Hélène Koerver viola

In 2011, Hélène Koerver graduated with a Master Degree in viola performance from the New England Conservatory, Boston, where her professors were Dimitri Murrath and Kim Kashkashian. Previously she studied for her Bachelor in London at the Royal Academy of Music with Martin Outram, as well as baroque viola with Anette Isserlis and Jane Rogers. Hélène took part in numerous master classes such as Prussia Cove with Atar Arad and Thomas Riebl, Heifetz Festival with Martha Katz, Chigiana with Yuri Bashmet, London master classes with Lawrence Power, Hartmut Rohde and Tatjana Masurenko. Hélène studied chamber music with Paul Katz and Donald Weilerstein from the Cleveland Quartet Roger Tapping from the Takacs and Julliard Quartet, Vaclac Remes and Josep Kluson from the Prazak Quartet.

As well as receiving scholarships from the Royal Academy and New England Conservatory, she won prizes from the Sir John Barbirolli Fund, Soroptimist, BAEF Fellowship and the viola competition at the Royal Academy in her second year of Bachelor.

Back in Brussels for the passed two years, Hélène founded a string quartet, Alcea Quartet, with whom she participates in concert serise such as Musiq'3 festival in Flagey, Festival de Quatuor à Cordes en Pays de Fayence in France, Festival d'Europe en Musique in Brussels and in Paris with the ProQuartet concert series. The Alcea Quartet also participated in master classes with Johannes Meissl from the Artis Quartet and Valentin Erben from the Alban Berg Quartet.

In other chamber ensembles, as well as in solo recitals, Hélène performed in concert halls such as Wigmore Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Purcell Room in London, Château de Versailles in Paris, Jordan Hall and Harvard Sanders Theatre in Boston and in festivals such as the Festival Consonances in France, Festival Emergence, Brahms Festival in Brussels, Rencontres Musicales d'Enghien and Festival de Jodoigne. Music partners include Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Philippe Graffin, Garry Hoffman, Claire Desert, Jack Liebeck, Chen Halevi, David Waterman, Matthias Buchholz and Marie-Luise Neunecker.

She also plays with the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Brussels Philharmonic, the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra and others.