… just some of the orchestras who have booked Morgensterns clients during the past year.
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Helen Paskins (Clarinet, Clarinet Eflat, Clarinet Bass) Profile

Also: Basset Horn 

Orchestral bookings (since November 2012)

  • Orchestras: Academy of St Martin In The Fields, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Worthing Symphony Orchestra.
  • Orchestras (Opera/Ballet): Garsington Opera, JB Management, Royal Ballet Sinfonia.
  • Chamber Orchestras: Aurora Orchestra, Excellent Device!, London Concertante, Milton Keynes City Orchestra, Orchestra Nova.
  • Chamber Groups: Belmont Ensemble of London, Music Theatre Wales.
  • Sessions: Cool Music Ltd.
  • Education Work: Academy of St Martin in the Fields Education, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Education.

Helen's orchestral work also includes

St Endellion Festival Orchestra, Britten Pears Chamber Orchestra, Britten Pears Orchestra, British Youth Opera, London Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra.

Helen has led education workshops, under the direction of Richard McNichol, for the LSO education department and has participated in projects with the RPO and Philharmonia.

Roderic Dunnett, Independent
"...lest we forget the orchestra, top marks to the Clarinetist Helen Paskins"

Helen is experienced as both an orchestral musician and as a chamber musician. In addition to her work with orchestras such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BSO and the Britten Pears Chamber Orchestra, Helen has given many recitals with the pianist Ivana Gavric, including performances for

  • Leeds International Concert Series
  • Cambridge Summer Arts Festival
  • Riverfront Arts Centre, Newport
  • Linbury Studio Theatre, Covent Garden
  • St Martin-in-the-Fields
  • St James', Piccadilly
  • Cheltenham Town Hall
  • Winchester Cathedral
  • Falmouth Arts Centre

They were also artists on the Live Music Now! Recital Scheme from 2003-7 for whom they gave many outreach concerts. As part of the LMN 30th anniversary celebrations Helen and Ivana were chosen to perform with Maxim Vengarov in a special showcase concert which was featured in the Times and on BBC Radio 4. They also performed to Prince Charles and guests at Windsor Castle.

Neil Munro, London Committee of LMN, Trustee of Munro charitable trust
"The fact that Helen's clarinet and Ivana's piano playing were excellent came as no surprise since this is to be expected from musicians who work with LMN. What was exceptionally pleasing was the way that they related to each other and above all to the audience."

EDUCATION

Graduate studies

Cambridge University, Newnham College (Music MA Hons, 2000); Royal College of Music (Advanced Postgraduate Diploma, 2000).

Prizes and Awards

  • Newnham College Instrumental award holder (Cambridge 1997 -2000)
  • Highly Commended Thurston Clarinet Prize (RCM 2001)
  • Winner Ealing Festival woodwind concerto prize (March 2003)

Teachers

Richard Hosford, Ruth MacDowell, Janet Hilton, Mike Harris, Andrew Marriner, Bob Hill.

Helen joined Morgensterns in July 2004

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

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

Also: Basset Horn 

Education/Outreach experience

Helen was an artist on the Live Music Now! scheme for three years. She has had training and experience giving workshops and performances to a wide variety of different audiences ranging from special schools for children with physical and/or learning difficulties to hospitals, seriously ill adults and homes for the elderly.

Teaching experience

  • Reading University
  • Berkshire Maestros - Specialist Clarinet Teacher/Ensemble Coach

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

Also: Basset Horn 

HELEN Paskins Sample Repertoire

We like to construct our programmes around the requirements of your venue or festival. As well as standard repertoire, we can offer themed or lecture recitals geared towards either specific age groups or mixed audiences. We also perform a wide selection of arrangements which showcase the versatility of the clarinet, aimed particularly at those who are only just beginning the voyage of discovery into live music.

    Clarinet and Piano
  • Arnold Sonatina op. 29
  • Bax Sonata
  • Berg Four Pieces op.5
  • Brahms Sonata op. 120 no.1 in F minor
  • Brahms Sonata op. 120 no.2 in Eb major
  • Debussy Première Rhapsody
  • Finzi Five Bagatelles
  • Hindemith Sonata
  • Horrovitz Sonatina
  • Lutoslawski Dance Preludes
  • Martinu Sonatina
  • Mendelssohn Sonata
  • Messager Solo de Concours
  • Milhaud Sonatine
  • Poulenc Sonata
  • Saint-Saens Sonata op. 167
  • Schumann Fantasiestücke op. 73
  • Judith Weir Sketches from a Bagpiper's Album
  • Huw Watkins Chorale I and II
  • Weber Grand Duo Concertante op. 48
  • Hugh Wood Paraphrase on a Bird of Paradise op. 26
    Clarinet Solo
  • Michael Berkeley Flighting
  • Stravinsky 3 Pieces
  • Roberto Sierra Cinco Bocetos
  • Bela Kovacs Hommage à J. S. Bach
  • Bela Kovacs Hommage à Manuel de Falla
    Bass clarinet
  • Bach Cello Suites
  • Ivana Loudova Aulos
  • Hindemith Bassoon Sonata
    Solo Piano Ivana has a huge solo repertoire which often makes a refreshing change of colour within a recital. Please do telephone to discuss what might be appropriate.
    arrangements, this is just a taste of what we can offer!
  • Debussy Gollywogs Cake Walk
  • Mozart Ave Verum Corpus
  • Mozart Clarinet Concerto
  • Ravel Pièce en Forme de Habanera
  • Saint-Saens The Swan
  • Satie Three Gymnopedies
  • Walton Pieces from Façade
    Baroque Music
  • Gossec Tambourin
  • Rameau Suite
    Opera
  • Bizet Habanera from Carmen
  • Mozart Voi che sapete from Marriage of Figaro
  • Handel Largo from Serse
    Tchaikovsky Ballet Selections from
  • Swan Lake
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Nutcracker
    Folk Songs/Dances
  • Bartok Six Rumänische Volkstänze
  • Janacek Moravian Folk Songs
  • Vaughan Williams Studies in English Folksong
    Jazz
  • Cole Porter Medley of Favourite numbers
  • Gershwin Summertime and other classic songs
  • Gershwin arr. Jay Three Preludes
  • Bernie/Casey/Pinkard Sweet Georgia Brown
  • James Rae Tumbledown Blues
    Popular Songs/Musicals
  • Gilkyson Bare Necessities from Jungle Book
  • Maschwitz/Sherwin Berkeley Square
  • Traditional Mexican Hat Dance
  • Abreu Tico Tico
  • Jobim Girl from Impanema

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

Also: Basset Horn 

Reviews

Richard Howlett, head of Hampshire Music Service
"the ensemble work was excellent"
Roderic Dunnett, Independent
"...lest we forget the orchestra, top marks to the Clarinetist Helen Paskins"
on a performance of Midsummer Night's Dream by the British Youth Opera performance 2003
Neil Munro, London Committee of LMN, Trustee of Munro charitable trust
"The fact that Helen's clarinet and Ivana's piano playing were excellent came as no surprise since this is to be expected from musicians who work with LMN. What was exceptionally pleasing was the way that they related to each other and above all to the audience."

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

Also: Basset Horn 

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The premier UK agency for Orchestral and Session Musicians.

If you require musicians for a concert, recital or to enhance an event,
please call Morgensterns Teleteam.