Helen Thomson began her harp studies with Sanchia Pielou, continuing with Eluned Pierce and Eira Lynn Jones at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.  She graduated DRSAMD (Teachers) in 1995, CPGS in 1996 and in 1997 she gained her Masters of Music Degree in Performance.


Helen works with many of the major Orchestras in the United Kingdom and has appeared as soloist with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Bach Consort and The Scottish Philharmonic Orchestra.  She appeared as the on-stage Harpist in Scottish Opera’s production of Smetana’s Dalibor, and was one of the four harpists performing in Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Helen has toured throughout Europe & beyond with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and regularly can be heard on BBC Radio 3.


Helen was a finalist in the 1997 Governors Recital Prize for Strings and in July of that year was awarded an Associateship of the Royal College of Music London.


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