Biografi

Karriere

  • 1963-1971 turnerede med koncertkoret i ind- og udland. Sang i en periode i Den Jyske Operas kor.
  • 1982 eksamen fra Musikkonservatoriet i Århus. Videre uddannelse i San Francisco, Oslo, Basel og Danmark.
  • 1985-1995 koncerter i Danmark, Tyskland og Schweiz med hovedsagelig dansk og tysk musik fra den romantiske periode, kirkekoncerter samt uropførelser af to tyske komponister fra det 20.årh.: Raimund Schwedelers sangcyklus “Allein” og et udvalg af Botho Sigwarts sange for sang/klaver.
  • 1992-1994 portrætforestillinger med ”H. C. Andersen i ord og toner” i samarbejde med elever på seminarier, højskoler og gymnasier. (Statens Kulturfond projekt).
  • 1998-2004 ansat som højskolelærer ved Pensionisthøjskolen Rude Strand. Her portrætkoncerter af Carl Nielsen, C. E. F. Weyse, Peter Heise. “Kærlighedens sange gennem tiderne”. Operakoncerter. Internationale folkesange med spillemandsorkester.Tyve koncerter årligt med hvert projekt.
  • 2004-2008 leder af Kulturhus Saksild Strand med galleri, malerkurser, foredrag og koncerter. Kulturhus-virksomheden er ophørt i 2008.
  • 2006-2010 ”Mozart – hans breve og musik”.
    “Composers from Vienna” 2008 – 2009 “.
    Mozart- his letters and music” 2009 and 1010 “.
  • 2011 Robert Schumann- Clara- Brahms. Letters and music”.

Helenemaria

Spillemandsorkester

”WIENERDUO BEL CANTO”.

I 2006 dannes “Wienerduo Bel Canto – sange og musik fra Wien” med Denis Arnholm (akkordeon).

Undervisning

Helenemaria underviser i sang, klaver og drama på Musikskolen i Vejle og Odder.

Tidligere koncerter

Duo Helenemaria & Svitlana Leonchuk
Koncerter i Danmark (1998 – 2010).

Duo Helenemaria & Bonnie Sher
Koncerter i Californien (2007-2012).

Helenemaria og Svitlana Leonchuk

 

Duo Helenemaria & Bonnie Sher

The duo of Helenemaria and Bonnie Sher disbanded, when Bonnie Sher passed away.

Koncerter i Californien med Bonnie Sher
Helenemaria Christensen is educated State examined voice teacher at the Royal Acadamy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark. Futher education in Oslo and Basel.

Began as 13 years old a singing career at St. Mortens Church in Randers, Denmark, where she appeared as a soloist and later as 16 years old gave singing lessons to choir singers invited by the church organist and cantor. Toured with the concert choir at home and abroad in the years 1963-1971.

For a period a member of the opera choir, Aarhus, Denmark.

1992-94 concerts at home and abroad. Mainly Danish and German music from the Romantic period as well as premieres of German composers from the 20th century, such as the song-cycle “Allein” by Raimund Schwedeler and the premiere of a selection of Botho Sigwarts songs(vocal/piano). 1992-1994 a series of portrait representation of H.C. Andersen (his words in music and drama) in collaboration with students at high schools and colleges.(The project supported by the National Cultural Foundation).

1998-2004 portrait concerts of Carl Nielsen, C.E.F.Weyse, Peter Heise, “Love songs of all time,” Opera Concerts. International Folksongs with orchestra.(20 Concerts a year for 4 years). Today Helenemaria is a sought after voice teacher. Teaches also piano and drama.

Bonnie Sher studied with Adolph Baller and Aiko Onishi. She appeared in numerous Bay Area (California) recitals and chamber music concerts and is renowned also as an accompanist and teacher. For the past three years, she has particularly enjoyed working and performing with Helenemaria.

“Composers from Vienna” 2008 – 2009
“Mozart- his letters and music” 2009 and 1010
“Robert Schumann- Clara- Brahms. Letters and music” 2011

Recommendations

“Composers from Vienna” 2008 – 2009″