Helen Pridmore

Helen Pridmore

Biography: 

Helen Pridmore
With a voice acclaimed as “haunting and powerful” (American Record Guide) with “pure tone and inspiring musical intelligence” (Halifax Chronicle-Herald) Helen Pridmore enjoys a career focused on contemporary scored music, experimental music and improvisation. She made her NYC solo debut in December 2012, performing the music of John Cage with the American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Other recent performances include Michael Finnissy’s major work Whitman, with the composer at the piano, as well as concerts with Aventa Ensemble and Motion Ensemble, and numerous performances across the Maritimes celebrating the Cage 100 th anniversary year. 2012 also marked the 100th anniversary of Pierrot Lunaire, with which Helen toured in a specially commissioned multi-media presentation in New Brunswick. She is launching her solo CD Janet, recently released on the Canadian Music Centre’s Centrediscs label, with a tour to Seattle, Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton and Calgary in 2013.
 
Born in the UK, Helen studied in Canada and the US, earning a doctorate at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. She teaches at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick and is active as an adjudicator and writer, with numerous published articles and conference presentations to her credit, including a lecture-recital at the recent “Future of Cage: CREDO” conference in Toronto.