Helen Pridmore

University of Regina

helen pridmore

Helen Pridmore enjoys a career focused on contemporary scored music, experimental music and improvisation. She made her Carnegie Hall debut in December 2012, performing the music of John Cage with the American Symphony Orchestra. As a frequent guest of Aventa Ensemble in Victoria, Helen has performed major works by Philippe Leroux and Michael Finnissy, with a new work by Finnissy slated for premiere in 2018. In October 2015 Helen premiered a new multi-disciplinary opera, GOYA, by WL Altman and David Fancy. The opera premiered in Regina and was also presented in Mexico City in March 2016.

Helen is a member of the new music ensemble Motion2 and the voice/electronics improvisation duo Sbot N Wo. Motion2 has recently presented concerts in France, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick; meanwhile Sbot N Wo launched its new CD “Songs” with a five-concert tour of the Maritimes in June 2015. Helen has two other CDs, released in 2013 on the Canadian Music Centre’s Centrediscs label: Janet, featuring works for solo voice, and …between the shore and the ships…with clarinetist Wesley Ferreira, which won an East Coast Music Award for Best Classical Recording in 2013.

Helen studied at the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Toronto, earning her doctorate in Vocal Performance at the Eastman School of Music. In 2014, Helen joined the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance (MAP)at the University of Regina. There, she continues her busy performing schedule while contributing to the university’s rich program of interdisciplinary studies, teaching in music and creative technologies.