TURN ON SOUND AS HELEN AND HARVEY ARE NOW PLAYING:
"Scots wha hae wi' Wallace bled" by Carl Czerny
Helen Davies was born in Southport into a musical family. She studied piano first at the Academy of Music, Vienna and then at the RMCM where she won all the major prizes.
Helen has a busy career as accompanist, chamber musician and teacher. She has given recitals on Radio 3 and has appeared many times on BBC TV, ITV and S4C.
Helen is the resident accompanist at the University of Wales, Bangor.
She accompanies regularly at Festivals, Eisteddfods and International Competitions, notably, for 25 years at the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition.
She is also a member of the Maurizi Ensemble, the Devas Piano Trio, Ensemble Cymru and the Lydian Trio.
Helen is married to violinist Edward Davies. They have three sons, two of whom are professional musicians.In 1992 Helen began a piano duet partnership with her eldest son, Harvey, which has become very successful. They have extended the duet repertoire by commissioning piano duets from contemporary composers some of which they have recorded on CD. Their latest CD, sponsored by the “Two Moors Festival”, is of Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony in a version for four hands. In March of this year, Helen was the pianist for newly-launched Opra Cymru’s tour of Carmen.