Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor / composer
In my opinion he is one of the most important guitarists active now, by any standards, anywhere. His technique seems limitless, but it never calls attention to itself, it is simply a tool to get deep into the musical expression and content. What has impressed me most however, is Mr Korhonen’s artistic and intellectual curiosity and his open mind. He knows no fear when venturing into previously unknown territory. In fact he is someone who absolutely cherishes new challenges, and he is deeply committed not only to expanding the repertoire of his instrument but also pushing himself musically beyond previous limits, concert after concert, week after week, year after year.