Meet The Artists - Joonas Ahonen

Joonas Ahonen

Finnish pianist Joonas Ahonen developed a strong interest in contemporary music already at early age. Member of renowned Austrian soloist ensemble Klangforum Wien since 2011, Ahonen has appeared with a number of orchestras and ensembles such as the Finnish RSO, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Avanti! and Ictus.

A dedicated chamber musician, Ahonen has performed West Cork Chamber Music Festival and Davos Festival. His regular collaborators include violinist Pekka Kuusisto, cellist Timo-Veikko Valve and soprano Agata Zubel. Ahonen also has a continuous interest in historical pianos. His recent fortepiano performance of Beethoven Diabelli Variations at the Wiener Konzerthaus left the audience and the critics excited.

Albums featuring Ahonen have been published by Col Legno, Kairos, Neos and CD Accord labels. His recording of Ligeti Piano Concerto with BIT20 Ensemble conducted by Baldur Brönnimann will be released in December 2016 by BIS Records.

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