Trinity College of Music Sinfonia, Trinity College of Music Symphony Orchestra, Trinity College of Music Opera Orchestra, London Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Surrey Sinfonietta, Barn Sinfonietta, Aurelian Ensemble, New London Sinfonia and Camerata of London.
Helen Twomey trained under the direction of Gillian Findlay and Richard Crabtree at Trinity College of Music, London from 1995-99. Since graduating, Helen's varied career has taken her to Denmark, Sweden, USA, Jersey and the Netherlands playing both violin and electric violin. Her current schedule includes working with orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout London and the UK, one half of a violin and piano duo, collaborating occasionally with singer-songwriters and has also been asked to lead London's Bloomsbury Chamber Orchestra on occasions as a guest leader.
She features as a solo violinist and violist on Daniel Ward-Murphy's debut album "Until the Morning Light" released in November 2008 by Sellaband.com. The song "I Think I Made You Smile" from this album has already seen airplay on BBC1's Waterloo Road (Series 7, Episode 9) and Channel 4's Hollyoaks (Episode shown in the UK on Monday 25th July 2011). Helen has also worked with Ellie Williams on her debut album "Unseen", which was released in October 2009 (tracks "Broken" and "Lay"). Both albums are available through sellaband.com.
Helen is one half of the violin and piano duo "The Cat and the Fiddle", established in 2011, working alongside Pianist Eleanor Tagart. Their active schedule ranges from recitals, weddings to corporate and private functions.
As a student, Helen was involved with Trinity College of Music Sinfonia, Trinity College of Music Symphony Orchestra, Trinity College of Music Opera Orchestra, London Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Blackhorse Chamber Orchestra, Surrey Sinfonietta and helped in the initial stages to establish the London Charity Orchestra. She played regularly in college lunchtime recitals, gaining experience in solo performance.
Trinity College of Music (1995 - 1999) BMus (TCM) and at the University of London Institute of Education (2000) PGCE, with Qualified Teacher Status being obtained in August 2001. In March 2004 Helen received a LTCL in Music performance.
Helen was born in Yorkshire 1976.
Nailsea School and Backwell School in North Somerset.
Richard Crabtree, Gillian Findlay, Mario Witkowski.
Helen has attended masterclasses with Michael Bochmann (Bach's Solo sonatas and Partitas for violin); Richard Markson (Sevcik op.3 Bowing workshop); and Christopher Hirons (Franck Sonata for violin and Piano).
Helen joined Morgensterns in September 2002
Helen's web profile was last updated 8th Feb 2019
Helen has qualified teacher status and has worked alongside musicians from the London Symphony Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra on projects in Hackney and Southwark.
Helen holds a PGCE in music Education and is also a level 2/3 teacher trainee on the British Suzuki Institute's violin course. Helen has been teaching both violin and viola since 1996 and currently is teacher of violin and viola at Emanuel School in Clapham.
Arutiunian Concerto for Violin
Bach concerto for violin in E Major BWV1042
Bach Concerto for 2 violins in D minor BWV1042
Beethoven Concerto for violin in D major op.61
Haydn concerto for violin number 2 in G Major
Mendelssohn concerto for violin in E minor op.64
Mozart Concerto for violin number 4 in D major K.218
Mozart Concerto number 2 for violin in G Major
Schumann Concerto for violin in D minor (under construction)
Vivaldi Concerto for violin in A Minor op.3 No.6 RV356
Vivaldi Concerto for 2 violins in A Minor F.I. N.177
Vivaldi Concerto for 2 violins in D Major F.I. N.41
Arnold - Five pieces for violin op.84
Bartók - First Rhapsody
Beethoven - Romance in F op.50
Beethoven - Romance in G op.40
Berkeley, L - Theme and Variations for solo violin
Berkeley, L - Elegy and Toccata
Brahms - Hungarian Dance number 1
Brahms - Hungarian Dance number 4
Brahms - Hungarian Dance number 5
Bruch - Romance in A Minor op.42
Elgar - Chanson De Matin
Elgar - Chanson De Nuit
Hubay - Hejre Kati op.32
Kodaly - Adagio
Kreisler - Liebesfreud
Kreisler - Liebesleid
Kreisler - Praeludium and Allegro
Kreisler - Schon Rosmarin
Kreisler - Sicilienne and Rigaudon
Kreisler - Tempo di Minuetto
Kreisler - Tambourin Chinois
Kreisler - Variation on a theme of Corelli
Massenet - Meditation from Thaïs
Monti - Czardas
Mozart - Rondo in C Major KV373
Paganini - Cantabile (no.8)
Sarasate - Romanza Andaluza op.22, no.1
Sarasate - Zigeunerweisen op.20
Schumann - Fantasiestuck
Smetana - Aus Der Heimat (From the Native Country)
Tartini - Andante and Presto
Telemann - Fantasie no.1 for solo violin TWV 40:14
Telemann - Fantasie for solo violin no. 6 TWV 40:19
Telemann - Fantasie for solo violin no.9 TWV 40:22
Telemann - Fantasie for solo violin no.12 TWV 40:25
Ten Have - Allegro Brilliante 0p.19
Vaughan-Williams - Andante and Pastorale
Vitali - Chaconne in G minor
Wieniawski - Légende
Wieniawski - Polonaise Brilliante op.21
Bach - Sonata in C Minor BWV 1017
Brahms - Sonata in A Major op.100
Brahms - Sonata in D Minor op.108
Beethoven - Sonata in D Major op.12, No. 1
Beethoven - Sonata in G Major op.30 No.3
Franck - Sonata in A
Haydn - Sonata in A Major HWV 361
Haydn - Sonata in F Major HWV 370
Leclair - Sonata in D Major
Schumann - Sonata in A Minor op.105
Schubert - Sonatina in D Minor op.137 no.3 D.408