Master’s degree concert: Akseli Ferrand, vocals

Tarinoita ranskaksi (‘Stories in French’) is Akseli Ferrand’s Master’s degree concert. Join us to enjoy the compositions of Francis Poulenc among others.

Akseli Ferrand is a Finnish-French tenor who studies at the Department of Vocal Music of the Uniarts University’s Sibelius Academy under Professor Petteri Salomaa. In July 2021, Akseli sang at the Timo Mustakallio Song Contest organised by Savonlinna Opera Festival, and made it to the final. In 2022, Akseli had his debut at the Ilmajoki Music Festival at the Jukka Linkola opera “Hiljaiset perivät maan” (‘The meek will inherit the earth’) in the role of Penjaami Turaka.

Akseli also performs easy listening. His repertoire includes French chanson, jazz and Schlager music.


  • Akseli Ferrand, vocals
  • Jasper Koekoek, piano
  • Milan Heiskanen, piano
  • Joel Marttinen, accordion
  • Joona Lintunen, guitar


Francis Poulenc

  • L’Histoire de Babar, le petit éléphant

Jacques Brel

  • Quand on n’a que L’amour
  • La valse a mille temps
  • Ces gens-la
  • Madeleine
  • Amsterdam

Paul Van Haver/Stromae

  • Merci
  • Formidable
  • Tous les memes
  • Quand c’est
  • Papaoutai

Additional information: Matti Leisma,


27.8.2022 at 16:00 – 17:00



Mannerheimintie 13a

00100 Helsinki

Helsinki Music Centre



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