Introducing Helen Brereton – Violin
As Ady’s Violin Week recruiting continues (yes, we’re still taking applications for violins), we feature another member of the ensemble: Helen Brereton.
Helen has been with Ady for five years now, joining us to be a part of our project to record of Corrina Bonshek’s, “Dreams of the Earth”, back in 2018, & since then has been a regular member of the ensemble, including the ensemble’s recording of Brahms’ 2nd Symphony.
“Hi, my name is Helen Brereton & I am regularly in demand as a solo violinist, entertaining audiences with my renditions of classical & Romanian folk pieces.I have performed on cruise ships, at arts & cultural festivals & on internationally renowned stages such as the Sydney Opera House. I live & breathe playing the violin & connecting with like-minded artists, which is why I am a regular participant in orchestral groups such as the Ady Ensemble. Adrian Head is a wonderful conductor & it is always a treat to play classical works under his musical direction.
A little about me, I am originally from Moldova & emigrated to Australia after earning a Bachelor of Performing Arts (violin) from the National University of Music in Bucharest, where the violin reigns as the queen of instruments! I later attained a Master of Educational Sciences. I speak Romanian, Russian and Italian and regularly perform on the violin at different cultural events that promote music from these countries, which all share ties to my homeland. Music is a family affair, with my school-aged daughter, who completed her grade eight AMEB flute exam recently, joining the woodwind section in rehearsals that I attend. She also shares the stage with me at times, entertaining audiences with her magical flute playing. I teach classical string instruments in the school system & privately. For more information, please visit my “Helen Brereton Music Tuition” page on Facebook.”
We’re proud to have Helen as part of our wonderful violin team, & we want even more violins to join us. Interested? Then please contact us below, or on our Vacancies page. If you want more info about our upcoming project, involving Bruckner’s 4th Symphony, then jump over to our Events page. We look forward to hearing from you soon!