Two concerts by Finnish pianist Juho Pohjonen are being held on Tuesday, February 19 and Thursday, February 21 at Centro Cultural São Lourenço.
Juho will play music by Mozart, Grieg, Nielsen, Schumann and Sibelius’ Finlandia.
Juho Pohjonen was born in 1981. Today he is considered to be one of the brightest instrumental talents to emerge from Finland.
Juho began playing the violin at the age of two-and-a-half, took up the piano at four (he considers that was a little late) and entered the Junior Academy at the Sibelius Academy. This is the only music university in Finland. Founded in 1882 it is named after Finland’s most celebrated composer, Jean Sibelius.
Juho completed his Master’s Degree in 2008. He has participated in several master classes of world-class pianists such as András Schiff. Juho was the winner of the prestigious Klavier Festival Ruhr Scholarship in 2009 and has won numerous prizes including First Prize at the 2004 Nordic Piano Competition.
The artist has attracted great attention as one of the Nordic countries’ most talented pianists, with great technique and a reputation for intriguing interpretations of both mainstream and contemporary classics.
He has given recitals in London (Wigmore Hall), New York (Carnegie Hall), Hong Kong, Vancouver, San Francisco and Lucerne. He has played with many well known orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphonic, Helsinki Philharmonic and the Lahti Symphony – with whom he toured Japan. Juho has worked with world renowned conductors such as Esa-Pekka Salonen.
Concerts at the Centro Cultural São Lourenço will begin at 7.30 sharp.
The Centro Cultural is located next to the historic Church of São Lourenço, near Almancil. It is celebrating its 31st year in 2013.
Entry is €25 for guests and non-members.