PIANIST CHAMBER MUSICIAN ACCOMPANIST RÉPÉTITEUR COACH
Helen Cawthorne enjoys an interesting and varied UK-based career as a pianist, accompanist, chamber musician and coach.
Prokofiev: Sonata no.2 in D minor op.14 iv: Vivace
’This is an immensely satisfying performance. It is a voyage of delight from end to end.’
MusicWeb International (CD review for A Woman’s Hand, May 2022)
Helen Cawthorne studied with the German pianist Annekäte Friedlander before entering the Royal Academy of Music, where she was awarded major prizes as a solo pianist, accompanist and chamber musician. Her subsequent career has reflected this diversity, and a special interest in working with singers and string players in the Romantic repertoire has been complemented by premières of over thirty newly commissioned works. Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room débuts came early in her career and she has returned many times to the Southbank Centre, most recently with the eight-hand piano ensemble Piano40, in their tenth appearance at the venue.
A long-standing working partnership with her husband, baritone John Barker, has included BBC broadcasts and recordings on the Sain and Regent Records labels.
Helen’s most recent recording, a disc of solo piano works by Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, was released by Prima Facie Records in May 2022. Click here to read more. Click here to listen to the first two tracks.
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