Tami Pohjola (b. 1996) is the winner of the 2019 International Violin Competition Dinu Lipatti. In 2015, she won first prize at the Kuopio Violin Competition. This was preceded by her finishing in the top 5 in the Anja Ignatius Violin Competition at the Sibelius Academy in 2013 and 1st prize in the international Young Musician competition in Estonia in 2009. She is also a two-time 2nd-prize winner in the Juhani Heinonen Violin Competition in Jyväskylä: in the junior category in 2009 and in the adult category in 2012.

Pohjola has appeared with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Tapiola Sinfonietta, the Hyvinkää Orchestra, the Ostrobothnia Chamber Orchestra, the Pori Sinfonietta and the Kuopio Symphony Orchestra. She has collaborated with numerous prominent musicians, such as Miriam Fried, Hagai Shaham, Paavo Pohjola, Krzysztof Chorzelski, Nicholas Collon, Jorma Panula and Sakari Oramon.

Tami Pohjola began studying the violin at the age of three, initially with Grazyna Zeranska-Gebert at the Espoo Music Institute. She went on to study with Reka Szilvay at the Sibelius Academy and eventually completed a B.Mus. degree with the highest marks in the class of Mi-kyung Lee at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich. In autumn 2021, Pohjola began master’s-level studies in Janine Jansen’s class at the Haute école de musique in Sion, Switzerland.

Tami Pohjola plays a Guadagnini violin (1754) on loan from the Finnish Cultural Foundation.