Joonas Ahonen, piano

The Finnish pianist Joonas Ahonen has a scope of activities from Beethoven interpretations on historical pianos to the first performances of the music of our time. Ahonen joined Klangforum Wien in 2011, a few years after graduating from the Sibelius Academy where he studied with Tuija Hakkila and Liisa Pohjola.

Ahonen’s appearances on BIS Records, Ligeti Piano Concerto with BIT20 Ensemble and Ives Sonata nr. 2, “Concord”, have won great critical acclaim. His recent performances include West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Musiq’3 Festival in Brussels, Pekka Kuusisto’s Our Festival in Tuusula, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra as well as touring with selected Ligeti Studies in Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker production “Achterland”.

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