Daniela Helm
Daniela Helm was born in Mainz, Germany and from an early age adapted to a family tradition; Both her parents were professional violinists. After completing her formal music studies and gaining her first orchestral experiences, Daniela discovered her true vocation - the baroque violin and the sound of gut strings. This was to lead in 1992 to a position in the Freiburger Baroque Orchestra and later to Anima Eterna (Bruges, Belgium) and Les Passions de L'Ame (Bern, Switzerland). The repertoire of these three orchestras covers a wide spectrum of style from Baroque to Impressionism - all performed on period instruments. Daniela Helm has a particular affinity for early baroque chamber music as well as traditional folk music from all parts of the world, particularly Scandinavia, Ireland and South America. She is frequently invited to share her enthusiasm with young music students and is a regular guest tutor at the Ensemble - Akademie Freiburg and the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands. In addition she has directed courses in 17 & 18th century performance practice at the Universities of Mexico City and Brasilia.