Joonas Ahonen - klaver

Pianist Joonas Ahonen's musical interests take him from performing late 18th-century music on fortepiano to giving premiere performances of the music of our times. He is a member of Klangforum Wien, one of the leading ensembles for contemporary music, and a member of Rödberg fortepianotrio.

Over the years, Ahonen has performed as a soloist with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Ictus. His recordings on BIS label, Ligeti Piano Concerto and Ives Piano Sonata nr. 2, "Concord" have received critical acclaim in the music press.

Ahonen's recent performances include the world premiere of Rebecca Saunders' new solo piano work "to an utterance" at the Philharmonie Berlin, debut with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado, Philipp Maintz's Piano Concerto with the ORF RSO Wien under the baton of Marin Alsop as well as duo appearances with the violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja in Lockenhaus, Gstaad and Teatro alla Scala in Milan.

Foto: Julia Wesely