Andreas Helm

Principal Oboe

Andreas Helm studied recorder, oboe and methodology with Carin van Heerden at the Bruckner Konservatorium in Linz. Subsequently he studied baroque oboe with Alfredo Bernardini at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

From 2001 to 2003 he was principal oboe and solo recorder player with the European Union Baroque Orchestra.

He is a member of Rossi Piceno, Barocksolisten München and Schikaneders Jugend, a trio performing alpine folk music from around 1800s. Together with the conductor Heinz Ferlesch he found the period instrument orchestra and concsort Barucco. In addition he plays both oboe and recorder with a large number of European orchestras and Ensembles including Irish Baroque Orchestra, Freiburger Barockorchester, Concerto Köln, Gaechinger Cantorey, Academy of Ancient Music, Hofkapelle München and Concentus Musicus Wien. He has toured extensively all over Europe, USA, Mexico, Singapore, South Africa and the Far East. He is the recipient of several international prizes and awards including the Bonporti Prize in Rovereto, Italy and the Gradus ad Parnassum award in Eisenstadt, Austria.

In recent years he has been invited to lead the Hrvatski Barokni Ansambal, the Cork Baroque Orchestra and the Norwegian Wind Band.

He is professor for period oboe-instruments at the Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität Wien and has been invited to give Masterclasses many different institutions throughout Europe.