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Tami Pohjola

Despite her young age, violinist TAMI POHJOLA has already won both international and national competitions and performed around Europe. Her humble attitude to music has been praised by the classical music audiences. She won first prize in the International Dinu Lipatti Violin Competition in 2019 and in the Kuopio Violin Competition in 2015. She also won the International Young Musician Competition in Estonia in 2009 and was second in the Juhani Heinonen Violin Competition in Jyväskylä, in the Junior Category in 2009 and as a Senior in 2012.

Pohjola has performed as a soloist with among others the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Lohja City Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Hyvinkää City Orchestra, Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, Pori Sinfonietta and Kuopio Symphony Orchestra. She is also an active chamber musician.

In December 2023, Pohjola will make her debut as soloist with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Tarmo Peltokoski, performing Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Violin Concerto. With the same concerto she replaced Pekka Kuusisto in the RSO’s Independence Day concert on Dec. 6th. In February 2024, Pohjola will again be heard as a soloist with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, together with Julie Svačinová, performing Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, conducted by Jörg Widmann.

Tami Pohjola started playing the violin when she was three years old and she studied with Grazyna Zeranska-Gebert in the Espoo Music Institute and then with Réka Szilvay at the Sibelius Academy. Since then, Tami has studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich with Mi-kyung Lee and currently she studies in Sion at Haute École de Musique Valais with Janine Jansen. Pohjola plays a Guadagnini violin (1754) owned by the Finnish Cultural Foundation.

In October 2022 Tami had her debut in the UK with The Hallé orchestra in Manchester playing Sibelius’ Violin Concerto.

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