2017 Blossom Music Festival
August 19 – Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
Finnish pianist Juho Pohjonen has attracted great attention as one of the Nordic countries’ most talented pianists of his generation. His repertoire ranges widely — from Bach and Mozart to Messiaen and Salonen. He is making his Cleveland Orchestra debut with this evening’s concert. Mr. Pohjonen has performed with orchestras across Europe and North America. In recital, his engagements have included appearances in Aspen, Dallas, London, New York, Paris, St. Petersburg, and Washington D.C. He also frequently performs chamber music, including regular appearances with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Juho Pohjonen began piano studies at the Junior Academy of the Sibelius Academy, before moving on to the Sibelius Academy itself. He completed his master’s degree there in 2008, having studied with Meri Louhos and Hui-Ying Liu. Mr. Pohjonen has won many Scandinavian piano competitions, including the 2004 Nordic Piano Competition. In 2009, he was selected by András Schiff as the winner of the Klavier Festival Ruhr Scholarship. Mr. Pohjonen’s discography can be heard on the Dacapo and Music@Menlo Live labels. For more information, visit www.juhopohjonen.com.