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Helen Krizos is currently Deputy Head of Keyboard Studies at the Royal Northern College of Music.
As a performer she formed a piano duo with Peter Noke which rapidly established itself as one of the country’s foremost ensembles, broadcasting frequently on BBC Radio 3 and making a number of CD’s for Hyperion. Such was the success of their recording of the Dvorak Slavonic Dances that they were invited to play in the famous Dvorak Hall in Prague. They appeared as soloists with many of the leading orchestras, including the English Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia, Bournemouth Sinfonietta and the BBC Philharmonic. They toured abroad a number of times during which Helen conducted master classes and workshops at major universities and conservatoires.
In Britain Helen’s reputation as a teacher has ensured a steady and growing stream of talented pupils at all levels. A number of her students have gained prizes in both national and international competitions. Helen’s varied and extensive teaching career includes establishing the ‘Music for Kids’ programme for children aged 3-8 and appearing on Granada’s ‘Celebration’ programme as a piano duo coach.
Helen enjoys adjudicating and as a mentor for the Associated Board’s Professional Development Course was the major contributor as setting up the subject-specific course for piano. She currently leads the pedagogy course for undergraduate keyboard students at the RNCM.