Joonas Ahonen
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Joonas Ahonen


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Joonas Ahonen is a pianist whose work encompasses everything from late 18th-century music on fortepiano to world premieres of contemporary music of our time. As a member of Klangforum Wien for twelve years, he collaborated with leading living composers including Tristan Murail and Beat Furrer. 

Concert highlights include Unsuk Chin’s Piano Concerto with the Basel Sinfonietta, the world premiere of Bernhard Gander’s Piano Concerto in Stuttgart, Philipp Maintz’s Piano Concerto with Marin Alsop and the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Ives’s Concord Sonata at Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. 

With duo partner violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, the pair have performed at Teatro alla Scala Milan, Wiener Konzerthaus, Toppan Hall in Tokyo, and the Gstaad Menuhin Festival. Their album ”Le monde selon George Antheil”, released on Alpha Classics in 2022, was described by Gramophone as a ”miracle”.

Ahonen’s discography also includes Ligeti’s Piano Concerto, the entire piano sonatas by Charles Ives, Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations on a 1838 fortepiano, and a disc of world premiere recordings with the violinist Pekka Kuusisto. He has performed Morton Feldman in a pitch-black cattle barn in Finland, smashed a violin as part of Nam June Paik’s One for Violin Solo, and toured Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Achterland with dance group Rosas across Europe.

Since 2023, he is Professor of Piano at the Cologne University of Music and Dance.

Konzerte mit Joonas Ahonen

5. Symphoniekonzert

5. Symphoniekonzert

Cambreling – Verdi Requiem

Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Großer Saal

Sylvain Cambreling, Joonas Ahonen, Mandy Fredrich, Marina Prudenskaya, Dmytro Popov, Bogdan Taloș, EuropaChorAkademie – Werke von Ustwolskaja und Verdi


So, 09.02.2025 19:00 Uhr
10. Symphoniekonzert

10. Symphoniekonzert

Cambreling – Messiaen »Des canyons aux étoiles …«

Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Großer Saal

Sylvain Cambreling, Joonas Ahonen – Messiaen: »Des canyons aux étoiles …«


So, 29.06.2025 19:00 Uhr

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