Finnish Pianist Juho Pohjonen, called one of the brightest young instrumental talents to emerge from Finland in many decades, will be the featured artist in Steinway Society —The Bay Area’s Home Concert Hall in October. The concert performance, which will be available for viewing from October 15-18th, is in place of Pohjonen’s scheduled performance in the Spring of 2020, which was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pohjonen has won numerous prizes in international competitions and received widespread acclaim for his profound musicianship and distinctive interpretations of repertoire from Bach to Salonen. In 2009, Sir Andras Schiff chose Pohjonen for Germany‘s Klavier Festival Ruhr Scholarship, including a prestigious invitation to play at the Festival. The New York Times says of his playing, “…alluring, with watery runs and milky colors amid bouts of pummeling chords.”
Pohjonen began his piano studies in 1989 at Helsinki’s Junior Academy of the Sibelius Academy, and subsequently earned a Master’s Degree at the Academy in 2008. He performs widely in Europe, Asia, and North America.
For this performance, Pohjonen has chosen to perform The Goldberg Variations of Johann Sebastian Bach in its entirety.
Single tickets: $25 for one viewer; $35 for two or more attendees
Four-Concert Subscription: $90 for one viewer; $125 for two or more attendees
“…pearly tone, articulate touch and supple legato phrasing…His sensitivity in unfurling Chopin’s intimate musical grammar was always evident.”--Chicago Tribune