Pohjola has won several national and international competitions, including the 2019 Jeunesses International Music Competition Dinu Lipatti, the 2015 Kuopio Violin Competition, the 2009 Young Musician Competition in Estonia, and second place in the 2009 Junior Category and 2012 Senior Category of the Juhani Heinonen Violin Competition in Jyväskylä.

Pohjola has performed as a soloist with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tapiola Sinfonietta, the Hyvinkää Orchestra, the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, the Pori Sinfonietta and the Kuopio Symphony Orchestra. She is also an active chamber musician, performing in the Borea String Quartet, which became quartet-in-residence of Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival in 2017.

Pohjola began playing the violin at the age of three years, and studied under Grazyna Zeranska-Gebert at Espoo Music Institute and at the Sibelius Academy under Réka Szilvay. Since then Tami has studied at the Munich School of Music and Theatre with Mi-kyung Lee, and at the moment she studies in Sion, Switzerland, at the Haute École de Musique Valais, with Janine Jansen as her teacher.

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

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