Saturday 16.3 at 5pm at Arkadia: Recital by The duo Janneke Moes (voice) & Mercedes Krapovickas (bandoneon – arrangements)

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Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to a recital by The duo Janneke Moes (voice) & Mercedes Krapovickas (bandoneon – arrangements) on Saturday 16.3 at 5pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11).

The duo Janneke Moes (voice) & Mercedes Krapovickas (bandoneon – arrangements) was formed in 2009 in Helsinki with the purpose of creating and playing their own arrangements of classical tangos as well as complete new compositions. The combination between the intense and lyrical voice of Janneke with the more “arrabalero” style of the bandoneon reminds the tango style of the late 30’s.


Warm regards,


A donation of €3 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome.

Mercedes Krapovickas

Mercedes Krapovickas was born in 1981 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She moved to Helsinki in 2005, where she completed her Master´s degree carrying out a research on the bandoneon´s technique in the Río de la Plata Area. Mercedes plays bandoneon regularly in Helsinki with different groups, and makes compositions and arrangements for them. She also studies composition at the Sibelius Academy with Tapio Nevanlinna and is carrying out her doctoral studies at the University of Helsinki under the guidance of Alfonso Padilla. There, she continues her research on the bandoneon´s technique of the Río de la Plata area.

Janneke Moes

Born in 1981 in Zeist, the Netherlands, Janneke Moes started her singing studies at the conservatory in Zeist: Hogeschool Helicon/Vrije Muziek Academie. After her graduation for Bachelor of arts in 2005 she moved to Helsinki, Finland, where she continued her studies for three years with Boele at the Snellman Korkeakoulu. For more than six years she sang in Soinninkajo Vocal Ensemble. At the moment Janneke lives in Helsinki where she works as a performing and teaching artist. For some time Janneke has performed Argentinian tango in a duo with Mercedes Krapovickas. From Spring 2009 on she also conducts the chamber choir Aava. At the Snellman-Korkeakoulu she works as a singing teacher and further she leads several singing groups in Helsinki, Espoo, Tampere and the South of France. From autumn 2000 on Janneke has worked intensively with the exercises based on the School of Uncovering the Voice, also known as Werbeck.