After placing first at the Gaudeamus International Interpreter’s Competition in 1996, Helen is active as a soloist, ensemble player, teacher, improviser and author. As a soloist and full member of Cologne's renowned contemporary music ensemble Musikfabrik, she has premiered works by numerous composers such as Karlheinz Stockhausen, Brian Ferneyhough, G.F. Haas, David Lang and Louis Andriessen. She has given courses world-wide and teaches at the Conservatory of Bremen(Hochschule für Künste). Her writing has been published by Fluit Magazine (official publication of the Netherlands Flute Association), Contemporary Music Review, and Flute (journal of the British Flute Society).
As a soloist Helen has appeared in many well-known festivals such as Warsaw Autumn, the Dartington Summer Festival, Nordic Music Days, and the Takefu International Music festival in Japan. Other memorable performances include several appearances in the Sound Ways Festival of St. Petersburg (Russia), the Festival de Música Contemporánea in Morelia, Mexico, and a benefit concert for the Buddhist Temple Ustuu Huree in Chadan, Tuva (That's Siberia, folks, just north of Mongolia!).
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