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Helen Storey

Current position(s): Sub-Principal Bassoon, London Philharmonic Orchestra; Bassoon, Galliard Ensemble; Bassoon and Chamber Music, Guildhall School

Previous position(s): Sub-Principal Bassoon, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 2001-2024

Education: Royal Academy of Music; Hochschule fur Musik, Vienna

Helen grew up in Devon before moving to London to study at the Royal Academy of Music. She spent a year in Vienna on an Erasmus exchange scholarship before joining the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 2001. She has recently moved across town to join the London Philharmonic Orchestra who are based on London’s South Bank Centre, and during the Summer they are resident at Glyndebourne Opera. Helen is also a member of the Galliard Ensemble, a wind quintet that has performed throughout the UK and Europe since 1993 and are former BBC New Generation Artists. Helen very much enjoys working in the wider environment on education projects, and has been teaching at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama since 2010.

Instrument: Fox Model 201

Fun Fact: When Helen has time off she relaxes with her children, two cats, and dog Cookie.

About the Artist's Instrument

I love the certainty that the instrument is naturally in tune, and any intonation issues are simply to do with me and the reed. The tone of the instrument is very flexible so it can be adapted according to what is needed. Within the orchestra I can react to my colleagues both in terms of sound and dynamics.

Fox Artist Helen Storey

Sub-Principal Bassoon, London Philharmonic Orchestra

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