… 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 

Helen's Orchestral bookings include …

  • Orchestras: Academy of St Martin In The Fields, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, British Concert Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra Anglia, English National Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra, London Mozart Players, National Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, The New Professionals Orchestra, Worthing Symphony Orchestra.
  • Orchestras (Opera/Ballet): English Pocket Opera, Garsington Opera, Glyndebourne Touring Opera, JB Management, Northern Ballet, Opera Brava, Royal Ballet Sinfonia.
  • Orchestras (Baroque/Classical): St John's Chamber Orchestra.
  • Chamber Orchestras: Aurora Orchestra, Belmont Ensemble of London, Excellent Device!, London Concertante, Manning Camerata, Meridian Sinfonia, Milton Keynes City Orchestra, Opera East, Orchestra Nova, Riot Ensemble.
  • Chamber Groups: Kokoro, Locrian Ensemble, Music Theatre Wales.
  • Sessions: Cool Music Ltd, Isobel Griffiths.
  • Education Work: Academy of St Martin in the Fields Education, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Education.

other items of interest …

Helen has played Rhapsody in Blue with the National Symphony Orchestra in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean onboard the Queen Mary 2.

She has trialled for permanent positions with BBC Symphony Orchestra (bass clarinet), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (principal clarinet and sub-principal clarinet doubling bass) and Birmingham Royal Ballet (sub-principal clarinet doubling Eb and bass)

Helen has worked in Norway with the Trondheim and Stavanger Symphony Orchestras.

Helen Paskins is a busy freelance clarinet player who works with many of the finest UK orchestras including BBC Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Royal Ballet and National Symphony Orchestra. She is increasingly in demand as a guest principal and also plays bass clarinet, Eb clarinet, basset horn and contra bass clarinet. Helen has toured internationally with many top conductors and soloists as well as session recording for film, TV and live radio broadcasts.

A keen chamber musician, Helen is a member of London Serenata and has performed with London Concorde ensemble, the award-winning pianist Ivana Gavric and she has given duo recitals with the clarinettists Ian Mitchell and Tony Lamb. Helen's solo performances are characterised by imaginative programming often championing music by women composers. She has had commissions written for her by Tony Osborne and Graham Sheen and has worked with the Riot contemporary music ensemble. Her arrangement of Debussy's Syrinx for bass clarinet is published by Emerson Edition.

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

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Helen has been a tutor and coach for Benslow Music, Ingenium Academy, Southampton University and Reading University. She currently teaches at Canford school. She has also taken a mentoring role in orchestral side by sides with BBC Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Royal Ballet and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra working with students from Royal College of Music, Trinity Laban and Birmingham Conservatoire.

EDUCATION PROJECTS
Helen was an artist for several years on the Live Music Now recital scheme with the pianist Ivana Gavric (BBC Music Magazine Newcomer award winner). During this time they were selected for a special showcase concert for Prince Charles at Windsor Castle and a recital with Maxim Vengerov which was recorded for BBC radio. As well as performing in special schools and old people's homes, Helen and Ivana gave a recital and masterclass in the Leeds International Concert Series and performed at the Riverfront Arts Centre in Newport and the Falmouth Arts Centre.

Since then, Helen has been involved with many fascinating outreach projects for the orchestras she has worked with including Academy of St Martin in the Fields, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. These have included concerts to hundreds of children, a performance in the Parthenon Gallery of the British Museum and playing lying down on London Bridge!

EDUCATION

Graduate studies

Cambridge University, Newnham College (Music MA Hons, 2000); Royal College of Music (Advanced Postgraduate Diploma, 2002).

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 30th May 2020

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

Also: Basset Horn 

Education/Outreach experience

Helen was an artist for several years on the Live Music Now recital scheme with the pianist Ivana Gavric (BBC Music Magazine Newcomer award winner). During this time they were selected for a special showcase concert for Prince Charles at Windsor Castle and a recital with Maxim Vengerov which was recorded for BBC radio. As well as performing in special schools and old people's homes, Helen and Ivana gave a recital and masterclass in the Leeds International Concert Series and performed at the Riverfront Arts Centre in Newport and the Falmouth Arts Centre.

Since then, Helen has been involved with many fascinating outreach projects for the orchestras she has worked with including Academy of St Martin in the Fields, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. These have included concerts to hundreds of children, a performance in the Parthenon Gallery of the British Museum and playing lying down on London Bridge!

 Teaching experience

Helen has been a tutor and coach for Benslow Music, Ingenium Academy, Southampton University and Reading University. She currently teaches at Canford school. She has also taken a mentoring role in orchestral side by sides with BBC Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Royal Ballet and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra working with students from Royal College of Music, Trinity Laban and Birmingham Conservatoire.

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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 

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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.