Juho Pohjonen has been selected by Andras Schiff as the winner of the 2009 Klavier Festival Ruhr Scholarship. In addition Juho Pohjonen 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.
Juho’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 completed his Master’s Degree in 2008. In addition, Juho has participated in several master classes of world-class pianists such as Andràs Schiff, Leon Fleisher, Jacob Lateiner and Barry Douglas.
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Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall
|Interstellar birdsong at Carnegie Hall: Messiaen's Des canyons aux étoiles... with Ensemble ACJW|
|When Alice Tully, the great New York patron of the arts, commissioned a work from Olivier Messiaen to celebrate the American bicentennial, the French composer packed up his sketchbooks and headed West. He found inspiration in the unearthly beauty of Utah’s national parks, among the brilliantly colored landscapes of canyons, cliffs, rock pillars, and arches.|
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