Friday 13.6 at 6pm at Arkadia: L’Amour léger d’une bergère by Sopranos Katri Paukkunen and Julia Korkman accompanied by pianist Timo Asikainen

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Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to L’Amour léger d’une bergère by Sopranos Katri Paukkunen and Julia Korkman accompanied by pianist Timo Asikainen on Friday13.6 at 6pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11)

L’Amour léger d’une bergère
– the lighthearted love of a shepherdess

French songs – bergerettes, pastourelles, romances et chansons – of the XVIIIth century depicting eternal questions of happy and unhappy love as well as the beauty of the time that passes.


Warm regards,


Entrance is free but a donation of €3 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome. If you have no loose change or coins we gladly accept payment via Visa Electron or Mastercard etc. !

Spinto soprano Katri Paukkunen has obtained her Master of Music Degrees at the Sibelius Academy and at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. For the 2001-2002 season she was engaged in the Opéra national du Rhin (Strasbourg, France), after which she has worked as a freelance singer. Katri has performed as a soloist in operas, oratorios and Lieder recitals in France, UK, Ireland, Finland, Estonia, Germany, Bermuda and Canada. She has given solo recitals in Helsinki, Espoo, Inkoo, Porvoo, Hämeenlinna and Hattula as well as in the Strasbourg City Summer Festival, Maison Louis Carré (Bazoches-sur-Guyonne), Les Dominicains de Haute-Alsace (Guebwiller) and in numerous historical mansions and festivals in the UK.

Soprano Julia Korkman, a psychologist by training (and a musician at heart) has studied singing along with her professional activities, among others for Hannu Kerkola (Turku), Luana Pellegrineschi (Bologna), Liliana Sallustio (Paris) and since 2007 for Katri Paukkunen (Helsinki). Julia has sung in a number of small ensembles and is a member of the chamber choir Audite. Among other things, she performs early music with guitarist Jukka Särkkä and will have a very different concert in Arkadia in one week as a member of the Relative Band, performing nostalgic Finnish tango and fox trot compositions.

Timo Asikainen (born in 1975) graduated as a Master of Music from the music
performance degree programme at Sibelius Academy, with the piano as his
primary instrument. He has worked at the Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle
from 2001, first as a freelance radio announcer at Yle Radio 1, and from
2006 as a reporter and recording producer in the classical music department
at Yle.