National Youth Recorder Orchestras Great Britain

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National Youth Recorder Orchestras of Great Britain

Helen Hooker

Consultant

Helen Hooker

Helen Hooker studied the recorder at Trinity College of Music under Philip Thorby, graduating in 1993 with a first class degree and the Post-Graduate Certificate in performance with distinction.  Helen now combines performing on the recorder with teaching the instrument and conducting recorder orchestras and ensembles.  

Helen has performed widely on the recorder, both as a soloist and chamber musician.  She gives regular recitals throughout the UK with The Parnassian Ensemble.  Helen’s first solo CD Helen and Friends was released in 2009.  The CD includes the world premiere recording of Steve Marshall’s Recorder Concerto No.2 which was written for Helen in 2005.

Helen takes a keen interest in recorder orchestras and has links to three of the UK’s twelve orchestras.  She is Musical Director of the Thames Valley Recorder Orchestra which she formed in 2007.  Helen also plays with the Phoenix Recorder Orchestra and is Assistant Musical Director of the Hampshire Reorder Sinfonia.  Helen has been a tutor with NYRO since its inception in 2002.

As a teacher Helen works with recorder players of all ages, in schools and on courses.  Since 2005 she has been Chairman of The Recorder Summer School and she also tutors on courses throughout the UK.  Helen is a visiting conductor and Musical Advisor to the Society of Recorder Players, regularly conducting playing days and pastoral visits for SRP branches throughout the British Isles.

www.helenhooker.co.uk

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