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Helen Bishop (Clarinet, Clarinet Eflat, Clarinet Bass) Profile

Also: Basset Horn 

Orchestral bookings (since November 2012)

  • Orchestras: BBC Concert Orchestra, Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra, Camerata Wales, London Gala Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra.
  • Orchestras (Opera/Ballet): English Touring Opera, Swansea City Opera, Welsh National Opera Orchestra.
  • Chamber Orchestras: Ensemble Cymru, National Chamber Orchestra of Wales, New London Sinfonia, Sinfonia ViVA, Welsh Chamber Orchestra.
  • Chamber Groups: Bristol Ensemble.

Helen's orchestral work also includes

  • Alberni Chamber Orchestra (1997 - deputy 2nd)
  • Artesian Ensemble (1996 - deputy 2nd)
  • BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra (1988 - deputy 2nd)
  • Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra (March 2001 - deputy 2nd)
  • Broomhill Opera (April 2001 - 2nd)
  • Carl Rosa Opera (since 2000 - deputy Princ.)
  • D'Oyly Carte Opera Company (1992 - 1995 - deputy Princ. + 2nd)
  • East of England Orchestra (ViVA), (since 1995 - deputy)
  • Emerald Ensemble
  • English Touring Opera (since 1996 - deputy)
  • ENO Education programme (Oct 1998 - deputy)
  • European Chamber Opera (since 2000 - deputy)
  • John Bate Orchestra (1998 - deputy Princ.)
  • London Concertante (Nov 2000 - deputy Princ.)
  • London Jupiter Orchestra (1999 - deputy)
  • Manchester Concert Orchestra (1998 - deputy Princ.)
  • Midlands Symphony Orchestra (Aug 1995 - deputy 2nd)
  • Moscow City Ballet Orchestra (1993 - 1995 - deputy princ + 2nd + Bass)
  • National Chamber Orchestra of Wales (since 1996 - Cl + Bass)
  • National Symphony Orchestra (1998 - deputy Bass)
  • New London Sinfonia (since 1999 - deputy 2nd + Bass)
  • Opera Box (since 1996 - deputy)
  • Opera del Mar (since 1999 - Princ.)
  • Opera East (1989 - 1996 - Princ.)
  • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • Opera Omnibus (1998 - deputy)
  • Orchestra of the Swan (since 2000 - 2nd + Bass)
  • Pimlico Opera (since 1996 - 2nd + E flat + Bass)
  • Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra (May 1995 - deputy 2nd)
  • Vivaldi Concertante (1998 - deputy Princ.)
  • Welsh National Opera (since 2000 - deputy 2nd)
  • Wessex Sinfonia (April 2001 - Bass)
  • Westminster Chamber Orchestra (Dec 2000 - deputy Princ.)

Helen's theatre work includes:

  • Around the World (UK Tour, 1990 - 1991 - Cl + Bass)
  • Aspects of Love (UK Tour, 1993 - 1994 - Princ.)
  • Chess (International Tours, 1991 & 1996 - Cl + Bass)
  • Fiddler on the Roof (Theatre Royal Plymouth, 1989)
  • Jekyll (UK Tour, 1996 - Cl + Bass)
  • King & I (London Palladium, since 2000 - deputy 2nd + Bass)
  • Oklahoma (UK Tour, 1994 - Princ.)
  • Robert and Elizabeth (Chichester Festival Theatre, 1989 - Cl + Bass)
  • Showboat (London Palladium, 1990 - 1991 - Princ.)
  • Sound of Music (UK Tour & Sadler's, Wells 1985 & 1992 - Princ.)
  • South Pacific (West End & UK Tour, 1988 - 1990 - Princ.)

Helen was appointed principal clarinet of the Concertante of London in 1996 and has been a member of Sinfonia Viva since 2001. She is also principal clarinet of Swansea City Opera.

Her solo engagements include performances of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the Concertante of London (July and Dec 1997) and with Reading Haydn Orchestra (Nov 1998). In 2005 she recorded Stravinsky's 3 Pieces for Solo Clarinet for Welsh Television (S4C).

Helen also specialises in playing the basset horn, and is currently researching its solo and chamber music repertoire with a view to promoting a greater awareness of the instrument's unique qualities and true potential.

EDUCATION

Graduate studies

  • Royal Academy of Music (1979 - 1982)
  • Welsh College of Music and Drama (1972 - 1979 & 1983 - 1984)
  • Middlesex Polytechnic (1982 - 1983)
  • National Centre for Orchestral Studies (1984 - 1985)

Schools attended

Newport High School and Caldicot Comprehensive.

Teachers

Michael Saxton, Georgina Dobree and Martin Ronchetti

Helen joined Morgensterns in June 1991

Helen's web profile was last updated 19th Nov 2017

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If you require musicians for a concert, recital or to enhance an event,
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