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Helen Twomey (Violin, Violin Electric) Profile

Orchestral bookings (since July 2012)

  • Orchestras: Chameleon Arts Orchestra, De Havilland Philharmonic.
  • Orchestras (Opera/Ballet): Kentish Opera.
  • Orchestras (Baroque/Classical): Deller Consort.
  • Chamber Orchestras: Aurelian Ensemble, Milton Keynes City Orchestra.

Helen's orchestral work also includes

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.

Session bookings:

  • Ellie Williams SellaBand $50k Artist Debut Album Unseen. Solo violin and viola on tracks "Broken" and "Lay".
  • Daniel Ward-Murphy SellaBand $50k Artist Debut Album "Until The Morning Light" (2008) Solo violin & viola throughout the album.
  • BBC Radio Kent "Introducing" with Phil Harrison (2008).
  • TalkSport 1089/1053am with Mike Mendoza (2007)
  • Christina Nicola for Soul Cloud Sessions (2007). Solo Violin.
  • Westminster Philharmonic Orchestra film session "Room 36" for Midlothian Productions (2004).

EDUCATION

Graduate studies

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.

Schools attended

Nailsea School and Backwell School in North Somerset.

Teachers

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 16th Jul 2017

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Education/Outreach experience

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.

Teaching experience

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.

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Helen's web links

www.helentwomey.co.uk

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HELEN Twomey Sample Repertoire

Concertos:

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

Pieces:

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

Sonatas:

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

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