Helen Yorke

Critically acclaimed as both a recitalist and a vocal coach, Helen Yorke performed with Renée Fleming throughout America as well as Europe for more than a decade.

In 1991 she arrived in New York to take up the position of German Lyric Diction and opera/song coach at the Julliard School. Thereafter, she co-ordinated the piano and vocal coaching program at Westminster Choir College in Princeton and as a vocal/piano duo coach in recital repertoire at the Manhattan School of Music, New York.

Helen leads a varied career as a performer and teacher. Her appearances as soloist, chamber musician and partner in song recital have taken her to distinguished venues worldwide, including Salzburg, Tanglewood, Edinburgh, Buxton and Bayreuth festivals and many leading concert halls, such as Oslo, Seoul, Amsterdam, Washington D.C., New York, Paris, Prague, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Brussels, performing a broad and varied repertoire.

She has collaborated with several of today's foremost artists, including Sally Burgess, Dimitri Hvorostovsky, Hiliary Hahn, Hans-Peter Blochwitz, Gervase de Peyer, Marilyn Horne, Cornelius Hauptmann and Tom Randle. Helen has recorded with the BBC London and Scottish as well as the Tanglewood Festival.

She studies piano solo in London with Ruth Nye, a former protégé of Claudio Arrau and currently divides her teaching studio between Tokyo and London.

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