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Helen Wilson



Principal Flute
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
  • National Symphony Orchestra
  • Sinfonia Cymru
  • Multi Story Orchestra

Principal Piccolo
  • John Wilson Orchestra
  • BBC Concert Orchestra
  • BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Halle Orchestra
  • Royal Northern Sinfonia
  • Opera North Orchestra
  • National Symphony Orchestra
  • Southbank Sinfonia

2nd Flute/other
  • BBC Philharmonic (2nd Flute/alto flute/bass flute/piccolo)
  • London Symphony Orchestra (3rd Flute BBC Proms)
  • BBC Concert Orchestra (2nd Flute)
  • John Wilson Orchestra (2nd Flute/Alto Flute/Piccolo)
  • Halle Orchestra (2nd Flute)
  • Royal Northern Sinfonia (2nd Flute)
  • Opera North Orchestra (2nd Flute)
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (2nd Flute)
  • London Concert Orchestra (2nd Flute)
  • Multi Story Orchestra (2nd Flute/piccolo)
  • Faust Chamber Orchestra (2nd Flute)
  • Orpheus Sinfonia (2nd Flute)

Extras List
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra (extras list)
  • Welsh National Opera Orchestra (extras list)
  • Royal Ballet Sinfonia (extras list)

Shows, Sessions and Jazz
  • An American in Paris (West End) - Flute/Piccolo/Alto Flute Chair Holder
  • The King and I (West End) - Flute/Piccolo Chair
  • Antony and Cleopatra (National Theatre) - Flute/Bansuri Flute deputy
  • Wicked (UK Tour) - Flute/Piccolo/Alto Flute deputy
  • Les Miserables (UK Tour) - Flute/Piccolo/Alto Flute deputy
  • Phantom of the Opera (UK Tour) - Flute/Piccolo deputy
  • Music Solutions - Love Never Dies recording session
  • Legend of a Band - a tribute to the Moody Blues
  • The Sound of Music (Leicester Curve) - deputy
  • National Youth Jazz Orchestra - flute chair holder 2008-2013
  • F-IRE Collective large band UK tour 2008

Orchestral Training
  • London Symphony Orchestra St Luke's Woodwind Academy 2011
  • European Union Youth Orchestra (2nd flute, piccolo)
  • Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra (principal flute, 2nd flute)
  • National Youth Orchestra of GB

Contemporary Music Ensembles
  • Ossian Ensemble - flute/piccolo deputy
  • RIOT Ensemble - Flute/piccolo/Alto Flute deputy
  • Psappha - Flute/piccolo deputy
  • Manchester Collective - Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire Tour (Flute/piccolo)
  • LOKI Ensemble

Chamber Music
  • Ensemble DEVA - Flute/piccolo
  • Tempest Flute Trio:
    • Royal Overseas League Competition - Winner
    • International Kuhlau Flute Competition - 2nd prize
    • Park Lane Group Young Artist (recitals Wigmore Hall, St Martin in the Fields, Southbank Centre)
    • RNCM Ensemble of the Year and RNCM Woodwind Chamber Competition - winner
    • Performed across UK, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Las Vegas
  • Mistral Flute and Harp Duo - given recitals/concerto performance/workshops around the UK
  • Dolce Cinque (2007-13) - Wind Quintet - winners of RNCM Woodwind Chamber Music Competition and June Emerson Award

Teaching and Community
  • Flute teacher at the University of Manchester (2013 - present)
  • Senior Lecturer (Flute) at Leeds College of Music (2018 - present)
  • National Youth Wind Orchestra flute coach (2015/17)
  • Durham University Orchestra - woodwind sectional coach
  • Live Music Now 2011-present (with Tempest, Mistral Flute and Harp duo and individual sessions)

Awards and Performance Highlights
  • Royal Overseas League - woodwind finalist
  • Concerto soloist with Manchester Camerata for performance of Ibert Flute Concerto
  • Park Lane Group Young Artist (performances in Purcell Room, St James Piccadilly)
  • Concordia Artist (recital in St Martin in the Fields)
  • Harriet Cohen Award
  • Countess of Munster Postgraduate Award
  • Musicians Benevolent Fund Postgraduate Award
  • RNCM Gold Medal and Concerto Competition - winner
  • British Flute Society Performance Plus - winner
  • BBC Young Musician of the Year 2006 - woodwind finalist

Education and Tutors
  • Royal Northern College of Music - BMus(hons), MMus with distinction, International Artist Diploma - Richard Davis, Katherine Baker, Peter Lloyd, Jennifer Hutchinson (piccolo)
  • Malmö Academy of Music (Erasmus Exchange) - Dr Anders Ljungar Chapelon
  • Chetham's School of Music - Gitte Marcusson, Linda Verrier

  • Richard Davis (BBC Philharmonic former Principal Flute)
  • Jennifer Hutchinson (BBC Philharmonic Piccolo)

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Flute, Alto Flute, Bass Flute, Ethnic Flutes, Piccolo