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Juho Pohjonen   (Born 1981)


Finnish pianist Juho Pohjonen has attracted great attention as one of the Nordic country’s most intriguing and talented pianists. Pohjonen’s studies began in 1989, when he entered the Junior Academy of the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki. He has studied with Meri Louhos and Hui-Ying Liu at the Sibelius Academy, where he is currently completing work on his Master’s Degree.
Pohjonen has given recitals in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, England, Germany, Poland, Russia, China and the United States. He has performed with orchestras including the Danish Nationa and Malmö, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestras, Helsinki Philharmonic and Lahti Symphony Orchestra with whom he toured Japan. Pohjonen has been widely praised for his interpretations of music from Bach to Esa-Pekka Salonen and has won numerous prizes in both Finnish and international competitions. In 2004 he won first prize at the 2004 Nordic Piano Competition in Nyborg, Denmark, and was also a prize winner at Helsinki International Maj Lind Piano Competition 2002.

Live Dates

31/12/2009   Philadelphia City Paper

Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: Plateaux
"This is one of the most compelling new piano concertos in recent memory."
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01/07/2009   Gramophone

Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: Plateaux
"...vivid performances from the Danish National SO in Plateaux. Cracking sound, too."
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20/01/2009   Politiken

Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: Plateaux
5/6 Hjerter

”Med ni »kig ind gennem nøglehuller«, som komponisten kalder klaverkoncertens ni korte og længere satser, får man pikante og forunderlige ting at se. Brudstykker af frækt jazzet Gershwin, rytmisk stønnende Stravinsky og elegant nattefilosoferende Bartók vendes og drejes i det tomme rum som af usynlige hænder.”
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Photo: Marco Borggreve


Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

SACD 6.220533 (2009)

The latest masterpiece by Holmgreen is a sparkling piano concerto in nine surprising movements

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