Tami Pohjola

Tami Pohjola was born in 1996 and started to play violin at the age of 3. She studied for a long time with Grazyna Gebert at the Music Institute of Espoo. Since 2011, she has been a student of Reka Szilvay at the Sibelius Academy, and she is also a member of the Violin Academy where the teachers are Elina Vähälä, Janne Malmivaara and Ilya Grubert. Tami has attended master classes with Ana Chumachenko, Hagai Shaham, Mihaela Martin, Tuomas Haapanen, Gerhard Schulz in Prussia Cove and Mi-kyung Lee. In 2016, she will be studying with Mi-kyung Lee in the University of Music, Munich.

Tami won the 2009 Young Musician Competition in Estonia. She received the 2nd prize in the Jyväskylä Violin Competition in Finland, in the division for under 14-years old in 2009, and for over 14 years old in 2011. In 2013, she was chosen as one of the five best performers in Anja Ignatius Competition. In 2015, Tami won the 1st prize in Kuopio Violin Competition, which is the biggest national competition in Finland.

Tami has performed as a soloist with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Tapiola Youth Orchestra, Kemi Philharmonic Orchestra, Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra with Sakari Oramo and Kuopio Philharmonic Orchestra. She has been invited to perform as a young artist in the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival in 2016.

Tami plays the second violin in Borea String Quartet. At the moment she plays a Stradivarius violin (1702) loaned by the Sibelius Academy.