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Tami Pohjola

Tami Pohjola (s. 1996) is the winner of the International Violin Competition Dinu Lipatti in 2019. In 2015 Pohjola was awarded the first prize in the Kuopio violin competition. Prior to that, she was within the top five in the Sibelius Academy’s Anja Ignatius violin competition in 2013 and won the international Young Musician Competition in Estonia in 2009. Moreover, Pohjola has been awarded twice with second prize in the Juhani Heinonen violin competition in Jyväskylä – first in the
category of junior competitors in 2009 and then in the seniors in 2012. Pohjola has performed as a soloist for instance with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra,
Tapiola Sinfonietta, Kuopio and Hyvinkää city orchestras, Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra and Pori Sinfonietta. She has performed with renown musicians, such as Miriam Fried, Hagai Shaham, Krzysztof Chorzelski, Sakari Oramo and Ralf Gothoni. She has performed in many international chamber music festivals such as Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, International Music Seminar Prussia Cove and Mantova Chamber Music Festival.
Tami Pohjola begun the violin studies at the age of three, first with Grazyna Zeranska-Gebert and then with Reka Szilvay at Sibelius Academy. Currently she’s studying at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich with Mi-kyung Lee. She has also attended master-classes by Ana Chumachenko, Hagai Shaham, Mihaela Martin and Gerhard Schulz, to name a few. Furthermore, Pohjola was a member of the Violin Academy in Finland, in which her teachers were Janne Malmivaara, Elina Vähälä and Ilja Grubert. Tami Pohjola plays a Giovanni Battista Guadagnini 1754, kindly on loan by the Finnish Cultural Foundation.