Pianist Joonas Ahonen has rapidly gained attention for brilliant performances of contemporary music as well as for his Beethoven interpretations on historical pianos. A member of renowned Austrian soloist ensemble Klangforum Wien, Ahonen is also a dedicated chamber musician who has performed West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Davos Festival, Musiq’3 Festival in Brussels and Pekka Kuusisto’s Our Festival in Tuusula. As a soloist Ahonen has appeared with orchestras and ensembles such as the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Avanti! and Ictus.
Ahonen’s appearances on BIS Records, Ligeti Piano Concerto with BIT20 Ensemble and Ives Sonata nr. 2, “Concord”, got featured on several lists of the best recordings of 2017. The next season will see him performing selected Ligeti Studies in Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker production “Achterland”, as a soloist of Klangforum Wien at the Wiener Konzerthaus and coming back to both the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and the Finnish RSO.