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Juho Pohjonen makes his first appearance in San Diego performing in recital for the La Jolla Music Society on Sunday 14 April. His programme includes works by Mozart, Grieg and Nielsen.
Last month the Washington Post wrote of his Kennedy Center debut recital, “Pohjonen has both impeccable technique and a cleareyed approach to music... Complete confidence, a superb performance.”
Listen to Juho perform Mozart and Grieg from his “Maps and Legends” CD recorded live at Music@Menlo on Spotify.
Juho Pohjonen played the fiendishly difficult piano part brilliantly, conquering its technical challenges and highlighting myriad colors, as well as contrasting the exuberant elements with moments of introspective clarity.
Read the whole review here.
[The audience was] certainly astounded – as I was – by the young Finnish pianist Juho Pohjonen. His two solo cadenzas [in Messiaen’s Des canyons aux étoiles...] with their crashing chords, their misdirected silences, their percussive splashing up and down the keyboard, frequently bringing a birdsong from the tones, were brilliant intermezzi from the orchestral playing.
Read the whole concertonet.com review here.