tommasini, senior music critic of The New York Times.
In 2009, Juho Pohjonen was selected by András Schiff as the winner of the Klavier Festival Ruhr Scholarship. In addition, he has won numerous prizes in both Finnish and international competitions, including: First Prize at the 2004 Nordic Piano Competition in Nyborg, Denmark, First Prize at the International Young Artists 2000 Concerto Competition in Stockholm, the Prokofiev Prize at the AXA Dublin International Piano Competition 2003, and was a prize winner at Helsinki International Maj Lind Piano Competition 2002.
Mr. Pohjonen has given recitals in Dresden, Hamburg, Helsinki, London (Wigmore Hall), New York (Carnegie Hall), San Francisco, Vancouver, Alicante, Warsaw and at the Lucerne Piano, Savonlinna, Bergen and Mecklenburg Vorpommern Festivals. He has performed with orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony, Danish National, Malmö, Finnish Radio Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic, Lahti Symphony -- with whom he toured Japan -- Bournemouth Symphony, Scottish Chamber and Philharmonia Orchestras.