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With a voice that converses comfortably between contralto and mezzo-soprano repertoires, Finnish singer Katariina Poikela works in versatile fields of musical and visual arts. Currently she is studying Master's in the opera programme in Gothenburg, Sweden, with Bo Rosenkull as voice teacher. She has Bachelor's Degrees in voice and vocal pedagogy from Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences with teachers Seppo Ruohonen and Päivi Virolainen-Kalpio. She has also worked with teachers Hannele Valtasaari and Marjut Hannula. Her special interests are Romantic era opera and H.I.P.P. (Historically Informed Performance Practise) particularly in Baroque era music. Among her roles are Orfeo and Lisinga by Gluck and alto soloist in Vivaldi's Stabat Mater and Gloria.

As an independent artist and a private entrepreneur her specialty is á cappella solo performances (Sisinlaulu™, Inmost Song), centering in both traditional tunes and her own compositions. The songs are inspired by and about the fantastical, aethereal and agricultural aspects of the northern nature and original northern lifestyle. Katariina has co-worked with artists of many fields, like dance, video and drama.

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Strauss: Daphne, wir warten dein (Gaea) / 2023

Humperdinck: The Gingerbread Witch / 2022

Ponchielli: Voce di donna (La Cieca) / 2022

Singer for funerals

Gothenburg & surrounding areas

In the moment of farewell, human voice can serve an experience of comfort and warmth.

The repertoire comprises of classical vocal music, church music, spirituals and evergreen ballads. You may also specifically wish for a song that is important to you.

Singing lessons Gothenburg (Göteborg)

Singing is for everyone!

With professional guidance in a safe atmosphere, anyone can develop and enjoy using their own unique voice.

Language of instruction: English/Finnish

1x45 min • 500 kr / 45 €
5x45 min • 2 200 kr / 200 €


E. Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel


Roles /
The Mother
The Witch
(Photo: Johan Wingborg)