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December 10, 2019
Juho Pohjonen Joins Minnesota Orchestra at IU

After stepping in to replace André Watts to open the Minnesota Orchestra's 2019-2020 season, pianist Juho Pohjonen will once again perform Grieg's Piano Concerto with the orchestra, this time as part of the group's residency at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, led by fellow Finn Osmo Vänskä on January 22, 2020.

Pohjonen's debut with the orchestra in September was met with great acclaim: 

"This was a highly impressive Orchestra Hall debut, full of engagingly incisive and insightful playing. It would be good to hear more of Pohjonen in future seasons." 
—Terry Blain, Star Tribune

"Pohjonen’s fiery first phrases were exhilarating, his accuracy admirable on this notoriously difficult work. But it was his first-movement cadenza that caused me to lean forward in astonishment. It was stark, subdued and the quietest I’ve ever encountered on this concerto. It was an approach aimed at the heart, wafting and haunting while nevertheless impressing with its deftly fingered flourishes." 
— Rob Hubbard, Pioneer Press

Upcoming Highlights:

Society of the Four Arts | January 8
Recital with Bomsori Kim

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at Harris Theater | January 13

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at Alice Tully Hall | January 14

Rochester Philharmonic | January 16 & 18
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 | Fabien Gabel, conductor

Poznań​ Philharmonic at the Kölner Philharmonie | March 5
Chopin: Piano Concerto in F Minor | Łukasz Borowicz, conductor

Piatigorsky International Cello Festival | March 14-18
Collaborative pianist in residence 

Howland Chamber Music Circle | April 5
Recital with cellist Inbal Segev

Costa Mesa, CA | April 17
with Sibelius Trio 

San Jose, CA | April 18
Recital at the Steinway Society of the Bay Area

Santa Rosa, CA | April 19
with Sibelius Trio 

Ridgewood, NJ | May 3
Parlance Chamber Concerts with Paul Huang and Danbi Um

Orchestre Symphonique de Québec | May 6
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 5 | Jean-Claude Picard, conductor

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