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Helena (Tutor in London)

London, London
Home Town: London
Member Since: 26/09/2019
Last Login: 6 days ago
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Rates summary: 37.50 to 50.00 per hour
Music Theory-£37.50

Information about Helena

Helena is an award-winning Swiss harpist who recently graduated with honours from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London with a MMus Distinction and BMus(Hons) 1st class degree.

She has already played solo in prestigious venues such as :

Wigmore Hall
Barbican Concert Hall
LSO St-Lukes
Milton Court Concert Hall
Palacio Festivales de Cantabria
Centro Botin Santander
HM Treasury Mansion
Courtauld Gallery
Théâtre de Beausobre
“Le Bleu Lézard”
Château de Blonay
London St-James Sofitel
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
Oxford & Cambridge Club
Westfield Shopping Centre White City
IBACUS International Harp Course
London City corporate events
Curious Festival

She has taken part in the following academies:

Britten-Pears Young Artist 2019/20

Encuentro de Santander Academy 2018

Philharmonie der Animato Orchestra European tour 2018

Invited for the Orchestre de la Francophonie in Canada 2019

Invited for the EUYWO in Luxembourg 2019

Schleswig-Holstein Festival Academy 2019 (reserve)

LPO Foyle Future First scheme (reserve)

Helena has won the many awards including:

• 1st prize at the Swiss Youth Competition
• Help Musicians Postgraduate Award (2)
• Guildhall Harpists Prize - Special Prize
• Barbara Stringer Scholar Holder
• Irène Dénéréaz Fondation Awards (2)
• SUISA Foundation Award
• Guildhall School Trust Scholarship (4)
• Henry Wood Accommodation Trust
• Chizel Educational Trust
• Kathleen Trust
• Paderewski Award
• Westfield Presents Artist (2017-current)
• YCAT Project Mentoring Scheme (2019)

Festivals that she has been involved with include:

LIFT Festival, Curious Festival, Culture Mile, Fetes de la Musique in Switzerland, Aldeburgh Festival 2020

Willing to promote the harp to a wider audience she is the artistic director of MUSILUX, an innovative project which blends solo classical music and multimedia.

Helena is a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) and UK Harp Association (UKHA).

More info on www.helena

Availability: Everyday except Wednesdays and Sundays

Willing to travel: 2 miles

Experience: I welcome students of all levels and regardless if you want to turn professional, are preparing for exams, auditions or orchestral excerpts, or just want to play for your own leisure, accompany your singing or just enjoy the sheer pleasure of learning a new instrument – whether you are new to music or not. There are so many reasons to learn the harp, and there are all right – you should, it is an amazing instrument. If you are already an intermediate or advanced player, great, let’s push what you can do.

My Values

Originally from Switzerland, I graduated from the prestigious Guildhall School of Music & Drama with a Masters Distinction and Bachelor of Music First class degree. I have been teaching privately for more than six years with regular students who progressed and enjoyed learning through my teaching. I value hard work and discipline but also fun and engaging ways to learn. I also understand that some weeks are more filled with your other work than others. I will always encourage you to progress and push through because I believe you can do it and you will learn a lot by doing so.

Your lesson

Subjects that I will work on and develop in my lessons are tailored to your needs but generally include: technique, sound production, tone, sight-reading, repertoire, studies, excerpts, improvisation, arrangements and music theory. I have had the chance to take many masterclasses from the prominent harpists, prominent teachers of the French and Russian harp techniques, such as Isabelle Perrin, Catrin Finch, Sivan Magen, Sylvain Blassel, Marielle Nordmann, Chantal Mathieu, Helga Storck and many more. By joining the London Harp Studio you will meet likeminded musicians and be part of a lineage of eminent harpists and tradition of harp playing that traces back to no other than the Queen of France Marie Antoinette!

I am equally at ease in teaching you in English and French.

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Finchley RoadHampstead