Soprano Helen Meyerhoff has been praised in The New York Times for the “unabashed lushness” of her voice with her interpretation described by The Independent as
“triumphant… having the utmost dramatic force”. Since making her debuts both at the Wigmore Hall and on BBC Radio 3 (live from the City of London Festival) Helen has frequently appeared as a recitalist with leading accompanists and ensembles and orchestras internationally.
London concerts include regular performances in the Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Barbican, St John’s, Smith Square and Cadogan Hall. She has also appeared as a guest artist in the Schoenberg Centre, Vienna, for Bargemusic in New York, and in recital with Jonathan Zak in Tel Aviv, as well as for festivals such as Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Leamington, Oxford Contemporary, Boxgrove and Bromsgrove.
Helen has sung the roles of Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Titania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Belinda (Dido and Aeneas) for Opera Shorts; Papagena (Die Zauberflöte) for the Aldeburgh Festival and Clorinda (Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda) for the Northern Aldeborough Festival, and was a finalist in the New York Centre for Contemporary Opera Competition. In 2011 Helen sang in Haydn’s Mass in Time of War and Vaughan Williams’ Dona nobis pacem with London Concert Choir in Augsburg and London.
A specialist in the contemporary repertoire, she has given many UK and World premieres, recently singing Judith Weir’s King Harald’s Saga for the Vale of Glamorgan Festival and Sprechstimme in Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire for the Rambert Dance Company. Helen has worked closely with Arvo Pärt, Judith Bingham and Naji Hakim; Hakim and Bingham both having written works for her voice. Helen has appeared and performed several times for BBC Radio 3’s In Tune and was featured on BBC Radio 4’s A Voice Like Honey. Her discography includes music by Pärt, Bliss, Langlais, Vierne, and Patterson.