Monday 19.5 at 4pm at Arkadia: ‘Hopeless Romantics’ a recital by Anni Collan and Kaisa Takkula performing works by Franz Liszt and Edvard Grieg

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Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to ‘Hopeless Romantics’ a recital by Anni Collan and Kaisa Takkula performing works by Franz Liszt and Edvard Grieg on Monday 19.5 at 4pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11)

Franz Liszt
: ‘Funerailles’ from ‘Harmonies poetiques et religieuses’
Franz Liszt: Concert etude ‘Un Sospiro’

Anni Collan, piano

Edvard Grieg
: Song cycle ‘Haugtussa’ op. 67

1. Det Syng – The Enticement
2. Veslemøy – The young maiden
3. Blåbaer-Li – Blueberry Slope
4. Møte – The Tryst
5. Elsk – Love
6. Killingsdans – Kidlings’ Dance
7. Vond Dag – Hurtful Day
8. Ved Gjaetle-Bekken – At the Brook

Kaisa Takkula, soprano
Anni Collan, piano


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. !

Anni Collan

Anni Collan is a Finnish pianist and music pedagogue. She’s currently finishing her Master studies at the Sibelius Academy and the Folkwang University in Essen in the class of prof. Henri Sigfridsson. Anni Collan has received several prizes and scholarships in Finland. This spring she placed 3rd in the biggest national piano competition in Jyväskylä. Mrs Collan has participated in master classes by i.a. Andras Schiff and Matti Raekallio. This spring she received the Mendelssohn scholarship to attend Pavel Gililov’s masterclass in Leipzig.

Kaisa Takkula

Kaisa Takkula graduated from Sibelius Academy’s Church Music Department in 2013 (Master of Music) where she studied under the guidance of Jorma Elorinne and Hannu Niemelä. She has also graduated from Turku University of Applied Sciences in bachelor degree programme in music in 2010. During her singing studies she has participated in several student opera productions. She has sung as a soloist with The Finnish Navy Orchestra, Hämeenlinna City Orchestra, Opus X, HelTen Brass Ensemble and several choirs. She s also an active performer of lied and contemporary music. Currently she is working as a church musician in Tarvasjoki