ACO Principal Violin Helena Rathbone

Helena Rathbone

Principal Violin
Chair sponsored by Kate & Daryl Dixon
When not performing with the ACO, Helena has been a tutor and chamber orchestra director for the Australian Youth Orchestra at National Music Camps. She has also appeared at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Four Winds Bermagui, Christchurch Arts Festival, Sangat Chamber Music Festival (Mumbai) and at the Peasmarsh Festival (Sussex).

As a member of the International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove, Helena played in the IMS tour of the UK (led by Pekka Kuusisto) which was awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Chamber Music in 2008.

Helena has been Guest Concertmaster of many orchestras, most recently on a European tour with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. The recordings of Beethoven’s 2nd and 4th piano concertos that the MCO made with Leif Ove Andsnes during this tour won the Concerto award and Recording of the Year award with BBC Music Magazine in 2015.

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