Bomsori Kim, violin, and Juho Pohjonen, piano
Wednesday Society Salon
Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 7:30PM
Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium

A dynamic pairing of two young stars returning to Palm Beach in a program featuring Schumann’s Violin Sonata No. 1 and Prokofiev’s Violin Sonata No. 2. South Korean violinist Bomsori Kim and Finnish piano sensation Juho Pohjonen perform as soloists with top orchestras around the world, and in recital in the most prestigious halls. Bomsori Kim is a prize winner of the Tchaikovsky International and Queen Elisabeth violin competitions, among others. Juho Pohjonen’s most recent performances include Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall, Ravinia Festival, Cleveland Orchestra, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

WEDNESDAY SOCIETY SALON
Gallery admission is included as part of a dazzling evening of entertainment on select Wednesdays. See the exhibition, hear a live performance, and enjoy a Prosecco reception before the concert and during intermission.

WEDNESDAY SOCIETY SALONS ARE GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY LINDA R. OLSSON, INC., REALTOR.

To be announced

Bomsori Kim is regarded as one of today’s most vibrant and exciting instrumentalists. Winner of the 62nd ARD International Music Competition, Bomsori’s exceptional talent and the poise of her musicianship have been recognized by many of the world’s finest orchestras and eminent conductors. A rising star on the international concert stage, Bomsori is committed to sharing passionate, personal, and refreshing performances of classical violin repertoire with a global audience.

In the 2019-2020 season, Bomsori debuts with the Nashville Symphony, performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 1 under the baton of Giancarlo Guerrero. With Guerrero, she joins the Wrocław Philharmonic as soloist in a multi-city tour of California, performing the Szymanowski Violin Concerto. Additional orchestral debuts include the Lexington Philharmonic led by Keitaro Harada in a performance of Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2. As a recitalist, she is presented by Rockport Music, University of Maine, National Gallery of Art, and the Carlsen Center. She collaborates with pianist Juho Pohjonen in recitals presented by the Society of the Four Arts and San Francisco Performances and joins pianist Rafał Blechacz for recitals in New York City, Costa Mesa, CA, Toronto and Waterloo. Internationally, she gives recitals at the Rheingau Musik Festival and Heidelberger Fruehling in Germany and Lucerne and Gstaad Menuhin Festivals in Switzerland. International orchestral engagements are with the Luzern and KBS Symphony Orchestras, NDR Radiopihilharmonie, Nürnberger Symphoniker, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, and Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra.

The 2018-2019 season featured Bomsori’s New York Philharmonic debut, playing the US Premiere of Tan Dun’s Violin Concerto, Fire Ritual, “with fierce dramatic commitment.” (New York Times). Additional US debuts included Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra and recitals at the Maestro Foundation and La Jolla Music Society’s Discovery Series. International collaborations were with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Tonkuenstler Orchestra Vienna, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, and a tour with the Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra to Berlin, Milan, and Prague.

In 2017, Warner Classics released Bomsori’s debut album with maestro Jacek Kaspszyk and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2 and Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1. BBC Music Magazine praised Bomsori’s “centered tone and a strong rhythmic thrust,” and The StradMagazine opined “I can’t remember when I last enjoyed this concerto so much.”  In 2019, Bomsori and pianist Rafał Blechacz released a disc of French and Polish music on the Deutsche Grammophon label. Featuring works by Fauré, Debussy, Chopin and Szymanowski, “this well-constructed programme perfectly showcases the strengths of both players, who command brilliant virtuosity, impeccable musicianship and a compelling vision.” (Music Web International)

In addition to winning the 62nd ARD International Music Competition, Bomsori is a prize winner of the Tchaikovsky International Competition, Queen Elisabeth Competition, International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition, Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover, Montreal International Musical Competition, and Sendai International Music Competition. Bomsori won Second Prize, Critic’s Prize, and nine additional special prizes at the 15th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition.

She has appeared as soloist at numerous venues worldwide, such as David Geffen Hall in New York, Musikverein Golden Hall in Vienna, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg, Slovak Radio Concert Hall in Bratislava, Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, the Herkulessaal and the Prinzregententheater in Munich, Berlin Konzerthaus, Berlin Philharmonic Chamber Hall, and Smetana Hall in Prague, and Seoul Arts Center Concert Hall.  She has had the privilege of performing under the direction of renowned conductors, including Jaap van Zweden, Marin Alsop, Andrey Boreyko, Pablo Heras Casado, Hannu Lintu, Lukasz Borowicz, Kahchun Wong, John Storgards, Edo de Waart, Yuri Simonov, Valentin Uryupin, Pascal Verrot, and Giancarlo Guerrero, with numerous leading orchestras, such as the New York Philharmonic, Bayerischer Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, National Orchestra of Belgium, Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra, NDR Radiophilharmonie of Hannover, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Munich Radio Orchestra, and KBS Symphony Orchestra, among others.

A native of South Korea, Bomsori is a graduate of Seoul National University, where she studied with Young Uck Kim. She earned her Master of Music at The Juilliard School, as a student of Sylvia Rosenberg and Ronald Copes. With the support of Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation, she currently plays on a 1774 violin by Joannes Baptista Guadagnini.

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Juho Pohjonen is regarded as one of today’s most exciting 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 has a growing discography which offers a showcase of compositions by such compatriots as Esa-Pekka Salonen and Kaija Saariaho.

In the 2019-2020 season, Pohjonen makes his Minnesota Orchestra debut, opening their season with performances of Grieg’s Piano Concerto conducted by Osmo Vänskä. Additional highlights include debuts with the New Jersey Symphony performing Grieg’s Piano Concerto conducted by Markus Stenz; with the Rochester Philharmonic performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Fabien Gabel; and with the Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec performing Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 5 with Jean-Claude Picard. Pohjonen makes recital debuts at the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Steinway Society of the Bay Area and returns to give recitals in Howland, NY and New York City. Pohjonen’s chamber performance takes him to San Francisco Performances and Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach with violinist Bomsori Kim, to Parlance Chamber Concerts with violinists Paul Huang and Danbi Um, and to Orange County and Santa Rosa, CA, with the Sibelius Trio. An alumnus of The Bowers Program (formerly CMS Two), Pohjonen enjoys an ongoing association with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, with whom he collaborates this season in New York’s Alice Tully Hall and Chicago’s Harris Theater.

In the 2018-2019 season, Pohjonen appeared as a soloist with the Nashville, Pacific, and Bay Atlantic Symphony Orchestras in Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A major, K. 488, and with the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra in Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 83.  He performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A major, K. 414 with the Escher String Quartet in New York’s Alice Tully Hall and Chicago’s Harris Theater; he also performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in works by Prokofiev and Beethoven with violinist Angelo Xiang Yu, both in New York and on tour to Madison, NJ, and Chicago. Pohjonen joined members of the Calidore Quartet in Beethoven’s Piano Trio in G major, Op. 1, No. 2, at the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts in Vienna, VA. Other highlights of last season include a recital debut at the 92nd Street Y in New York, in which Pohjonen performed a program that features Scriabin’s Sonata No. 8 and Dichotomie by Salonen.  Additional recitals took place in Alicante, Spain, and at the Lane Series of the University of Vermont, Music Toronto and at the Savannah Music Festival.

Pohjonen has previously appeared in recital at New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and in San Francisco, La Jolla, Detroit, and Vancouver.  He made his London debut at Wigmore Hall, and has performed recitals throughout Europe including in Antwerp, Hamburg, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Warsaw. Festival appearances include Lucerne; Savonlinna Finland; Bergen, Norway; and Mecklenberg-Vorpommern in Germany, as well as the Gilmore Keyboard Festival. Pohjonen has performed as a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Vancouver Symphony and Buffalo Philharmonic, and at the Mostly Mozart Festival, as well as with orchestras throughout Scandinavia, including the Danish National Symphony, the Finnish Radio Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic, Avanti! Chamber Orchestra in Finland, and the Symphony Orchestras of the Swedish Radio and Mälmo.  Additional concerto performances include the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa; Philharmonia, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Bournemouth Symphony in the United Kingdom, Zagreb Philharmonic in Croatia; and a tour of Japan with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra. Pohjonen has collaborated with today’s foremost conductors, including Marin Alsop, Lionel Bringuier, Marek Janowski, Fabien Gabel, Kirill Karabits, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Markus Stenz, and Pinchas Zukerman, and has appeared on multiple occasions with the Atlanta Symphony and music director Robert Spano.

Pohjonen’s most recent recording with cellist Inbal Segev features cello sonatas by Chopin and Grieg, and Schumann’s Fantasiestücke, hallmarks of the Romantic repertoire. Plateaux, his debut recording on Dacapo Records, featured works by late Scandinavian composer Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, including the solo piano suite For Piano, and piano concerto Plateaux pour Piano et Orchestre, with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and conductor Ed Spanjaard. His recital at the Music@Menlo 2010 festival was recorded as part of the Music@Menlo Live series.  Entitled Maps and Legends, the disc includes Mozart’s Sonata in A major, K. 331, Grieg’s Ballade in the form of Variations on a Norwegian Folk Song in G minor, Op. 24, and Handel’s Suite in B-flat Major.  Pohjonen joins with violinist Petteri Iivonen and cellist Samuli Peltonen to form the Sibelius Trio, who released a recording on Yarlung Records in honor of Finland’s 1917 centennial of independence. The album, described by Stereophile as “a gorgeous debut,” included works by Sibelius and Kaija Saariaho.

Pohjonen began his piano studies in 1989 at the Junior Academy of the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, and subsequently earned a Master’s Degree from Meri Louhos and Hui-Ying Liu-Tawaststjerna at the Sibelius Academy in 2008. Pohjonen has participated in the master classes of distinguished pianists Sir András Schiff, Leon Fleisher, Jacob Lateiner, and Barry Douglas. Pohjonen was selected by Schiff as the winner of the 2009 Klavier Festival Ruhr Scholarship, and has won prizes at 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; a prize at the 2002 Helsinki International Maj Lind Piano Competition; and the Prokofiev Prize at the 2003 AXA Dublin International Piano Competition.

***

“Pearly touch, singing tone and sensitivity…. [Pohjonen] demonstrated his elegant musicianship throughout the program.”
The New York Times

“The programme included Grieg’s Piano Concerto, with a fast-rising Finnish star, Juho Pohjonen, as the delightfully unassuming but bewitching soloist.”
The Guardian

“Pohjonen’s account of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 1 was positively electrifying, the ideal blend of poise and passion…the pianist brought virtuosity in spades, flitting through the music with a touch that was steely and bright.”
The Plain Dealer

Event Info

A dynamic pairing of two young stars returning to Palm Beach in a program featuring Schumann’s Violin Sonata No. 1 and Prokofiev’s Violin Sonata No. 2. South Korean violinist Bomsori Kim and Finnish piano sensation Juho Pohjonen perform as soloists with top orchestras around the world, and in recital in the most prestigious halls. Bomsori Kim is a prize winner of the Tchaikovsky International and Queen Elisabeth violin competitions, among others. Juho Pohjonen’s most recent performances include Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall, Ravinia Festival, Cleveland Orchestra, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

WEDNESDAY SOCIETY SALON
Gallery admission is included as part of a dazzling evening of entertainment on select Wednesdays. See the exhibition, hear a live performance, and enjoy a Prosecco reception before the concert and during intermission.

WEDNESDAY SOCIETY SALONS ARE GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY LINDA R. OLSSON, INC., REALTOR.

Program Notes

To be announced

More About The Artist

Bomsori Kim is regarded as one of today’s most vibrant and exciting instrumentalists. Winner of the 62nd ARD International Music Competition, Bomsori’s exceptional talent and the poise of her musicianship have been recognized by many of the world’s finest orchestras and eminent conductors. A rising star on the international concert stage, Bomsori is committed to sharing passionate, personal, and refreshing performances of classical violin repertoire with a global audience.

In the 2019-2020 season, Bomsori debuts with the Nashville Symphony, performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 1 under the baton of Giancarlo Guerrero. With Guerrero, she joins the Wrocław Philharmonic as soloist in a multi-city tour of California, performing the Szymanowski Violin Concerto. Additional orchestral debuts include the Lexington Philharmonic led by Keitaro Harada in a performance of Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2. As a recitalist, she is presented by Rockport Music, University of Maine, National Gallery of Art, and the Carlsen Center. She collaborates with pianist Juho Pohjonen in recitals presented by the Society of the Four Arts and San Francisco Performances and joins pianist Rafał Blechacz for recitals in New York City, Costa Mesa, CA, Toronto and Waterloo. Internationally, she gives recitals at the Rheingau Musik Festival and Heidelberger Fruehling in Germany and Lucerne and Gstaad Menuhin Festivals in Switzerland. International orchestral engagements are with the Luzern and KBS Symphony Orchestras, NDR Radiopihilharmonie, Nürnberger Symphoniker, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, and Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra.

The 2018-2019 season featured Bomsori’s New York Philharmonic debut, playing the US Premiere of Tan Dun’s Violin Concerto, Fire Ritual, “with fierce dramatic commitment.” (New York Times). Additional US debuts included Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra and recitals at the Maestro Foundation and La Jolla Music Society’s Discovery Series. International collaborations were with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Tonkuenstler Orchestra Vienna, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, and a tour with the Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra to Berlin, Milan, and Prague.

In 2017, Warner Classics released Bomsori’s debut album with maestro Jacek Kaspszyk and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2 and Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1. BBC Music Magazine praised Bomsori’s “centered tone and a strong rhythmic thrust,” and The StradMagazine opined “I can’t remember when I last enjoyed this concerto so much.”  In 2019, Bomsori and pianist Rafał Blechacz released a disc of French and Polish music on the Deutsche Grammophon label. Featuring works by Fauré, Debussy, Chopin and Szymanowski, “this well-constructed programme perfectly showcases the strengths of both players, who command brilliant virtuosity, impeccable musicianship and a compelling vision.” (Music Web International)

In addition to winning the 62nd ARD International Music Competition, Bomsori is a prize winner of the Tchaikovsky International Competition, Queen Elisabeth Competition, International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition, Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover, Montreal International Musical Competition, and Sendai International Music Competition. Bomsori won Second Prize, Critic’s Prize, and nine additional special prizes at the 15th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition.

She has appeared as soloist at numerous venues worldwide, such as David Geffen Hall in New York, Musikverein Golden Hall in Vienna, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg, Slovak Radio Concert Hall in Bratislava, Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, the Herkulessaal and the Prinzregententheater in Munich, Berlin Konzerthaus, Berlin Philharmonic Chamber Hall, and Smetana Hall in Prague, and Seoul Arts Center Concert Hall.  She has had the privilege of performing under the direction of renowned conductors, including Jaap van Zweden, Marin Alsop, Andrey Boreyko, Pablo Heras Casado, Hannu Lintu, Lukasz Borowicz, Kahchun Wong, John Storgards, Edo de Waart, Yuri Simonov, Valentin Uryupin, Pascal Verrot, and Giancarlo Guerrero, with numerous leading orchestras, such as the New York Philharmonic, Bayerischer Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, National Orchestra of Belgium, Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra, NDR Radiophilharmonie of Hannover, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Munich Radio Orchestra, and KBS Symphony Orchestra, among others.

A native of South Korea, Bomsori is a graduate of Seoul National University, where she studied with Young Uck Kim. She earned her Master of Music at The Juilliard School, as a student of Sylvia Rosenberg and Ronald Copes. With the support of Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation, she currently plays on a 1774 violin by Joannes Baptista Guadagnini.

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Juho Pohjonen is regarded as one of today’s most exciting 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 has a growing discography which offers a showcase of compositions by such compatriots as Esa-Pekka Salonen and Kaija Saariaho.

In the 2019-2020 season, Pohjonen makes his Minnesota Orchestra debut, opening their season with performances of Grieg’s Piano Concerto conducted by Osmo Vänskä. Additional highlights include debuts with the New Jersey Symphony performing Grieg’s Piano Concerto conducted by Markus Stenz; with the Rochester Philharmonic performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Fabien Gabel; and with the Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec performing Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 5 with Jean-Claude Picard. Pohjonen makes recital debuts at the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Steinway Society of the Bay Area and returns to give recitals in Howland, NY and New York City. Pohjonen’s chamber performance takes him to San Francisco Performances and Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach with violinist Bomsori Kim, to Parlance Chamber Concerts with violinists Paul Huang and Danbi Um, and to Orange County and Santa Rosa, CA, with the Sibelius Trio. An alumnus of The Bowers Program (formerly CMS Two), Pohjonen enjoys an ongoing association with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, with whom he collaborates this season in New York’s Alice Tully Hall and Chicago’s Harris Theater.

In the 2018-2019 season, Pohjonen appeared as a soloist with the Nashville, Pacific, and Bay Atlantic Symphony Orchestras in Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A major, K. 488, and with the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra in Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 83.  He performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A major, K. 414 with the Escher String Quartet in New York’s Alice Tully Hall and Chicago’s Harris Theater; he also performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in works by Prokofiev and Beethoven with violinist Angelo Xiang Yu, both in New York and on tour to Madison, NJ, and Chicago. Pohjonen joined members of the Calidore Quartet in Beethoven’s Piano Trio in G major, Op. 1, No. 2, at the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts in Vienna, VA. Other highlights of last season include a recital debut at the 92nd Street Y in New York, in which Pohjonen performed a program that features Scriabin’s Sonata No. 8 and Dichotomie by Salonen.  Additional recitals took place in Alicante, Spain, and at the Lane Series of the University of Vermont, Music Toronto and at the Savannah Music Festival.

Pohjonen has previously appeared in recital at New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and in San Francisco, La Jolla, Detroit, and Vancouver.  He made his London debut at Wigmore Hall, and has performed recitals throughout Europe including in Antwerp, Hamburg, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Warsaw. Festival appearances include Lucerne; Savonlinna Finland; Bergen, Norway; and Mecklenberg-Vorpommern in Germany, as well as the Gilmore Keyboard Festival. Pohjonen has performed as a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Vancouver Symphony and Buffalo Philharmonic, and at the Mostly Mozart Festival, as well as with orchestras throughout Scandinavia, including the Danish National Symphony, the Finnish Radio Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic, Avanti! Chamber Orchestra in Finland, and the Symphony Orchestras of the Swedish Radio and Mälmo.  Additional concerto performances include the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa; Philharmonia, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Bournemouth Symphony in the United Kingdom, Zagreb Philharmonic in Croatia; and a tour of Japan with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra. Pohjonen has collaborated with today’s foremost conductors, including Marin Alsop, Lionel Bringuier, Marek Janowski, Fabien Gabel, Kirill Karabits, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Markus Stenz, and Pinchas Zukerman, and has appeared on multiple occasions with the Atlanta Symphony and music director Robert Spano.

Pohjonen’s most recent recording with cellist Inbal Segev features cello sonatas by Chopin and Grieg, and Schumann’s Fantasiestücke, hallmarks of the Romantic repertoire. Plateaux, his debut recording on Dacapo Records, featured works by late Scandinavian composer Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, including the solo piano suite For Piano, and piano concerto Plateaux pour Piano et Orchestre, with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and conductor Ed Spanjaard. His recital at the Music@Menlo 2010 festival was recorded as part of the Music@Menlo Live series.  Entitled Maps and Legends, the disc includes Mozart’s Sonata in A major, K. 331, Grieg’s Ballade in the form of Variations on a Norwegian Folk Song in G minor, Op. 24, and Handel’s Suite in B-flat Major.  Pohjonen joins with violinist Petteri Iivonen and cellist Samuli Peltonen to form the Sibelius Trio, who released a recording on Yarlung Records in honor of Finland’s 1917 centennial of independence. The album, described by Stereophile as “a gorgeous debut,” included works by Sibelius and Kaija Saariaho.

Pohjonen began his piano studies in 1989 at the Junior Academy of the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, and subsequently earned a Master’s Degree from Meri Louhos and Hui-Ying Liu-Tawaststjerna at the Sibelius Academy in 2008. Pohjonen has participated in the master classes of distinguished pianists Sir András Schiff, Leon Fleisher, Jacob Lateiner, and Barry Douglas. Pohjonen was selected by Schiff as the winner of the 2009 Klavier Festival Ruhr Scholarship, and has won prizes at 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; a prize at the 2002 Helsinki International Maj Lind Piano Competition; and the Prokofiev Prize at the 2003 AXA Dublin International Piano Competition.

***

“Pearly touch, singing tone and sensitivity…. [Pohjonen] demonstrated his elegant musicianship throughout the program.”
The New York Times

“The programme included Grieg’s Piano Concerto, with a fast-rising Finnish star, Juho Pohjonen, as the delightfully unassuming but bewitching soloist.”
The Guardian

“Pohjonen’s account of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 1 was positively electrifying, the ideal blend of poise and passion…the pianist brought virtuosity in spades, flitting through the music with a touch that was steely and bright.”
The Plain Dealer

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